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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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Bloomington Letter

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015



A blue and gold K-shaped felt and chenille Bloomington Kennedy High School letter, embellished with the word “Bloomington” embroidered diagonally across the K. 1960s.

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Green Giant Doll

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

A preprinted cloth “Green Giant” doll. Circa 1963-1967.

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Spool Rack

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

A spool rack used by Mrs. Quentin (Alice Lee Palmer) Horner, a Minneapolis dressmaker in the 1950s and 1960s. The rack consists of a wooden frame with ten (10) rungs, each with eight (8) nails holding spools of thread.

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Minnesota Fan

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

A brown plastic “Deskair” electric desk fan made by B & B Remembrance of St. Paul, MN. Circa 1960.

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Mille Lacs Ojibwe Grass Dance vest

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

A small Mille Lacs Ojibwe grass dance vest made in the 1960s or 70s.

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Cooking with Beer

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

On this Thanksgiving Day our thoughts turn to the turkey, and the potatoes, and the cranberries, and the pies, and … well you get the picture. To inspire you on a day devoted to cooking, we present this Gluek’s recipe box from the 1960s containing all sorts of ideas and recipes for how to cook with beer.

One of the more, ahem, ambitious recipes is reproduced below for your baking enjoyment.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Grouse

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

A watercolor painting of ruffed grouse in the woods at sundown. Made by Roger Preuss circa 1950-60.

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