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Elsie Milde and doll, Bismarck, N.D.
Elsie Milde and doll, Bismarck, N.D.
TitleElsie Milde and doll, Bismarck, N.D.
Date of Original1912?
DescriptionElsie Milde stands with her doll outside her family's first house in Bismarck at 205 N. 12th Street. Elsie's daughter Ardith James now owns the German doll Elsie holds in this photograph.
Ordering Information
General SubjectPeople
Subject (LCTGM)Dolls
Personal NameAmundson, Elsie Milde
LocationBismarck (N.D.)
AddressBismarck (N.D.) - 12th Street N. - 200 block
Item Number2009-P-19-59
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Transcription"To Aunt Emma from your neise Elsie Milde 205 N. 12th St. Bismarck circa 1912 Elsie Regina Milde and doll"--Handwritten on back of photograph.
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Biography/HistoryElsie Milde was born in Selby, S.D. in 1906, but grew up in Wishek, N.D. so that her father Carl could be close to his job on the Soo Line Railroad, and his parents who lived there. The family later moved to Bismarck, where Elsie would be the only one of the four Milde children to graduate from high school. Carl and Christina Milde divorced when Elsie was 13. When she was 16, she met Archie Amundsen in Wishek, whom she would later marry. After finishing high school, Elsie worked a variety of jobs, including as a tailor and clerk at Herr Bros. in Wishek, and with Dr. Chet Dursema in Bismarck as a dental assistant. Elsie and Archie married in 1930, and had a daughter Ardith two years later. In 1945, the Amundsen family moved to California. Archie died in 1979, and Elsie died in 1995.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionElsie (Milde) Amundson Photograph Collection 2009-P-19
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (2009-P-19-59)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh2009P1959
OCLC number76803707
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