Aerial view of Dickinson around 1904.


Aerial view of Dickinson around 1904.


A view of the railroad roundhouse. This is where steam engines would be turn around to go in the opposite direction. The roundhouse also served as a repair depot. Railroad tracks can be seen leading into it. To the right of he building are more railroad tracks and railroad cars. Most of the railroad cars are cabooses. On the right side of the railroad tracks is a gain elevator. Grain car are seen in front of the grain elevator. The name on the grain elevator cannot be read. Part of Dickinson, N. D., can be seen behind the grain elevator. Exact date unknown. NOTE: copy negative is damaged on the left side.


Osborn Studio

Date Created

Around the year 1904.


L.E. Osborn, Sr.


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jpg, tiff


black and white Film





Spatial Coverage

Dickinson, Stark County, North Dakota

Original Format

black and white copy negative

Physical Dimensions


Cataloguer's Notes

This was originally thought to be circa 1914, however further research shows that several of the wooden buildings shown became brick before then. It is now thought to be taken in 1904 because the Klondike & Blackburn restaurants to the right of the Dakota National Bank brick building burned down in February 1905. The brick building on Sims with the words Hardware written on the side was built in 1904.

Physical Location

Osborn Copy Negatives Box. Photo Storage.

Ordering Info


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Osborn Studio, “Aerial view of Dickinson around 1904.,” Southwestern North Dakota Digital Archive At the Dickinson Museum Center, accessed April 18, 2024,