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John Holmes portrait
John Holmes portrait
TitleJohn Holmes portrait
Date of Original189-?
CreatorFisher and Company, photographers
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionPortrait of John Holmes in his lodge regalia of the Freemasons. He is wearing gloves, a long jacket, hat and has a sword. John Holmes was a pioneer merchant in Valley City.
General SubjectPortraits
People
Subject (LCTGM)Men
People
Uniforms
Hats
Gloves
Daggers & swords
Coats
Portrait photographs
Portraits
Grocers
Personal NameHolmes, John
LocationValley City (N.D.)
Barnes County (N.D.)
Decade1890-1899
Item NumberBC 1-10-1
Format of OriginalCabinet photographs
Dimensions of Original17 x 11 cm.
Publisher of OriginalFisher & Co. Photo
Place of PublicationValley City (N.D.)
Transcription"John Holmes, Pioneer merchant, mayor of Valley City, 1880-1883, Pictured in his lodge regalia of the mason"--Handwritten next to photograph.
"Donated by Stull"--Handwritten on back of photographs. "John Holmes, pioneer merchant whose store stood north of the First National Bank. Mayor of the City 1880 thru 1883. Shown in his lodge regalia of the Masons."
NotesTitle created by staff.
Biography/HistoryJohn Holmes,his widowed Mother and three sisters, Sarah, Rachel and Henrietta came to Valley City from Brainerd, Minnesota in 1880. Mr. Holmes built his grocery store shortly after his arrival in town. John Holms was active in the affairs of the town and the fledgling county. He served as county treasurer and as city engineer from 1886 to 1890.
Bibliographic ReferenceInformation from pages 105-106 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 1-10-1)
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
Email: bchistoricalsociety@hotmail.com
GrantNHPRC SNAP Grant 2008-2009, NAR08-RC-10021-08
Digital IDdmBC1101
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