Lileks: The Minnesota State Fair, a century from now

  • by: JAMES LILEKS , Star Tribune
  • Updated: August 22, 2014 - 12:10 AM

When you look at pictures of the Minnesota State Fair 100 years ago, one thing stands out: Everyone’s wearing about 47 pounds of clothing. The women are cinched in a whalebone frame, their shameful limbs sheathed from ankles to wrists. Men are wearing about six layers, but at least it’s summer-weight wool.

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