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Boat on James River with Manfred, N.D. in the background
Boat on James River with Manfred, N.D. in the background
TitleBoat on James River with Manfred, N.D. in the background
Date of Original1900
CreatorLee, C. T.
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionThe James River with Manfred in the background, buildings including a grain elevator and windmill are visible. Five people sit or stand in a boat close to the shore. Mr. Olaf Tansem is standing in the back of the boat, while his wife, Mrs. Sarah Tansem sits on the left wearing a white blouse. Mrs. C.T. Lee is the lady with the larger hat and sits with her son at her side, she is the photographer's wife. S.N. Wilborg sits in the front of the boat
General SubjectWater
Rural views
Subject (LCTGM)Sailboats
Grain elevators
Personal NameTansem, Olaf J., 1869-1964
Tansem, Sarah E. (LeGrand)
Wilborg, S. N.
LocationManfred (N.D.)
Wells County (N.D.)
Item Number001.15.12
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original21 x 25 cm.
Transcription"Picture of Manfred, Manfred Twp. Mrs. Olaf Tansem, SN Wilborg, Olaf Tansem, Mrs. C.T. Lee and son"--Handwritten on back of photograph.
"S.N. Wilborg, front, Mrs. + Mr. Tansem + baby, Mrs. C.T. Lee, with hat"--Handwritten underneath image on front of photograph.
"Manfred, N. Dakota, July 17th, 1900. C.T. Lee"--Handwritten on front of photograph.
Biography/HistoryOlaf Tansem was born in 1869 in Norway. He immigrated to the United States of America in 1892 and owned his own home. He is listed in the 1900 census of Manfred Township. Olaf was a blacksmith and a farmer. He worked for Jens Renden and managed the Renden Blacksmith Shop. Mr. Tansem homesteaded northeast of Balfour in 1902 and in 1933 rented his farm and moved to Velva. He died at age 95 in a Minot Nursing Home, a longtime Velva resident. Sarah E. LeGrand was born in Sweden. She immigrated to America and got her naturalization records on August 22, 1899 under the name Sarah E. LeGrande in Wells County. She married Olaf Tansem.
Bibliographic ReferenceInformation found at the website under Biographies and then the families last name.
Repository InstitutionManfred Heritage Museum
Repository CollectionManfred Heritage Museum Photograph Collection
Credit LineManfred Heritage Museum, Manfred, N.D. (001.15.12)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Ordering InformationManfred Heritage Museum
Visit the Manfred History and Preservation, Inc. website: - go to Guestbook.
Mailing address: Manfred History and Preservation Inc., PO Box 321, Harvey, N.D. 58341
Open May 1- September 30, on Tuesday- Saturday 10am-4pm.
When open, Museum phone number (701) 547-2564.
Manfred project historian, Audrey Solheim, e-mail address,
Winter phone numbers that are published in their newsletter for staff who could open the museum on special request are 701-547-3123, 701-324-2091, and Pam Norstedt at 701-324-2027.
GrantNHPRC SNAP Grant 2008-2009, NAR08-RC-10021-08
Digital IDdm0011512
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