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Marie Holen Nelson portrait
Marie Holen Nelson portrait
TitleMarie Holen Nelson portrait
Date of Original190-?
DescriptionStudio portrait of Marie Holen as a young woman.
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectPeople
Subject (LCTGM)Portrait photographs
Subject (Local)Women homesteaders
Personal NameNelson, Marie Holen, 1882-1956
LocationAlamo (N.D.)
Williams County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
Item Number2008.116.97
Format of OriginalSlides
Dimensions of Original5 x 5 cm.
Transcription"Marie Holen (Nelson)" - Handwritten on slide mount.
"Marie Holen's brother built her eight-by-ten shack and ten-by-ten barn. Courtesy Mabel McLellan" - Caption with image in Land in Her Own Name, p. 93.
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
Photographer unknown.
Copied from original gelatin silver print.
Completed questionnaire and additional biographical information in Lindgren's research papers (Mss 292.1.99).
Biography/HistoryMarie Holen came with her parents to America circa 1892 from Lesje, Norway where she was born in 1882. In 1902 she and several sisters came to North Dakota and in 1905 she homesteaded in Rock Island Township, Williams County, near Alamo. She proved up her claim in 1907 and married Adolph Nelson. He was born in Sweden in 1882. They lived on her homestead and raised three children. They retired from farming in 1944 and moved to Williston, N.D. where Marie died in 1956.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionH. Elaine Lindgren Photograph Collection 2008
Collection Finding AidConsult:
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (2008.116.97)
Digital IDrs010102
Original SourceSlide
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