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Title: Alfred Hastel and Irene (Waters) Deming

Dates: 1919-1921

Collection Number: 11317

Quantity: 5 feet (including oversize in map drawer)

Abstract: Consists of photographs and postcards of the battleship U.S.S. North Dakota, other ships, a portrait of the crew of the U.S.S. North Dakota and Deming's shellback certificate. Items 00001-00004 were scanned and disposed of due to condition issues.

Provenance: The collection was donated to the State Historical Society of North Dakota by Dennis P. Cyr via the South Dakota State Historical Society in July 2017.

Property rights: The State Historical Society of North Dakota owns the property rights to the 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.  Permission to use any radio or television broadcast portions of the collection must be sought from the creator.

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.

Biographical Sketch:

Alfred Hastel Deming was born in Berlin (Conn.) on December 28, 1901. In 1920, he married Irene Waters. Together they had one son, Alfred Hastel Deming, who was born October 28, 1923 in Cromwell (Conn.). Alfred Sr. died June 27, 1978 in Cromwell. Irene Waters was born in about 1901 in Connecticut. She passed away on April 11, 1982 in Meriden (Conn.).


Digital only         Photographs 00001-00004
Box 1                     Photographs 00005-00026
Box 2                     Certificate 00027
MAP.001              Photograph 00028

Item Inventory

00001 U.S.S. North Dakota, ca. 1919
00002 U.S.S. North Dakota, ca. 1919
00003 U.S.S. North Dakota, ca. 1919
00004 U.S.S. North Dakota, ca. 1919
00005 U.S.S. North Dakota, ca. 1919
00006 U.S.S. North Dakota, ca. 1919
00007 U.S.S. North Dakota at Villafranche, France, January 12, 1920
00008 U.S.S. Arizona, ca. 1919
00009 U.S.S. Connecticut, ca. 1919
00010 U.S.S. Delaware, ca. 1919
00011 U.S.S. Florida, ca. 1919
00012 U.S.S. Kansas, ca. 1919
00013 U.S.S. Louisiana, ca. 1919
00014 U.S.S. Michigan, ca. 1919
00015 U.S.S. Minnesota, ca. 1919
00016 U.S.S. Nevada, ca. 1919
00017 U.S.S. New Hampshire, ca. 1919
00018 U.S.S. Oklahoma, ca. 1919
00019 Unidentified gunboat, ca. 1919
00020 U.S.S. North Carolina, ca. 1919
00021 U.S.S. Utah, ca. 1919
00022 U.S.S. Wyoming, ca. 1919
00023 Souvenir postcard from Gibraltar , 1920
00024 U.S.S. Delaware and U.S.S. North Dakota in middle chambers, Gatun Locks, Panama Canal, June 14, 1922
00025 U.S.S. North Dakota, ca. 1919
00026 Crew portrait aboard the U.S.S. North Dakota, New York, September 29, 1919
00027 Deming's shellback certificate of initiation into the Solemn Mysteries of the Ancient Order of the Deep, January 24, 1921
00028 Panorama of the U.S.S. North Dakota at Guantanamo Bay (Cuba), April 7, 1919

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