High School building South side, Jamestown, Dakota Territory
|Title||High School building South side, Jamestown, Dakota Territory |
|Date of Original||1884 |
|Creator||Lovell, John S., 1844-|
|Creator Role||Photographer |
|Description||A 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. |
Frontier & pioneer life
|Organization Name||Jamestown High School (Jamestown, N.D.)|
Stutsman County (N.D.)
|Item Number||ST245 |
|Format of Original||Photographic prints|
|Dimensions of Original||25 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/History||Between 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 Institution||Stutsman County Memorial Museum|
|Repository Collection||Stutsman County Memorial Museum Photographs|
|Credit Line||Stutsman County Memorial Museum, Jamestown, N.D. (ST245) |
|Rights Management||Owned by Stutsman County Memorial Museum. |
|Ordering Information||Stutsman County Memorial Museum |
Address: Box 1002, Jamestown, N.D. 58401
Open: Memorial Day - September, 10am-5pm Weekdays and 1pm-5pm Weekends.
|Grant||NHPRC SNAP Grant 2008-2009, NAR08-RC-10021-08 |
|Digital ID||dmST245 |