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Flower Garden

Date: 1931 ca.

Description: A woman sits and reads on a wooden slat bench in a flower garden. There are ornamental plants in a wash tub and other containers; a rose bush nearly covers...

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Headstand

Date: 1931 ca.

Description: A girl wearing bloomers and long stockings performs a headstand as other girls look on. One of the bystanders is also wearing athletic clothes under her co...

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School Picnic

Date: 1931 ca.

Description: Teacher Marian Violet Metcalf, center, stands among her students as they prepare to roast marshmallows at the school picnic. Picnic baskets and a large mar...

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Fishing

Date: 1931 ca.

Description: View across water towards a group of pupils from the Dyer School fishing from the banks of a stream "about a mile south of school." They are using long can...

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Baseball Team

Date: 1911 

Description: Group portrait of the Fennimore baseball team. In the background there are a number of tents, and large banners and flags fly nearby.

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Stone Quarry

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Stone quarry, with men working near a wagon, and at the base of the hill. In the background is a steep hill with trees.

Date: 1916 

Description: Outdoor group portrait of the Conrad Schmitt family. Sherwin and Emma (nee Schmitt) Gillett are standing on the far left. Sherwin is holding infant son, Lo...

Date: 1908-04-20 

Description: Photographic postcard of buildings on a street. There is a wooden boardwalk and the street is not paved. Two men are sitting on a bench. "Boscobel" is hand...

Date:  date unknown

Description: View across field of two men pitching grain into horse-drawn wagons. Between the two wagons is a man in a horse-drawn carriage. In the far background is an...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: View of the exterior of the Conrad Schmitt (Sherwin Gillett's future father-in-law) residence. There are two unidentified men on the porch posing in the sh...

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Cheese Factory

Date:  date unknown

Description: A man poses outdoors in front of a cheese factory. Behind him next to the building is a large wooden tub on stilts, perhaps for holding water.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Man sitting in a speed boat named "Badger" on the Mississippi River. There are flags at the stern and bow. In the background is the town of Cassville along...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: The Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad stone crusher. There is a large group of workmen posing along the work site.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: View from shoreline of small launch with two canoes and a rowboat on the shoreline of the Mississippi River. There is a child in the canoe in the foregroun...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A river navigation light on the Mississippi River. People were paid to keep them lit so the steam boats could operate at night. Bearded man sitting at bas...

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Parochial School

Date: 1925 

Description: View across road towards the parochial school, which is a two-story brick building with a cross on the steeple. Arched windows are above the entrance. Tree...

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Description: Teacher and students posing on grounds in front of a clapboard one-room schoolhouse. There is a fence and outhouse on the left, and in the background is a...

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: View of Bloomington with a man looking over the vista.

Date: 1916 

Description: Outdoor group portrait of the six Schmitt brothers, Sherwin Gillett's brothers-in-law. In birth order they are: Charles (b. 1868), Alfred (b. 1870), Louis...

Date: 1930-10-24 

Description: Man sitting in driver's seat of a Skelly Truck promoting itself with banners and streamers. In the background on the right is a church.

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