An Air Of Pride And Dignity In Harsh Times

Pride-&-Dignity photo

Mrs. Hilton and her oldest daughter did not want to be photographed in front of their sod house. They thought it embarrassing to be seen living in a dirt house. But they wanted their friends and family back east to see them with their new pump organ, which the men moved outside for the photograph.

"We did not want to show the old sod house to friends back east, but the young lady and mother wanted to prove they owned an organ." -Nebraska History, magazine, Vol. X No. 4, Oct.-Dec. 1927, Pg. 323.

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Image Credit:
David Hilton Family near Sargent, Nebraska
Courtesy of Nebraska State Historical Society; RG2608:PH3535

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