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Men on Chimneys



Men on Chimneys
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Title: Men on Chimneys
Description: A unusual scene on an unidentified farmstead probably located near Pleasant Springs, Wisconsin. A family is posed in the yard of a frame house, as is usual in Dahl's photographs. On the right a man sits on a horse-drawn implement and further to the right a boy draws water from a well. However, totally divorced from this placid scene is a confrontation taking place on the roof of the house between two men posed on the chimneys. Although separated by twenty feet or so, they are apparently anxious to have a fist fight. This is a carefully posed photograph of uncertain but probably humorous meaning.

Image ID: 27465
Creation
Date:
1874 ca.
Creator
Name:
Dahl, Andreas Larsen, 1844-1923
City, State: Christiana, Town of, Wisconsin
Collection
Name:
Dahl, Andreas Larsen3
Genre: Photograph
Additional
Information:
Original negative number 226. Copy negative X3-29820.
Subjects: Farmhouses
Farms
Agricultural implements
Horses
Wells
Boxing
Family
 

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