Olsen Family Photograph Collection, PP329

 

Finding Aid to the Olsen Family Photograph Collection, ca. 1919-1965, PP329

H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society

 

Collection summary

 

Title

Olsen Family Photograph Collection

Creator

Frank C. Olsen

Call number

PP329

Inclusive dates

1919-1965

Bulk dates

1944-1946

Extent

1 box

Abstract

The Olsen Family Photograph Collection consists of roughly 100 images of Frank C. Olsen and his family from 1919-1965.


Administrative summary

 

Repository

H. Furlong Baldwin Library

Maryland Historical Society

201 W. Monument St.

Baltimore, MD 21201 

www.mdhs.org 

specialcollections@mdhs.org 

Access restrictions

Open to the public without restrictions.

Use restrictions

For information about how to purchase digital reproductions and for permission information, please visit the Rights and Reproductions page.

Provenance

Donated in 2017

Accession number

2017-038-LIB

Processing note

Processed by Mallory Herberger, December 2018

 

Biographical Note

Terje Harry Olsen (1889-1960) and his wife Eva K. Jonecki Olsen (1893-1967) resided in Baltimore, Maryland. A Norwegian immigrant family, they raised two sons who later entered the service during World War II. Terje Olsen Jr. served as a Corporal in the U.S. Army, and died in the line of duty in 1945. He and his parents are both buried in Oak Lawn Cemetery in Baltimore County, Maryland.

Frank C. Olsen served as a U.S. Army Aviation Cadet. He completed his training at the Frederick Army Air Field in Frederick, Oklahoma. Frank Olsen was discharged from the Army on November 19, 1944. He later married and raised a family.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of 100 photographs of the Olsen Family from 1919-1965. Early photographs depict Terje and Eva Olsen with their young children. Most of the photographs are from Frank C. Olsen’s time at the Frederick Army Air Field while he was stationed there for training. Another large group of photographs is from Frank’s time with the New Eagle Rollers roller skating club. Later photographs of the family consist of snapshots from family vacations. Notably, many of these photographs have handwritten captions on the back, penciled in Norwegian.

The collection is arranged in roughly chronological order at the file level. Some photographs were grouped separately together, and that arrangement has been respected.

Container List

 

Contents

Dates

Image Id #

Box

Comments

Terje Harry Olsen and child

1919

PP329.01

Box 1 

 

Frank C. Olsen on an early Indian motorcycle; Baltimore, MD.

                1920s

PP329.02

Box 1 

 

Frank C. Olsen in a sailor suit

                1920s

PP329.03

Box 1 

 

Terje Harry Olsen with children on Indian motorcycle with side car

1920s

PP329.04

Box 1 

 

Terje Harry Olsen with children on Indian motorcycle; Baltimore, MD.

1920s

PP329.05

Box 1 

 

Terje Harry Olsen standing next to Ford Model T

undated

PP329.06

Box 1 

 

Terje Harry Olsen- standing portrait

undated

PP329.07

Box 1 

 

Eva K. Olsen standing next to motorcycle with child

undated

PP329.08

Box 1 

 

Frederick Army Air Field, Oklahoma

1944

PP329.09

Box 1 

 

Frederick Army Air Field, Oklahoma

1944

PP329.10

Box 1 

"This is the kind of picture the army is looking for (restricted). This tank was the biggest help we had in fly. We flew our traffic pattern by it. -Frank C. Olson, pilot"

U.S. Army pilot at Frederick Air Field, doing exercises

1944

PP329.11

Box 1

 

Pilot; Frederick Army Air Field, Oklahoma

1944

PP329.12

Box 1

 

U.S. Army pilots at Frederick Army Air Field, doing exercises

1944

PP329.13

Box 1

 

Unknown man eating apple

undated

PP329.14

Box 1

 

Frank C. Olsen, pilot

1944

PP329.15

Box 1

Frederick Army Air Field, Frederick, Oklahoma

O'Neal, friend of Frank C. Olsen

1947 December

PP329.16

Box 1

U.S. Army Aviation

Frank C. Olsen, U.S. Army Airfield

undated

PP329.17

Box 1

"My solo ship"

Airplane hanger, Frederick Air Field

undated

PP329.18

Box 1

 

Working out, Frederick Air Field

undated

PP329.19

Box 1

 

Pilots, U.S. Army

1944

PP329.20

Box 1

 

Group photograph at Frederick Army Air Field

1944

PP329.21

Box 1

Frank C. Olsen on the far right, first row

Frank C. Olsen graduation at Frederick Army Air Field Base, Oklahoma

1944

PP329.22

Box 1

close up on formation

Frank C. Olsen graduation at Frederick Army Air Field Base, Oklahoma

1944

PP329.23

Box 1

distant shot of formation

Looking at helicopter

1944

PP329.24

Box 1

Frederick Army Air Field, Frederick, Oklahoma

World War II monument in Washington, D.C.

1947

PP329.25

Box 1

 

U.S. Army pilots at Frederick Army Air Field

1944

PP329.26

Box 1

"Clowning around"

Frank C. Olsen next to plane

1944

PP329.27

Box 1

Frederick Army Air Field, Frederick, Oklahoma

Frank C. Olsen posed in Army uniform

1944

PP329.28

Box 1

Frederick Army Air Field, Frederick, Oklahoma

Frank C. Olsen standing next to plane

1944

PP329.29

Box 1

U.S. Army pilot, Frederick Army Air Field, Frederick, Oklahoma

Pilots at Frederick Army Air Field

1944

PP329.30

Box 1

"Price and O'Hara talking it over"

Aerial image from plane

1944

PP329.31

Box 1

"Boulder Dam at 6,000 ft taken by Frank Olsen and Clif Baker"

Discharge certificate

1944

PP329.32

Box 1

 

Group photograph at dinner

1944

PP329.33

Box 1

Frank C. Olsen on the far right

Plane at Frederick Army Air Field

1944

PP329.34

Box 1

 

Aerial image 

1944

PP329.35

Box 1

"Boulder City 10 miles west of Boulder Dam; Frank C. Olsen took this photo with Clif Baker, U.S. Army"

Larson and Casey, U.S. Army

1944

PP329.36

Box 1

Frederick Army Air Field, Frederick, Oklahoma

New Eagle Rollers group photograph

1946 March 31

PP329.37

Box 1

"New Eagle Rollers eating Mammoth Oyster Roast at Kimball, Mt Pleasure Club"

Frank C. Olsen roller skating

1946

PP329.38

Box 1

New Eagle Rollers

Frank C. Olsen posed with woman in roller skates

1946

PP329.39

Box 1

New Eagle Rollers

Unidentified woman roller skating

1946

PP329.40

Box 1

New Eagle Rollers

Unidentified woman roller skating

1946

PP329.41

Box 1

New Eagle Rollers

Unidentified woman roller skating

1946

PP329.42

Box 1

New Eagle Rollers

Unidentified group roller skating

1946

PP329.43

Box 1

New Eagle Rollers

Unidentified women roller skating

1946

PP329.44

Box 1

New Eagle Rollers

Unidentified man roller skating

1946

PP329.45

Box 1

New Eagle Rollers

Unidentified women roller skating

1946

PP329.46

Box 1

New Eagle Rollers

Unidentified woman roller skating

1946

PP329.47

Box 1

New Eagle Rollers

Unidentified woman with roller skates posing on bench

1946

PP329.48

Box 1

New Eagle Rollers

Unidentified man roller skating

1946

PP329.49

Box 1

New Eagle Rollers

Unidentified women skating

1946

PP329.50

Box 1

New Eagle Rollers

New Eagle Rollers group photograph

1946

PP329.51

Box 1

New Eagle Rollers

Unidentified woman skating

1946

PP329.52

Box 1

New Eagle Rollers

Unidentified women skating

1946

PP329.53

Box 1

New Eagle Rollers

New Eagle Rollers group photograph

1946

PP329.54

Box 1

New Eagle Rollers

New Eagle Rollers group photograph

1946

PP329.55

Box 1

New Eagle Rollers

Unidentified woman roller skating

1946

PP329.56

Box 1

New Eagle Rollers

Unidentified woman roller skating

1946

PP329.57

Box 1

New Eagle Rollers

Unidentified woman roller skating

1946

PP329.58

Box 1

New Eagle Rollers

Group posing with skates

1946

PP329.59

Box 1

New Eagle Rollers

Unidentified woman posing on skate rink

1946

PP329.60

Box 1

New Eagle Rollers

Unidentified woman posing with skates

1946

PP329.61

Box 1

New Eagle Rollers

Franklin Olsen with mother and dog in the ocean

undated

PP329.62

Box 1

 

Frankie Olsen with big lolly pop

undated

PP329.63

 

 

Franklin Olsen standing, wrestling in pool with friends

undated

PP329.64

Box 1

 

Franklin Olsen (center), with friends

undated

PP329.65

Box 1

 

Franklin Olsen at pool party with friends

undated

PP329.66

Box 1

 

Franklin Olsen and dad, Frank C. Olsen

undated

PP329.67

Box 1

 

Frankie Olsen 

undated

PP329.68

Box 1

Chesapeake Bay

Unidentified couple sitting on dock

1965

PP329.69

Box 1

 

Boats tethered to dock

undated

PP329.70

Box 1

 

Babe and Steave

1947 March 9

PP329.71

Box 1

"I've always tried to decide which is which." He don't know either

Unidentified man in water with boat

1961 June

PP329.72

Box 1

 

Unidentified woman on the beach

undated

PP329.73

Box 1

 

Unidentified boy on carnival ride

undated

PP329.74

Box 1

 

Unidentified women on the beach

July

PP329.75

Box 1

 

Unidentified children

undated

PP329.76

Box 1

 

Group photograph- unidentified men on ship

1946 November

PP329.77

Box 1

 

Women in uniform with flag

undated

PP329.78

Box 1

 

Unidentified couple on swing

undated

PP329.79

Box 1

 

Unidentified couple in wedding dress and tux

undated

PP329.80

Box 1

 

Unidentified wedding couple

undated

PP329.81

Box 1

 

Unidentified wedding couple

1946

PP329.82

Box 1

 

Unidentified wedding couple

1946

PP329.83

Box 1

 

Unidentified wedding couple cutting the cake

1946

PP329.84

Box 1

 

Unidentified couple

1946

PP329.85

Box 1

 

Wedding reception group photograph

1946

PP329.86

Box 1

 

Unidentified group on snowy mountain with skis

1938

PP329.87

Box 1

Writing on back in Norwegian

Unidentified boy on skis

1937

PP329.88

Box 1

Writing on back in Norwegian

Unidentified boy on skis

1937

PP329.89

Box 1

Writing on back in Norwegian and English. "Shouldn't you like to skiing here?"

Irish setter on lawn

undated

PP329.90

Box 1

 

Dog crouched

undated

PP329.91

Box 1

 

Unidentified women on the beach

undated

PP329.92

Box 1

 

Unidentified people dancing

undated

PP329.93

Box 1

 

Unidentified people at party

undated

PP329.94

Box 1

 

Great Dane

undated

PP329.95

Box 1

 

Christmas tree

undated

PP329.96

Box 1

Christmas: Olsen Family

School photo

undated

PP329.97

Box 1

 

Two unidentified boys with pitchforks

1944

PP329.98

Box 1

 

Ramona Room post card

undated

PP329.99

Box 1

 

Fairchild PT-19 post card

undated

PP329.100

Box 1