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Eva Plunkett portrait
Eva Plunkett portrait
TitleEva Plunkett portrait
Date of Original194-?
DescriptionA studio portrait of Eva Plunkett. She is wearing a polka dot top and a white necklace with her hair pulled back.
General SubjectPortraits
People
Women
Subject (LCTGM)Portraits
Portrait photographs
Women
Reporters
Personal NamePlunkett, Eva, 1888-1976
Organization NameJamestown Sun (Jamestown, N.D.)
LocationJamestown (N.D.)
Stutsman County (N.D.)
Decade1930-1939
1940-1949
1950-1959
1960-1969
Item NumberST221
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original10 x 8 cm.
Transcription"Eva Plunkett 1888-1976, Pioneer Newspaper Woman" --Printed on card.
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Biography/HistoryEva Plunkett was good at dropping names and telling news. "The Fargo Forum wanted my Aunt Eva to come to work for them after she left the Sun, but she didn't want to leave Jamestown. … The Alert wanted a new look to their paper and auntie was replaced by Cookie and my aunt moved over to the Stutsman County Democrat which was located in the basement of the Gladstone Hotel. Even though Cookie replaced my aunt, both of them became lifelong friends. … It was a joy to see her (Inez Cook, 'Cookie') meet the five o-clock train. She and Rev. McCoy would be there. Cookie and my aunt would have this competition to see who could scoop each other. Cookie would get so mad when auntie scooped her."
Bibliographic ReferenceInterview with Mary Young, about her Grandmother Eva May Plunkett in Writer's Block, Jamestown People & Places by Bruce Berg.
Repository InstitutionStutsman County Memorial Museum
Repository CollectionStutsman County Memorial Museum Photographs
Credit LineStutsman County Memorial Museum, Jamestown, N.D. (ST221)
Rights ManagementOwned by Stutsman County Memorial Museum.
Ordering InformationStutsman County Memorial Museum
Phone: 701-252-6741
Address: Box 1002, Jamestown, N.D. 58401
Open: Memorial Day - September, 10am-5pm Weekdays and 1pm-5pm Weekends.
GrantNHPRC SNAP Grant 2008-2009, NAR08-RC-10021-08
Digital IDdmST221
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