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Elsie and Bertha Milde with school class, Wishek, N.D.
Elsie and Bertha Milde with school class, Wishek, N.D.
TitleElsie and Bertha Milde with school class, Wishek, N.D.
Date of Original1912?
DescriptionSisters Elsie and Bertha Milde stand with the rest of their classmates of the Wishek School, likely in front of the school building.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectEducation
People
Subject (LCTGM)School children
Schools
Boys
Girls
Personal NameAmundson, Elsie Milde
Adler, Bertha Milde
Organization NameWishek School (Wishek, N.D.)
LocationWishek (N.D.)
Decade1910-1919
Item Number2009-P-19-24
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Transcription"To Elsie Milde from Mr. Pratt. 1st grade. Top row Bertha Milde, 1st row Elsie Milde circa 1912, Wishek, ND"--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-19-24)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh2009P1924
OCLC number76803707
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