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Washburn underground lignite mine video
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TitleWashburn underground lignite mine video
Date of Original1916-08-28
CreatorHolmboe, Frithjof
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionThe underground lignite mine at Washburn is seen in various stages of operation. Lignite is loaded into horse-drawn carts, and many views of mine cars on tracks are included.
Ordering Information
General SubjectMining
Subject (LCTGM)Coal mining
Carts & wagons
Subject (LCSH)Lignite
LocationWashburn (N.D.)
Item Number10269-7-0360
Format of Original16 mm film prints
Relation[Is Part Of] Frithjof Holmboe Papers, State Historical Society of North Dakota, MSS 10269
[Is Part Of] North Dakota eighth grade curriculum
Biography/HistoryThis film of the Washburn Lignite Coal mine was taken August 28, 1916.
Frithjof 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 (10269-7-0360)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh1026970360
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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