Johnson Auto, Norman & Lawton Osborn



Johnson Auto, Norman & Lawton Osborn


Photo of 5 cars, Lawton Osborn, and 4 young men. The cars are from the 1930s. The 1st car is a Pontiac and the license number reads N D 43-039. Part of the license number on the 5th car reads 55-792. The 1st young man, wearing glasses, is Lawton. The first four men are wearing casual attire. The 5th man is wearing a jacket with a badge and a hat with a badge. The cars are parked in front of Service Station. On top of the 1st opened garage door are the words Certified Lubrication. Words on top of the 2nd opened garage door read Tires & Batteries. The next sign reads Washing. A tire can be seen inside the Service Station window, but signs on the windows cannot be read. In front of the Service Station are oil cans on racks. Exact date and location unknown. Only Lawton Osborn is identified.


Osborn Studio


L.E. Osborn, Sr.


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black and white print




Johnson_ Auto-019

Spatial Coverage

Dickinson, Stark County, North Dakota

Original Format

Photographic print

Physical Dimensions

3.25 x 4.5


18 Second Avenue West, corner of Villard and 2nd Ave. West, Dickinson, ND


N D 43-039. 55-792. Certified Lubrication. Tires & Batteries. Washing.

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 June 15, 2024,