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Icelandic play, Mountain, N.D.
Icelandic play, Mountain, N.D.
TitleIcelandic play, Mountain, N.D.
Date of Original1953
CreatorDavidson, Erling D.
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionInterior view of a theater with a play happening on stage. There are two men, a woman, two boys, and a girl sitting on stage and one older man standing. There are a few props, a small spinning wheel and chairs on stage. Some of the audience can be seen at the bottom. This play was part of the Icelandic celebration for The Deuce of August, in Mountain, N.D.
Signs above the stage say, "J.P. Arason harness, saddler & Shoes, repair Mountain, N. Dak.; Builder Contractor, plans & estimates Mountain; service - quality - reasonable prices - We believe in Co peration, Why? Co-operation means prosperity to all.; Auctioneer, Edinburg, N. Dak. What I have done for others I can do for you.; Dealers in all kinds of Farm Machinery & repairs, good ___ makes a good farm better.; ____ Market, fresh smoked salted meats & poultry, highest prices assured for your stock, Mountain, N.DAK.; Mark every grave with an everlasting Monument, marble, Granite, …. All work guaranteed, S.A. Arason, Mountain, N.D."
General SubjectEthnic
Social Life & Customs
Sports & Recreation
Subject (LCTGM)Theatrical productions
Stages (Platforms)
Subject (LCSH)Icelandic Americans
LocationMountain (N.D.)
Pembina County (N.D.)
Item NumberPCHS5029
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original13 x 18 cm.
Publisher of OriginalCavalier Studio (Cavalier, N.D.)
Place of PublicationCavalier (N.D.)
Transcription"24"--Handwritten on back.
"Photo by Erling D. Davidson, " and "Cavalier Studio, Cavalier, N. DAK."--Stamped on back of photograph.
NotesTitle created by staff.
Photographer unknown.
Biography/HistoryThe 75th celebration of Mountain, Tingvalla Township, North Dakota was in 1953.
By 1874, Iceland had been under harsh Danish rule for hundreds of years and the people wanted their freedom. A man named Jon Sigurdsson was determined to get it for them. In the summer of 1874 the Danish King, King Kristjan the Ninth, visited Iceland and the Icelandic Parliament was called into session from August the first to the seventh. On August the Second, he handed over the New Constitution to the Parliament and every Icelandic church held a service. In the early 1870's a small group of Icelandic people immigrated to Milwaukee, Wisconsin and celebrated on August 2, 1874. The Icelandic community in Winnipeg had their first celebration on the August 2, 1890, calling it "The Day of the Icelanders." Icelandic communities continue to celebrate The Deuce of August to celebrate their heritage and share cultural roots.
Bibliographic ReferenceInformation from
Repository InstitutionPembina County Historical Society
Repository CollectionPembina County Historical Society Photograph Collection
Credit LinePembina County Historical Society Photograph Collection (PCHS5029)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Owned by Pembina County Historical Society.
Ordering InformationPembina County Historical Society
Address: 13572 Hwy 5
Cavalier, N.D. 58220
Phone number: 701-265-4941 or 701-265-4691
Email address:
GrantNHPRC SNAP Grant 2008-2009, NAR08-RC-10021-08
Digital IDdmPCHS5029
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