FAMOUS NORWEGIAN-AMERICAN SCULPTOR: JAKOB FJELDE IN MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA (CABINET CARD PORTRAIT)

 

norway

This cabinet card portrait features famous Norwegian-American sculptor Jakob Fjelde (1855-1896). Fjelde is wearing an interesting overcoat with embroidery on it’s shoulders. Perhaps this is a coat that he wore while creating his sculpture. He has a attractive bushy mustache and is holding a half smoked cigar. Fjelde was born in Alesund, Norway and arrived in the United States in 1887. He settled in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was the father of sculptor Paul Fjelde and brother of artist Pauline Fjelde. Jakob was a prolific portraitist and created a number of public monuments. One of his most well known monuments was one dedicated to the 1st Minnesota Infantry (1897) that is located at the Gettysburg battlefield. Some of his statues in the Minneapolis / St. Paul area include “Hiawatha carrying Minnehaha”, “Minerva”, and “Ole Bull”. In 1885 he sculpted Henrik Ibsen from life and created a number of public statues and busts from the experience. The photographer of this image is the Lee Brothers who operated a studio in Minneapolis. To view more photographs by this photographer, click on the category “Photographer: Lee Bros.”

 

Advertisements

JOHN AND MINERVA SUMMERS: ATTRACTIVE COUPLE IN FORT RECOVERY, OHIO

John and Minerva Summers pose for their portrait at the studio of Harry McDaniel (1868-?) in Fort Recovery, Ohio. The couple is beautifully dressed for this cabinet card portrait. The photographer, McDaniel, was boorn in Gibson City, Illinois. He was known to be an active photographer in Fort Recovery around 1900. Fort Recovery is a very old town. It was established by the US Army in 1794.

Published in: on November 22, 2010 at 10:39 pm  Leave a Comment  
Tags: , , ,