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Nancy Hendrickson portrait
Nancy Hendrickson portrait
TitleNancy Hendrickson portrait
Date of Original1906?
DescriptionFull frontal head and shoulders portrait of Nancy Hendrickson wearing lace dress with glasses and watch.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectPhotography
People
Portraits
Women
Subject (LCTGM)Portrait photographs
Dresses
Eyeglasses
Clocks & watches
Personal NameHendrickson, Nancy
Decade1900-1909
Item Number00024-H-001
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Relation[Is Part Of] Nancy Hendrickson Papers Mss 10200
Biography/HistoryNancy Christenson Hendrickson was born February 26, 1886, and was the 6th child of Swedish immigrants. She was the first to be born on the family homestead along the Heart River near Mandan. Nancy attended school classes during the winter, but learned mostly from the many magazines her family subscribed to. In the 1920s, responsibility for the homestead fell to Nancy as her mother fell ill. She worked as a seamstress and engaged in animal photography. Many of her photos won awards and were sold in newspapers and magazines. Nancy met and married Herman Aspens in 1927. Herman died of cancer in 1934. Nancy married her second husband Carl Hendrickson in 1935 and lived on his homestead. Carl died in 1970 and Nancy remained alone on the homestead until her death in 1978.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionNancy Hendrickson Photograph Collection 00024-H
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (00024-H-001)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh00024H001
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