Johnson Auto, Norman & Lawton Osborn



Johnson Auto, Norman & Lawton Osborn


Photo of the employees of the Diedrich-Johnson Motor Company, who are sitting on the back of wrecker. They are dressed in the work uniforms, with a Ford patch, and hats. At the front of the wrecker is a man wearing a shirt, a bow tie, pants, coveralls, glasses, and a hat. He has 2 patches on his uniform and one has the word Ford on it. On the side of the wrecker the words (Diedrich)-Johnson (Motor Co.) On the front of the wrecker are ribbons, and a stars and stripes banner covers the front bumper. Only the front part of a truck can be seen behind this wrecker. Exact location and date unknown. Unidentified.


Osborn Studio

Date Created

Year 1937.


L.E. Osborn, Sr.


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jpg, tiff


black and white Film




Johnson_ Auto-005

Spatial Coverage

Dickinson, Stark County, North Dakota

Original Format

Film negative

Physical Dimensions

3.5 x 6

Cataloguer's Notes

No receipt. 1 glassine envelope with the words Norman & Lawton Osborn Jackson Auto, should be Johnson Auto. NOTE: A 2nd glassine envelope, scanned, and titled Cars Osborn - Ford, with the number 22 on it, is missing.

Physical Location

Osborn Copy Negatives Box. Photo Storage.

Ordering Info


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Osborn Studio, “Johnson Auto, Norman & Lawton Osborn,” Southwestern North Dakota Digital Archive At the Dickinson Museum Center, accessed May 23, 2024,