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State Fair Ticket

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

The 2015 Minnesota State Fair opens today and in honor of that we present a week and a half of Fair related Item of the Day posts.

This is a 1908 Minnesota State Fair complimentary admission ticket booklet from the records of the Faribault State Hospital. The front cover reads “COMPLIMENTARY NOT TRANSFERABLE 1908 / MINNESOTA STATE FAIR / 49TH Annual Exhibition / FOR [blank] and LADY / AUGUST 31ST TO SEPT. 5TH 1908 / NO. 1258” the blank is filled in “A. C. Rogers”. While the book originally contained six perforated paper tickets, only numbers 3, 4 and 5 remain attached in the booklet.

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Plains Knife Sheath

Monday, August 24th, 2015

A Plains leather knife sheath circa the late 19th century or early 20th century. The sheath has beadwork decoration on one side and a loom-woven beadwork strap. The sheath beadwork is stitched in a geometric pattern and has blue, yellow and green glass seed beads, sewn with what is probably sinew.

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Feather Hat

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

An oversized hat with high crown and inner frame, circa 1905. Hat is draped in black velvet with a band of black and deep red corded silk draped on lower half. The brocade ribbon forms a band at lower crown. Front of hat is trimmed with a circlet of pheasant feathers with very deep red dyed quills extending above hat. Black silk lining.

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MPL Art Gallery

Monday, August 10th, 2015

A view of the art gallery in the Minneapolis Public Library at 10th and Hennepin in 1908.

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Dakota Bag

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

A Dakota/Lakota carrying or storage bag made of tanned leather, circa 1900. A beadwork panel on the front of the bag features geometric designs in shades of yellow, blue, green and red on a white background. Similar panels decorate the sides and top flap of the bag, as do pairs of tinkler cones terminating in tufts of dyed-red horsehair.

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Motorcycling

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

A black and white photograph of Arthur Roach and friends out on a motorcycle ride in 1905.

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Plains Knife Sheath

Monday, April 27th, 2015

A Plains leather knife sheath circa the late 19th century or early 20th century. The sheath has beadwork decoration on one side and a loom-woven beadwork strap. The sheath beadwork is stitched in a geometric pattern and has blue, yellow and green glass seed beads, sewn with what is probably sinew.

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Arts and Crafts Tile

Monday, April 20th, 2015

A ceramic tile in the Arts and Crafts style, hand built by Gladys Pattee of Minneapolis, MN in the early 1900s.

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Beaded Jacket

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

A buckskin scout coat with beadwork and fur trim, possibly made by the Cree or Ojibwe. It was made the early 1900s.

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Library Table

Monday, April 6th, 2015

A large rectangular library table of circassian walnut in an early 20th century interpretation of Renaissance Revival. Top has inlaid marquetry with carved C and S-scrolls. Designed and made by William Yungbauer of St. Paul in early 1904 for Louis W. Hill, St. Paul, MN.

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