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Date: 1896 

Description: Group portrait of the Brodhead Mandolin Club. The men are wearing suits and neckties, and all the women wear long white dresses. There are mandolins, as we...

Date: 1956-01-13 

Description: Edna Kern, wife of Ernest G. Kern, hauling water in buckets to the hen house.

Date: 1956-01-13 

Description: Edna Kern in the henhouse watering the laying hens.

Date: 1946-09-02 

Description: Charles Dietz, a singer of English ballads, and song collector Helene Stratman-Thomas.

Photograph

Prairie House

Date: 1925 

Description: Clothes dry on a line behind the Prairie House Inn north of Monroe. The house has an exposed stone lower level and a porch wrapping around the two sides w...

Photograph

At The Mailbox

Date: 1956-01-13 

Description: Edna Kern picking up the mail at the roadside mailbox.

Photograph

Henry Otto Elmer

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Henry Otto Elmer, wearing a cap and bib overalls, poses in front of his large dairy barn. There are twin silos on the right with a decorative pattern in th...

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: An exterior view of Cornish miners' houses along the side of a street.

Photograph

Alvin Elmer

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Alvin Elmer, age 15, holds a model airplane and coal truck that he made. His teacher at Farmer's Grove School wrote on the reverse of the photograph, "This...

Date: 1949-03-01 

Description: A man stands next to shelves housing his bottle collection.

Photograph

Washing Windows

Date: 1956-01-13 

Description: Edna Kern washing the windows outside her house. A cat lies on the lawn in the foreground.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Photographic postcard of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Statue in front of the Swiss Reform Church commemorating the first Swiss colony in 1845.

Photograph

Residential Street

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view down a tree-lined dirt road in a residential area. Houses and sidewalks line both sides of the road, and pedestrians are in the far background.

Photograph

Postville School

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: A prominent sign identifies the Postville School, District No. 1. The school is brick, with twin gables in the front; vines grow up the walls. The gables h...

Photograph

Arlene Elmer

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Arlene Annette Elmer, 14, poses with three of her drawings alongside the Farmer's Grove School. Her teacher wrote on the reverse of this photograph that sh...

Photograph

Dipping the Curd

Date: 1914 ca.

Description: A worker at the Jorden Cheese factory dips curd to make swiss cheese.

Date: 1949-01-30 

Description: Aerial view of town, with a large building on a town square in the center. The edges of town are bordered by fields and farms.

Date: 1956-01-13 

Description: The Kern family, Edna, Nancy, Ernest, and Maribeth, at the supper table.

Date: 1924 

Description: View down sidewalk of two young girls standing at the base of the Soldiers Monument. There is a fountain near the monument on the right. There are benches...

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