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Bull Tractor demonstration video
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TitleBull Tractor demonstration video
Date of Originalbetween 1915 and 1920
CreatorHolmboe, Frithjof
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionA self-propelled Bull Tractor is put through the paces on an unidentified bit of farm land. At first, the machine is operated by just one man, but eventually a small group of men clamber on board the machine for a ride.
Ordering Information
General SubjectAgriculture
Rural views
Subject (LCTGM)Tractors
Organization NameMinneapolis Steel and Machinery Company
Bull Tractor Co.
Item Number10269-3-2798
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 (10269-3-2798)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh1026932798
Media StandardWindows Media
Frame Size352x240 (MPEG-1 NTSC)
Aspect Ratio4:3
Frame Rate30 fps (60 fields/sec)
Audio Trackssilent
Data Rate368 kilobits/sec
OCLC number17799116
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