Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Hawley, Minnesota Painting Crew Cabinet Photo by S.P. Wange

Unidentified cabinet photo featuring a group of painters. The photo was taken by S.P. Wange of Hawley, Minnesota. A quick search revealed the S.P. is Sylvester Peter Wange (1866-1956). He was born in Norway and worked in Hawley from the late 1890s to the mid 1920s. He was one of the pioneering photographers of Clay County. An interesting side note about his photography studio  is that it also served as a barber shop

1 comment:

  1. Slingin' the lead paint. Those were toxic days for painters. Nice shot.