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Fire Festival, Fargo, N.D.
Fire Festival, Fargo, N.D.
TitleFire Festival, Fargo, N.D.
Date of Original1899?
DescriptionAs part of the Fargo Fire Festival, which celebrated Fargo's rebuilding after the devastating fire of June 1893, a man has stopped his buggy to watch a hot air balloon being inflated. The photograph is probably taken on Roberts Street, looking toward the southeast. The first building is the Hotel Boulger located on 223 Broadway and the building in the background is the Fargo Linseed Oil Mills, located at the east end of 1st Avenue North.
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectSocial Life & Customs
City & Town Life
Subject (LCTGM)Celebrations
Balloons (Aircraft)
Carriages & coaches
Organization NameHotel Boulger (Fargo, N.D.)
Fargo Linseed Oil Mills (Fargo, N.D.)
LocationFargo (N.D.)
Cass County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
AddressFargo (N.D.) - Roberts Street
Negative NumberGPN F-6
Format of OriginalGlass negatives
Dimensions of Original10 x 13 cm.
Publisher of OriginalNorth Dakota Agricultural College (Fargo, N.D.)
Place of PublicationFargo (N.D.)
Transcription""Hall-Fire fest' Scene of Fargo Fire Festival (1899?) crowd around hot-air ballon on ground."
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title supplied by staff.
Biography/HistoryThe Fargo Fire of June 7, 1893 started in the rear of Mrs. Rosa Herzman's dry goods store at 512 Front Street (Main Avenue). The fire spread over much of downtown Fargo, burning nearly 200 buildings.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, University Archives
Repository CollectionNDSU University Archives Glass Negative Collection
Credit LineUniversity Archives, NDSU, Fargo (GPN F-6)
Rights ManagementCopyright held by the University Archives.
Digital IDua000441
Original Sourceglass negative
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