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In the good old days, when owning a pair of shoes was a great luxury
In the good old days, when owning a pair of shoes was a great luxury
TitleIn the good old days, when owning a pair of shoes was a great luxury
Date of Original190-?
CreatorHarrison, Job V., 1873-1955
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionA man with his six children and another man standing outside a sod house. The sod house shows one window and a doorway with a sod roof. There are three chairs, one is a rocking chair. A dog is on one chair and a girl on another. One boy has a book in his hand and all of the children are barefoot.
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General SubjectPioneer Era
Subject (LCTGM)Sod buildings
Children
Families
Rocking chairs
Dogs
Subject (LCSH)Sod houses
Subject (Local)Barefoot children
LocationTowner County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
Decade1900-1909
Item Number2028.46
Format of OriginalGelatin silver prints
Color images
Dimensions of Original20 x 25 cm.
Transcription"Fred Hultstrand copy of a picture made from a glass plate, Jan. 13, 1965, borrowed from Howard O. Berg, Devils Lake, N.Dak. Glass plate brought in by Morris D. Johnson, Bismarck, N.Dak." - Back of hand-colored print.
Early accounts indicate that whenever the traveling photographer came 'round, the sodbusters trotted out all of their possessions, in this case, three chairs. The children were always outfitted in their Sunday best" - Note with prints.
NotesTitle taken from label with hand-colored print.
Likely taken by Job V. Harrison near Rock Lake, Towner County, N.D.
Black and white version of image available.
ContributorHultstrand, Fred, 1888-1968
Berg, Howard O., 1916-1992
External ResourceImages featured on "Northern Great Plains, 1880-1920" part of American Memory, Library of Congress: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/award97/ndfahtml/ngphome.html
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 (2028.46)
Languageeng
Digital IDrs005365
Original SourcePhotograph
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