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Toaster

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

A two-slice, manual-turn, electric toaster. The rectangular, open-sided appliance has a horizontal top and base and a movable, vertical, metal bread holder on each side, with exposed heating elements in the center which extend from side to side and top to base. Each openwork bread holder can be pulled outward by a small black knob and flipped to toast the other side. Circa 1925.

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Arts and Crafts Letter Holder

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

An Arts and Crafts style copper desk-top letter holder. Circa 1910-1930.

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Minneapolis Postcard

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

A postcard from the 1920s that reads, “It may seem funny but — Minneapolis is a very fascinating town!!” The word Minneapolis is printed on a small blue felt banner adhered to the postcard.

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Lindbergh and his Dog

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

A photograph of Charles A. Lindbergh and his dog “Booster” on the Kelly Field (Texas) bomb range. Lindbergh attended the Advanced Flying School at Kelly Field in 1924-5.

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Fair Poster

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

A poster advertising the 1922 Minnesota State Fair. The text at the bottom reads “The World’s Greatest State Fair.”

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Separator Blueprint

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

A blueline print of an Emerson cylinder separator manufactured by Twin City Separator Company of Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1927.

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Ojibwe Beaded Mittens

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

A pair of Ojibwe leather mittens decorated with fringe and floral beadwork. Dated circa 1900-1950.

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WCTU Penny

Monday, June 13th, 2016

A medal celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union. This official souvenir is called the “Jubilee Penny”. It has a profile of an American Indian on one side with the dates 1874 and 1924. The reverse has an inscription that reads, in part: “For God and Home and Every Land”.

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Lacrosse Stick

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

One of two lacrosse sticks used by John Brown Stark, which were the first sticks used in Saint Paul. Lacrosse is a game of ball that originated among the North American Indians and is played with a long-handled rocket (crosse) with which the hard ball is caught, carried or thrown. Dated to the early to mid-20th century.

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Makak

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

An Ojibwe birchbark makak decorated with scraped floral designs. Used in pageants held at Itasca State Park, Minnesota, in the early-to-mid 1900s. The pageants were written by Jack Rohr to celebrate the anniversary of the Schoolcraft exploration of the source of the Mississippi River.

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

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