Color photograph of a dress made out of butter cartons used at the Minnesota State Fair, 1965.

Dress made out of butter cartons used at the Minnesota State Fair

Dress made out of butter cartons used at the 1965 Minnesota State Fair to promote the American Dairy Association of Minnesota. The dress has a Bertha collar and center back zipper; hook-and-eye closure at the collar; and a matching lined cape-let with a center front opening and plain rounded neckline edged in rick rack. A band with hidden buttons and snaps holds the cape and neckline in place. The A-line skirt has a waistline band with two plastic buttons and buttonholes in front and an inverted front pleat edged in rick rack. Round-cornered squares have been cut out from one-pound butter cartons representing various Minnesota creameries and machine-stitched onto the cape and skirt in horizontal rows to a stiffened interfacing.

Black and white photograph of crowds at the Midway, Minnesota State Fair, 1963,

Midway, Minnesota State Fair

Crowds at the Midway, Minnesota State Fair, 1963.

Colored postcard depicting harness-racing at the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand, c. 1910.

The races, Minnesota State Fair

Postcard depicting harness-racing at the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand, c.1910.

Black and white photograph of boy holding squash entered in the 1934 State Fair.

Boy holding squash from Anoka County; entered in 1934 State Fair

Boy holding squash from Anoka County; entered in 1934 State Fair, 1934.

Black and white photograph of woman with prize-winning quilt, 1926.

Woman with prize-winning quilt.

Woman with prize-winning quilt, 1926.

Black and white photograph of a cow being exhibited at the Minnesota State Fair, 1947.

Cow being exhibited

Cow being exhibited, Minnesota State Fair, 1947.

Black and white photograph of watermelon display at the Minnesota State Fair, 1895.

Watermelon display, Minnesota State Fair

Watermelon display, Minnesota State Fair, 1895.

Black and white photograph of swine on display, 1905.

Swine, State Fair

State Fair display swine, 1905.

Black and white advertisement for the Minnesota State Fair, 1878.

The Minnesota State Fair, At St.Paul.

1878 advertisement featuring the Minnesota State Fair.

Black and white photograph of 4H Calf Club champion and his calf, 1923.

Calf Club champion, State Fair

4H Calf Club champion, Minnesota State Fair, 1923.

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