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Date: 1920 ca.

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

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...

Date: 1922 ca.

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

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

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: 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: 1905 ca.

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

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...

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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: 1924 ca.

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

Date: 1934-12-25 

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

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: 1905 ca.

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

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: 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: 1926 ca.

Description: View looking up at two women in fashionable clothing and hats posing at the top of a railroad train car. One of the woman is standing on a ladder looking d...

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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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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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Men Having a Picnic

Date: 1927-06 

Description: Two men, probably relatives, are seated on the grass together with a picnic lunch and a campfire in front of them. There is a canoe behind them.

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