Cabinet photograph of Truman Elwell Rickard (1881-1948) in winter attire. In 1904, as a University of Minnesota student, Truman Elwell Rickard (composed the music and wrote the original words for "Hail! Minnesota," which became the Minnesota state song in 1945. Rickard later married Grace Larson, a daughter of L.W. Larson, a prominant early Fosston settler.
Photograph of the memorial bouquets and wreaths from Sam K. Halvorson's funeral. One wreath features a ribbon which reads, "Father." Bolow a photographic portrait of Halvorson is a bracket which reads, "At Rest."
The photograph shows a parade on Harrison Avenue heading north (now North Johnson Avenue) with a group of women marching in the front. A line of cars follows the women. Also shown are the fronts of a lodging house, E. H. Cormontan's Drug Store, and a business called Wellen's, among others.
The postcard shows men parading down Harrison Avenue (now North Johnson Avenue) with a wagon decorated in flags and bunting in downtown Fosston. Stores lining the street include S.K. Halvorson Flour and Feed, Lyceum Opera House, and Jens Bengaard Harness, Shoes and Trunks.
"Your company is requested at a Cake Walk Party and Social Dance to be given at the Opera House, Fosston, Friday evening, Jan. 19th, 1900. Dancing at 9 o'clock sharp. Gentlemen's tickets, 50 cents. Herbert Mark, Richard Bakke, Robert Gwynne - Committee."
The teacher and students of Lade School are shown lined up outside the school building. A label attached to the framed photograph reads: "Lade School, Dist. 187. Teacher, Jessie Fagerstrom. From left: Carl Tilberg, John Aamold, Wm. (William) Johnson, Haldan Lade, Emil Lund, Selmer Sand, Serander Tilberg, Ingvald Lade, Selmer Paulson, Sebjorn Lade, Melvin Myhre, Selma Tilberg, Peter Myhre, Gideon Hermanson, Alma Hermanson, George Tilberg, Josephine Myhre, Miss Fagerstrom, Esther Nylin, Selma Lund, Alma Olson. 1902."
This panorama photograph is taken from the top of a grain elevator, looking north from near the intersection of First Street and Davis Avenue. The image shows railroad tracks, grain elevators, the water tower, the Fosston Woolen Mills, and the High Shool. The High School was built in 1905 and burned down in 1913. The image also shows residences and other buildings of the town of Fosston.
Included in the montage are pictures of the water tower (upper center), the high school (center right); Fosston Hospital (lower right), Fosston Woolen Mills (lower left), and the S.S. Stadsvold Fosston Elevator and Flouring Mills (center left). A hadwritten note on the back says, ""The village fathers and hangers on, and saloon keepers and their bartenders, as well as a few structures, about 1905 in the Village of Fosston.""
Studio portrait of Dr. H. Slippern who practiced medicine in Fosston, Minnesota, 1904-1909. Handwritten on the back: "Dr. Slippern, Fosston, MN. Dr. Allen Sather (Norman's father) bought Dr. Slippern's medical practice in 1909. Dr. Slippern left for Poulsbo, Wash. Died there, 1947, 84 yrs old."
The certificate certifies that on September 2, 1907, Margaret Martha Mark was awarded seven shares of the capital stock of P. M. Mark Medicine Company, at the value of $100 per share. Signed by Harold F. Mark and Peter M. Mark.
Label reads: "The Larson Family in 1909. Back row: Homer, Grace, Vivian, Phinney, Louise, Bessie, Lillian; the four in front: Mrs. [Johanna] Larson, Victor, Nora and Mr. [Ludgwig] Larson." Ludwig and Johanna Larson arrived in Fosston in about 1885. They were a prominent early Fosston family. Larson dealt in real estate, owned a general store, the Opera House and established the lumberyard, among other ventures. Their home was moved from its original location on the corner of First Street and Inderlee Avenue to Melland Park along Highway 2. Today the house serves as the home of the East Polk Heritage Center.
"Kingo Menigheds 25 Aars Jubileum" printed on the photo, is Norwegian for "Kingo Congregation 25 year Jubilee." The photograph also includes "Fosston, Minn., July 21, 1909." Kingo Lutheran Church is located at 220 Johnson Avenue North, Fosston, Minnesota.
Ellingson Brothers General Merchandise, of Highlanding, Minnesota placed an order on June 3, 1910 with the P. M. Mark Medicine Company for a variety of items, include Hoffman Drops, Carbolic Acid, Castor Oil, Japanese Oil and Insect Powder.
Label reads:Mark's Celebrated Eye Water, Dr. Bendeke's formula. Guaranteed by P. M. Mark Medicine Co., under the Food and Drugs Act, June 30, 1906. Serial No. 15406. Mark's Eye Water is the best on the market today for the cure of all diseases of the eye, acute or chronic, and wakness of Vision from any cause. Instructions: 3 to 10 drops in eye two or three times a day as your case requires. Prepared only by P. M. Mark Medicine Co., Manufacturers of Mark's Celebrated Remedies, Fosston, Minn.
Label reads: Mark's Hand and Face Lotion. 5 per cent alcohol. A delightful preparation for chapped hands, rough skin, windburn, sunburn and after shaving. Directions: On retiring at night wash hands in warm soft water. Apply Lotion to the dry skin., rub till it almost disappears. It renders teh skin delightfully soft, smooth and white. Apply before retiring at night for best results. An excellent remedy for aching, swollen, tired, sweating feet. Apply at night. Prepared only by P. M. Medicine Company, Mfgr of Mark's Celebrated Remedies, Fosston, Minn.
Peter M. Mark's Livets Nerve Og hjertestyrkende draaber En virksam Kraftig og forfriskende Blod renser. Et paalideligt Legemiddil for Hjertestygdom, Siet Fordoelse, Svekkelse af Fordeiliserorganerne, daarlig appetit, Hoved pine, Neuralgia. Doses - For Voxne, 1 Teske 3 gange daglig. Preperet kuns ved Peter M. Mark, Fabrikant af Mark's Broemte Hjaelpedmidlier for Sygdomstillfaelder, Fosston, Minn. Pris 50 cents.
Label reads: Mark's New Balsam with Tar. Contains 5% alcohol, 1 2/3 minims chloroform per Fl. Oz. For all Diseases of the Lungs, Throat and Chest, such as Cough, Croup, Colds, Asthma, Bronchitis, La Grippe. Directions: Adults, 1 teaspoonful; Child 12 years old, 40 drops; Child 6 years old, 25 drops; Child one year old, 15 drops; Child 6 months old, 10 drops. The above doses to be taken 3 or 4 times a day as required. Prepared only by P. M. Mark, manufacturer of Mark's Celebrated Remedies, Fosston, Minn.
Label reads: Cormontan's Pinaret Syrup, Reg. U.S. Pat. Off. (Creosoted) Chloroform 4 Min. to Fl Oz., Ammonium Chloride, White Pine, Wild Cherry, Pine Tar, Oil of Eucalyptus, Menthol, Creosote, Glycerin, Honey and Sugar Syrup. For COUGHS due to COLDS. Directions: Adults take a teaspoonful every hour till 4 doses are taken, then take every 3 of 4 hours for 2 or 3 days if needed. Children: 9 to 12 yrs. 2/3 teaspoonful; 4 to 9 yrs, 3/4 teaspoonful; 3 to 6 yrs, 1/2 teaspoonful. Give 3 times daily 4 hours apart, and one dose during night if desired. Sip slowly to obtain the most benefit. Important: Persistent coughs may be serious. If a cough persists for ten days or if accompanied by high temperature, discontinue preparation and consult your physician. Net 6 FL OZS., No. 48, E. H. Cormontan, Druggist, Fosston, Minn., Distributors.
The Saetesdalslaget Society was founded in 1909, by people who had emmigrated from the Setesdal valley or district in Norway. They held national conventions. This photograph captured attendees at a gathering held in McIntosh, Minnesota, June 13-14, 1912.
The letterhead of J. H. Johnson, dealer in General Merchandise, Groceries, Boots, Shoes, Etc., in Hitterdal, Minnesota notes "country produce taken in exchange for goods. " The order is dated January 5, 1916 and is for Mark's Headache Tablets, Kill Pain, Mark's Lung Balsam, Toothache Drops, Epsom Salts, Peppermint and Petroline from the P. M. Mark Medicine Company of Fosston, Minnesota.
This letter, typed on Mark's Drug Store letterhead and dated March 17, 1916, is to R. Reierson of Holt, Minnesota from the P. M. Mark Medicine Company of Fosston, Minnesota. The letter discusses an order for Louse Killer and Carbolic Acid and suggests a substitution of Cresol Compound since they were out of Carbolic Acid.
This handwritten order on the letterhead of Amundson and Lee, dealers in General Merchandise and Hardware, of Newfolden, Minnesota is dated June 13, 1916. It requests the shipment of a dozen Goodie's Barbwire Liniment by express from the P. M. Mark Medicine Company.
Oval studio portrait of the Torgerson brothers. The portrait features hand drawn accents that call out the details of the uniforms. Handwritten label on the back: "Ted, Melvin and Otto Torgerson." Typed label reads: "Sons of Martin and Ingri Torgerson of Fosston. Serving in WW1: Tedor (Ted), Melvin and Otto."
Framed oval studio portrait with curved glass of Tena Hegland Johnson (1886-1975). The label on front of the hand-colored photograph reads, "Tina Johnson, nurse during World War 1." The label on the reverse reads: "Mrs. Tena Heglund Johnson, Fosston." Johnson served in the Army Nurse Corp in 1918 and was later a nurse at the Fosston Hospital.
The photograph caption reads, "Asphult, 1889-1919." The church building was built in 1890 and vacated in 1965. In 1975 the building was moved to the Pennington County Historical Village in Thief River Falls, Minnesota.
Peter M. Mark was the founder of the P. M. Mark Medicine Company, "Manufacturers of Mark's Celebrated Remedies," and the owner of Mark's Drug Store. Born in Norway, he died in 1932. His son, Harold Fritjof Mark, worked in both of the family businesses. Mark's Drug Store served residents of Fosston, Minnesota from 1892 to 1968.
Dentist Dr. Carl Joseph (C. J.) Mittun, of Fosston, Minnesota, wrote a prescription for mosquito repellant, containing oil of citronella, oil of eucalytpus, menthol and alcohol, to be filled at Mark's Drug Store.
Written on the back: "Taken at Pastor Mortenson's place (the Aalgaard house) year 1920? In center of picture in second row, Pastor and Mrs. Mortenson, Ralph [Mortenson], his wife, Gerda, and Harold [Mortenson]." The Aalgaard house was located at 615 6th Street NE.
This booklet is a compilation of statutes of the State of Minnesota regarding the practice of pharmacy. Sample topics include the qualification and registration of pharmacists; the sale of cocaine, poisons or abortifacients; and the distribution of samples of drugs.
Receipt for an order for pharmaceutical items was taken on August 16, 1933 by an employee of the P. M. Mark Medicine Company of Fosston, Minnesota, for Bear Park Mercantile of Bear Park township, Minnesota.