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Elsie Milde with Ellen Davis, Wishek, N.D.
Elsie Milde with Ellen Davis, Wishek, N.D.
TitleElsie Milde with Ellen Davis, Wishek, N.D.
Date of Original1924
DescriptionElsie Milde poses with her friend Ellen Davis on what looks to be a windy day in Wishek, N.D.
Ordering Information
General SubjectPeople
Subject (LCTGM)Coats
Personal NameAmundson, Elsie Milde
Davis, Ellen
LocationWishek (N.D.)
Item Number2009-P-19-27
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Transcription"Elsie Milde with friend Ellen Davis in Wishek 1924- Elsie was living with sister Bert and dated Archie at that time"--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-19-27)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh2009P1927
OCLC number76803707
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