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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: 1923 ca.

Description: E.W. Brandel, Mrs. Brandel, and the Taylors pose in chairs in front of a building. The man on the right is smoking a cigar, and behind them are windows wit...

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.

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Description: Mary Brandel, peeking from behind a tree, poses with two men and a woman. They are all wearing bathing suits. There is a cottage and a lake in the backgrou...

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.

Date: 1934-12-25 

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

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

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: 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...

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Description: Harman Warner and Ethel Walker pose in the branches of a broken tree in winter. They are in the backyard, and houses can be seen behind them.

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...

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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: 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...

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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: 1923 ca.

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

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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Four Men in Car

Date: 1925 

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

Date: 1924 ca.

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

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Women in Fur Coats

Date: 1926 ca.

Description: Three women pose together wearing fur coats and fashionable hats. The woman in the middle is perched on a column near a storefront, and the woman on the ri...

Date: 1934 

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

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