1951 Goodhue County Minnesota
Creation Date
Goodhue County Directory Location Library Section B Shelf 5/Goodhue County/MN/USA

This is an 8"x10" black and white reprint of a glass plate negative of the Andrew and Marie Svien Family. Back row: Anna (Mrs. John) Ellingboe, Sever Svien, Edward Svien, Berit (Mrs. Thomas) Thorason. Front row: Marie (Mrs John) Nelson, Andrew Svien, Marie Svien, Martin Svien. Both families listed at Wangs P.O. in 1899 county directory. "Don Estrem of Dennison MN found these photographs (1999.24.1-55) as glass plate negatives in a barn east of Dennison. The farmer offered then to Don because he didn't want them. Don, realizing the value of the glass plate negatives along with 2 ledgers from the photo studio of J. T. Austinson, took them home. Don told John Cole about the glass plate negatives. John in turn told Bonnie Wilson, MHS Audio-Visual Curator. She was interested, so about 100 glass plate negatives were taken to St. Paul along with the 2 ledgers. MHS kept about 50 glass plates and a deal was made to make 3 copies of the photos--1 for MHS, 1 for Don Estrem, and 1 for John Cole who would turn them over to GCHS. Don got all (?) of his glass plates and ledgers back. One evening John and Don sat down and tried to identify all the photos. Although the ledgers were of no help identifying the photos we know this stuff came from J. T. Austinson because some of them were made into postcards."
Geographic Notes
Kenyon/Goodhue County/MN/USA

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