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Sod house, pennant on pole indicates the time
Sod house, pennant on pole indicates the time
TitleSod house, pennant on pole indicates the time
Date of Original190-?
DescriptionTwo women, a man, small child and baby in carriage in front of log cabin with a lean-to. In back is a sod structure, likely a barn. Also visible are two dogs, wagon, grinding stone, horse and pole with cloth flag hanging half-way up pole. People are unidentified, likely taken in North Dakota.
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectPioneer Era
Subject (LCTGM)Log cabins
Sod buildings
Grinding wheels
Baby carriages
LocationNorth Dakota
United States
Item Number2028.259
Negative NumberHult.259 (3 1/2 x 5 copy neg.)
Format of OriginalFilm negatives
Dimensions of Original9 x 13 cm.
Transcription"Note the Pennant hanging from the pole at the extreme right. This was used as a means of telling time, when the pennant was in this position it indicated that it was 11:30 a.m. and there was time to make one more round of the field before dinner time"--Label with hand-colored print.
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
Hand colored version of image available.
External ResourceImages featured on "Northern Great Plains, 1880-1920" part of American Memory, Library of Congress:
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionFred Hultstrand History in Pictures Collection 2028
Collection Finding AidConsult:
Credit LineFred Hultstrand History In Pictures Collection, NDIRS-NDSU, Fargo (2028.259)
Digital IDrs006824
Original SourceNegative
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