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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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Winter Carnival Hat

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

A Saint Paul Winter Carnival Prime Minister uniform hat used in 1966. The Prime Minister of the Winter Carnival served as coordinator and planner for the festivities. This cylindrical hat is made of navy blue Borgana faux fur and is lined with polyester and a leather headband. An embroidered pin decorated with thread, wire and beads adorns the front of the hat.

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Denim Coat

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

A denim “blanket-lined” chore coat worn in the 1960s by Selmer Sauglow, a Norwegian farmer from Vining, Minnesota, and patched by his sister Anna Sauglow, a schoolteacher.

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Senatorial Whip

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

A black leather whip with a wood handle inlaid with a multicolor mosaic of wood and ivory. This whip probably commemorates Hubert H. Humphrey’s position as Senate Majority “Whip” from 1960 to 1964.

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Toy Hardware Store

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

A “My Merry Hardware Store” that includes Scott’s grass seed, watering can, shovel, Soilax household cleaner, scrub brush, Windex, sponge, broom, paint roller, ruler and Scotch sandpaper. Copyright 1959 Merry Manufacturing Co., Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Taconite Leaflet

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

A leaflet in support of the campaign for a Constitutional Amendment to freeze the taxation of taconite and related businesses for 25 years, which passed in 1964 with 80% approval from Minnesota voters. An envelope containing taconite pellets is stapled to the leaflet. The leaflet is printed on the front, in part: “This is TACONITE! / You have just received processed Taconite Pellets from Minnesota’s famous Mesabi Iron Range.” and “TACONITE / Minnesota’s Rock of Opportunity” with what, where, when, why and how explained below. “WHAT ABOUT THE PROPOSED TACONITE TAX AMENDMENT?” followed by explanatory information is printed on the back.

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Self Portrait

Monday, June 1st, 2015

A color screen-print on paper self portrait made by Minnesota artist Syd Fossum in 1965.

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Dr. King at the U

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Dr. Martin Luther King surrounded by reporters and photographers after his April 27, 1967 speech on the St. Paul Campus of the University of Minnesota.

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Rocking Chair Earrings

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

A pair of woman’s metal earrings with rocking chair pendants, ball studs, and screw back posts. The earrings are campaign paraphernalia from the 1959-1960 John F. Kennedy Presidential campaign.

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Munsingwear Bathrobe

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

A short Munsingwear bathrobe made of a checkered cotton fabric blend, 1968. Munsingwear was started by George Munsing in 1886.

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