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Toys: Made in Minnesota: Images & Artifacts

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Schaper Toys: Norton & Peel Photograph Collection

Herb Schaper and artist with painting for the box cover of the educational game "The Game of Hispaniola", February 12, 1957.
8x10 black and white photograph.
MNHS call number: Norton & Peel 243322, or use online finding aid

Display of games produced by Schaper Manufacturing Company, May 23, 1957.
8x10 black and white photograph.
MNHS call number: Norton & Peel 245161, or use online finding aid

Stagecoach board game manufactured by W.H. Schaper Manufacturing Company, February 11, 1958.
8x10 black and white photograph.
MNHS call number: Norton & Peel 250563, or use online finding aid

Display of games manufactured by Schaper Manufacturing Company, May 1, 1958.
8x10 black and white photograph.
MNHS call number: Norton & Peel 252036, or use online finding aid

Sample Images at MNHS

Toy promotion on KLAC-TV featuring the Cootie game, approximately 1955.    W. H. Schaper Manufacturing Company/Highlander Sales Company, 1800 Olson Memorial Highway, Minneapolis, 02/15/1952.    

Boys playing with toys manufactured by Sifo Company of St. Paul. approximately 1955.     Children and Herb Schaper

Sample Artifacts at MNHS

Cootie game piece. Creation: 1950-1954.     Tiddle Tac Toe board game (Schaper). Creation: Not earlier than 1950 - Not later than 1960.    Put and Take Game (Schaper). Creation: Exactly 1956.   Pile-on cart toy (Sifo Toys). Creation: Approximately 1970.   Tonka pickup truck. Creation: Not earlier than 1950 - Not later than 1959.

     Mighty Tonka crane and clam. Creation: Exactly 1966.   Tonka toy "Apple Peeler" truck. Creation: Approximately 1970.  Tonka Toys farm tractor and wagon. Creation: Exactly 1985.       Tonka Toys front-end loader. Creation: Exactly 1990.  Stuffed pig (Animal Fair). Creation: The object was donated to MHS in 1994.     Mickey Mouse Club light table, Creation: Exactly 1965.

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