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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: 1936 

Description: A little boy poses with a golf club. He is wearing a sailor shirt, shorts, and shoes. There is a birdhouse in the background.

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...

Date: 1924 ca.

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

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...

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: Mrs. Brandel poses outdoors in the yard near the house with Max the family dog and a toy rabbit at her feet.

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: 1922 ca.

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

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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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: 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: 1923 ca.

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

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: 1934-12-25 

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

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Description: A woman and a child sit on a railing and look out from the porch of their house. A man is in the background approaching from a car parked in the street.

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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: 1922 ca.

Description: Members of the Brandel family (probably), two men and one woman, pose on Main Street.

Date: 1905 ca.

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

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Mary Brandel and a friend pose on the sideboard of a parked car in what appear to be bathing suits. They are near a drive near a small building on the left...

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