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Photograph

Farm Laborers with Reaper

Farm Laborers with Reaper | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
A crew of farm laborers take a break from harvesting wheat while a young woman offers food and drinks. They are posed in front of a reaper with the family farmstead in the background.  In the foreground, a horse and people, mostly men, stand in a field harvesting grain near a reaper.  A boy stands near a flag.  In the background is a wooden structure, possibly for storage, an upright and wing frame house, a split-rail fence, horse-drawn vehicles and more people.
DESCRIPTION
A crew of farm laborers take a break from harvesting wheat while a young woman offers food and drinks. They are posed in front of a reaper with the family farmstead in the background. In the foreground, a horse and people, mostly men, stand in a field harvesting grain near a reaper. A boy stands near a flag. In the background is a wooden structure, possibly for storage, an upright and wing frame house, a split-rail fence, horse-drawn vehicles and more people.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:1914
Creation Date:
Creator Name:Dahl, Andreas Larsen, 1844-1923
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Collection Name:Andreas Larsen Dahl photographs, 1870-1880, 1910-1915
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:negative, original
Original Format Number:(D3)7
Original Dimensions:4 x 5 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
This image is part of a larger collection of images created by Andreas Larsen Dahl, a Norwegian immigrant photographer who worked in Dane County, Wisconsin throughout the 1870s and early 1880s. Dahl was, by his own words, an "artist." His early photographs are similar to that of other landscape photographers who traveled the countryside in horse-drawn darkroom vans. Dahl lined up families in front of rural and urban houses. He induced his subjects to haul their parlor possessions out onto the front lawn, creating a family leisure scene in front of their house. Through the course of his career, he chronicled both rural and urban life of Norwegian immigrant families in Dane and surrounding counties. In 1883, he left photography to join the Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Seminary. He was ordained as a minister.

See Image ID: 34631 for other half of stereograph (also known as a stereoview).

The image appeared in the October section of the 1982 Wisconsin Historical Calendar.

SUBJECTS
Agricultural machinery
Harvesting
Dresses
Hats
Work clothes
Farmhouses
Rural areas
Farm buildings
Land use, Rural
Children
Men
Outdoor photography
Portraits, Group
Women
Flags
Agricultural laborers

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