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Tom Thumb wedding, Wishek, N.D.
Tom Thumb wedding, Wishek, N.D.
TitleTom Thumb wedding, Wishek, N.D.
Date of Original1913-12-12
DescriptionChildren from the Wishek school participate in a Tom Thumb wedding. The bride and groom wear fine clothes, and some of the girls carry flowers.
Ordering Information
General SubjectAwards and ceremonies
Subject (LCTGM)Weddings
Wedding clothing & dress
Personal NameAmundson, Elsie Milde
Hart, Grace I.
Bailey, Howard
Organization NameWishek School (Wishek, N.D.)
LocationWishek (N.D.)
Item Number2009-P-19-23
Format of OriginalPhotographic postcards
Transcription"Tom Thumb wedding at school in Wishek, ND. Elsie is behind the bride. December 12, 1913"--Handwritten on front of postcard.
"The Tom Thumb wedding Dec. 12 ', 13. to Elsie (Maid of Honor) from your teacher Grace I. Hart- Wishek. (my uncle) Howard Bailey was the groom. (He married Gladys Amundson, Archie's sister, in later years)"--Handwritten on back of postcard.
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-19-23)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh2009P1923
OCLC number76803707
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