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8th Cavalry Christmas Dinner
8th Cavalry Christmas Dinner
Title8th Cavalry Christmas Dinner
Date of Originalbetween 1900 and 1920
CreatorFiske, Frank Bennett, 1883-1952
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionMembers and family of the 8th Cavalry meet for a Christmas Dinner in Fort Yates. Women, men, and children are visible. Decorations hang from the ceiling, and the tables are set for a large meal. Signs reading Merry Christmas and Happy New Year are visible on the far wall.
Ordering Information
General SubjectSocial Life & Customs
Sports & Recreation
Subject (LCTGM)Parties
Eating & drinking
Dinner parties
Table settings & decorations
Festive decorations
Christmas decorations
Subject (LCSH)Christmas cookery
Organization NameUnited States. Army. Cavalry, 8th
LocationFort Yates (N.D.)
Item Number1952-0068
NotesTitle created by staff.
Relation[Is Part Of] Frank Bennett Fiske Papers, State Historical Society of North Dakota, MSS 10105
Biography/HistoryFrank Fiske served as an assistant steamboat captain prior to his lifelong work as a studio photographer, mostly associated with Fort Yates N.D. He learned the trade from S.T. Fansler, post studio photographer, and remained in Fort Yates to document the town, the Standing Rock Agency, and the changing ways of the frontier. Fiske was also a writer, and served for a time as a newspaper editor, and wrote a popular column carried in many newspapers. He was best known for his Indian photographs, which depicted everyday Indian life, as well as studio views.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionFrank B. Fiske Photograph Collection 1952
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (1952-0068)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh19520068
OCLC number61156024
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