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Deer Call

Friday, April 7th, 2017

A deer call made from wood with a piece of tin tied to it, which would imitate a fawn call. Made by Wolf Chief, Hidatsa, in 1918.

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

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Electric Fetus Mug

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

A frosted plastic mug celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Minneapolis record store, The Electric Fetus, in 1988. It features a Soul Asylum illustration on one side. Owned by Karl Mueller, the bassist for Soul Asylum.

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

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Lock and Key

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

A padlock and key that were used the first jail in Hastings, Minnesota, circa 1850.

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

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April Birthday

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

A photograph of a man celebrating his 44th birthday on 4/4/1944.

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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New Home for IOTD!

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

This time has come for a new and improved home for our blog, including the Item of the Day feature.

Going forward you will find us here:

http://www.mnhs.org/blog/collectionsupclose/itemoftheday

Be sure to bookmark it!

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Opening Day

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

It is opening day for the Minnesota Twins today! Item of the Day presents this triangular pennant from the Minnesota Twins 1965 championship season. In that season the Twins went 102-60 and won the American League. The Twins would go on to lose the World Series to the LA Dodgers and their star pitcher Sandy Koufax. The 102 wins still stands as a team record.

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

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