|Title||At Chautauqua, Valley City, N.D. |
|Date of Original||circa 1916 |
|Description||A large crowd of people sit in chairs under a tent to listen to a speaker at the Valley City Chautauqua. People are also visible seated outside of the tent. A man stands on the stage. Also visible on the stage is a piano and empty chairs. |
Social Life & Customs
|Location||Valley City (N.D.)|
|Item Number||BC-5-52-2 |
|Format of Original||Photographic prints|
|Dimensions of Original||17 x 13 cm. |
|Transcription||"At Chautauqua Valley City"--Handwritten on front of photograph. |
|Notes||Title written on photograph. |
|Biography/History||Valley City entered the Chautauqua circuit in the summer of 1911. The Chautauqua movement was an educational movement dedicated to bringing education, entertainment, and moral guidance to the common man and woman. Between 1911 and 1932, Valley City hosted nationally famous orchestras, choruses, soloists, lecturers, stage productions, and various speakers on religion, politics, world travel, and social issues of the day. The Chautauqua Pavilion in Valley City housed a large circular auditorium with a stage, dressing room and a seating capacity of 1,200.
|Repository Institution||Barnes County Historical Society|
|Repository Collection||Barnes County Historical Society Photograph Collection|
|Credit Line||Barnes County Historical Society (BC-5-52-2) |
|Rights Management||Copyright status unknown. |
Owned by Barnes County Historical Society.
|Ordering Information||Barnes County Historical Society address: |
315 Central Ave. N.
Valley City, ND 58072
Phone number: 701-845-0966
|Grant||NHPRC SNAP Grant 2009-2010 NAR10-RC-10062-09 |
|Digital ID||dmBC5522 |