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Betsy Aslakson with chickens
Betsy Aslakson with chickens
TitleBetsy Aslakson with chickens
Date of Original191-?
DescriptionBetsy Aslakson standing by building doorway with chickens on mound of hay or straw. Location unknown, although likely in Minnesota and not at her homestead near Tioga, N.D.
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectAgriculture
Subject (LCTGM)Chickens
Subject (Local)Women homesteaders
Personal NameAslakson, Betsey, 1873-1955
United States
Item Number2008.116.11
Format of OriginalSlides
Dimensions of Original5 x 5 cm.
Transcription"Betsy Aslakson about 45 years old, not on her claim" - Handwritten on slide mount.
"Betsy Aslakson. Chickens were an important source of income for many women. Courtesy Berglot Aslakson" - Identification with published image in Land in Her Own Name, p. 120.
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
Photographer unknown.
Copied from original photographic print.
Biography/HistoryBetsey Aslakson was born in 1873 at Starbuck, Minnesota to Norwegian immigrant parents. She was a widow with three children when she homesteaded near Tioga, N.D. in 1909. After proving up her land in 1910 she and her family moved back to Minnesota where she died in 1955.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionH. Elaine Lindgren Photograph Collection 2008
Collection Finding AidConsult:
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (2008.116.11)
Digital IDrs010016
Original SourceSlide
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