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Hmong Wall Hanging

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

A piece of Hmong pa ndau (paj ntaub) textile art. Designs include cucumber seeds and steps with additional decorations of white and purple diamonds appliqués and orange and white embroidery. Made or provided by Doua Lee. Sold at Hmong Handwork, Saint Paul, Minnesota in the late 1980s.

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

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Sprout Phone

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

A plastic promotional Green Giant telephone. A Little Green Sprout figure holds a telephone receiver with touchpad in his right hand. The telephone was a part of a collection of Sprout figurines used and collected by the donor’s grandmother, Matilda Cox. 1984.

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

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Vikings Poster

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

A Minnesota Vikings advertising poster, sponsored by SuperAmerica, 1982.

For more things football, come to St. Paul and see our new exhibit, Gridiron Glory opening tomorrow, September 24!

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

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Betty Crocker

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

A color postcard showing how the Betty Crocker character has changed from 1936 to 1981.

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

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Duffy’s Tape Measure

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

A small promotional tape measure from Duffy’s concert venue in Minneapolis, Minnesota, circa 1980s.

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

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Norwegian Mondale Button

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

A Walter Mondale presidential campaign button with the Norwegian translation of Mondale’s campaign catchphrase, “Where’s the beef?”, 1984.

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Pow-Wow Button

Monday, August 8th, 2016

A button that reads, “Mille Lacs Band of Chippewa – 21st Annual Pow-wow / August 21, 22, 23, 1987″ in white on a blue background with a picture of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe tribal logo.

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Nolan Ryan

Friday, August 5th, 2016

A photograph of Nolan Ryan pitching during the 1985 MLB All-Star Game at the Metrodome on July 16th, 1985.

This image forms part of our Minneapolis and St. Paul Newspaper Negative collection. Additional photographs in this series may be available in the library, please view the finding aid here.

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

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Tonka Tractor

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

A bright green steel toy farm tractor with black plastic details & black plastic tires hauling matching rectangular steel farm trailer with ‘Tonka’ decal, in original package with ‘Tonka Farm Tractor & Wagon/…’, model number 2710, by Tonka Toys, Spring Park, MN, 1985.

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

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Flight

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

A small bronze sculpture titled “Flight”, made by Minnesota artist Paul Granlund in 1980.

For more information about this item, view this sculpture in our collections database.

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