Scherling Studio (also Scherlings, Scherling's Studio, and Scherling
Arvid R. Scherling was born in Pillager, Minnesota August 21, 1898.† He began with photography in Little Falls, and Ortonville, Minnesota before coming to Fargo.† On October 4, 1919 he married Sophia Wagner, and they had three children named Daniel, Mary, and Orlando.
In 1949 Arvid retired, turned the business over to his son Orlando, and moved to Los Angeles, California.† In September, 1971 he returned to Fargo where he died on May 18, 1972.† Mrs. Scherling died in 1984.
On December 28, 1941 he married Billiette Skjonsby, and they had five sons named Jerry, Steven, Michael, Patrick, and Larry.† In 1949 he took over his fatherís business. He remained at 113 1/2 Broadway until 1958, when they consolidated with Voss Studio and moved to 313 Broadway.†
During the 1950s, Scherling opened branch studios in the Minnesota cities of Moorhead, Wadena, Marshall, and Minneapolis.† He was the president of the North Dakota Professional Photographers Association in 1952, and was awarded a masterís degree from the Professional Photographers of America in 1956.† Orlando and Billiette divorced in the 1960s, and Orlando remarried Sheila Kay Walker on May 25, 1969.
In the 1970s Orlandoís sons Patrick and Larry joined the studio.† In February, 1980 the Fargo studio moved to a new location at 280113th Avenue South.† Orlando died at his home on December 22, 1994.† Currently Patrick and Larry Scherling operate the studio.
The Forum, June 15, 1975, Sec. 5, p.8
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