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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, 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...

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: 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: 1924 ca.

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

Date: 1934 

Description: E.W. and Mary Brandel relax together in their home in front of a brick fireplace. They are both wearing eyeglasses; he is reading a newspaper and she is kn...

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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.

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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...

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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: 1923 ca.

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

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: 1905 ca.

Description: View of Stark Street looking west.

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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...

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Two Young Men

Date: 1922 ca.

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

Date: 1905 ca.

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

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.

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.

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Family Picnic

Date: 1922 ca.

Description: Members of the Brandel family have a picnic in the grass.

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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.

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