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State Fair Ribbon

Posted byJason Onerheim on 29 Aug 2016 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

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.

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Butter Sculpture

Posted byJason Onerheim on 26 Aug 2016 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

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.

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Princess Kay

Posted byJason Onerheim on 25 Aug 2016 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

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.

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Toro Postcard

Posted byJason Onerheim on 24 Aug 2016 | Tagged as: Item of the Day


A color postcard from 1948 advertising Toro Power Mowers.

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

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Dem Bumper Sticker

Posted byJason Onerheim on 23 Aug 2016 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A Democratic bumper sticker with American Sign Language spelling the word “VOTE”, circa 2002.

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

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Dakota Gloves

Posted byJason Onerheim on 22 Aug 2016 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A pair of Santee Dakota gauntlet style gloves (stout gloves with long loose wrists) with floral quillwork on the cuffs. These are bordered by leather fringe and ribbons. Made in the 1880’s.

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

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Cops

Posted byJason Onerheim on 19 Aug 2016 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A photograph of two Minneapolis cops on Harley-Davidson motorcycles. 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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Guitar Pick

Posted byJason Onerheim on 18 Aug 2016 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A white plastic Suicide Commandos guitar pick, made for their guitarist Chris Osgood by Ernie Ball in the 1970s.

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

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Zenith Clock

Posted byJason Onerheim on 17 Aug 2016 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A maroon plastic electric radio with alarm clock made by the Zenith Radio Corporation in the 1950s.

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

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Perquackey Game

Posted byJason Onerheim on 16 Aug 2016 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A Perquackey word game made by Lakeside Industries, a division of Leisure Dynamics, Incorporated of Minneapolis, Minnesota, circa 1970-1980. Used by the Thomas Thompson family of Minneapolis.

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

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