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The Beatles

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

On this day, August 21 in 1965 the Beatles performed at Metropolitan Stadium. This photograph shows a crowd of nearly 4000 fans awaiting the arrival of the Beatles at the airport.

For more information on this concert, see this article in Minnesota History magazine.

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

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Water Skis

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

A pair of water skis made by the White Bear Water Ski Company of White Bear Lake, Minnesota, circa 1960.

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

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Solar Cooker

Monday, July 28th, 2014

A photograph showing a solar cooker built by summer school students at Brimhall School, Falcon Heights in 1966.

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

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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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