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Mary Belle Hanson portrait
Mary Belle Hanson portrait
TitleMary Belle Hanson portrait
Date of Original189-?
DescriptionStudio portrait of Mary Belle Hanson.
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectWomen
Subject (LCTGM)Portrait photographs
Subject (LCSH)Norwegian American women
Subject (Local)Women homesteaders
Personal NamePierson, Mary Belle Hanson, 1876-1940
LocationHarlow (N.D.)
Benson County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
Item Number2008.116.85
Format of OriginalSlides
Dimensions of Original5 x 5 cm.
Transcription"Mary Hanson (Pierson)" - Handwritten on slide mount.
"Mary Belle Hanson and her husband acquired several sections of land, but she kept her original homestead in her own name until she died. Courtesy R. Warren Pierson" - Caption with image in Land in Her Own Name, p. 205.
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
Photographer unknown.
Copied from original gelatin silver print.
Completed questionnaire and additional biographical information in Lindgren's research papers (Mss 292.1.90).
Biography/HistoryMary Belle Hanson was born in 1876 at Blooming Prairie, Minnesota of Norwegian immigrants Mads & Belle Hanson of Stjørdahl, Norway. The family moved to Benson County, N.D. where Mary Belle homesteaded in 1897 in Beaver Township. She proved up her land in 1902. She married Olof Pierson who lived nearby. He was born in 1868 in Sweden. They farmed in Beaver Township and raised their family. Mary Belle died in 1940 and Olof in 1948.
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 (2008.116.85)
Digital IDrs010090
Original SourceSlide
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