• Creator
  • Department of Agriculture. Bureau of Agricultural Economics. Division of Economic Information. ca. 1922-ca. 1953
  • Created Date
  • 1941-05-02/1941-05-07
  • Description
  • Full caption reads as follows: Shelby County, Iowa. "The church is the most important institution in Irwin today. Were it not for the church, the community would not be a desirable place in which to live." This is the traditional way of thinking about the church, and the statement was made by a non-church-goer. These pictures were taken in the Norwegian Lutheran Church, south of the village of Irwin. Its pastor is a farmer on the side and a ma... more
    Full caption reads as follows: Shelby County, Iowa. "The church is the most important institution in Irwin today. Were it not for the church, the community would not be a desirable place in which to live." This is the traditional way of thinking about the church, and the statement was made by a non-church-goer. These pictures were taken in the Norwegian Lutheran Church, south of the village of Irwin. Its pastor is a farmer on the side and a man respected by everyone. His church is generally well-filled. An interesting thing about this church is that once every month a Norwegian service is held for the benefit of the older people who like to hear their native language upon occasion. less
  • Format
  • Photographic Print
  • Rights
  • Unrestricted