Car and boys, front of Unique Theater, Lawton (Osborn) at (the) wheel.


Car and boys, front of Unique Theater, Lawton (Osborn) at (the) wheel.


A photo of a group of young men sitting in and on a Buick automobile. Most are wearing shirts, ties, suits, and hats. The car is an open car. The car is parked in front of the Unique Theatre. 2 men can be seen walking down the sidewalk, behind the car. There is trash in the street. A sign on a building to right of the car reads Bakery and an awning on the building reads Ice (C)ream, Candies, and Tobac(co). A sign in the store window reads Helmar (cigar)ettes. Words on boards, in front of the car, read Up To Date, Vaudeville. A sign above the 2 walking men reads St. Pa(ul) Hotel, which was located at 118-120 W. Villard, in Dickinson, ND. The area back of the car is not in sharp focus, and contains business, homes, and telephone/electric poles. Unidentified, except for Lawton Osborn, at the wheel of the car. NOTE: damaged negative.


Osborn Studio

Date Created

Circa 1912


L.E. Osborn, Sr.


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jpg, tiff


black and white Film





Spatial Coverage

Dickinson, Stark County, North Dakota

Original Format

Film negative

Physical Dimensions

2.75 x 4.5


Located in front of the Jessen Building on the corner of West Villard Street and 1st Ave West, Dickinson, ND


Buick. Bakery. Ice (C)ream, Candies, Tobac(co), and Helmar (cigar)ettes. Up To Date Vaudeville. St. Pa(ul) Hotel.

Cataloguer's Notes

No receipt. 1 glassine envelope with the words Car & Boys Front of Unique Theater Lawton at Wheel. 1 Camera Art negative envelope marked Cars Dx. Bottling Works and Cars Junkins - Unique Theater. The number 287 is on this negative envelope and an invoice # Eco14541. NOTE: damaged negative.

Physical Location

Osborn Copy Negatives Box. Photo Storage.

Ordering Info


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Osborn Studio, “Car and boys, front of Unique Theater, Lawton (Osborn) at (the) wheel. ,” Southwestern North Dakota Digital Archive At the Dickinson Museum Center, accessed November 27, 2020,