Thune Photography
Business years 1948 - 1996 (as McCracken Studio 1948-1952)
Business address 110 1/2 Broadway: 1948-1960
  657 4th Avenue North: 1961-1973
  8 12th Street North: 1974-1978
  1023 1st Avenue North: 1979-1996

Homer S. Thune was born at Ada, Minnesota in June 1922 to Herman S. and Alma (Olson) Thune.Homerís grandfather, Halvor W. Thune, was an early photographer in Ada, moving there in 1883.

Homer Thune moved to Fargo where he apprenticed in the photography trade under Elwin McCracken.Homer also served in World War II.

In 1948 he purchased the McCracken Studio from Robert McCracken and retained the name until about 1952 when it became Thune Photography.Frances Piersall began working at the studio doing hand coloring and retouching of negatives in 1947.They were later married and had three sons, David, John, and Dana.In 1961 they moved the studio to 657 4th Avenue North, and in 1974 it was moved to 8 North 12th Street.

In 1979 the studio was moved to 1023 1st Avenue North where Mr. Thune operated the studio until his retirement in 1996.He currently lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.

1940s, 1950s, 1960s &  1970s photographers



Photographers of Fargo, N.D.
Institute for Regional Studies,
North Dakota State University,
Fargo 2001