A group of men and boys pose for their portrait at the photographic studio of R. Tynelius of Rush City, Minnesota. This photograph stimulates a lot of interesting questions. Is this a family or some other type of unit? What are the tools that the men are holding? What is the occupation of these photographic subjects? Are they farmers? All of the subjects in this image are wearing a hat which suggests that their occupation requires working outside. The photographer, R. Tynelius is mentioned in a publication called “The St. Louis and Canadian Photographer” (1900). It was reported that he was succeeding Mr E. J. Almquist in running a photography studio.

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