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Body of Jeanette Munson being removed from rubble after 1957 Tornado, Fargo, N.D.
Body of Jeanette Munson being removed from rubble after 1957 Tornado, Fargo, N.D.
TitleBody of Jeanette Munson being removed from rubble after 1957 Tornado, Fargo, N.D.
Date of Original1957-06-20
CreatorOlson, Cal, 1924-2009
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionRichard Shaw carrying the body of Jeanette Munson from the rubble of her family home shortly after tornado.
Ordering InformationConsult: http://library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives/duplication-services
General SubjectWeather
People
Subject (LCTGM)Tornadoes
Dead persons
Children
Girls
Men
Lifting & carrying
Ruins
Debris
Personal NameMunson family
Munson, Jeanette Irene, 1951-1957
Shaw, Richard A., 1936-1969
LocationGolden Ridge (Fargo, N.D.)
Fargo (N.D.) - Tornado, 1957
Fargo (N.D.)
Cass County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
AddressFargo (N.D.) - 25th Street N.
Fargo (N.D.) - 25th Street N. - 800 block
Decade1950-1959
Item Numberco000604
Format of OriginalAcetate negatives
Safety film negatives
Dimensions of Original24 x 19 cm.
Publisher of OriginalForum Publishing Company (Fargo, N.D.)
Place of PublicationFargo (N.D.)
Transcription"With the body of 5-year-old Jeanette Irene Munson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Munson, tenderly cradled in his arms, Richard Shaw, 21, stumbled through wreckage of the tornado as he was photographed by Fargo Forum Photographer Cal Olson. Jeanette is one of six Munson children killed. Shaw, 902 26th St. N., is a neighbor of the Munson family." - caption with image published in The Fargo Forum, June 21, 1957, p. 9.
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
Original negative held by the Fargo Forum.
High resolution negative produced by the Fargo Forum from original negative in jpg format only.
Biography/HistorySix members of the Gerald Munson family were killed in the June 20, 1957 tornado that struck north Fargo, N.D. including Jeanette Irene. Cal Olson and the staff of the Fargo Forum won a 1958 Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of the tornado, and the photograph of Jeanette Munson's lifeless body being removed from the rubble of her home at 818 25th Street N., Fargo, N.D. in the Golden Ridge neighborhood.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionCal Olson Photograph Collection 2098
Collection Finding AidConsult: http://hdl.handle.net/10365/12634
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (co000604)
Languageeng;
Digital IDco000604
Original SourceNegative
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