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Woman in Icelandic dress, Pembina County, N.D.
Woman in Icelandic dress, Pembina County, N.D.
TitleWoman in Icelandic dress, Pembina County, N.D.
Date of Original195-?
DescriptionWoman dressed in native Icelandic costume, probably used at the Icelandic celebration of the Deuce of August in the 1950s. The woman has a white dress on with a gold belt. A blue cape line with fur wraps around her. She also wears a white veil with a gold head piece, and white high heeled shoes.
General SubjectWomen
Subject (LCTGM)Women
Clothing & dress
Capes (Clothing)
Portrait photographs
Subject (LCSH)Icelandic Americans
Icelandic American women
LocationPembina County (N.D.)
North Dakota
Item NumberPCHS5101
Format of OriginalColor photographic prints
Dimensions of Original25 x 20 cm.
NotesTitle created by staff.
Photographer unknown.
Biography/HistoryBy 1874, Iceland had been under harsh Danish rule for hundreds of years and the people wanted their freedom. A man named Jon Sigurdsson was determined to get it for them. In the summer of 1874 the Danish King, King Kristjan the Ninth, visited Iceland and the Icelandic Parliament was called into session from August the first to the seventh. On August the Second, he handed over the New Constitution to the Parliament and every Icelandic church held a service. In the early 1870s a small group of Icelandic people immigrated to Milwaukee, Wisconsin and celebrated on August 2, 1874. The Icelandic community in Winnipeg had their first celebration on the August 2, 1890, calling it "The Day of the Icelanders." Icelandic communities continue to celebrate The Deuce of August to celebrate their heritage and share cultural roots.
Bibliographic ReferenceInformation from
Repository InstitutionPembina County Historical Society
Credit LinePembina County Historical Society Photograph Collection (PCHS5101)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Owned by Pembina County Historical Society.
Ordering InformationPembina County Historical Society
Address: 13572 Hwy 5
Cavalier, N.D. 58220
Phone number: 701-265-4941 or 701-265-4691
Email address:
GrantNHPRC SNAP Grant 2008-2009, NAR08-RC-10021-08
Digital IDdmPCHS5101
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