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Radiophone

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

A radiophone in high impact plastic casing with telephone receiver fitted into handle on top. Manufactured by Motorola, Inc., Chicago, Illinois and used by The Soo Line railroad in the 1960s.

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

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3M Lint Removers

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

A package of six Scotch brand lint remover pads, made by the 3M Company in the 1960s.

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

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Space Race

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

A “Satellite Space Race” card game in original box made by Ed-U-Cards Manufacturing Corporation of Long Island City, New York. circa 1957-1965.

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

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Squares Game

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

“Squares” board game manufactured by W.H. Schaper Manufacturing Company, Inc. of Minneapolis, Minnesota, circa 1950-1963.

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

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Northern Pacific Platter

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

A ceramic platter featuring the Northern Pacific Railway’s Monad pattern, circa 1960s.

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

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Election Chalkboard

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

A chalkboard used in Minnesota to monitor election returns during the 1968 presidential election. There are rows on the left for each state and the District of Columbia and columns for “Dick” (Richard Nixon), “HHH” (Hubert Humphrey), and “GW” (George Wallace). Happy Election Day!

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

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Super America

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

A photograph of a Super America gas station near the Minneapolis airport in the late 1960s.

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

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3M Sound Slide

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

A 3M sound slide with image slide and sound disc intact. This one has an image of a group of men, possibly 3M staff, clustered around a piece of machinery. A special slide projector would show the slide and play the audio recorded on the dark gray disk simultaneously. They were made by the 3M visual products division Saint Paul, Minnesota in the 1960s.

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

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Skunk Game

Monday, September 19th, 2016

A “Skunk” dice game made by W.H. Schaper Manufacturing Company, Incorporated of Minneapolis, Minnesota, circa 1950-1960.

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

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Grand Champion Dress

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Women’s black and white wool houndstooth ensemble, consisting of (.A) a jacket and (.B) a skirt, made by Dolores Krinke of Saint Paul, Minnesota. Ensemble was named grand champion at the 1965 Minnesota State Fair.

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

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