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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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Newspaper Bag

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

A rectangular yellow cotton canvas bag with padded shoulder strap and “THE/MINNEAPOLIS/STAR” printed on one side in black and orange. Used by a Minnesota newspaper delivery boy in the 1970s.

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AIM Patch

Monday, July 6th, 2015

An AIM/Remember Wounded Knee patch with black and red embroidery. Circa 1973. The Wounded Knee Incident began in February of 1973 when AIM activists occupied Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Reservation in protest against chairman Richard Wilson.

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