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Men with Plow

Men with Plow | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Group portrait of men gathered in a farmyard, posed behind a plow. The plow has Argyle, Wisc. from Michalson Implement Company inscribed on the side.
DESCRIPTION
Group portrait of men gathered in a farmyard, posed behind a plow. The plow has Argyle, Wisc. from Michalson Implement Company inscribed on the side.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:1984
Creation Date: 1873
Creator Name:Dahl, Andreas Larsen, 1844-1923
City:Madison
County:Dane
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Andreas Larsen Dahl photographs, 1870-1880, 1910-1915
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:negative, original
Original Format Number:(D31)606
Original Dimensions:unknown
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.

The image appeared in the May section of the 1984 Wisconsin Historical Calendar.

SUBJECTS
Agricultural implements
Architecture
Trees
Clothing and dress
Hats
Farm buildings
Farms
Fences
Men
Outdoor photography
Portraits, Group
Dwellings

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