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Earle Hotel fire survivors at Northern Pacific Depot, Fargo, N.D.
Earle Hotel fire survivors at Northern Pacific Depot, Fargo, N.D.
TitleEarle Hotel fire survivors at Northern Pacific Depot, Fargo, N.D.
Date of Original1951-12-13
DescriptionMrs. Harold Johnson and two sons seated on a bench inside the Northern Pacific Depot. Mrs. Johnson is wearing a fur coat, and holding some clothing in her lap. Her two sons, Grant and Neil are seated next to her, with Neil looking at comic books. Several other people are visible in the room.
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General SubjectPeople
Subject (LCTGM)Mothers
Children
Boys
Comic books
Benches
Railroad stations
Refugees
Fur coats
Interiors
Organization NameEarle Hotel (Fargo, N.D.)
Northern Pacific Depot (Fargo, N.D.)
LocationFargo (N.D.)
Cass County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
AddressFargo (N.D.) - Main Avenue
Fargo (N.D.) - Main Avenue - 700 block
Decade1950-1959
Item Number4x5P-433
Negative Number4x5P-433 neg.
Format of OriginalFilm negatives
Dimensions of Original10 x 13 cm.
Publisher of OriginalForum Publishing Company (Fargo, N.D.)
Place of PublicationFargo (N.D.)
Transcription"Sanctuary - Fire-routed guests of the Earle hotel congregated in the Northern Pacific depot this morning. Above, Mrs. Harold Johnson, arms filled with clothes, sits with her sons, Grant, 13, and Neil, 7. Not even a fire could keep Neil, right, away from his comic books." - caption with image printed in the Fargo Forum & Daily Tribune, December 14, 1951, p. 14.
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
Photographer unknown.
Biography/HistoryHotel built originally as the Waldorf Hotel in 1899, and name changed to Earle Hotel close to time of fire. The four alarm fire started about 7 a.m., Thursday December 13, 1951, in the northwest corner of the third floor. Three people were killed, former Fargo postmaster Winfield S. Hooper, age 79; Mabel A. Sampson, age 76, and Catherine Morton, age 84.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionInstitute for Regional Studies Negative Collection
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (4x5P-433)
Languageeng
Digital IDrs005279
Original SourceNegative
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