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Beer Crate

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

A wooden beer crate from Engesser Brewing Company of Saint Peter, Minnesota, circa 1916-1920.

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Wooden Leg

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

A prosthetic leg made in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and used by Frank McElroy Bemis of Saint Cloud, who lost his leg through complications from polio at age three. This leg was made for him when he was about 15 so that he could attend high school at Saint Thomas Academy, circa 1913.

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

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Hamm’s Banner

Monday, October 17th, 2016

A maroon satin banner reading “Hamm’s Carnival Club”. It was made by the Western Badge and Novelty Company and used by members of the Hamm Brewing Company’s Marching Club during the 1917 Saint Paul Winter Carnival. See also larger banner, ID Number 7666.1.1.

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

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WWI Trunk

Monday, August 1st, 2016

A trunk from World War I. The top of the lid is painted with the words “NO 16 / SGT ICL ERNEST B.L.ECKBERG / DIVISION DET / NO16 HQRS. 79 DIV” in black. On the left side there is a rectangular sheet of aged-yellow paper with a handwritten label that reads “E.B.L. Eckberg / Micalleh, Minn.”

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Punchbowl Set

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

A china punch bowl set hand-painted by Magdalene Sherin of Minneapolis, Minnesota, circa 1910-1919. Set consists of a punchbowl and five cups. All feature gold grape and leaf designs with opalescent interiors.

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Bandolier Bag

Monday, May 16th, 2016

An Ojibwe bandolier bag is decorated with beadwork in a hexagonal pattern over the bag and strap. The hexagonal pattern stops at the pocket of the bag and is then decorated with a beaded floral design. Probably made in the 1910s.

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Peacock Drawing

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

A needlework pattern drawn with pencil on paper of a peacock standing between two bushes, circa 1900-1917.

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Dress Tail Coat

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

A United States Navy pay corps lieutenant’s bluish black wool flannel full dress uniform cutaway tail coat. Used in 1918.

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John Greenman

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

An oil on canvas painting titled John Greenman Reclining. Made by Minnesota artist Frances Cranmer Greenman in 1917.

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Frozen Mississippi

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

An oil on canvas painting titled “Frozen Mississippi”, made by Philip Little in 1910.

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