Lee Mohr (1904 -1983)
Lee William Mohr was born in Myles, Iowa on April 17, 1904. After moving to Mandan, North Dakota, Mohr completed high school and went to Penn State to complete a business course. After, he worked for his father's J.C. Penny store for fourteen years.

An amateur photographer to that point in time, Mohr made extensive use of his camera while overseas. The experience had a profound effect on him, because he returned to Mandan after four months and purchased a photography studio from longtime Mandan photographer Rolland R. Lutz in October 1937.

In addition to the portrait work that came with his chosen profession, Mohr made several images of events and locales in North Dakota. He primarily photographed rodeos but also made images of floods caused by Missouri River overflows, trains, train wrecks, construction projects, the Garrison Dam, Fort Abraham Lincoln, the Chateau de Mores, and several familiar sites around Bismarck including the Capitol Building, airport, Mary College (now the University of Mary), and the Lewis and Clark Hotel, among many others.

Sioux Indians, Mandan N.D.
Sioux Indians, Mandan N.D.

Sioux Indians, Mandan N.D.


Vintage gelatin silver print

3 x 5 in. printed on carte postal

Identified in image, lower left print recto

Condition: some uneven fading