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Soldier Benjamin Franklin
Soldier Benjamin Franklin
TitleSoldier Benjamin Franklin
Date of Original1878-1880?
CreatorPasel & Bailey (St. Paul, Minn.)
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionPortrait of former soldier, with no hands or legs, standing with crutches by table.
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectPeople
Subject (LCTGM)Amputees
Subject (LCSH)Crutches
Personal NameFranklin, Benjamin
LocationSouth Dakota
United States
Fort Sisseton (S.D.)
Fort Ridgely (Minn.)
Item Number2088.39.1
Format of OriginalCartes de visite
Dimensions of Original11 x 7 cm.
Publisher of OriginalPasel & Bailey (St. Paul, Minn.)
Place of PublicationSaint Paul (Minn.)
Transcription" Benjamin Franklin, The unfortunate soldier, who lost all his limbs by freezing, while crossing the plains from Fort Wadsworth, Dakotah Terrritory to Fort Ridgely, Minn. While he was making the journey in company with four others, they were caught in one of those dreadful storms which frequently occurs on the plains, and all his comrades perished. He was out eight days and seven nights without food or fire, when found by two Indians was nearly starved to death. He is the only soldier in the United States without hands or feet, and is trying to sell his photographs for the benefit of his family." - Transcribed from back of mount.
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionRonald Olin Collection of Carte de Visite Photographs 2088
Collection Finding AidConsult:
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU Fargo (2088.39.1)
Rights ManagementImage in public domain.
Digital IDrs001998
Original SourceCarte de visite
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