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Selections from the Potlatch Collection of Royal Canadian Mounted Police Illustrations on display at Tweed Museum of Art

Between 1931 and 1970, Northwest Paper Company of Cloquet (which merged with Potlatch Corporation in 1964) commissioned 16 different artists to create nearly 400 advertising illustrations for its paper products. The image of the "Mountie" (of the...

Between 1931 and 1970, Northwest Paper Company of Cloquet (which merged with Potlatch Corporation in 1964) commissioned 16 different artists to create nearly 400 advertising illustrations for its paper products. The image of the "Mountie" (of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police) was chosen because of the strength and dependability it represented.

In 1981, the Potlatch Corporation donated the entire collection of illustrations to the Tweed Museum of Art, where selections from the collection are on display each summer.

Free and open to the public, the Tweed Museum of Art is located in Ordean Court on the campus of the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Museum hours are Tuesday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday 1-5 p.m. The exhibit will be on display through Sunday, Aug. 26.

For more information about the Tweed Museum of Art and its programs, visit www.d.umn.edu/tma .

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