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Christ Nelson sod house, Soper Post Office, North Dakota
Christ Nelson sod house, Soper Post Office, North Dakota
TitleChrist Nelson sod house, Soper Post Office, North Dakota
Date of Original1896
CreatorMcCarthy, John, 1861-
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionSod house with a wooden lean-to, stovepipe and one window showing. Five bicycles are against the side of the addition. Eight people in the foreground. A boy is on the roof of the lean-to. There are also saw horses, a shoe on the roof, and tin cans and trash on the ground.
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectPioneer Era
Subject (LCTGM)Sod buildings
Bicycles & tricycles
Subject (LCSH)Sod houses
Personal NameBakken, George
Gjevre, Edwin, 1888-1954
Lind, John A.
Hagen, Thomas, 1882-
Hagen, Herman, 1891-1979
Nelson, Christ O.
Erickson, John, 1887-
Erickson, Martin, 1880-
LocationSoper (N.D.)
Osnabrock (N.D.)
Cavalier County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
Item Number2028.80
Format of OriginalColor images
Gelatin silver prints
Dimensions of Original21 x 25 cm.
Transcription"Reading from left to right: George Bakken, Edwin Gjevre, John A. Lind, Thomas Haugen, Christ O. Nelson (owner), John Erickson, Herman Haugen (on the roof), Martin Erickson." - Typed on label attached to photograph.
NotesTitle taken from label with hand-colored print.
Photographer likely John McCarthy since original negative in collection.
Black and white version of image available.
Hand colored by Hultstrand Studio staff.
Biography/HistorySoper Post Office established June 11, 1888 and closed October 15, 1906.
External ResourceImages featured on "Northern Great Plains, 1880-1920" part of American Memory, Library of Congress:
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionFred Hultstrand History in Pictures Collection 2028
Credit LineFred Hultstrand History in Pictures Collection, NDIRS-NDSU, Fargo (2028.80)
Digital IDrs004773
Original SourcePhotograph
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