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1980 Twins

Friday, June 19th, 2015

A color photograph of the 1980 Minnesota Twins baseball team. Although they finished third in their division, only one player made the All-Star team, outfielder Ken Landreaux (third from left in the middle row).

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A-Mill License Plate

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

A personalized Minnesota license plate issued to Pillsbury employee and manager of the A-Mill Richard Ferrell in 1980.

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For more information on the Richard Ferrell collection at MNHS, please view the finding aid here.

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Carter-Mondale Button

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

A green Carter/Mondale 1980 button. The 1980 election pitted incumbent Jimmy Carter against Ronald Reagan.

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Taste Show Lounge

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

A color photograph taken by Minnesota photographer Charles Chamblis in 1980 showing a group of guys hanging out at the Taste Show Lounge in Minneapolis.

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Firehouse

Monday, June 15th, 2015

A block print on paper showing a firehouse on the East side of St. Paul. Made by Gary Egger in 1980.

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Rollerblades

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

A pair of black “Rollerblades” in-line skates and box. One side of box reads, “Manufactured By / OLE’S INNOVATIVE SPORTS / Minneapolis, Minnesota U.S.A.” 1984. Although in-line skates were used as far back as the 1850s, they were not widely available commercially until a Minneapolis hockey player named Scott Olson founded the company that would later become Rollerblade.

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

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Civil Rights Button

Monday, June 8th, 2015

A pin-back button with a civil rights/feminist movement slogan reading “NO ONE / CAN MAKE / YOU FEEL / INFERIOR /WITHOUT / YOUR / CONSENT”. This quote is attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt. Made in the 1980s.

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Hmong Story Cloth

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

A story cloth featuring activities of the Hmong New Year celebration. The embroidered scenes include Hmong engaged in courtship games, music, games of skill, food preparation and feasting. Figures are walking and riding horseback. Animals include roosters, wild boar, fighting bulls and farm animals. Mountains form the upper row with flowers repeated throughout. The activities are repeated at the center with a communal feast at the bottom. The background cloth is a blue cotton/polyester with multiple appliqu├ęd borders of blue, gray and off-white cotton/polyester. Made in a refugee camp in Thailand and made available for sale at Hmong Handwork store, St. Paul, Minnesota, circa 1980.

To view more Hmong textile work, please visit the Paj Ntaub exhibit at the James J. Hill House. It runs from April 10 to November 29, 2015.

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

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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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