Sven and Sofie Erfjord wedding portrait
|Title||Sven and Sofie Erfjord wedding portrait |
|Date of Original||1904 |
|Description||A studio wedding portrait of Sven and Sofie Erfjord, probably taken in Norway. Sven is sitting in a chair wearing a suit, while Sofie stands next to him on the right, with her hand on his shoulder. She is wearing a dress and a veil that goes to the floor. The is also holding a bouquet. There is a small end table on the left of Sven. There is a decorative rug and background. |
|Subject (LCSH)||Norwegian American women|
|Personal Name||Erfjord, Sven S., 1874-1944|
Erfjord, Sofie (Watland), 1878-
|Item Number||MM14 |
|Format of Original||Cabinet photographs|
|Dimensions of Original||17 x 11 cm. |
|Transcription||"Sven and Sofie Erford wedding 1904 - Bethel Church, lived 2 miles north of Adolph Shirley"--Printed on paper next to photo. |
"Sven Erfjord and wife"--Handwritten on back of photograph.
Sven Erfjord - neighbor in church"--Handwritten under picture in photograph in album, part of the Anderson Collection.
"C. K?rner, Stavanger. Kristianssand, S."--Printed underneath the photograph.
"C. Körner, Stavanger. Kristianssand, S., Christiansand, Kjobenhavn. PARIS. Kjobenhav. Stavanger"--Printed on the back of the photograph, along with eight circles/ medallions that have probably Norwegian words inside them, and the years 1888 and 1889.
|Notes||Title created by staff. |
|Biography/History||Sven Erfjord came to Buxton, North Dakota in 1890, from Stavanger, Norway. He was born in Norway in about 1874. He homesteaded in Manfred Township in 1897. In 1904 he returned to Norway and married Sofie Watland. They came back to his homestead and lived there until 1917, when they moved to Esmond, N.D. Later they moved to Fargo, N.D. Mr. Erfjord did carpenter work in addition to farming. They were members of the Bethel Lutheran Church and lived 2 miles North of Adolph Shirley's farm. |
|Bibliographic Reference||Information from the Fessenden Diamond Jubilee Book 1893-1968. |
|Repository Institution||Manfred Heritage Museum|
|Repository Collection||Anderson Photograph Collection|
|Credit Line||Manfred Heritage Museum, Manfred, N.D. (MM14) |
|Rights Management||Copyright status unknown. |
|Ordering Information||Manfred Heritage Museum |
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|Grant||NHPRC SNAP Grant 2008-2009, NAR08-RC-10021-08 |
|Digital ID||dmMM14 |