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Scene from the annual Grafton Days in Grafton, N.D.
Scene from the annual Grafton Days in Grafton, N.D.
TitleScene from the annual Grafton Days in Grafton, N.D.
Date of Original192-?
CreatorSalter Studio (Grafton, N.D.)
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionMany men, women, and children are gathered around a man during the annual Grafton Days. There is a band playing in the crowd. This was a cause of entertainment for the crowds, who were also entertained by "The Strangest Human Alive, " which was located in a designated area behind the crowd.
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectCity & Town Life
Subject (LCTGM)Fairs
LocationGrafton (N.D.)
Walsh County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
Item Number2101.21.1
Format of OriginalGelatin silver prints
Dimensions of Original20 x 26 cm.
Transcription"Almost every year, Grafton has had a day of celebration. Once there was a Grafton Day, today there is a Sugar Beet Festival Day. Small carnivals, such as the one pictured have been brought into town and set up on the side streets. These do not compare with the large carnivals of yester-year which were set up on the east side of town near the courthouse. These carnivals stayed for a week and usually drew large crowds into Grafton. Al. G. Barnes, Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circuses used to stop for a day between Winnipeg and Grand Forks. They used to set up east of the courthouse and sometimes on the vacant lots near the hospital where Wally's Super Fair store now stands. After Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey combined their shows, they have never come any nearer than Grand Forks."- Typed on a sheet of paper placed on the pack of the photograph.
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
Photographer unknown
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionGrafton, N.D. Photograph Collection 2101
Collection Finding AidConsult:
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (2101.21.1)
Digital IDrs006028
Original SourcePhotograph
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