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Platter by Richard Bresnahan

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

An unglazed ceramic platter made by Minnesota artist Richard Bresnahan in the late 1980s.

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Gunflint Trail Patch

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

A Grand Marais and Gunflint Trail promotional patch, circa 1986. The Gunflint Trail was originally a foot path, but is now a 57 mile paved road stretching from Grand Marais to Saganaga Lake in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA).

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Shepard Road

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

A watercolor on paper painting of Shepard Road in the evening, made by Minnesota artist Mike Lynch in 1984.

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Canoe Paddle

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

A bent shaft design canoe paddle made of plastic, fiberglass, graphite and Kevlar. Manufactured by Maxcraft of Winona, Minnesota in 1987.

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Plate from the ‘Dome

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

A dinner plate used by Centerplate Inc., a concessionaire, during catered events at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome prior to the stadium’s demolition in January, 2014. The white ceramic plate features the Metrodome logo on the upper rim.

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Tonka Hook and Ladder

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Bright red steel & white plastic toy hook & ladder truck made by Tonka Toys of Mound, Minnesota in 1988.

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Prince T-Shirt

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Sleeveless lilac cotton/polyester t-shirt with ‘Prince’ & black & white doves on front, ‘Prince/and/the Revolution/World Tour 1984-85′ in purple & yellow lettering on back, by Sneakers, made in U.S.A., 1984.

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Hmong Pillow Cover

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

A blue cotton/polyester pillow cover with cotton embroidery in chain and long stitch illustrating Hmong men hunting birds and animals in a tree. Made for sale by Hmong refugees in Ban Vinai, Thailand, July 1986.

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

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After Summer

Monday, October 27th, 2014

A woodcut print on paper showing a fall farm scene, made by Minnesota artist Charles Beck, circa 1980.

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Hamm’s and the Hollow

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

This woodblock print on paper made by Minnesota artist Gary Egger shows the Hamm’s Brewery and Swede Hollow. It was created in 1980 as part of the Dayton’s Bluff Print of the Month Club.

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