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Edward “Carlyle” Aasved Photograph Collection

 Unprocessed Material — Box: 05052 B
Identifier: H2018-051

Content Description

The collection consists of photographs taken by Edward “Carlyle” Aasved taken from roughly the 1930s to 1950s. The collection includes numerous hunting scenes of deer, elk and antelope. The collection includes scenes of tornado damage in Andover (S.D.) from 1938, fishing scenes, construction images of Mount Rushmore, Harney Peak, Needles Highway, Fort Sisseton, Black Hills scenes, Crazy Horse Monument and the bridges in Pierre. The collection also includes small photograph images of various Black Hills scenes that were sold as a pack, color photographs taken in the Black Hills from 1971, five small photo albums of hunting/camping scenes developed by the Artz Studio and Camera Shop (Aberdeen, S.D.) and a photograph of the Father Alexandra Ravoux Monument near Sand Lake in Brown County which was the spot of the first Catholic mass in South Dakota in 1845. Also included is a collection of postcards featuring the Needles Highway, electric light and heating plant at Brookings (S.D.), Andover (S.D.) scene, birds eye view of Watertown (S.D.), building on the campus of Northern Normal and Industrial (Aberdeen, S.D.), Chautauqua Park (Big Stone Lake, S.D.), Sitting Bull Monument and other river scenes. Carlyle was born on January 26, 1909 in Pierpont (S.D.) to Edward and Anna Aasved. He was born at the Aasved home which he would later purchase and were he raised his own family. Carlyle graduated from Pierpont High School. In the 1930s, being single and wanting to see the country he decided on the life of a hobo. The images taken at Mount Rushmore reflect this period of time as well as other images from the 1930s. Carlyle was an avid hunter and fisherman and it was a major part of his life. He married Isabelle Anderson of Pierpont and they raised two children. Carlyle died on January 26, 1993.

Acquisition Type


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  • Creation: ca. 1930s-1950s
  • Creation: 1938
  • Creation: 1971


0.25 Cubic Feet