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Elsie at her sister Bertha's home, Wishek, N.D.
Elsie at her sister Bertha's home, Wishek, N.D.
TitleElsie at her sister Bertha's home, Wishek, N.D.
Date of Original1923
DescriptionElsie Milde sits on the steps of her sister Bertha's house in Wishek. The screen door of the house is open.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectCity & Town Life
People
Women
Subject (LCTGM)Houses
Doors & doorways
Personal NameAmundson, Elsie Milde
Adler, Bertha Milde
LocationWishek (N.D.)
Decade1920-1929
Item Number2009-P-19-55
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Transcription"Elsie at Bert's place in Wishek 1923 (home of her sister Bertha Milde Adler"--Handwritten on back of photograph.
"Kodak finishing quality 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-19-55)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh2009P1955
OCLC number76803707
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