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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.

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Northern Pacific Platter

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

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

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Princess Kay

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

One of my favorite events of the summer starts today, the Minnesota State Fair! This photograph shows Princess Kay Karen Bracken seated on a tractor, holding a glass of milk, at the 1964 Minnesota State Fair.

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“Acquire” Board Game

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Board game “ACQUIRE” labeled “HIGH ADVENTURE IN THE / WORLD OF HIGH FINANCE”. The game was made by 3M Company as part of the bookshelf game series the company published from 1962 to 1974. The object of this strategy game is to acquire the greatest wealth. The game is enclosed in a slipcase designed to look like a bound book and stands upright on a shelf for storage. Components include a game board and corresponding hotel tiles, lettered plastic chain markers, stock certificates, information cards, and paper money. This edition is copyrighted 1968.

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Minnesota Food

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

A paper “Minnesota Food Products” placemat collected by Margaret Horn of Minnesota, 1965.

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