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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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Marvel Foods Lighter

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

A Wind Master cigarette lighter (.D) manufactured for Marvel Foods, Inc. Brushed metal lighter with hinged lid is engraved with Chinese characters and “MARVEL FOODS INC./MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.” in red ink. Lighter and instruction booklet (.E) is housed in two-piece cardboard packaging (.A-C) labeled “The/WIND MASTER/lighter”.

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Tonka Truck and Bike

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

A toy ‘hot’ pickup truck of bright blue steel with ‘Tonka’ decal on doors & bed walls, built-in roll bar & CB antenna, orange & black plastic motorcycle anchored in bed, 4 black tires with ‘XR 101′ in raised letters on sidewalls, also includes tire jack, model number 2953, by Tonka Toys, Mound, MN, 1978.

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Vikings Helmet

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Football helmet used by Minnesota Vikings safety Paul Krause during the mid- to late 1970s. Krause played for the Vikings from 1968 to 1979 and is the NFL all-time interception leader with 81. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1998.

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