Eye on the Past: Cool Threads at the Ortman Hotel

One thing I’ve always noted is how well-dressed my father is in photos from his youth. Among my favorites are these photos shot outside the Ortman Hotel in Canistota, South Dakota. The Hanneman family vacationed in the Dakotas several times. Another visit was detailed in this post about cowboy Hiram Greene.

The uncropped version of the main photo shows David D. Hanneman in front of the Ortman Hotel in Canistota, South Dakota.
The uncropped version of the main photo shows David D. Hanneman in front of the Ortman Hotel in Canistota, South Dakota.

These photos are likely from 1946 or 1947. The Ortman Hotel is right next to the famous Ortman chiropractic clinic. The hotel is still there today. The interior has been remodeled, but the exterior looks remarkably the same.

David D. Hanneman leans on the family car in front of the Ortman Hotel.
David D. Hanneman leans on the family car in front of the Ortman Hotel.

2 thoughts on “Eye on the Past: Cool Threads at the Ortman Hotel”

  1. The Ortman Chiropractic Clinic is celebrating their 100th Anniversary this year! Our open house is scheduled for April 15 and we have another celebration planned for July 9. I am gathering information about our history and would like a copy of these pictures for our archive, would you be willing to share?

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    1. Rihannon,

      I’m happy to share these and my other photos that show the clinic and hotel. If you can give me a few days, I will upload high-resolution originals to my photo server and send you the link so you can download them.

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