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Ivar Ravnaas harvesting
Ivar Ravnaas harvesting
TitleIvar Ravnaas harvesting
Date of Original1932
CreatorBurkum, Lester, 1912-2001
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionA view of Ingvald Ivarson Ravnaas harvesting wheat. A team of six horses pulls the harvesting machinery, with Ivar Ravnaas riding on top. In the distance on the right is a barn and a tree line.
General SubjectAgriculture
Subject (LCTGM)Harvesting
Agricultural laborers
Agricultural machinery & implements
Agricultural productivity
Horse teams
Personal NameRavnass, Ingvald Ivarson, 1885-1963
LocationManfred (N.D.)
Wells County (N.D.)
Item NumberMM8
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Photograph albums
Dimensions of Original7 x 12 cm.
Transcription"Ivar Ravnaas Harvest, 1932"--Handwritten below photograph in photo album.
NotesThis photograph was in a photograph album owned by Lester Burkum.
Biography/HistoryIngvald Ivarson Ravnaas, the second oldest of 12 children, was born in Sigdal, Norway, on Feb. 18, 1885 to Ivar Ivarson Lillemoen and Karen Ivarsdatter √ėverby. In 1903, along with his cousins Ole, Gunhild and Lars Reistad, Ingvald immigrated to America. He sailed on the steamship Saxonia, which departed from Liverpool, England, and on June 25, 1903, they landed in Boston. Ingvald filed his Declaration of Intent, or "first papers", for naturalization on June 29, 1906 in Stark County, N.D. In November of 1909, Ingvald filed papers with the Bureau of Land Management for a land patent in Adams County, North Dakota. His cousin, Lars Reistad filed papers for acreage in the same section. On March 3, 1911, Ingvald was married to Olida Johanna Berve at her parents' home in rural Manfred. Ingvald farmed and was also active in the community. He served as township supervisor for many years and was a member of the Farmers Union and Sons of Norway. He played fiddle, and was also active in Sigdalslaget, an organization of immigrants whose roots are in Sigdal, Norway. He and his family belonged to Vang Lutheran Church in Manfred. Ingvald spoke of returning to Norway but was never able to fulfill that dream. He died on April 1, 1963. Olida remained in their Manfred home until her death April 13, 1969.
Repository InstitutionManfred Heritage Museum
Repository CollectionManfred Heritage Museum Photograph Collection
Credit LineManfred Heritage Museum, Manfred, N.D. (MM8)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Ordering InformationManfred Heritage Museum
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GrantNHPRC SNAP Grant 2008-2009, NAR08-RC-10021-08
Digital IDdmMM8
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