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Dem Bumper Sticker

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

A Democratic bumper sticker with American Sign Language spelling the word “VOTE”, circa 2002.

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

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Paper Pile

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

An oil on panel painting titled “Paper Pile, Mist; Rock-Tenn Recycling Plant” made by Minnesota artist Michael Kareken in 2007.

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

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Wellstone Sign

Monday, July 25th, 2016

A campaign sign for Democratic candidate Paul Wellstone, who ran for United States Senate against Republican candidate Norman Coleman, 2002.

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

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Twined Bag

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

A twined woven bag with multi-colored stripes of red, yellow, blue and black, and lined with batik cotton. It features a warp of torn fabric strips and bast fiber that create a fringe, an interior pocket and woven straps. Made by Somali elder weaver, Holden in 2007.

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

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Tim Penny Penny

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

A campaign pin made out of a penny to support the gubernatorial campaign of Tim Penny in 2002. Obtained at the Minnesota State Fair in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

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

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Bracelet

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

A beaded bracelet designed and made by Minnesota sculptor Judy Onofrio in 2004.

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Convention Confetti

Monday, March 7th, 2016

A collection of confetti from 2008 Republican National Convention, held at the Xcel Energy Center, which was dropped after John McCain gave his presidential nomination acceptance speech on 09/04/2008.

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

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Arrowhead Milk

Monday, January 25th, 2016

An Arrowhead brand milk carton made by Franklin Foods, Inc. of Duluth, Minnesota, circa 2000.

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3-M Hourglass

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

Hourglass, box, information card and information sheet commemorating the centennial of 3M in 2002. The card reads in part, “This unique, commemorative hourglass contains finely ground rock mined from 3M’s original Crystal Bay site. 3M was founded to mine this mineral which was believed to be corundum – but is actually a rock known as anorthosite.”

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

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Sky Blue Waters Quilt

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

A Minnesota themed Baltimore Album style quilt made in 2003. The blocks represent Minnesota events, ethnic groups and icons, as well as flora and fauna representative of the state.

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