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Emil, Mary, Buster, Pete and Rachel on homestead
Emil, Mary, Buster, Pete and Rachel on homestead
TitleEmil, Mary, Buster, Pete and Rachel on homestead
Date of Originalbetween 1900 and 1920
DescriptionHomesteaders identified only as Emil, Mary, Pete, and Rachel stand with their dog Buster in front of a homestead shack, likely in North Dakota. Emil and Mary stand while Pete and Rachel sit in the buggy.
Ordering Information
General SubjectPeople
Pioneer Era
Rural views
Subject (LCTGM)Homesteading
Carriages & coaches
Subject (Local)Women homesteaders
LocationNorth Dakota
Item Number2012-P-012-30
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Transcription"For Lillie Lorentson I suppose you will not know any of us on this picture so I will explain. It is Emil, Mary & Buster standing in front of the shack and Rachel and I in the buggy. The shack we are all standing in front of is Rachel's homestead shack and the next one is my shack which mother lived in that time and the last one is mother's which Emil & Mary lived in that time those pictures were taken a year ago last summer we are going to have some more pictures of baby and will send you and [illegible] some of them"--Handwritten on back of photograph.
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Relation[Is Part Of] North Dakota Studies eighth grade curriculum
Biography/HistoryIn this picture, an unnamed man sits in the buggy with Rachel. Rachel's shack is on the left, his shack is in the middle, and his mother's is on the right. This arrangement of households may have been made at the intersection of three quarter-sections where each home owner has set their own home on their own section. Families often wanted to remain close even though the law required them to live on their own claim. The dog is called Buster.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionPeter and Thomas Johnson North Dakota Photograph Collection 2012-P-012
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (2012-P-012-30)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh2012P01230
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