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Marquis de Mores on horseback with rifle, Medora, N.D.
Marquis de Mores on horseback with rifle, Medora, N.D.
TitleMarquis de Mores on horseback with rifle, Medora, N.D.
Date of Original1886
DescriptionThe Marquis de Mores poses on horseback in hunting costume for a portrait. He has a rifle slung over his shoulders, and he wears an ammunition belt and a pistol on his waist. A knife sticks out of a pocket in his trousers. Buttes and buildings are visible in the distance behind him.
Ordering Information
General SubjectPeople
Sports & Recreation
Subject (LCTGM)Hunting
Personal NameMores, Antoine Amedee Marie Vincent Manca de Vallombrosa, marquis de, 1858-1896
LocationMedora (N.D.)
Item Number00042-078
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Relation[Is Part Of] Marquis de Mores Collection Mss 10036
Biography/HistoryAntoine Amedee Marie Vincent Amat Manca de Vallombrosa, the Marquis de Mores was born in 1858 into a family of Spanish, Italian, and French nobility. He received a military education, and entered the military in 1880. Resigning his commission in 1881, he moved to Paris and became an investor. He met his future wife Medora, here, married in 1882, and moved to New York City. In 1882, he became interested in the ranching and beef processing industry, and struck out for Dakota Territory in 1883 to begin a western dressed beef business. He established the town of Medora in 1883. In addition to the meat packing industry, he became involved in the stagecoach business. His enthusiasm didn't replace business acumen, and he left the west by 1886. The Marquis was killed in North Africa in 1896.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionMarquis de Mores Photograph Collection 00042
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (00042-078)
Rights ManagementRights transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh00042078
OCLC number17732729
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