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Ferry boats operating on Missouri River at Bismarck, N.D. video
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TitleFerry boats operating on Missouri River at Bismarck, N.D. video
Date of Originalbetween 1915 and 1920
CreatorHolmboe, Frithjof
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionTwo ferries operate on the Missouri River at Bismarck with the Northern Pacific Railroad bridge in the background.
Ordering Informationhttp://www.history.nd.gov/archives/rscopypermission.html
General SubjectWater
Transportation
Subject (LCTGM)Ferries
Railroad bridges
Rivers
Organization NameNorthern Pacific Railroad Company
LocationBismarck (N.D.)
Missouri River
Decade1910-1919
Item Number10269-6-0859
Format of Original16 mm film prints
Relation[Is Part Of] Frithjof Holmboe Papers, State Historical Society of North Dakota, MSS 10269
Biography/HistoryFrithjof Holmboe was born in Oslo, Norway in 1879, and immigrated to the United States with his family in 1882, settling in Minneapolis. He was a photographer for Northern Pacific before opening his first photographic studio in New Salem, N.D. in 1907. In 1909, he moved to Bismarck, setting up a studio across from the McKenzie (now Patterson) Hotel. He became interested in motion pictures in 1913, and formed the Publicity Film Company soon after. He contracted with the North Dakota Dept. of Immigration and various counties to produce promotional films to encourage relocation to North Dakota. He also contracted with businesses and produced commercial films about products agricultural and artistic. He left North Dakota in 1921 and died in California in 1967.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionFrithjof Holmboe Motion Picture Film Collection 10269
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (10269-6-0859)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh1026960859
Media StandardWindows Media
Duration00:00:12
Frame Size352x240 (MPEG-1 NTSC)
Aspect Ratio4:3
Frame Rate30 fps (60 fields/sec)
Audio Trackssilent
Data Rate811.2 kilobits/sec
OCLC number17799116
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