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The Office

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

A stereoview photograph of an office interior, possibly the C.A. Pillsbury Company office in the Windom Block, Second Avenue South and Washington, Minneapolis. 1885.

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Hand Carved Bowl

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

A small hand carved wooden bowl with Anna Persdotter’s initials on underside. Made in the late 19th century.

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Stone Arch Bridge Construction

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

An 1883 stereoview photograph showing the Stone Arch Bridge under construction in Minneapolis.

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Dakota Gloves

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

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.

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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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