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Fur Coat

Posted byJason Onerheim on 12 Feb 2016 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A man in a fur coat and holding a camera looks at art in the Minneapolis Institute of Arts in December 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.

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

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Tiffany Cup

Posted byJason Onerheim on 11 Feb 2016 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A sterling silver cup with repousse ornamentation in shield and scrollery designs on sides. “MATTIE” engraved on side and “Tiffany and Co./G&W/14/1759″ engraved on base. Circa 1852-53.

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

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Crunch Megaphone

Posted byJason Onerheim on 10 Feb 2016 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A Minnesota Timberwolves professional basketball team promotional megaphone that once contained miniature Nestle Crunch bars. 1991.

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

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Hockey Patch

Posted byJason Onerheim on 09 Feb 2016 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A University of Minnesota Hockey Team patch, used by former Minnesota Governor Wendell Anderson during his time on the University of Minnesota hockey team in the 1950s.

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

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Farming Button

Posted byJason Onerheim on 08 Feb 2016 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A button distributed by The Minneapolis Daily News that states “Let’s Make Farming Pay. Circa 1920.

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

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Birds-eye Capitol

Posted byJason Onerheim on 05 Feb 2016 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A birds-eye view of the 1953 St. Paul Winter Carnival parade going past the state capitol on February 1, 1953.

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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Ironclad Souvenir

Posted byJason Onerheim on 04 Feb 2016 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A miniature souvenir anchor made of iron salvaged from the frigate USS Merrimack, which had been rebuilt by the Confederates as the ironclad warship CSS Virginia during the Civil War. The CSS Virginia was engaged at the Battle of Hampton Roads, sinking or grounding three Union ships before being engaged by another ironclad, the USS Monitor. The world’s first battle between ironclad warships ended in a draw. The Virginia was later destroyed to avoid being captured by Union forces. 1907.

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

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Frozen Mississippi

Posted byJason Onerheim on 03 Feb 2016 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

An oil on canvas painting titled “Frozen Mississippi”, made by Philip Little in 1910.

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

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Ojiwbe Dance Apron

Posted byJason Onerheim on 02 Feb 2016 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

This dance apron or breech cloth was owned and worn by George Peake, also known as Little Moose, an Ojibwe dramatic reader and story teller from the White Earth Nation. Polychrome floral bead work on black velvet, edges bound with red cloth tape, backed with black silk fabric. It forms part of a costume with the vest, 1995.95.1.1. Possibly made by Nora Reedfield of Mankato, MN.

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

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Folding Table

Posted byJason Onerheim on 01 Feb 2016 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A small child-size wood and metal folding table with built-in bench. Probably from the 1940s or 50s.

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

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