the Norwegian-American Historical Association

This photograph itself is not dated. There is handwriting on the backing in the frame of the photo that reads:

In Eau Clair, Wis
In 20's probably

Research in the collections contained in the archives at the Norwegian-American Historical Association (NAHA) provides evidence that the photo is from the stevene in Eau Claire June 29-30, 1916.

  • The NAHA Bygdelag collections include numerous documents from the Gudbrandsdal Lag, includs a listing of stevne dates and locations. Stevnes were held in Eau Claire, Wisconsin in 1916, 1921 and 1927.
  • The collection of documents for the 1916 stevne* includes a photocopy of a newspaper clipping, part of which is an image which shows the right-hand section of this panorama. Though most of the printing on the clipping page outside of the image is illegible, the lower left part of has the month (June). The upper right of the clipping contains the number (year - 1916).

*Gudbrandsdal Laget National Stevner and History, 1909-1958.

Gudbrandsdal Laget, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, June 29-30, 1916. (Click for date discussion.) Original photo (6 1/2" h x 36 1/4" w) by Aanes Studio, Eau Claire. For best viewing, maximize your browser window. Click and drag or use the buttons at the bottom to view and resize.

Original photograph on loan to the Norwegian-American Historical Association (NAHA), Northfield, MN. from the Gudbrandsdal Lag. Digital reproduction provided by NAHA, 2016.
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