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Twins Socks

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

A pair of Minnesota Twins uniform stirrups. Navy blue machine knit with appliquéd Twins logo of a white “T” over a red “C”. Circa the late 1970s or early 1980s.

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Kicks Shorts

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016


A pair of orange shorts worn by a member of the Minnesota Kicks soccer team, printed with the number ‘12′. These could have been worn by Ricardo Alonso, Charlie George or Peter Short. 1976-1981.

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Vikes Jersey

Monday, December 5th, 2016

A home jersey worn by Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cris Carter during the 1995 season. Carter played for the Minnesota Vikings from 1990 to 2001 and was inducted into the Professional Football Hall of Fame in 2013.

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Upside-down Veggies

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

A photograph of a Krietzman’s Produce van overturned in the street, spilling fruit and vegetables on May 1, 1937.

This image forms part of our Minneapolis and St. Paul Newspaper Negative collection. Additional photographs in this series may be available in the library, please view the finding aid here.

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Olympics Patch

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

A United States Olympic Hockey Team patch. Used by Wendell Anderson during his time on the 1956 United States Olympic Hockey Team.

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Commemorative Quilt

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

A cotton quilt made to resemble a United States flag with one star on a blue field in the top left corner. Within the red and white stripes are dates and campaigns that document the Civil War service of Joseph W. Britton, a member of the 3rd Minnesota, Company E. A reproduction of his Civil War Corps badge is embroidered on the quilt. The pieced border is set on point and alternates stars and bars, and there is red cotton backing. It features diamond quilting with decorative Union shields on the border. Contained within the border stars are inked names and dates of the Hanse family members as the corps badge was passed down within the family. 1998.

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Squares Game

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

“Squares” board game manufactured by W.H. Schaper Manufacturing Company, Inc. of Minneapolis, Minnesota, circa 1950-1963.

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Shakopee Glass

Monday, November 28th, 2016

A clear glass tumbler from the Shakopee Brewery in Shakopee, Minnesota, which was managed by Hubert Nyssen, circa 1900.

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Mushrooms

Friday, November 25th, 2016

A photograph of a woman learning about edible mushrooms in 1938.

This image forms part of our Minneapolis and St. Paul Newspaper Negative collection. Additional photographs in this series may be available in the library, please view the finding aid here.

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Turkey Button

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

A Turkey Day button from Worthington, Minnesota. The front reads “KING TURKEY DAY / OCT. 1 1947 / WORTHINGTON MINNESOTA / 2229″ with image of a crowned strutting tom. Happy Thanksgiving!

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