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Banking Up for winter in Dakota
Banking Up for winter in Dakota
TitleBanking Up for winter in Dakota
Date of Original1886
CreatorGraham, C.
Creator RoleIllustrator
DescriptionFarmstead with people working near buildings and placing items in underground area. Several men on horses. Windmill in background and clouds in sky appear dark and foreboding.
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectWeather
Subject (LCTGM)Farms
Log cabins
LocationNorth Dakota
United States
Item NumberFolio 102.EnB45.2
Format of OriginalLithographs
Color images
Dimensions of Original17 x 23 cm.
Publisher of OriginalHarper's Magazine Co.
Place of PublicationNew York (N.Y.)
Transcription"Banking Up for Winter. It is said that there are portions of this globe, noticeably in the neighborhood of the north pole, that are colder in the winter season than the territory of Dakota, but it would at times be a difficult matter to convince the residents of Dakota that such is the case. When, as happens frequently, there steals over the plains of Dakota a frigid wave, so very frigid that you can almost see it, speculation as to the relative degrees of cold ceases to be a matter of any profit, and when this extremely low temperature is accompanied by a gale of wind known in that locality as a 'blizzard, ' life itself appears profitless. in view of these climatic freaks the residents of Dakota'a airy plans have a sensible habit, at about the time cold weather is due, of very effectually weather-stripping their houses. The artist has furnished an interesting picture of this operation, which is as common on the Dakota plains as the addition of winter storm doors to country houses is in the East. Residences which meet all the requirements of summer life on the plains, little plain clap-board houses, would be about as comfortable during the winter season as a gauze shirt and a sun-umbrella in Greenland. Fortunately nature supplies an excellent variety of sod, and ere the days grow short in the autumn the prudent householder puts an overcoat of this material upon his dwelling. it is slightly damaging to the paint, and when it is removed in the spring-time the house is apt to have the appearance of having been swallowed by an earthquake and dug up again. But people who live on the plains do not, as a rule, care much for appearances." - Text (p. 45) that accompanies image.
NotesTitle from caption with image.
"Drawing by Charles Graham."
Black and white version also available in collection.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionDakota Lithographs and Engravings Collection Folio 102
Collection Finding AidConsult:
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (Folio 102.EnB45.2)
Rights ManagementImage in public domain.
Digital IDrsL00047
Original SourceHarper's Weekly, Jan. 16, 1886. p. 37.
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