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At Chautauqua, Valley City, N.D.
At Chautauqua, Valley City, N.D.
TitleAt Chautauqua, Valley City, N.D.
Date of Originalcirca 1916
DescriptionA large crowd of people sit in chairs under a tent to listen to a speaker at the Valley City Chautauqua. People are also visible seated outside of the tent. A man stands on the stage. Also visible on the stage is a piano and empty chairs.
General SubjectPeople
Social Life & Customs
Subject (LCTGM)Men
Public speaking
Stages (Platforms)
LocationValley City (N.D.)
Item NumberBC-5-52-2
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original17 x 13 cm.
Transcription"At Chautauqua Valley City"--Handwritten on front of photograph.
NotesTitle written on photograph.
Photographer unknown.
Biography/HistoryValley City entered the Chautauqua circuit in the summer of 1911. The Chautauqua movement was an educational movement dedicated to bringing education, entertainment, and moral guidance to the common man and woman. Between 1911 and 1932, Valley City hosted nationally famous orchestras, choruses, soloists, lecturers, stage productions, and various speakers on religion, politics, world travel, and social issues of the day. The Chautauqua Pavilion in Valley City housed a large circular auditorium with a stage, dressing room and a seating capacity of 1,200.
Repository InstitutionBarnes County Historical Society
Repository CollectionBarnes County Historical Society Photograph Collection
Credit LineBarnes County Historical Society (BC-5-52-2)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Owned by Barnes County Historical Society.
Ordering InformationBarnes County Historical Society address:
315 Central Ave. N.
Valley City, ND 58072
Phone number: 701-845-0966
Fax: 701-845-4282
GrantNHPRC SNAP Grant 2009-2010 NAR10-RC-10062-09
Digital IDdmBC5522
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