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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.

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

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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.

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

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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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Picnic Badge

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

A paper badge shaped like a lightbulb used at the Saint Paul Gas Light Company’s eighth annual employees’ picnic, held at Wildwood Park in Mahtomedi, Minnesota, July 24, 1924.

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Yellowstone Calendar

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

A calendar created to promote the Northern Pacific Railway and its route through Yellowstone National Park. Represents the month of January, 1928.

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Ojibwe Gloves

Monday, March 21st, 2016

A pair of Ojibwe leather gauntlets decorated with floral beadwork. Dated circa 1900-1950.

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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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