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Date of Original1952-08-31
CreatorOlson, Cal, 1924-2009
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionView showing three women and a Fargo police officer. Image taken at night.
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectPeople
Subject (LCTGM)Spectators
Personal NameFick, Florence
Perkins, Frances
Organization NameFargo (N.D.). Police Dept.
LocationFargo (N.D.)
Cass County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
Item Number2098.303
Negative Number2098.303
Format of OriginalAcetate negatives
Safety film negatives
Dimensions of Original7 x 13 cm.
Publisher of OriginalForum Publishing Company (Fargo, N.D.)
Place of PublicationFargo (N.D.)
Transcription"Face drawn with shock, Mrs. Francis Perkins, right, watched her home go up in flames. With her is Mrs. Robert Fick, who reported the fire." - caption with image published in The Fargo Forum, September 2, 1952, p. 14.
NotesTitle created by photographer.
Biography/HistoryThis image taken of spectators of a house fire happened in the pre-dawn hours of Sunday, August 31, 1952. The home, located at 1405 17th Street S., Fargo, N.D. was owned by Mrs. Francis Perkins. Cal Olson was awarded 3rd place in the spot news classification for this image he entitled "Tragedy" at the Kent State University's 12th annual Short Course in Press Photography, in March 1953.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionCal Olson Photograph Collection 2098
Collection Finding AidConsult:
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (2098.303)
Rights ManagementCopyright held by Institute for Regional Studies.
Digital IDco000542
Original SourceNegative
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