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Deer Call

Posted byJason Onerheim on 07 Apr 2017 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

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

Posted byJason Onerheim on 06 Apr 2017 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

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

Posted byJason Onerheim on 05 Apr 2017 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

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

Posted byJason Onerheim on 04 Apr 2017 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

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!

Posted byLori Williamson on 03 Apr 2017 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

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

Posted byJason Onerheim on 03 Apr 2017 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

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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Flood

Posted byJason Onerheim on 31 Mar 2017 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A photograph of flooding of the Minnesota River as seen from the old iron truss bridge outside Belle Plaine, Minnesota on April 11, 1951.

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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Warren MacKenzie Bowl

Posted byJason Onerheim on 30 Mar 2017 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A ten-paneled stoneware bowl made by Warren MacKenzie of Stillwater, MN in 1996.

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

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Arthur and Ole

Posted byJason Onerheim on 29 Mar 2017 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A photograph from 1935 showing Arthur and Ole Lervick lying in the undercut of a 12-foot diameter tree, Washington [county/state?].

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

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Old Saloon

Posted byJason Onerheim on 28 Mar 2017 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A gouache painting titled “Old Saloon” made by Minnesota artist Cameron Booth in 1933.

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

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