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John Henry Lash Collection

 Unprocessed Material — Multiple Containers
Identifier: H2012-073

Content Description

The collection consists of ten glass plate negatives, photographs, and postcards from the collection of John Henry Lash. The collection is an example of migrant/seasonal farm laborers and their work and travel to South Dakota in the 1910s. The Eastman Kodak Company box of ten 4”x 5” glass plate negatives has a caption on the box lid that reads “Miranda, South Dakota Wheat Harvest, 1917.” Included in the photographs are threshing rig and crew images. There are also separate glass plates of two girls and a man on a bucking horse. The donor was able to identify Mr. Lash in a number of plates. The collection also features a number of smaller photographs, most of which correspond with the glass plates. The collection also includes two postcards with correspondence written to Anna (Roman) Lash in Ohio. The postcards are of Main Street Orient (S.D.) and the Northwestern Depot in Redfield (S.D.). Both postcards are dated 1915.

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • ca. 1915-1917


10 glass_negatives

0.1 Cubic Feet