A large group of people, mostly men with four women, pose outside for a studio portrait on the steps of the entrance to a building. The men are dressed in suits, bowties, suitcoats, and one has a top hat on. The women are in dreses with jackets, and three are wearing hats.
Dr. Nils Tronnes came to Fargo in 1904 from Norway, and with Dr. Olaf Sand he started a small hospital called St. Olaf's. Together, with several other doctors and community members they organized St. Luke's Hospital and the Fargo Clinic. Dr. Tronnes detailed journal revealed that he and Dr. Sand (co-founding physician) performed about 12,000 surgical operations during their 47 years of practice in Fargo. He was elected to the American College of Surgeons in 1920.