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Description:

A hay-mowing crew takes a break in the field in front of the Halvor Nerison Hauge farm, Christiania Township, Dane County, Wisconsin, ca. 1874. Hauge immigrated to Dane County i 1844, spent some time in California during the gold rush, and served as a justice of the peace for eight years. The photo appears to be staged, maybe to show off the new mower, and a young woman has brought lunch to the workmen "working" in the field.

Photographed persons:

Hauge, Halvor Nerison

Photographer:

Dahl, Andreas Larsen
(Born: 1844 - Dead: 1923 - Occupation: Pastor, Photographer - Further information: Andreas (Andrew) Larsen Dahl, born 1844 in Skrautvål, Valdres, emigrated to Wisconsin in 1868. During the 1870s he was a traveling photographer, primarily in Dane county, Wisconsin and neighboring counties. His photographs are of exceptional quality regarding both choice of motifs and technique. Dahl stopped taking pictures in 1883 when he was ordained as a Lutheran pastor. He was a dedicated minister during the next 40 years of his life. Dahl died in 1923, and his surviving photographs are now in the collection of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin.)

Subjects:

Agriculture, Agricultural implements

Related places:

Christiania township, Wisconsin

Date:

1874

Owner:

State Historical Society of Wisconsin - Andrew Dahl Collection

Negative number:

WHi (D31) 170


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