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High School building South side, Jamestown, Dakota Territory
High School building South side, Jamestown, Dakota Territory
TitleHigh School building South side, Jamestown, Dakota Territory
Date of Original1884
CreatorLovell, John S., 1844-
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionA view of the two story, nine room high school building in Jamestown, N.D. possibly with a bell tower on top. There is a group of students and teachers standing lined up outside the school on the dirt road. There is a white fence around the school yard. In the distance and on the left are other pioneer era buildings such as stores, homes and a grain elevartor.
General SubjectEducation
Pioneer Era
People
Subject (LCTGM)Schools
School children
Buildings
Dirt roads
Frontier & pioneer life
Pioneers
Students
Storefronts
Houses
Grain elevators
Bell towers
Organization NameJamestown High School (Jamestown, N.D.)
LocationJamestown (N.D.)
Stutsman County (N.D.)
Decade1880-1889
Item NumberST245
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original25 x 30 cm.
Transcription"United States Armory and Arsenal, Rock Island Ill. 1881. Photographed by J.S. Lovell, Davenport, Iowa"--Printed on back of photograph.
"HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING - SOUTH SIDE, JAMESTOWN, DAKOTA. Erected 1882. Size, 78 x 60. Nine Rooms. 1897. Number of Pupils in Jamestown, 19. One teacher. Population, 200. 1884. Enrollment of the Jamestown Schools, 487. No. Teachers, 10. Population, 4, 000"--Printed on front of photograph.
"4 1/2 x 7 1/2" --Handwritten on front of photograph.
Biography/HistoryBetween 1879 and 1884 is when the railroad came to Jamestown, N.D. and the population grew.
John S. Lovell was born in about 1844 in New York. His wife was Addie C. Lovell and they lived in Davenport, Scott, Iowa in the 1880 United States Federal Census. The 1882 Iowa State Gazetter and Business Directory says that J. S. Lovell, was a photographer, and gives an address of 728 E 18th. (information found at ancestry.com) The MN Historical Society says that J.S. Lovell worked out of 403 Summit, Saint Paul, Minnesota in 1884. The Institute for Regional Studies and NDSU Archives lists John S. Lovell as a photographer before 1889, and that two photographs are in the Institute for Regional Studies collection (Folio 82) with imprint, "Photographed by Lovell, Fargo, D.T." The second image also includes "Jamestown, D.T." A John S. Lovell is listed as a photographer in Jamestown, N.D. in 1884, however he does not appear on the 1885 Dakota Territory census.
Repository InstitutionStutsman County Memorial Museum
Repository CollectionStutsman County Memorial Museum Photographs
Credit LineStutsman County Memorial Museum, Jamestown, N.D. (ST245)
Rights ManagementOwned by Stutsman County Memorial Museum.
Ordering InformationStutsman County Memorial Museum
Phone: 701-252-6741
Address: Box 1002, Jamestown, N.D. 58401
Open: Memorial Day - September, 10am-5pm Weekdays and 1pm-5pm Weekends.
GrantNHPRC SNAP Grant 2008-2009, NAR08-RC-10021-08
Digital IDdmST245
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