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Lester Burkum portrait
Lester Burkum portrait
TitleLester Burkum portrait
Date of Original1949
DescriptionA studio portrait of Lester Burkum wearing a suit and tie.
General SubjectPortraits
Subject (LCTGM)People
Personal NameBurkum, Lester, 1912-2001
LocationHarvey (N.D.)
Wells County (N.D.)
Item Number001.02.03
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original17 x 12 cm.
Publisher of OriginalMiller Studio (Harvey, N.D.)
Place of PublicationHarvey (N.D.)
Transcription"1949"--Handwritten on back of photograph.
Biography/HistoryLester Burkum was born on September 16, 1912 in Manfred, N.D. to Lars and Guri (Gina) Ronge Burkum. Both of Lester's parents were born in Norway and immigrated to America. After selling the Burkum Store in 1916, Lars and Gina bought a farmstead three miles west of Manfred where they farmed the rest of their lives. Gina died July 11, 1941, and Lars died two years later on July 7, 1943. Lester Burkum was a very intelligent person, finishing high school in three years. He had many interests. Lester Burkum was fascinated with trains, he did quite a bit of traveling taking many photos and home movies wherever he went. Lester died on Tuesday, July 10, 2001, and was buried on Friday, July 13th at Vang Lutheran Cemetery near Manfred, N.D.
Bibliographic ReferenceInformation found at the website under Biographies and then the families last name.
Repository InstitutionManfred Heritage Museum
Repository CollectionManfred Heritage Museum Photograph Collection
Credit LineManfred Heritage Museum, Manfred, N.D. (001.02.03)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Ordering InformationManfred Heritage Museum
Visit the Manfred History and Preservation, Inc. website: - go to Guestbook.
Mailing address: Manfred History and Preservation Inc., PO Box 321, Harvey, N.D. 58341
Open May 1- September 30, on Tuesday- Saturday 10am-4pm.
When open, Museum phone number (701) 547-2564.
Manfred project historian, Audrey Solheim, e-mail address,
Winter phone numbers that are published in their newsletter for staff who could open the museum on special request are 701-547-3123, 701-324-2091, and Pam Norstedt at 701-324-2027.
GrantNHPRC SNAP Grant 2008-2009, NAR08-RC-10021-08
Digital IDdm0010203
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