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Date: ????-05-19 date unknown
Description: Exterior view of the Swiss Reform Church. Monument commemorating the first Swiss colony in 1845 stands in front of the church. A small sign in the grass wa...
Date: 1957 ca.
Description: Aerial view of downtown.
Date: date unknown
Description: Outdoor group portrait of a group of Swiss yodelers in costume. The gentleman in the center has a distinctive moustache.
Description: Aerial view of downtown, including park, church, and stores.
Date: 1925-08-16 ca.
Description: A large crowd of men, women, and children gathers outdoors to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Swiss settlement in New Glarus.
Description: Group of people in Swiss costume with large wheel of Swiss cheese, alpine horn and other instruments, and a St. Bernard in front of the Chalet of the Golde...
Description: The New Glarus chalet home of Ernest Thierstein. It is an example of authentic Bernese archetecture of canton Bern in Switzerland.
Description: Advertisement for a celebration to commemorate the 640th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Switzerland and the 86th anniversary of the foundin...
Date: 1940 ca.
Description: Barlow "Chalet of the Golden Fleece," New Glarus, Wisconsin. Built as a home by Edwin Barlow, it was later given to the town for use as a museum of Swiss m...
Description: Part of the crowd celebrating the New Glarus Centennial. In the background is a monument in memory of the first settlers of the Swiss colony of New Glarus...
Description: Homemade decorative star wheel set curbside. The object consists of an assortment of pottery sherds and other discarded bits set in cement within a circula...
Description: Down the road leading to the PET evaporated milk factory. A painted sign on the factory's exterior wall claims PET evaporated milk is "milk at its best."
Date: 1874 ca.
Description: View of the town which was founded by Swiss settlers in 1845. A group of women and children stands in front of a fence at 130 5th Avenue, the Gabriel Schi...
Date: 1948 ca.
Description: Barlow "Chalet of the Golden Fleece," built in 1937 as the home of Edwin Barlow, originator and director of the Wilhelm Tell play. It has been willed to th...
Date: 1898 ca.
Description: Interior view of Zwingli Reformed Church with pulpit.
Date: 1895 ca.
Description: Swiss Reformed Church, destroyed in 1899.
Description: A chorus of men singing on stage with a crowd watching. A group of officials seated on the right. Rolling farmland in the background.
Date: 1950 ca.
Description: Usherettes perform Swiss folk dances for the annual William Tell Festival.
Description: Ernest Thierstein relaxes in his Swiss-style chalet home in New Glarus. He came from the village of Boviel in the Emmental valley in the canton of Bern, Sw...
Description: A church is in the distance at the end of the road. On either side of the street are homes and stores, with a street light suspended above the street in t...
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