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Detail view of Wilderness, Elsa Jemne’s mural for the Ely Post Office, 1940.
"Woman in a Rocking Chair," c.1885. Watercolor on paper by Robert Koehler.
Workers, c.1934–1941. Oil on canvas by Dorothea Lau.
Yellow Kidney, Keeper of the Beaver Bundle, oil-on-canvas painting by Elsa Jemne, 1926.
Zebra Tapestry, 1928. Tapestry by Clara Mairs.
Charles Biederman sculpture from 1956-68. Painted metal; size: 32 x 45 x 5½ in.
Sculpture by Charles Biederman. #6 / 1975 / 1976. Gift of Allegra and Paul Parker to the Minnesota Historical Society.
The "Goofy Meets Gorby" t-shirt makes light of a meeting between Mikhail Gorbachev, President of the Soviet Union, and Rudy Perpich, Governor of Minnesota, during Gorbachev's 1990 visit to the state.
Brass carbide bicycle lamp patented in 1899, c.1900.
Enameled steel Soo Line sign from the mid-twentieth century. Manufactured by Vertibrite Signs, Chicago.
Made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008. Administered by the Minnesota Historical Society.
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