|Title||Can pile, Casselton, N.D. |
|Date of Original||1970-03-04 |
|Description||Man standing in front of tall pile of cans built in layers held together with chicken wire, with the layer above being smaller than below. Taken in winter with snow on ground. Man unidentified. |
|Ordering Information||Consult: http://library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives/duplication-services |
Art & Architecture
Curiosities & wonders
|Personal Name||Taubert, Max G., 1891-1973|
Cass County (N.D.)
|Item Number||2078.76.3.2 |
|Negative Number||2078.76.3.2 |
|Format of Original||Film negatives|
|Dimensions of Original||35mm |
|Notes||Title supplied by staff.|
One of a series of nine negatives of the same general scene.
"Tin can sculpture, March 4, 1970" - Identification in finding aid.
"H-2, D10-D13" negative sheet.
|Biography/History||'The Can Pile' as it is know in Casselton, N.D. was built by Max G. Taubert near his restaurant at the intersection of Highway 10 (now Interstate 94) and Highway 18, just south of Casselton. He got into the habit of tossing empty oil cans into a pile fenced by chicken wire. When it filled the chicken wire, he simply added more chicken wire atop the bottom to add more cans. The structure eventually topped 50 feet. Taubert operated his cafe until his death in 1973. |
|Bibliographic Reference||Jackson, William. "The Old Can Pile." in More Dakota Mysteries & Oddities. Velva, N.D.: Valley Star Books, 2000. |
|Repository Institution||North Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies|
|Repository Collection||Harry Jennings Photograph Collection 2078|
|Collection Finding Aid||Consult: http://hdl.handle.net/10365/1033 |
|Credit Line||Institute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo ( |
|Rights Management||Copyright held by Institute for Regional Studies. |
|Digital ID||rs000197 |