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Collection: 00042   Marquis de Mores Photograph Collection
Title: The Cooling and Ice House under construction, Medora (D.T.)
Creator: Ingersoll, T. W.--(Truman Ward),--1862-1922
Inscription/Marks: [back] ad/1883, "Cooling House and Ice House under construction 1883 Medora", the Ingersoll stamp, the state stamp, and provenance. 00042-0188 D409-1.
Summary: This 1883 photograph taken in Medora by Truman Ingersoll is a very complicated scene. Two men stand on the loading dock of the completed structure by the tracks. One man holds a cow skull upright against his legs, Another man in suit, riding boots, white wide brimmed hat and overcoat stands in front of cut lumber in the foreground. Six men in work clothes stand in front of frame of new building and another man in suit riding boots and slouch hat is seated on a saddled horse in front of framing of a building. Four refrigerator cars and one flat bed car sit on railroad railings in front of loading dock. The railroad cars have painted labels "Northern Pacific Refrigerator" on the back of the car and "Wisconsin, Minnesota & Oregon. Dakota, Montana, Idaho. Washington Territory. Superior, Duluth, St. Paul, Minneapolis, Fargo, Bismarck, Miles City, Billings, Livingston, Yellowstone Park, Bozeman, Helena, Missoula, Tacoma, Portland, And All Other Points on NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD. NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD 1790 REFRIGERATOR LINE. Fresh Meats, Butter, Eggs, Fruits, Fish, Vegetables, Beer, And All PERISHABLE ARTICLES. Transported Summer & Winter on NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD without Transfer SAFETY & DESPATCH"
Red ID: PH_I_144404 Image ID: 105428 Image Notes: 00042-00188
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