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Feed Sack

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Midland Cooperatives cotton feed sack, circa 1960-80.

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

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Red Wing vase

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Red Wing vase

Red Wing Potteries #955 ceramic vase with luster cream ivory interior. Circa 1939-67.

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

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Sock It To Me T-shirt

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Sock It To Me T-shirt

White cotton t-shirt reading “SOCK IT TO ME” in black print on front and back. Circa, 1968.

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

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Tackle Box

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Tackle Box

Tackle box for use while wading made by Umco Corporation in Watertown, Minnesota. The molded plastic tackle box has one large storage compartment, twelve (12) small compartments, and a cotton web shoulder strap.

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

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Runes of the North

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Runes of the North

Minnesota author Sigurd Olson was a passionate leader in conservation and wilderness preservation, with a particularly strong connection to the Boundary Waters. This book of essays was originally published in 1963, the same year he became vice-president of The Wilderness Society.

For more information, view this book in our collections database.

MNHS also has one of Sigurd Olson’s canoe paddles in the collection, please click this link to view it in our collections database.

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Toys!

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Learn about the new exhibit Toys and about which iconic toys from the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s were invented right here in Minnesota. Will your favorites be among them?

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Hamm’s Beer/Twins Placemat

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Hamm's Beer/Twins Placemat

White paper placemat with scalloped edge showing the Hamm’s Beer bear hugging two Twins players and the Twins fight song, schedule, radio and TV schedule of broadcast. 1960.

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

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“Spring”

Monday, March 31st, 2014

A woodcut on paper made in the late 1960s by Minnesota artist Eugene Larkin.

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

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Display Briefs

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Display Briefs

Light yellow women’s brief-style underpants with a self-lined crotch, cuffs at leg openings, and an elastic waistband. Intended for display only and not to be sold or worn by a person. Made by Munsingwear Incorporated, a company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1960.

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

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Filming at Mickey’s

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Filming at Mickey's

On this day, March 10th, in 1983 the St. Paul institution Mickey’s Diner was accepted onto the National Register of Historic Places.

This photograph from 1960 shows the Reid Ray Film Industries filming a scene from “Cash on the Barrelhead” at Mickey’s Diner. The actor William Bendix is seen at the center.

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

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