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Gurina Holkestad portrait
Gurina Holkestad portrait
TitleGurina Holkestad portrait
Date of Original190-?
DescriptionPortrait of young woman, Gurina Holkestad.
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectPeople
Subject (LCTGM)Portrait photographs
Subject (LCSH)Norwegian American women
Subject (Local)Women homesteaders
Personal NameBolken, Gurina Holkestad, 1883-1965
LocationAlexander (N.D.)
McKenzie County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
Item Number2008.116.100
Format of OriginalSlides
Dimensions of Original5 x 5 cm.
Transcription"Gurina Sofie Holkested (Bolken)" - Handwritten on slide mount.
Illus. in Land in Her Own Name, p. 229, with caption "Gurina Sofie Holkestad Bolken, She possessed a spirit of faith, courage and determination (Alice Foreng, daughter)".
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
Photographer unknown.
Appears to be cropped from original gelatin silver print.
Completed questionnaire and additional biographical information in Lindgren's research papers (Mss 292.1.100).
Biography/HistoryGurina Holkestad was born in 1883 at Stegen, Norway. She came to America in 1906 and lived several years at Fort Ransom, N.D. In 1911 she homesteaded in McKenzie County near Alexander, N.D. She married Carl Bolken. He was born at Bergen, Norway in 1886 and came with his parents to Tolna, N.D. circa 1894. In 1910 he homesteaded in McKenzie County. They had nine children. Carl died in 1924 and Gurina in 1965.
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 (2008.116.100)
Digital IDrs010105
Original SourceSlide
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