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Did they win?

Friday, March 24th, 2017

A photograph of Bemidji High School basketball fans going crazy during the 1955 State Basketball Tournament.

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.

For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view this photograph in our collections database.

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First Ave. Ticket

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

An unused ticket for a 1991 Babes in Toyland concert at First Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view this ticket in our collections database.

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Anti-Saloon League Button

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

A red circular pin-back button distributed by the Anti-Saloon League, circa 1913.

For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view this button in our collections database.

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Evening Dress

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

A “Delphos” evening dress created by Mariano Fortuny of New York, New York, circa 1930s and worn by Markell Conley Brooks of Saint Paul, Minnesota. It consists of the original box with lid, a rose-colored china silk evening gown with Fortuny pleats and Venetian glass beads, and an orange/rose sash with stenciled design.

For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view this dress in our collections database.

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Navajo Blanket

Monday, March 20th, 2017

A Navajo “Sunday” saddle blanket collected by Albert Gillette and donated to the Faribault House in Mendota, Minnesota, circa 1956.

For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view this blanket in our collections database.

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Two weeks until World War I Daybook launch!

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Our interns and staff have been hard at work, and in two weeks we will launch the World War I Daybook blog. Each day beginning April 1 we will be tracking Minnesota’s involvement in “The Great War” with items from the Minnesota Historical Society’s collection, including diaries, letters, artifacts, newspapers, and more. Join us as we delve into the lives soldiers, nurses, senators and suffragists to examine the war from multiple angles.

Don’t miss the all of the World War I and homefront related artifact for that era in our Collections, now available digitally!

And mark your calendars for the Minnesota Historical Society’s newest exhibit WWI America, opening April 8 at the History Center in St. Paul.

Stephanie Olson
Collections Assistant

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Saint Patrick’s Day Button

Friday, March 17th, 2017

A green circular pin-back button from the 1969 Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

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For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view this button in our collections database.

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Can My Monkey Join Too?

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

A photograph of a Minneapolis truck driver and his pet monkey hearing about the Seabees from a sailor during WWII.

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.

For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view this photograph in our collections database.

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Ken Davis’ Cigar Cutter

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

A desktop cigar cutter sold by Nat Sherman and used by Ken Davis, CEO/Founder of Ken Davis Products, Inc. of Minneapolis, MN in the 1980s. Do you remember his barbeque sauces?

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For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view this cutter in our collections database.

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Lunkenheimer Photo

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

A carte-de-visite photograph of John Lunkenheimer of St. Paul. He was a State legislator from 1876-1877 and President of the St. Paul Fire Department for five years in the 1870s.

For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view this photograph in our collections database.

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