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Title: Nancy Hendrickson
               
Dates: ca. 1910s-1973

Collection Number: 00040

Quantity: 163 items

Abstract: Images taken by Nancy Hendrickson and her brother, John Christiansen. Subjects include people and places of Mandan (N.D.) and Morton County (N.D.), including the Nancy Hendrickson farm and Heart River.

Provenance: The collection was donated to the State Historical Society of North Dakota by Nancy Hendrickson in November 1977.

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.       

Related Collections:       
MSS 10200 Nancy Hendrickson Papers (MSS 10200)
MSS 10157 North Dakota Oral History Collection. Tape #0612A & B, 90 minute interview with Nancy Hendrickson
00024-H Nancy Hendrickson
00702 Nancy Hendrickson
2008-P-010 Nancy Hendrickson Family
2009-P-018 George and Erma Frederick
2010-P-035 Helen Blaich
2011-P-002 Margaret Wilder-Welch
2012-P-020 Christenson Family

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

Nancy Christenson Hendrickson was born February 26, 1886. She was the sixth child of Swedish immigrants, Sone and Christina Christenson, and the first to be born on the family homestead along the Heart River near Mandan, North Dakota.

Her formal education involved a total of 11 months. Classes were held every other year at area farm homes during the winter months of December, January, and February. Few electives were offered along with the three basics. The Christenson family subscribed to numerous magazines and newspapers and Nancy's homestead shack eventually became a large library. At age nine she made her first trip to Mandan, 17 miles away. Later trips were made on horseback, motorcycle, and by car.

The responsibility of the family homestead fell to Nancy in the 1920's because of her mother's failing health. Nancy's mother died in 1926. Restricted to the homestead, Nancy looked to hobbies to help fill her time. She worked as a seamstress and because she loved animals, she engaged in animal photography. Her unusual photos featured animals dressed in doll clothes. The photographs brought her national prizes and were sold in newspapers, magazines, and postcards. She continued to sell photos until the end of World War II. Nancy's photographic work is on display in the State Historical Society museum.

In 1927 Nancy met and married Herman Apenes. Herman died in 1934 of cancer. Nancy married Carl Hendrickson in 1935 and they lived on the Christensen homestead. Nancy had many outside interests such as reporting statistics to the Weather Bureau.  Carl died in 1970 and Nancy remained alone on the family homestead until her death in 1978. She was 92.

Sources:
Mandan News, November 26, 1978; p. 14.
Mandan Pioneer, October 2, 1935; p. 5.
Morton Prairie Roots, 1776-1976, by Marion Plath Peterson, Taylor Publishing Company, Dallas; 1973.
North Dakota Outdoors, November, 1977, pp. 20-25.

INVENTORY

00040-00001 Nancy Hendrickson with pet coyote pup, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1915
00040-00002 Combine and tractor, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1915
00040-00003 A country church, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1915
00040-00004 Nancy Hendrickson's farm, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1915
00040-00005 Farm machinery in the snow, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1915
00040-00006 Nancy Hendrickson astride a 1917 Excelsior Model Big X motorcycle, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1917
00040-00007 Nancy Hendrickson leans against a 1917 Excelsior Model Big X motorcycle, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1917
00040-00008 Nancy Hendrickson posing with a 1917 Excelsior Model Big X Motorcycle, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1917
00040-00009 Nancy Hendrickson with 1917 Excelsior Model Big X motorcycle, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1917
00040-00010 A church in the country, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1915
00040-00011 Group of young girls in white dresses pose with assorted adults, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1915
00040-00012 Nancy Hendickson's pet coyote pup, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1915
00040-00013 Child with a garden hoe, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1915
00040-00014 Cattle herd grazing on the prairie, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1915
00040-00015 Three toddlers play on a stream bank, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1915
00040-00016 Four small children play by a stream, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1915
00040-00017 Unclear image of men working,  ca. 1920
00040-00018 Family and friends in a buggy, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00019 Nancy Hendrickson riding a 1917 Excelsior Model Big X motorcycle, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1917
00040-00020 Three children play with buckets on a stream bank, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1915
00040-00021 Garden beside a homestead shack, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1915
00040-00022 Nancy Hendrickson and a male companion on horseback, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1915
00040-00023 Homestead shack beside a vegetable garden, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1915
00040-00024 Nancy Hendrickson in doorway of her homestead shack, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1915
00040-00025 Rural church with a horse in the yard, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1915
00040-00026 An unidentified young girl with her high school diploma, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1905
00040-00027 Entertainers in a barn loft, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1915
00040-00028 Nancy Hendrickson and two companions on horseback, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1915
00040-00029 Nancy Hendrickson holding her pet coyote pup, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1915
00040-00030 Nancy Hendrickson's horse beside the homestead shack , Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1915
00040-00031 Cattle graze on the empty prairie, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1915
00040-00032 Rural Morton County Church, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1915
00040-00033 Spring melt flooding the farm, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00034 Nancy Hendrickson posing with a 1917 Excelsior Model Big X Motorcycle, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1917
00040-00035 Barn painter up the ladder, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00036 Little girl child posing for her picture, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00037 Nancy Hendrickson with friends in a buggy by the homestead shack, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00038 Cattle grazing, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00039 Barn painter and pigeon , Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00040 Harvest scene, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00041 Rider herding cattle, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00042 A farm set on the rolling prairie, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00043 Steam threshing scene, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00044 Cattle in the farm corral, Morton County (N.D.) ca.1920
00040-00045 Child standing , Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00046 Family group on the porch, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00047 Three generations pose in the doorway, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00048 Nancy Hendrickson kneeling with the coyote pup, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1915
00040-00049 A bend in the Heart River, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1915
00040-00050 Nancy Hendrickson holding two coyote pups, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1915
00040-00051 Tracks on a snowy, frozen river, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1915
00040-00052 Two men and an automobile, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00053 Eighteen people in a wagon with Nancy Hendrickson, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00054 A pet coyote pup, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1915
00040-00055 Family gathered on the farmhouse porch, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1915
00040-00056 Two men by their automobile, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00057 Farm building and farmyard in spring thaw, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00058 A man on Nancy Hendrickson's white horse, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00059 Horse and cow in a winter farmyard, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00060 Nancy Hendrickson in the doorway of her homestead house, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1915
00040-00061 A man with Nancy Hendrickson's pet coyote pup, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1915
00040-00062 People in a field, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1915
00040-00063 Nancy Hendrickson on horseback in the river with friends in a rowboat, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1915
00040-00064 Farmhouse, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00065 Male rider on Nancy Hendrickson's horse, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00066 Farmhouse in winter, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00067 Small children in a homestead shack, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1915
00040-00068 Woman and girl with musical instruments, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00069 Heart River at spring thaw, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00070 Two girls gather branches, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00071 Ice chunks floating in the Heart River, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00072 De-horning cattle, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00073 Eight children play with animal costumes in a field, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00074 Cattle forage in the snow, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00075 Nancy Hendrickson mounted on her horse by the river, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00076 Two young couple clowning around, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00077 Little girl picking flowers in a garden, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00078 Little girl in a flower garden, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00079 Four children sit cross-legged on a covered bench, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00080 Four children sit for a picture, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00081 Nancy Hendrickson on horseback, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00082 Large group of young men and women with a few musical instruments, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1915
00040-00083 A man on a tractor in a field, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1915
00040-00084 Nancy Hendrickson, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1910
00040-00085 Nancy Hendrickson and man in her homestead shack, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1915
00040-00086 Three young men stand by a tent, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1915
00040-00087 A man holds a baby by his homestead shack, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1915
00040-00088 High water on the Heart River, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1915
00040-00089 Man in a cossack hat at Nancy Hendrickson's house, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00090 Dehorning cattle, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00091 People gathered in a churchyard, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00092 Nancy Hendrickson with a 1917 Excelsior Model Big X motorcycle, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1917
00040-00093 Girl with a doll carriage and a dog, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00094 Cattle in the Heart River, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00095 Ice in the Heart River, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00096 A man walks behind plow and horse team, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1915
00040-00097 Two children outside, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00098 Man on horseback escorts a small herd of cattle, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00099 Man holds his baby, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1915
00040-00100 Snow dusts the farm, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00101 The Heart River with huge ice chunks, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00102 Nancy Hendrickson on her horse, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00103 Nancy Hendrickson and a friend sit in the doorway of her home, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00104 Nancy Hendrickson and friends dress up as Indians, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00105 Flooding on the Heart River, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00106 Cattle grazing, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00107 People at an event near a church, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1915
00040-00108 Nancy Hendrickson's pet coyote pup, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1915
00040-00109 Two children ride the horse team hitched to a buggy, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00110 Heart River high water, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00111 Nancy Hendrickson beside the Heart River, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1925
00040-00112 A woman stands in the snow, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00113 Nancy Hendrickson and a friend in a rowboat, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1925
00040-00114 Six people and an automobile, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1925
00040-00115 A chicken and her brood, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1925
00040-00116 An automobile with six people, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1925
00040-00117 A group poses by the family home, in odd hats, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1915
00040-00118 Nancy Hendrickson in a horse-drawn buggy, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00119 Nancy Hendrickson in the horse paddock, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1915
00040-00120 Two young women with their diplomas, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00121 Nancy Hendrickson with pet coyote on her lap, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1915
00040-00122 The Hendrickson homestead shack with her horse and dog, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00123 Coyote pup, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1915
00040-00124 Coyote pup pet, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1915
00040-00125 Children at play by the Heart River, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00126 Two groups of men watch girls run in a field, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1915
00040-00127 Toddler with a big dog, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1915
00040-00128 Two girls with diplomas, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00129 Nancy Hendrickson's farm, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1925
00040-00130 Nancy Hendrickson with horse and buggy, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00131 Farmyard filled with men, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1925
00040-00132 Tug-of-war outside a country church, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00133 The Christenson family farmhouse, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00134 Nancy Hendrickson's homestead, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00135 A man works to clear a snag in the Heart River, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00136 Three women frolic in the Heart River, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00137 Heart River flooding in the spring, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00138 Heart River in spring flood, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00139 Nancy Hendrickson on the riverbank, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1925
00040-00140 Nancy Hendrickson and a kitten, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1925
00040-00141 A woman knits in her home, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1915
00040-00142 Nancy Hendrickson with kitten, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1925
00040-00143 Man holding a pet coyote pup, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1915
00040-00144 Nancy Hendrickson with 1917 Excelsior Model Big X motorcycle, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1917
00040-00145 Christenson farm and the flooding Heart River, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00146 Nancy Hendrickson in coat with suitcase, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1925
00040-00147 Dog joins the piglets at the feed trough, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1925
00040-00148 Interior of Nancy Hendrickson's house, Morton County (N.D.) 08/1973
00040-00151 Nancy Hendrickson at her home, Morton County (N.D.) 1973
00040-00152 Interior of Nancy Hendrickson's house, Morton County (N.D.) 1973
00040-00153 Interior of Nancy Hendrickson's house, Morton County (N.D.) 1973
00040-00154 A corner of Nancy Hendrickson's home, Morton County (N.D.) 1973
00040-00155 Nancy Hendrickson's living room, Morton County (N.D.) 1973
00040-00156 Frog with a toy horned instrument, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1940
00040-00157 Puppy working a sock-knitter, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1940
00040-00158 Nancy Hendrickson in knickerbockers, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1925
00040-00159 Nancy Hendrickson with a lasso, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1925
00040-00160 Two women with a well sweep, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1920
00040-00161 Aerial view of Mandan, N.D., Mandan (N.D.) --Mandan (N.D.)--Aerial views ca. 1940
00040-00149 Nancy Hendrickson greeting friends at her home, Morton County (N.D.) 1973
00040-00150 Interior of Nancy Hendrickson's house, Morton County (N.D.) 08/1973
00040-00162 Group of men and women pose in a grove of trees, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1940
00040-00163 Group of men and women sit around a table in a grove of trees, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1940
00040-00164 Group of people gathered in a grove, Morton County (N.D.) ca. 1940

 

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