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Halle Steensland with Wife and Children

Halle Steensland with Wife and Children | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Halle Steensland and his wife Sophia pose with their five children at the family home, later located at 733 Lakewood Boulevard, Village of Maple Bluff. (The house and farm were later owned by Robert M. La Follette, Sr.) The two older boys, Halbert and Henry, sit behind a table set for coffee and covered with a beautiful lace table cloth. On the ground before the table sit the younger children, Edward, Morton and Helen. A carriage and outbuilding, probably a carriage house, are visible.
DESCRIPTION
Halle Steensland and his wife Sophia pose with their five children at the family home, later located at 733 Lakewood Boulevard, Village of Maple Bluff. (The house and farm were later owned by Robert M. La Follette, Sr.) The two older boys, Halbert and Henry, sit behind a table set for coffee and covered with a beautiful lace table cloth. On the ground before the table sit the younger children, Edward, Morton and Helen. A carriage and outbuilding, probably a carriage house, are visible.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:27563
Creation Date: 1876
Creator Name:Dahl, Andreas Larsen, 1844-1923
City:Maple Bluff
County:Dane
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Andreas Larsen Dahl photographs, 1870-1880, 1910-1915
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:negative, b/w copy
Original Format Number:(X3)34641
Original Dimensions:4 x 5 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Steensland left Stavanger, Norway, in 1854 and after working in Chicago and Janesville, Wisconsin, he took a job as a clerk in Clinton and Madison. After four years, he opened his own seed, grocery and crockery store and remained in that business nearly ten years. In 1871, he joined with other Norwegian-Americans, including Knut Heimdal, O.B. Dahle and John A. Johnson to found the Hekla Fire Insurance Company. Within a few years, Norwegian farmhouses all over Dane and surrounding counties had Hekla signs mounted above their front doors. Steensland wrote a life reminiscence in 1909, a year before his death.
SUBJECTS
Coffee
Tableware
Architecture, Domestic
Furniture
Newspapers
Family
Children and adults
Clothing and dress
Suits (Clothing)
Dresses
Neckties
Outdoor photography
Portraits, Group
Yards
Trees

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