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“Poison Ivy”

Posted byJason Onerheim on 18 Apr 2014 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

“Poison Ivy”

A National Audubon Society ranger pointing out poison ivy to two hikers near Lake Itasca in July 1947.

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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Morrison Collage

Posted byJason Onerheim on 17 Apr 2014 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

Morrison Collage

On this day, April 17 in 2000 the Native American painter and sculptor George Morrison died. He was born in 1919 in Chippewa City and would garner national acclaim for his abstract and nature based work.

This sculpture or collage made in 1975 is one of many works by Morrison in the collection of the Minnesota Historical Society. It is a large work made of driftwood pieced together to form a landscape with a strong horizon line that would appear in nearly all of Morrison’s pieces made after the 1960s.

MHS will also be hosting a traveling George Morrison exhibit titled Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison from February 14 to April 26, 2015.

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

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Minn-Kota Trolling Motor

Posted byJason Onerheim on 16 Apr 2014 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

Minn-Kota Trolling Motor

A very early (1934-35) Minn-Kota electric trolling motor made in Moorhead, MN. It has a tag reading, “MINN-KOTA / TROLLER / 6-12 VOLT / SER. NO. 8896 / MINN-KOTA MFG. CO. / MOORHEAD, MINN.”

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

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DFL Button

Posted byJason Onerheim on 15 Apr 2014 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

On this day, April 14 in 1944 the Farmer-Labor political party joined with the state Democratic party to form the DFL party. This conglomeration is unique to Minnesota. This button or lapel tag is from 1970 and states “Happiness is a DFL Governor”.

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

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Boys Baseball Uniform

Posted byJason Onerheim on 14 Apr 2014 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

Boys Baseball Uniform

Boy’s baseball uniform worn by Robert Kriz in Hopkins, Minnesota in the mid 1930s. The two-piece cotton flannel uniform consists of a short sleeve shirt and knickers, both with a front button closure. The shirt has a baseball patch at left front and the logo “Dizzy / Daffy” with crossed balls and bats stenciled on back. The knickers have belt loops, a right rear patch pocket and elasticized leg hems.

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

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“Haylift Crash”

Posted byJason Onerheim on 11 Apr 2014 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

“Haylift Crash”

The aftermath of a May 5, 1950 airplane crash near the Minneapolis airport. The 3 crew and 28 ROTC passengers of the Curtiss C-46 survived the crash. The plane was named “The Haylift Express” because it once delivered hay to snowbound North Dakota farmers, the animal heads on the side of the plane designate completed Haylift missions.

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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Confederate flag captured by the Fourth MN

Posted byJason Onerheim on 10 Apr 2014 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

Confederate flag captured by the Fourth MN

Two-sided pieced silk Confederate battle flag is painted on the white stripe “Our Rights” and” [Claib]orne Rangers”. The flag was captured from a mounted company of the 12th Louisiana Regiment by the 4th Minnesota Regiment on May 14, 1863 at Jackson, Mississippi.

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

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Beaded Smoking Jacket

Posted byJason Onerheim on 09 Apr 2014 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

Beaded Smoking Jacket

A smoking jacket given to Stafford King in the early 1920s at his induction into the White Earth Band of Ojibwa. Jacket is of chocolate brown velvet with a black velvet collar, a frog and cord front closure and “‘The Hastings’/ BENEDICT & TURNER” label on interior. Appliqué includes floral beadwork and tin jingle cones on the collar, floral beadwork on the cuffs, and jingle cones and other tinwork stitched at the breast and hips.

This jacket can be seen in person in our current Library Lobby display of Native American beadwork. It is open during regular Library hours.

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

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Surveyors

Posted byJason Onerheim on 08 Apr 2014 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

Surveyors

A large framed daguerreotype of five men with surveying equipment. Made in the 1850s.

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

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State Fair Quilt

Posted byJason Onerheim on 07 Apr 2014 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

State Fair Quilt

A “Flower Pot” cotton quilt, hand pieced and quilted by David Shattuck. This quilt won the Minnesota State Fair Sweepstakes in 1984.

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

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