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Interior of Sever Reiten Hardware store, Hastings, N.D.
Interior of Sever Reiten Hardware store, Hastings, N.D.
TitleInterior of Sever Reiten Hardware store, Hastings, N.D.
Date of Original1906
DescriptionInterior view of the Sever Reiten Hardware Store with Sever on the right and his son Ole on the left in Hastings, N.D. Ole stands behind a counter with a scale and display cases. On the back wall on the left are canned goods, and a sign for paints. There is a bicycle leaning against the counter. On the right are stoves and in the back a rack of racks. Both men are wearing jackets and hats.
General SubjectBusiness & Industry
Work Life
Subject (LCTGM)Hardware stores
Stores & shops
Bicycles & tricycles
Young adults
Paints & varnishes
Personal NameReiten, Sever, 1857-
Reiten, Ole
Organization NameSever Reiten Hardware Store (Hastings, N.D.)
LocationHastings (N.D.)
Barnes County (N.D.)
Item NumberBC 11-49
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original9 x 13 cm.
Transcription"Sever Reiten Hardware Store 1906. Ole (son) and Sever"--Printed on back of photograph and handwritten underneath photograph.
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Biography/HistorySever Reiten born Jan. 26, 1857, in Tyldalen, Osterdalen, Norway … in 1882, Sever and 4 of his brothers came to what was known as Sand Prairie in Ransom County. He took a preemption. In 1884 he was married to Gertrude Brandvold, who was born in Lille Elvedalen Norway, and came to Lisbon, ND. In 1885 the Reitens sold their preemption and took a homestead in Spring Creek Township, Barnes County. They had seven children, including Ole who operated a hardware store in Hastings.
Bibliographic ReferenceInformation from page 202 in Barnes County History, Barnes County, North Dakota. Printed by Taylor Publishing Company, 1976.
Repository InstitutionBarnes County Historical Society
Repository CollectionBarnes County Historical Society Photograph Collection
Credit LineBarnes County Historical Society (BC 11-49)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Owned by Barnes County Historical Society.
Ordering InformationBarnes County Historical Society address:
315 Central Ave. N.
Valley City, ND 58072
Phone number: 701-845-0966
Fax: 701-845-4282
GrantNHPRC SNAP Grant 2008-2009, NAR08-RC-10021-08
Digital IDdmBC1149
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