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St. Paul Winter Carnival Button

By: Anonymous (not verified) | Item of the Day | January 30, 2023

Today's Winter Carnival item is a button featuring the Ice Palace and a polar bear in a clown costume. The button reads, "MID-WINTER / 1970 / MAGIC / SAINT PAUL WINTER CARNIVAL". Manufactured by Western Badge Company, St. Paul, 1970.

Item ID: 70.23.1 (Accession Number)