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Dahl, Frederick Emile, 1881-1961



  • Existence: 1881 - 1961


Frederick Emile Dahl was born in London, England on June 18, 1881, to parents who had immigrated from Norway. Frederick and his family moved to the United States in 1890. He attended public school through fourth grade after which his father tutored him at home. In 1897, at the age of 16, he began a four year wood engraving apprenticeship with Field and Beattie in New York which he left after one year as he thought he had learned all that he could learn there. He moved to Hartford, Connecticut and in 1908, formed a partnership with another engraver, Mark Sinnott. They named their new business Dahl & Sinnot. Sinnot left the business in the 1920's, but Dahl retained the name. The primary focus of the business was advertising. The prints of the wood blocks the company created were used in many publications and catalogs of the time. Frederick Dahl retired in 1957, and the company was dissolved. He died in Florida in 1961, at the age of 79.

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Frederick Dahl papers

Identifier: MS-1124
Date(s): 1856 to 1969

Frederick E. Dahl (1881-1961), engraver. Consist of books, catalogs, woodcut prints, biographical materials and family photographs, engraving tools and engraved wood blocks chronicling his work as an engraver with his company Dahl & Sinnott's Wood Engravings.