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Ellen Davis, Elmer Davis, and Elsie Milde with dogs, Wishek, N.D.
Ellen Davis, Elmer Davis, and Elsie Milde with dogs, Wishek, N.D.
TitleEllen Davis, Elmer Davis, and Elsie Milde with dogs, Wishek, N.D.
Date of Original1923
DescriptionEllen and Elmer Davis stand with Elsie Milde in front of a garage with two dogs in Wishek. All wear heavy outer clothing and hats.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectPeople
Women
Subject (LCTGM)Garages
Dogs
Hats
Coats
Personal NameAmundson, Elsie Milde
Davis, Ellen
Davis, Elmer
LocationWishek (N.D.)
Decade1920-1929
Item Number2009-P-19-52
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Transcription"Ellen Davis Elmer ' Elsie Milde (on right end) Wishek N.D. 1923"--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-19-52)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh2009P1952
OCLC number76803707
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