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Dress made out of butter cartons used at the Minnesota State Fair
Description Dress made out of butter cartons worn by Princess Kay of the Milky Way Mary Ann Titrud of Clarissa, Minnesota, in 1965 to promote the American Dairy Association of Minnesota. The three piece dress consists of a white sheath underdress, skirt and capelet. The end flaps of one-pound butter cartons representing various Minnesota creameries are machine-stitched onto the cape and skirt in horizontal rows. Mary Ann attended creamery meetings across the state, rode in a convertible during parades, and appeared at the 1965 Minnesota State Fair, where she became the first Princess Kay to have her likeness sculpted in a 64 pound block of butter inside the refrigerated, revolving "Butter Beauty Dairy-Go-Round" exhibit.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 41 inches length
22 inches width
10 inches depth
Nomenclature Costume (outfit)
Dress (garment)
Subjects Used by: Titrud, Mary Ann
American Dairy Association of Minnesota
Used in Clarissa, Todd County, Minnesota, United States
Used in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Used at Minnesota State Fair
Agriculture
Expositions and fairs
Clothing. Women's Special Purpose Clothing. Costumes
Trade & Industry. Major Industry. Creameries
Dates Use: 1965 - 1966

Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 1987.167.1.A-C