|Title||John Bakken sod house, Milton, North Dakota |
|Date of Original||1895? |
|Creator||McCarthy, John, 1861-|
|Description||Sod house with Marget Bakken at the door with a wash basin in her hand. John Bakken stands in left foreground with spade in hand. In right foreground are their two small children, Tilda and Eddie (wearing a dress). By house is a dog and plant in the outside window ledge. There are also two stovepipes and vegetation on the roof. In distance on right side there appears to be a hay or straw stack and another sod structure. |
|Ordering Information||Consult: http://library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives/duplication-services |
|Subject (LCTGM)||Sod buildings|
|Subject (LCSH)||Sod houses|
|Personal Name||Bakken, John, 1871-1965|
Silvesta (N.D. : Township)
Walsh County (N.D.)
|Item Number||2028.061 |
|Negative Number||120mm-0144 copy neg. |
|Format of Original||Color images|
Gelatin silver prints
|Dimensions of Original||20 x 25 cm. |
|Transcription||"This sod house [photograph] was used as the basis for the design of the Homestead Act commemorative stamp"--Label with hand-colored print. |
|Notes||Title taken from label with hand-colored print.|
Name of photographer given in Walsh heritage article.
Original negative in private hands.
Hand colored by Hultstrand Studio staff.
|Biography/History||John Bakken was born in 1871 at Benson, Minn. of Norwegian immigrants. In 1881 the family moved to near Milton, N.D., where in 1893 he married Marget Axvig, born in Norway. In 1896 they homesteaded in Silvesta Township, Walsh County, N.D. and farmed there until retiring to Edinburg, N.D. in 1942. Marget died in 1948 and John in 1965.|
Also used by Norway on its postage stamp in 1975 commemorating the sesquicentennial of Norwegian emigration to America.
|Bibliographic Reference||"John Bakken Family" and "Bakken Sod House Story." Walsh Heritage: A Story of Walsh County and Its Pioneers. [Grafton, N.D.?]: Walsh County Historical Society, 1976. |
|External Resource||Images featured on "Northern Great Plains, 1880-1920" part of American Memory, Library of Congress: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/award97/ndfahtml/ngphome.html |
|Repository Institution||North Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies|
|Repository Collection||Fred Hultstrand History in Pictures Collection 2028|
|Credit Line||Fred Hultstrand History in Pictures Collection, NDIRS-NDSU, Fargo |
|Digital ID||rs001029c |
|Original Source||Photograph |