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Fisher and Co. photographers shop, Valley City, N.D.
Fisher and Co. photographers shop, Valley City, N.D.
TitleFisher and Co. photographers shop, Valley City, N.D.
Date of Original189-?
CreatorFisher and Company, photographers
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionView looking North up Fifth Avenue in Valley City. Fisher & Co., Photographers building and sign is on the left. There are more buildings across the street including the Valley City railroad depot. There are a few people on the boardwalks, and a Railroad crossing sign.
General SubjectCity & Town Life
Subject (LCTGM)Boardwalks
Stores & shops
Storefronts
Photography stores
Photography
Signs (Notices)
Winter
Snow
Buildings
Railroad stations
Railroad crossings
People
Personal NameFisher, Chessmur Arlen, 1869-1948
LocationValley City (N.D.)
Barnes County (N.D.)
Decade1890-1899
Item NumberBC8
Dimensions of Original11 x 18 cm.
Publisher of OriginalFisher & Co. Photo
Place of PublicationValley City (N.D.)
Transcription"Fisher & Co., Photographers. All the latest styles of Photographs from locket to life size. Fifth Avenue South, Valley City, N.D. (OVER)"--Printed on front of photograph.
"Fisher's Views of Valley City, the Sheyenne River and Island Park. 1. - The Court House - - From the Park. 2. - From the Park - - Looking East. 3. - R. &. M. Milling Co. - Below the Dam. 4. - Anchored - - - At High Water. 5. - Fishing - - - At High Water. 6. - The Park - - - Looking South. 7. - From the Park - - Looking Northeast. 8. - The Mill Dam - - - High Water. 9. - The River - - - Looking East. 10. - The East Bridge - Against the Current. 11. - The Sheyenne - - - Bank Full. 12. - The East Bridge - - High Water. 13. - The Kindred - - High Water. 14. - The Old Foot Bridge. 15. - In the Park - - - - Sunshine. 16. - In the Park - - Looking Southeast. 17. The Cupalo of the State Normal School. 18. - The Kindred - - Down the River. 19. - The East Bridge - Looking Southwest. 20 - The R. & M. Milling Co, 21. - The Dam - - - Looking East. 22. - In the Park - - - Looking North. 23. - In the Park - - - The Lassies. 24. - The Sheyenne - 3 Blocks From N.P. Depot. 25. - In the Park - - - Up a Tree. 26. - The East Bridge - - Looking South. 27. - Winter - - - We Still Live. 28. - The Two Bridges - - Looking East. 29. - The Kindred - - Up the River. 30. - From the West Bridge. 31. - The Sheyenne - - - Low Water. $2.00 per dozen. Liberal discount on large lots. We copy, enlarge and finish in Crayon, Water Color, Oil or Pastel, and we duplicate any price or any size that outside parties offer, and guarantee as good work for the money. Fisher & Co., Fifth Ave. South, Valley City, N.D."--Printed on back of photograph.
Biography/HistoryChessmur Arlen Fisher was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel A. Fisher. Mr. Samuel Fisher was an excellent photographer and retired from the farm to open one of the first studios in Valley City. C.A. Fisher and Abbie Montgomery were married and began farming in Grand Prairie Township, they had five children, Edgar, Samuel, Mabel, Edith and Mary.
Edgar A. Fisher was born October 21, 1889; he graduated from Valley City High School and the University of North Dakota as a mining engineer. He enlisted in the Army Engineer Corps of World War I in 1918. He gave his life and the Valley City American Legion, Edgar A. Fisher Post carries his name.
Mr. C. A. Fisher worked with his father in the pioneer studio known as Fisher & Company. Mrs. Abbie M. Fisher died in 1905. After a few years Mr. Fisher married Ida Montgomery, a sister of his first wife. Mr. Fisher died in 1948 and his wife Ida M. Fisher died in 1952.
Bibliographic ReferenceInformation on pages 70-71 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 (BC8)
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 IDdmBC8
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