Miller Photography Studio
Dick Miller owned the Miller Photography Studio in Pierre, South Dakota. He paid off the mortgage on his 1925 home with prize money won with a photograph of his daughter Marilyn in the "America's Most Beautiful Baby" contest sponsored by Sears Roebuck at the Chicago's World Fair in 1934.
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
File — Box: B207.01.0001
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The Papers contain nine folders and one book, Paving the Way: The Life Morris E. Adelstein by Howard Shaff and Audrey K. Shaff (1970). There are eight folders of photographs and one folder with two issues of The National Jewish Monthly magazine (1944-1945).
Abstract Mounted photograph showing a construction crew building a culvert in South Dakota. Nine men pose at a bridge construction site, where a concrete pour is beginning. The forms are fitted with rebar; a concrete mixer with extended trough is at the back, along with a tarped stack of cement bags, a gravel pile and two wheelbarrows. Loose lumber is scattered about the site. After serving in the Army as an engineer during World War I, Morris Adelstein joined his mother in Kadoka, South Dakota and was...
Abstract Mounted photograph showing a construction crew of fifteen men at a worksite in South Dakota where a concrete culvert pour is about to begin. Forms are fitted with rebar, a concrete mixer with extended trough is at the back, along with a tarped stack of supplies, a gravel pile, two wheelbarrows, a shovel and other tools. Two kegs (probably holding nails for form assembly) are at the right front and back, and two men standing at the left of the photo have shovels. After serving in the Army as an...
Abstract Morris Adelstein was born in Des Moines, Iowa on June 2, 1894. His parents had immigrated from Russia and settled in Des Moines, Iowa. His mother Bailey Adelstein Martinsky homesteaded land in South Dakota in 1910 and moved with her youngest daughters to Kadoka, South Dakota. Morris Adelstein graduated from Highland Park College in Des Moines with a degree in englineering. After serving in the Army as an engineer during World War I, he joined his mother in Kadoka and was elected as the county...
Dates: Other: between 1919-2005
Abstract Mounted photograph showing construction of a road in South Dakota. A Caterpillar tractor drags a grading machine in the foreground. There is a driver on the tractor and an operator on the machine. Eleven teamsters with horse-drawn wagons are lined up above and behind the tractor and grading machine. After serving in the Army as an engineer during World War I, Morris Adelstein joined his mother in Kadoka, South Dakota and was elected as the county engineer for several counties. Morris Adelstein...