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Ellen Davis and Elsie Milde, Wishek, N.D.
Ellen Davis and Elsie Milde, Wishek, N.D.
TitleEllen Davis and Elsie Milde, Wishek, N.D.
Date of Original192-
DescriptionEllen Davis and Elsie Milde balance on fenceposts out in a field near Wishek.
Ordering Information
General SubjectPeople
Subject (LCTGM)Fences
Personal NameAmundson, Elsie Milde
LocationWishek (N.D.)
Item Number2009-P-19-30
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Transcription"Ellen Davis & Elsie Milde Wishek, N.D."--Handwritten on back of photograph.
"Kodak quality finishing Hoskins-Meyer Bismarck, N. Dak."--Stamped 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-19-30)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh2009P1930
OCLC number76803707
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