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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.

Photograph

Ingeborg Dahl

Date: 1871 ca.

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

Postcard

Water Tower

Date: 1909 ca.

Description: View up hill towards a water tower with a flag flying from a pole at the top.

Photograph

DeForest State Bank

Date: 1933-09-12 

Description: A group of people gathers in front of the DeForest State Bank, site of a robbery.

Date: 1878 ca.

Description: Gjertrud Amundsen Dahl, the wife of Andrew Dahl, in a studio portrait taken by her husband. The reverse of the photograph reads "A.L. Dahl, Landscape Photo...

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.

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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.

Postcard

Public School

Date: 1910 

Description: Photographic postcard view from street of the brick public school, with bell tower.

Date: 1870 ca.

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

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.

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Description: Dining hall, DeForest House (or Park Hotel). Dr. Bertrand, right, his wife Tina, opposite. [Dahl family had "last reunion" about 1912].

Date: 1878 ca.

Description: Seated indoor portrait of boy in checked suit and girl in plaid dress, perhaps taken at Dahl's DeForest studio.

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Description: Memohead of Fuhremann Canning Company of De Forest, Wisconsin, "Packers of Fancy Peas and Corn" under the brands "Housewife's Pride, Judge Right & First Ro...

Date: 1877 ca.

Description: A view from the roof of a building across the street from A.L. Dahl's photography studio. The two-story storefront is a general store whose sign reads "dry...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: View across lawn towards the high school building, with a bell tower. The message on the back is from Eunice to her twin sister, Emma. She writes, in pa...

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...

Date: 1909 ca.

Description: View down center of unpaved Commerce Street with buildings along a sidewalk on the right, and a building in the distance.

Photograph

Isaac DeForest Home

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Description: Isaac DeForest home. Pauline Dahl standing at bottom of front steps of large two-story frame house; house has lattice work at bottom of porch, railing at t...

Photograph

Tobacco Field

Date: 1929-08-24 

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

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...

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