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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.

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

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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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Ink Blotter

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

A rectangular paperboard ink blotter with depiction of Indian woman advertising for Wabasha Roller Mills, Minnesota, circa 1920.

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

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Sandpaper

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Cardboard box from 3M Company labeled “IMPERIAL / SANDPAPER / 8 3/4 x 10 1/2 / MINNESOTA MINING & MFG. CO. – ST.PAUL, MINN. / REG. U.S. PAT OFF. / 3MCo [LOGO] / B-A / SINCE 1828 / MADE IN U.S.A. BY / MINNESOTA MINING & MFG. CO. / SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA / REG. U.S. PAT OFF.” Early twentieth century.

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

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Driver

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

As everyone should know, it is Minnesota State Fair time and all this week we will feature the Fair on the Item of the Day Blog.

A view of racecar driver Emory Collins in his car before a race at the 1925 Minnesota State Fair.

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

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Fair Souvenir

Monday, August 25th, 2014

As everyone should know, it is Minnesota State Fair time and all this week we will feature the Fair on the Item of the Day Blog.

This is a glass Minnesota State Fair souvenir paperweight filled with shells, one of which reads “Souvenir of the Fair.” circa 1900-1940.

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

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Motor Corps Coat

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Motor Corps Coat

Minnesota Home Guard Motor Corps olive drab wool flannel uniform sack coat cap worn by Carl M. Stendal, ca.1919.

The cotton twill lined coat (A) has four flap-type patch pockets, plain cuffs, a high standing band collar with “MINNESOTA HOME GUARD / MOTOR CORPS” and “MRG” collar discs, dull bronze Great Seal buttons, and a silver “SHARPSHOOTER” badge at the left breast dated “1919-21-22″. The cotton lined service cap (B) has a leather visor and chin strap with a dull bronze “MINNESOTA HOME GUARD / MOTOR CORPS” disc on the crown.

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

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Stuck in the Mud

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Stuck in the Mud

A photograph of Charles A. Lindbergh’s motorcycle stuck in the mud, 8 miles NE of New Glarus, WI. March 27, 1922.

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Beaded Smoking Jacket

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Beaded Smoking Jacket

A smoking jacket given to Stafford King in the early 1920s at his induction into the White Earth Band of Ojibwa. Jacket is of chocolate brown velvet with a black velvet collar, a frog and cord front closure and “‘The Hastings’/ BENEDICT & TURNER” label on interior. Appliqué includes floral beadwork and tin jingle cones on the collar, floral beadwork on the cuffs, and jingle cones and other tinwork stitched at the breast and hips.

This jacket can be seen in person in our current Library Lobby display of Native American beadwork. It is open during regular Library hours.

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

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