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Title: John Beck
Dates: 1890-1935

Collection Number: 00025-B

Quantity: 50 items

Abstract: Images taken or collected by John Beck of Center (N.D.), coal, early farm scenes, Chas. Rose Grocery Store, Northern Pacific Railroad, Downtown Bismarck (N.D.), Fargo (N.D.), and a Fourth of July Celebration in Mandan (N.D). 

Provenance: The collection was donated to the State Historical Society of North Dakota by John Beck in April 1974. The image of the Northern Pacific Railway Depot in Mandan (N.D.) was copied on April 20, 1987 and added to the collection.

Property Rights: The State Historical Society of North Dakota owns the property rights to this collection.
Copyrights: Copyrights to materials in this collection remain with the donor, publisher, author, or author's heirs.  Researchers should consult the 1976 Copyright Act, Public Law 94-553, Title 17, U.S. Code and an archivist at this repository if clarification of copyright requirements is needed.
Access: This collection is open under the rules and regulations of the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Citation: Researchers are requested to cite the collection title, collection number, and the State Historical Society of North Dakota in all footnote and bibliographic references.

John J. Beck was born to Dr. Francis O. and Marian Ann (Muehl) Beck of McClusky, North Dakota on January 1, 1941 in Bismarck, North Dakota. His family moved to Bismarck where his father operated his dental practice. John graduated from Cathedral of the Holy Spirit School in 1954, and St. Mary’s Central High School in 1958. He graduated with an Associate of Arts from Bismarck Junior College in 1961. Afterward he received training at the Dental Technical School of the University of California graduating in 1963. He studied art through the correspondence course, Famous Artist School of New York. He worked at Dakota National Bank in Bismarck, State Highway Department in Bismarck from 1960-1961, Arnold A. Wellu, Welu Dental Lab in Fargo from 1965-1969. He was the Museum Manager at the Great Plains Museum in Bismarck from 1969-1971, and a Museum Assistant at the State Historical Society of North Dakota from 1971 to 1974. He has lived in Bismarck, Burleigh County, North Dakota most of his life. His hobbies are oil painting, farming and operating steam railroad trains and railroad equipment.

"A Creative Life. . .Paints, Trains, and Trees," by Barb Nechiporenko, Bismarck Art and Galleries Association, Vol.15:2


00025-B-00001   First Celebration in Center (N.D.) 07/04/1906
00025-B-00002   Digging coal by hand near Hebron (N.D.) 1910
00025-B-00003   Early farm scene 1900
00025-B-00004 – 00005 Steam tractor with 6 bottom plows 1900
00025-B-00006   Interior Charles Rose Groceries, Fargo (N.D.) 1910
00025-B-00007   Interior Northern Pacific Freight Depot, Mandan (N.D.) 1910
00025-B-00008   Interior view Northern Pacific Freight Depot, Mandan (N.D.) 1910
00025-B-00009   Minnetonka steam locomotive #1 next to Northern Pacific Railway locomotive #2670 1941
00025-B-00010   Interior view P.C. Remington Drug Store, Bismarck (N.D.) 1900
00025-B-00011   Main Avenue between Third and Fourth Street, Bismarck (N.D.) 1930
00025-B-00012   First National Bank Building, Bismarck (N.D.) 1910
00025-B-00013   Steamboat Judith at wharf. Photo by Marine Photo Co., St. Louis (Mo.)
00025-B-00014   Steamboats Expansion, Ida, and Benton, Fort Yates (N.D.) 08/1911
00025-B-00015   Steamboats Benton, Frayne, and an unidentified boat yied up at Washburn (N.D.) 1890. Photographer: William H. DeGraff
00025-B-00016  Sylvan Hugelen, pilot from Leland ( Iowa) and his Autogyro (an early helicopter) competing in the Bismarck Air Show Bismarck (N.D.) 08/ 10/1935. Photographer: Nancy Hendrickson, Mandan (N.D.)
00025-B-00017   Walking plow behind tractor, Mandan (N.D.) 1905. Photographer: Nancy Hendrickson, Mandan (N.D.)
00025-B-00018   Municipal Swimming Pool opening, Bismarck (N.D.) 07/30/1921. Photographer: Nancy Hendrickson, Mandan (N.D.)
00025-B-00019 - 00020 Building Missouri River revetments near the Liberty Memorial Bridge Bismarck (N.D.) 1920. Photographer: Nancy Hendrickson, Mandan (N.D.)
00025-B-00021   Waldorf Hotel, Fargo (N.D.) 1925
00025-B-00022   Front Street looking west, Fargo (N.D.) 1910
00025-B-00023   Street scene birds eye view, Hebron (N.D.) 1910
00025-B-00024   Residential street, Dickinson (N.D.) 1915
00025-B-00025   Business district, Judson (N.D.) 1900
00025-B-00026   Henry Seethoff's General Store and Post Office, Judson, (N.D.) 1908
00025-B-00027   Residential district, New Salem (N.D.) 1905
00025-B-00028   Bismarck German Evangelical Hospital, Sixth Street and Rosser Avenue, Bismarck (N.D.) 1925
00025-B-00029   Burleigh County Court House, Bismarck (N.D.) 1925
00025-B-00030   St. Alexius Hospital, Bismarck (N.D.) 1925
00025-B-00031   Villard Street looking east, Dickinson (N.D.) 1905
00025-B-00032   Looking south on Main Street, Glen Ullin (N.D.) 1910
00025-B-00033   Kirkwood Hotel, Carrington (N.D.) 1910
00025-B-00034   Aerial view from Broadway Avenue and Sixth Street, Bismarck (N.D.) 1945
00025-B-00035   Capital Trolley on Main Avenue looking west from Fifth Street, Bismarck (N.D.) 1911
00025-B-00036   Flooded street in front of Buffalo Pitts Threshing Machine Co., Fargo (N.D.) 1881
00025-B-00037   Chevrolet auto parked in front of Chateau DeMores, Medora (N.D.) 1925. Photographer: Osborn, Dickinson (N.D.)
00025-B-00038   Nancy Hendrickson at her ranch on the Heart River southwest of Mandan (N.D.) 1925. Photographer: Nancy Hendrickson, Mandan (N.D.)
00025-B-00039   Front Street, Fargo (N.D.) 1908. Publisher: McDonald Drug Co., Fargo (N.D.)
00025-B-00040   St. Mary's School, Bismarck (N.D.) 1898. Publisher: American Import Co., Minneapolis (Minn.)
00025-B-00041   Mandan pioneers celebrating 50th Anniversary of Mandan (N.D.) 1929. Photographer: Nancy Hendrickson, Mandan (N.D.)
00025-B-00042   Mr. and Mrs. Edward (Alice Mae Hill) Mork wedding portrait, Mandan (N.D.) 1890. Photographer: Zalmon Gilbert, Mandan (N.D.)
00025-B-00043   Unidentified baby, Mandan (N.D.) 1890. Photographer: Zalmon Gilbert, Mandan (N.D.)
00025-B-00044   Joseph John Huff's children, Amos and Margaret Morain, Mandan (N.D.) 1908. Photographer: Zalmon Gilbert, Mandan (N.D.)
00025-B-00045   Mr. and Mrs. John H. (Julia M. Lavalley) Hanson, Mandan (N.D.) 1890. Photographer: Zalmon Gilbert, Mandan (N.D.)
00025-B-00046   Unidentified woman, Mandan (N.D.). Photographer: Zalmon Gilbert, Mandan (N.D.)
00025-B-00047   Indians receive testimonials of appreciation from President Coolidge, Mandan (N.D.) 07/04/1924. Photographer: B. L. Brigham, New Salem (N.D.)
00025-B-00048  North Dakota Indians in Theodore Roosevelt Statue dedication parade, Mandan (N.D.) 07/02/1924. Photographer: B. L. Brigham, New Salem (N.D.)
00025-B-00049   Attendees at Theodore Roosevelt Statue dedication, Mandan (N.D.) 07/02/1924. Photographer: B. L. Brigham, New Salem (N.D.)
00025-B-00050  Second Northern Pacific Railway Depot Mandan (N.D.) 1909

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