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Yankee-Built Greek Revival House | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

Photograph

Yankee-Built Greek Revival House

Yankee-Built Greek Revival House | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
A Yankee-built Greek Revival frame house from the 1840s. The small dark rectangular plaque above the door is a Madison Mutual Insurance Company sign that informed volunteer fire fighters that their services would be fully compensated in the event of a fire. This company was founded in 1851 by a group of Yankee businessmen. Its main competitor, as represented in Dahl's pictures, was the Hekla Fire Insurance Company of Madison, a Norwegian-American enterprise.
DESCRIPTION
A Yankee-built Greek Revival frame house from the 1840s. The small dark rectangular plaque above the door is a Madison Mutual Insurance Company sign that informed volunteer fire fighters that their services would be fully compensated in the event of a fire. This company was founded in 1851 by a group of Yankee businessmen. Its main competitor, as represented in Dahl's pictures, was the Hekla Fire Insurance Company of Madison, a Norwegian-American enterprise.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:26983
Creation Date:circa 1870
Creator Name:Dahl, Andreas Larsen, 1844-1923
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County:
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Andreas Larsen Dahl photographs, 1870-1880, 1910-1915
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:negative, original
Original Format Number:(D31)453
Original Dimensions:8 x 5 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Original negative 41.
SUBJECTS
Horses
Architectural details
Housing
Insurance
Fences
Couples
Plaques, plaquettes
Outdoor photography
Trees
Portrait photography
Yards
Clothing and dress
Dresses

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