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Date: 1944-10-06 

Description: Lula Lawrence, lsft, and Esther Gunderson combing hemp fibers. In the background two women sort hemp fiber bundles for rope and cordage during World War I...

Date: 1950-08-06 

Description: A crowd gathers for the cornerstone dedication ceremony of the new reconstructed Norway Grove Lutheran church in DeForest. The present DeForest Lutheran ch...

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Funeral wreath of Caroline Keyser Preus, the wife of Lutheran minister Herman Amberg Preus.

Date: 1878 ca.

Description: Exterior view of Andreas Dahl's photographic gallery. The gallery is attached to his house.

Date: 1944-10-07 

Description: Scene on Highway 51 and County Trunk K near DeForest where Madalene Richgels, an employee of Oscar Mayer, was killed in a truck auto accident near Gest's G...

Photograph

Main Street

Date: 1873 ca.

Description: Main Street, with its dirt, ruts, cows (and presumably manure), but wide enough for easy hitching of wagons and teams.

Date: 1944-10-06 

Description: A woman feeds hemp stalks into a crusher for rope production during World War II.

Date: 1933-09-12 

Description: A.A. Linde, cashier, and Carl Linde, assistant cashier of DeForest State Bank, display the ropes and gag used during a robbery of the bank.

Date: 1869 ca.

Description: Knut Knudesen family in yard of large brick house with shuttered windows, stone foundation and trellis at porch.

Photograph

Park Hotel

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Description: The Park Hotel, once lived in by Lewis Dahl and family. It was also the Isaac DeForest home. There is a wagon or carriage outside and snow on the top of a...

Date: 1947-02-14 

Description: The aftermath of a blazing fire involving five railroad cars of building materials at the F.L. Chase Lumber Company's main building in DeForest.

Photograph

Ingeborg Dahl

Date: 1871 ca.

Description: The studio portrait of Ingeborg Dahl made after her marriage to Nels, the photographer's brother.

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Description: Woman wearing an apron in an industrial kitchen and preparing a large pot of lutefisk possibly for a Syttende Mai celebration.

Date: 1944-10-06 

Description: Two women process hemp fibers at the DeForest hemp mill during World War II.

Date: 1944-10-06 

Description: Herman Elies slashed the twine ties from the hemp bundles to be processed into cordage for rope during World War II at a hemp mill on Highway 51 in DeFores...

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: A pasture is in the foreground with a brick house, barn and connected outbuildings behind it.

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: A family seated around a table that has a fringed cloth. The children sit in small chairs and a woman holds a baby. The frame house behind a picket fence h...

Photograph

Tobacco Field

Date: 1929-08-24 

Description: Farmer standing in tobacco field, with crop ready to harvest.

Date: 1928-10 

Description: Aerial view of DeForest including residences and the surrounding countryside.

Photograph

Two Men Reading

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Two men read in a room with many signs on the wall and a hanging lamp. Perhaps a fraternity house.

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