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Helga Bjornson and friend, tintype
Helga Bjornson and friend, tintype
TitleHelga Bjornson and friend, tintype
Date of Original187-?
DescriptionView of two young women standing wearing dresses with their hair pulled back. Both women have one hand across their waist. The young women on the left is wearing a necklace. A table is in the back right.
General SubjectWomen
Pioneer Era
Subject (LCTGM)Women
Young adults
Clothing & dress
Item NumberPCHS5091
Format of OriginalTintypes
Dimensions of Original11 x 7 cm.
Transcription"" - on back of tintype.
"78.8.8 - 2 Tin Type Pictures of 1. Bjossi + 2. Helga Bjornson + a friend. Helga was an aunt of Mrs. U. B. Johnson of Cavalier"--Handwritten under accession number in accession book.
NotesTitle created by staff.
Photographer unknown.
Biography/HistoryThe tintype was developed by Hamilton L. Smith of Kenyon College, Ohio, and patented by him in 1856. Tintypes are direct positive images and were on thin sheet iron that had been lacquered black or brown. Tintypes became very popular in the United States, were less expensive, and were frequently mailed.
Bibliographic ReferencePhotographs, Archival Care and Management by Mary Lynn Ritzenthaler and Diane Vogt-O'Connor, copyright 2006.
Repository InstitutionPembina County Historical Society
Repository CollectionPembina County Historical Society Photograph Collection
Credit LinePembina County Historical Society Photograph Collection (PCHS5091)
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 IDdmPCHS5091
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