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The Minnesota Historical Society preserves and makes available a wide range of materials chronicling Minnesota's history and culture. The goals of the Collections Department are to collect and preserve; provide access and interpretation; and engage in education and outreach. This blog is a tool to share these stories and let people know what is happening in the department.

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By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | August 12, 2021

This steel straight razor with faux tortise shell handle is marked "Gibson Barber Supply Co. / Duluth, Minn" on one side. It was made and used between 1900-20.