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Saint Patrick’s Day Ceili Irish Dance Poster

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

A poster, probably from the 1970s or 80s, advertising a St. Patrick’s Day dance and concert at the Folk Dance Emporium.

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Women’s Place Button

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

A feminist button, probably from the 1960s or 70s that reads: “WOMAN’S PLACE IS EVERY PLACE”.

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Tonka Camper

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

A toy mini-camper in original package, model number 1261, by Tonka Toys, Mound, Minnesota, 1975.

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Vassarette Slip

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

A brown and white nylon slip with a print of branches, buds, and leaves, triangular overlapping cups, adjustable spaghetti straps, and a scalloped hem. Designed by Jean Hall of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Made in the 1970s by Hollywood-Vassarette, a division of Munsingwear Incorporated, a company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Kicks Halter Top

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

An orange Minnesota Kicks soccer team halter-top from the late 1970s. The Kicks professional soccer team played in Minnesota from 1976 to 1981.

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Northwest Orient Menu

Monday, November 16th, 2015

A folded menu with detachable postcard, from Northwest Orient Airlines. On the interior left is a postcard layout and box for stamp, with a menu tacked over it. The right side has a printed history of Northwest Orient Airlines and information about their 50th anniversary. Card is perforated at the fold and the front can be detached and used as a postcard. Circa 1976.

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Stoneware Jug

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

A stoneware jar (A) and lid (B) made by Richard Abnet of Stillwater, MN in the 1970s.

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Musicians

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

A late 1970’s color photograph made by Minneapolis photographer Charles Chamblis showing local musicians George Neal – Far Left. Maurice McKinnies – Front (Blue). Wilbur Cole – Center (Hat) – 3rd left. Thedro Soluki, 2nd from right.

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Moon Rock

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

A walnut plaque with a small silk State of Minnesota flag and a chunk of moon rock embedded in Lucite. The flag was carried to the moon by the spacecraft America during the December 17-19, 1972 Apollo XVII mission, and the rock, technically known as “Sample 70017″ is from the Taurus Littrow valley of the moon. This is a “Goodwill Moon Rock,” one of which was presented to each state and 135 countries by President Nixon in 1973.

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People’s Pantry Sign

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

A People’s Pantry price sign. Consists of wood sign painted white with red and blue hand-painted text. Reads “PEOPLES / PANTRY / PRICES / PER / POUND” at top. Granola was $0.40 a pound and black eyed peas were $0.16 a pound. The People’s Pantry was opened in 1970 on the West Bank and would later become North Country Co-op which closed in 2006.

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