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Norwegian Button

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Traditional Norwegian style shirt button in metal with one side etched with a “P” and the other in a worn floral design. Made in the late 1800s and worn as part of a traditional dance costume in the 1970s.

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Dakota Moccasins

Monday, November 30th, 2015

A pair of Dakota sinew sewn leather moccasins with rawhide sole, circa 1880. They are decorated with glass seed beads in geometric motif in white, green, red, and blues.

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Plains Beaded Pipe Bag

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

A Plains beaded pipe bag circa the late 19th century. Narrow bands of beadwork decorate the top and side edges. A wider band of geometric pattern beadwork is sewn to the bottom of either side of the pouch, and uses pink, black, orange, red, yellow, green and blue glass seed beads. A quill wrapped thong tied in a bow is attached to the top of the pouch and terminates in a gray metal cone with traces of a gold metallic finish, stuffed with dyed orange feathers at the larger end. Circa 1880.

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Ojibwe Woman

Friday, September 25th, 2015

A tintype photograph of a young Ojibwe woman wearing winter clothing. Made in the 1880s.

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Sleeping Rabbit

Monday, May 18th, 2015

A tintype photograph of Sleeping Rabbit and his family made in 1880.

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Railroad Blanket

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

A handmade wool blanket presented to Henry Villard, president of the Northern Pacific Railway, in 1883 upon the official completion of a line connecting the railway’s easternmost terminus at St. Paul with its westernmost terminus on the Pacific coast.

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First Nursing Class

Monday, July 7th, 2014

A tintype showing the first class to graduate from the Northwestern Hospital School of Nursing in 1884.

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Dual-barreled .40 caliber rifle

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Dual-barreled .40 caliber rifle

Double-barrel .40 caliber center-fire sporting rifle. The rifle has been altered by, or possibly made entirely by Carlos Gove in Denver, Colorado. It has a straight walnut stock that is checkered at the wrist and has an iron buttplate and a raised cheek rest on the left side. One barrel is octagon-to-round, the other is round and has a walnut fore end attached with two screws at octagonal brass escutcheons. The rear sights have been removed from both barrels, and a later peep sight added on the frame tang. Both barrels have German silver blades in front.

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Small Beaded Bag

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Small Beaded Bag

A small beaded velvet bag with yarn embellishment, circa the 1880s.

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2nd State Capitol in 1885

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

2nd State Capitol in 1885

A stereoview of the second Minnesota State Capitol building. Hastily completed in 1883 after the first capitol was destroyed in a fire, this building was deemed much too small for the quickly growing state.

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