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Snapshots of Daily Life

Study this collection of family photos and see a natural, simple view of everyday life in early 20th-century Randolph, Wisconsin.

Date: 1934-12-25 

Description: Edward and Mrs. Brandel and their daughter Mary pose near a Christmas tree during the holidays.

Date: 1936 

Description: A woman stands on a golf course with a bird (a crow?)on her head. She is wearing a hat and sweater, and holds something (food?) in her right hand near the...

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Dr. A.W. Jones

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Description: Dr. A.W. "Uncle Bill" (also known in Randolph as "Bill Doc") Jones sits on the porch steps wearing a vest with a watch fob.

Date: 1923 ca.

Description: Mary Brandel poses in a doorway on a porch, wearing undergarments, stockings, and shoes. Her hair is loose.

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Max the Dog

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Description: The Brandel family dog Max is dressed in doll clothes and held up by Mary Brandel.

Date: 1924 ca.

Description: Mary Brandel and Lucille Laun pose outside the Brandel home. They are standing on top of the brick walls which frame the stairway to the front porch.

Date: 1924 ca.

Description: A young man and woman (probably Mary Brandel) pose on a parked horse-drawn carriage next to a drive. A man (face obscured) is standing behind the horse on...

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Ethel Walker

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Description: Ethel Walker, friend of Mary Brandel, poses in the backyard with a house in the background. She is dressed for cold weather and wears a hat, scarf, and co...

Date: 1927-06 

Description: Muriel Markham and Mary Brandel pose outdoors together near the side of a building in what appear to be pajamas.

Date: 1922 ca.

Description: E.W. Brandel sits on porch steps holding his daughter's dog Max, a fox terrier. Next to him, holding a camera, is Dr. A.W. Jones, the twin brother of the p...

Date: 1925 

Description: Mary Brandel, right, in bathing cap, poses with two friends on a pier to which a rowboat is moored. They are all wearing bathing suits. The far shoreline o...

Date: 1923 ca.

Description: A young woman (probably a member or friend of the Brandel family) poses on a large rock formation surrounded by boulders.

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Four Men in Car

Date: 1925 

Description: Four young men pose together in a car. They are parked on a drive near small outbuildings.

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Mary Brandel

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Close-up portrait of Mary Brandel, with a house behind her.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Elevated view of the south section of town as seen from a water tower.

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Description: Mary Brandel paddles a canoe (or kayak) on Fox Lake. She is wearing a bathing suit and hat.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: View of Stark Street looking west.

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: A man in a hat sits on the back porch of the Brandel family house with the family dog, Max.

Date: 1922 ca.

Description: Mary Brandel poses outdoors on a porch in what appears to be undergarments or sleepwear.

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