Norwegian-American wedding outside the old Norway Grove Church, rural DeForest, Wisconsin, ca. 1875. The bridal couple and guests are dressed according to American custom. Church weddings were common even for those who did not formally belong to the congregation.
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.)