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Karen Kittelson Olson portrait
Karen Kittelson Olson portrait
TitleKaren Kittelson Olson portrait
Date of Original189-?
DescriptionFormal studio portrait of Karen Kittelson Olson
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectWomen
Subject (LCTGM)Women
Portrait photographs
Subject (LCSH)Norwegian American women
Subject (Local)Women homesteaders
Personal NameErickson, Karen Kittelson Olson, 1855-1938
LocationBisbee (N.D.)
Towner County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
Item Number2008.116.132
Format of OriginalSlides
Dimensions of Original5 x 5 cm.
Transcription"Karen Kittelson Olson" - Handwritten on back of mount.
"Karen Kittelson Olsen waited six weeks until she had the two cents necessary to mail a letter" - Caption with image published in: Land in Her Own Name, p. 166.
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
Photographer unknown.
Karen Kittelson Olsen Erickson's completed questionnaire and additional biographical information in Lindgren's research papers (Mss 292.3.9).
Biography/HistoryKaren Olsdatter Storberget was born in 1855 in Solør, Norway. The family came to America in 1872 and settled at Northfield, Minn. In 1879 she married Ole Olson Kittelson. He was born in 1857 in Telemark, Norway. The family homesteaded in Grainfield Township, Towner County near Bisbee, N.D. in 1883. In 1888 Ole died and in 1895 she lost the homestead, then homesteaded again nearby. She married a cousin John Erickson in 1900, also a Norwegian immigrant, and they lived in Grainfield Township. Karen died in 1938.
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 (2008.116.132)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDrs010137
Original SourceSlide
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