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Farming Button

Monday, February 8th, 2016

A button distributed by The Minneapolis Daily News that states “Let’s Make Farming Pay. Circa 1920.

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Ojiwbe Dance Apron

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

This dance apron or breech cloth was owned and worn by George Peake, also known as Little Moose, an Ojibwe dramatic reader and story teller from the White Earth Nation. Polychrome floral bead work on black velvet, edges bound with red cloth tape, backed with black silk fabric. It forms part of a costume with the vest, 1995.95.1.1. Possibly made by Nora Reedfield of Mankato, MN.

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Ojibwe Beaded Bag

Monday, December 21st, 2015

An Ojibwe beaded purse with floral design. Dated to the early 20th century.

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Minnesota Arms Shotgun

Monday, November 9th, 2015

A single barrel shotgun manufactured for the Minnesota Arms Co. The gun was probably made by Crescent Fire Arms Co. of Norwich, Connecticut, which manufactured firearms for retailers and distributors under private labels. The break-action shotgun has an exposed hammer, a walnut two-piece pistol grip stock, a black hard rubber butt plate, and a bead foresight. Probably made in the 1920s.

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Still

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

A prohibition era photograph of a still being dismantled in St. Paul, circa 1922.

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Rookwood Bookends

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

A pair of molded earthenware Rookwood bookends with matte infantry blue glaze. Manufactured by Rookwood Potteries, Cincinnati, OH in 1922.

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Ojibwe Creel

Monday, July 13th, 2015

An Ojibwe fishing creel made from reeds stained from blackberries, dated circa 1920s.

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Prison Knife

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

A knife allegedly made for escaping from the Minnesota State Prison in Stillwater in 1922.

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Vineland Baseball Jersey

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

A short-sleeved wool flannel baseball uniform jersey with applied wool felt letters reading “V” at the right breast, and “VINELAND” down the false placket at the front opening. For the rest of the uniform see ID Numbers 67.230.386.2 and 67.230.386.3.

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Artists at Pigs Eye

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

A photograph of a group of artists at Pig’s Eye Island, St. Paul, Minnesota. Artists include Clara Mairs, Clement Haupers and Alice Hugy. Taken in 1926.

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