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October 31, 2016

Skeleton Gloves

Filed under: Item of the Day — Jason Onerheim @ 12:01 am

A pair of lace gloves titled “27 bones” designed by Kathleen Richert. Part of Minnesota State Fair Art Exhibit in 2001. Happy Halloween!

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

September 5, 2016

Thrillcade

Filed under: Item of the Day — Jason Onerheim @ 12:01 am

A photograph of two stunt drivers in action during a “Thrillcade” show at the 1952 Minnesota State Fair.

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.

September 2, 2016

Crazy Cow

Filed under: Item of the Day — Jason Onerheim @ 12:01 am

A photograph of a young boy scared by an over-enthusiastic calf at the 1940 Minnesota State Fair.

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.

September 1, 2016

Grand Champion Dress

Filed under: Item of the Day — Jason Onerheim @ 12:01 am

Women’s black and white wool houndstooth ensemble, consisting of (.A) a jacket and (.B) a skirt, made by Dolores Krinke of Saint Paul, Minnesota. Ensemble was named grand champion at the 1965 Minnesota State Fair.

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

August 31, 2016

Fair Poster

Filed under: Item of the Day — Jason Onerheim @ 12:01 am

A poster advertising the 1922 Minnesota State Fair. The text at the bottom reads “The World’s Greatest State Fair.”

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

August 30, 2016

MNHS T-shirt

Filed under: Item of the Day — Jason Onerheim @ 12:01 am

A yellow T-shirt featuring the title page from Karal Ann Marling’s book, “Blue Ribbon: A Social and Pictorial History of the Minnesota State Fair”, created by the Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1990.

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

August 29, 2016

State Fair Ribbon

Filed under: Item of the Day — Jason Onerheim @ 12:01 am

A blue first premium satin prize ribbon from the 1937 Minnesota State Fair, awarded to Minnesota artist Syd Fossum for figure composition.

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

August 26, 2016

Butter Sculpture

Filed under: Item of the Day — Jason Onerheim @ 12:01 am

A photograph of a woman carving a butter sculpture of a woman and cow from the 1938 Minnesota State Fair.

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.

August 25, 2016

Princess Kay

Filed under: Item of the Day — Jason Onerheim @ 12:01 am

One of my favorite events of the summer starts today, the Minnesota State Fair! This photograph shows Princess Kay Karen Bracken seated on a tractor, holding a glass of milk, at the 1964 Minnesota State Fair.

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

April 19, 2016

Tim Penny Penny

Filed under: Item of the Day — Jason Onerheim @ 12:01 am

A campaign pin made out of a penny to support the gubernatorial campaign of Tim Penny in 2002. Obtained at the Minnesota State Fair in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

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

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