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Princess Kay

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

One of my favorite events of the summer starts today, the Minnesota State Fair! This photograph shows Princess Kay Karen Bracken seated on a tractor, holding a glass of milk, at the 1964 Minnesota State Fair.

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“Acquire” Board Game

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Board game “ACQUIRE” labeled “HIGH ADVENTURE IN THE / WORLD OF HIGH FINANCE”. The game was made by 3M Company as part of the bookshelf game series the company published from 1962 to 1974. The object of this strategy game is to acquire the greatest wealth. The game is enclosed in a slipcase designed to look like a bound book and stands upright on a shelf for storage. Components include a game board and corresponding hotel tiles, lettered plastic chain markers, stock certificates, information cards, and paper money. This edition is copyrighted 1968.

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Minnesota Food

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

A paper “Minnesota Food Products” placemat collected by Margaret Horn of Minnesota, 1965.

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Stained Glass Card

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

An Opalume Glass sample chart produced by the Kokomo Opalescent Glass Company of Kokomo, Indiana. The chart has nine labeled, circular glass samples in one rectangular, paper-covered card, and was used at Gaytee Stained Glass Studios in Minneapolis Minnesota.

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Rug

Monday, May 9th, 2016

A wool felt “Ranch Style” woven rug made by Colonial Felt Mills in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The rug is woven from strips of 1/2 inch-wide felt. The main body is dark brown with a pattern of tan, light brown, red, and yellow stripes. The rug has never been used and still has its original paper tag attached. It was owned by Harriet Spencer, who may have acquired it for use on her ranch near Cody, Wyoming.

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State Parks Matchbook

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

A Minnesota State Parks promotional matchbook made by the Universal Match Company of Minneapolis, Minnesota, circa 1961.

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Fire Department Jacket

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

A jacket used by an Inver Grove Heights Fire Department volunteer in the late 1960s.

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Democrat Pennant

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

A Hubert H. Humphrey and Edmund Muskie 1968 presidential campaign felt banner with cream colored text that reads “Vote DEMOCRAT”.

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Thermos

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

Stainless steel thermos set used by the ffolliott family circa 1960. The set consists of a thermos, plastic stopper, cup cap, and thermos box. Manufactured by Aladdin Industries, Inc., a company based in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Apollo 11 Moon Rocks

Monday, December 7th, 2015

Apollo 11 lunar sample display comprised of a wooden podium, acrylic plastic button containing five lunar soil samples and a silk or nylon Minnesota state flag which was transported to the Moon and back by the Apollo 11 crew in 1969.

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