Florence Hoskins Family Photo Album, 1897-1898

Overview of the Collection

Hoskins, Florence Mabel Armstrong.
Florence Hoskins Family Photo Album
1897-1898 (inclusive)
.25 Linear feet of shelf space, (1 album), (12 images)
Collection Number
PC 51 (collection)
A photo album containing 12 original black and white photographs of families and their homes in North Dakota or Minnesota in 1897-1898.
Washington State University Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
Pullman, WA
Telephone: 509-335-6691
Access Restrictions

This collection is open and available for research use.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Florence Mabel Armstrong Hoskins was born in 1863 in Winnebago, MN. Her husband, Robert, was a newspaperman and then a lawyer. They married ca. 1884 and lived in Bathgate, ND until 1889 and Bismarck, ND thereafter. She died in 1941.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The album contains 12 labeled black and white photographs of family members and homes in North Dakota. Pictured are Florence Mabel Armstrong Hoskins' children Brooks, Etta, and Helen. "Ike and family" in the scrapbook probably refers to the family of Isaac J. Foster, who married Florence's sister Laura Elizabeth "Lizzie" Armstrong. Also pictured at "father's" are two older people, presumably Florence's father and mother, John Armstrong and Laura Hollembeck Armstrong. An annotation in the front of the scrapbook includes a note that it was presented to L[yndon]. K. Armstrong, Florence's brother. The photographs at "father's" are mostly likely at Winnebago, MN; the photographs. Other photographs are likely either in Bismarck, ND, or Bathgate, ND.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Florence Hoskins Family Photo Album, 1897-1898 (PC 51)

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


The album is retained in its original order and binding.

Acquisition Information

This album was gifted to the Washington State College Library by Marian Cryor on February 13th, 1943. Florence Mabel Armstrong Hoskins is Marian's father's sister. At some point in time prior to the late 1970s it was transferred to WSU's Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC).

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Personal Names

  • Hoskins, Florence Mabel Armstrong -- Photographs.

Family Names

  • Armstrong Family -- Photographs.
  • Foster Family -- Photographs.
  • Hoskins Family -- Photographs.

Geographical Names

  • Minnesota -- Photographs.
  • North Dakota -- Photographs.