Illustration by Nuri Ducassi, 18×24
This poster, which is part of a 12-poster series, is an homage to “the North Star state’s great display of the products of the earth and air, the outpouring of the horn of plenty into the lap of Minnesota’s loyal people,” as the Minneapolis Tribune wrote in 1896.
“The prospect for the future could not be brighter. Success begets success. One great fair makes a greater one the year following a possibility always,” declared the state Agricultural Society’s E.W. Randall in 1900, who later gave his name to a street at the fairgrounds. This is only the sixth year with no fair, so the prospects for summer 2021 are certainly brighter. And since every fair features something new and sometimes improved, who can imagine what will happen by the 2050 fair? Will there be a bicentennial in 2055? Will our great-great-great-grandkids line up for a quick ride into the stratosphere, milkshake and cheese curds in hand? Maybe the 4-H kids will be showing us how to power cars with sugar beets, or cook the most delicious deep-fried grasshoppers, or raise hogs for fat-free bacon, or grow gladiolas in zero gravity. Whatever comes our way, may we all meet next year at our Great Minnesota Get-Together.
Each poster is printed on-demand on heavy quality photo paper. Posters will arrive in 10-14 days.