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Charles Cotter portrait
Charles Cotter portrait
TitleCharles Cotter portrait
Date of Original188-?
CreatorHaynes, F. Jay (Frank Jay), 1853-1921
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionFormal studio head shot portrait of Charles Cotter with beard and dressed in suit.
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectPeople
Subject (LCTGM)Portrait photographs
Personal NameCotter, Charles, 1847-
LocationFargo (N.D.)
Cass County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
Item Number51.62.1
Format of OriginalGelatin silver prints
Gelatin silver prints
Cabinet photographs
Dimensions of Original11 x 17 cm.
Publisher of OriginalHaynes Studio (Fargo, N.D.)
Place of PublicationFargo (N.D.)
Transcription"Chas. Cotter, ry engineer who ran the 1st train across the Red River." - handwritten on back of cardboard mount.
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
Biography/HistoryCharles Cotter was born July 27, 1847 in Bradford County, Pennsylvania. He enlisted in the Union Army in 1864 in the Minnesota Cavalry. In 1870 he began working for the railroad, becoming a locomotive engineer. In 1880 he moved to North Dakota and became a real estate dealer, owning land in Barnes Township, Cass County, N.D., near Fargo. He married Bridget Blake in 1872 and had three children. He died May 21, 1933.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionFargo, N.D. Photograph Collection 51
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (51.62.1)
Digital IDrs006568
Original SourcePhotograph
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