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Dr. Nils Tronnes in Norway
Dr. Nils Tronnes in Norway
TitleDr. Nils Tronnes in Norway
Date of Originalbetween 1900-1904
DescriptionA group of people, mostly men with two women, pose inside for a portrait. The center man is sitting in a suit, while the rest sit or stand around him wearing white garments. It appears that they are in a educational medical room, as the ground floor has a gurney and a shelf with bottles, and there are raised areas with spindle railings to view the surgery. There are also lights and a clock on the back wall.
General SubjectHealth & Medicine
Subject (LCTGM)Physicians
Group portraits
Clocks & watches
Light fixtures
Personal NameTronnes, Nils, 1876-1958
Organization NameSt. Luke's Hospital (Fargo, N.D.)
Item NumberS4975.5135.12.7
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original21 x 27 cm.
Transcription"Dr. Nils Tronnes Arms Folded Center of picture taken in Norway, around early 1900s"--Handwritten on back of photograph.
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
Photographer unknown.
Biography/HistoryDr. Nils Tronnes came to Fargo in 1904 from Norway, and with Dr. Olaf Sand he started a small hospital called St. Olaf's. Together, with several other doctors and community members they organized St. Luke's Hospital and the Fargo Clinic. Dr. Tronnes detailed journal revealed that he and Dr. Sand (co-founding physician) performed about 12,000 surgical operations during their 47 years of practice in Fargo. He was elected to the American College of Surgeons in 1920.
Repository InstitutionCass County Historical Society
Repository CollectionCass County Historical Society Photography Collection 2070 (Institute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo)
Credit LineCass County Historical Society, Bonanzaville, West Fargo (S4975, 5135, Box 12, Folder 7)
Ordering Information,
(701) 282-2822
Cass County Historical Society
1351 West Main Ave.
West Fargo, ND 58078
GrantNHPRC SNAP Grant 2008-2009, NAR08-RC-10021-08
Digital IDdm116
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