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Photograph

Mary and Max

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Description: Mary Brandel sits outdoors on the grass with her dog Max. There is a lake in the background.

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...

Date: 1927-06 

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

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Description: A woman kneels down next to Max, the family dog. Another woman stands on the sidewalk holding a hat, and a car can be seen in the background parked on the...

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: 1905 ca.

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

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: 1924 ca.

Description: Mary Brandel is smiling and running in the yard. There is a cottage and lake in the background.

Date: 2000-05-19 

Description: "Our waitress Adriane, in her German Dress, is our waitress at Feil's Supper Club." Seated from left to right, Ralph Widmer, Shirley Widmer, John Bodden, R...

Photograph

Fence Sitters

Date: 1922 

Description: School friends Ethel and Eleanor fence-sit on a summer day.

Date: 2000-05-19 

Description: "Feil's Supper Club, which has a German motif, is just south of Randolph on Hwy 73." From left to right; Ralph "Buddy" Ruecker, Ralph Widmer, Shirley Widme...

Date: 1924 ca.

Description: Mary Brandel poses in riding clothes with her pony. Behind them is a road, with a fence and field.

Photograph

Two Young Men

Date: 1922 ca.

Description: Two young men stand together in a jaunty pose. A group of boys are in the background.

Photograph

Aunt Lydia

Date: 1936-08-13 

Description: Aunt Lydia, a relative of the Brandel family, is wearing a dress and eyeglasses. She poses leaning against a tree.

Date: 1923 ca.

Description: E.W. Brandel, standing in a road. Known as Gramps by Mary Brandel, he is posing holding a bag, a bundle of sticks on his back, and a long stick over his sh...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Exterior view of a public high school with multiple figures standing in front of it.

Date: 1926 ca.

Description: Harold Smith, wearing a hat, coat, and gloves, sits on a porch step with Max the dog. He is holding a pipe in his right hand.

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: 1934 

Description: Members of the E.W. Brandel family open gifts in front of a Christmas tree.

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: A view from behind of Mrs. Brandel, wife of E.W. Brandel, before she cut her long hair. She is outdoors near a road and small outbuildings.

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