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Erick Olson tintype portrait
Erick Olson tintype portrait
TitleErick Olson tintype portrait
Date of Original189-?
DescriptionTintype portrait of Erick Olson wearing a suit and bowtie. He was an early settler in Norma Township.
General SubjectPortraits
Subject (LCTGM)People
Portrait photographs
Suits (Clothing)
Personal NameOlson, Erick, 1845-1916
LocationNorma (N.D.)
Barnes County (N.D.)
Item NumberBC 1-27-2
Format of OriginalTintypes
Dimensions of Original9 x 7 cm.
Transcription"Erick Olson, Pioneer Farmer, Norma Township"--Handwritten next to tin type.
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Biography/HistoryErick Olson was one of the early settlers and pioneer farmers in Norma Township. He was born in Toten, Norway in 1845 and as a young man came to Harmony, MN, where he married Helene Johnson in 1878. In 1880 he and his wife and 15 month old daughter, Minnie (Mrs. Ole Olstad) came by wagon train to what was then Dakota Territory and homesteaded on the NW 1/4 of Sec. 18 in Norma Township. Their first home was a sod house. They had five daughters and one son, Edwin. Erick Olson was a member of the Norma Dist. #11 school board, he passed away in 1916.
Bibliographic ReferenceInformation from pages 184-185 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 1-27-2)
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 IDdmBC1272
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