Date: 1924 ca.

Description: Mary Brandel poses on a weathered log, with fields, fence, and buildings in the background.

Date: 1922 

Description: A woman holds a young woman (Mary Brandel?) in her arms in front of their cottage at Fox Lake. Two other people can be seen on the left.

Date: 1921 

Description: International 15-30 H.P tractor running an International 28 x 46 thresher on a rural farm. The tractor was purchased by Oscar Krueger in 1920. The threshe...


Family Golf Outing

Date: 1936 

Description: Two generations of the Brandel family pose with golf clubs at the Fox Lake Golf Course.


Henry Mathews

Date:  date unknown

Description: Portrait of Henry Mathews, 1866-1941, an early African American resident, holding the tools of his trade in front of a painted backdrop. He was a stone mas...

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: This manuscript map, likely drawn in the 1930s, shows Fox Lake, in Dodge County, Wisconsin, and the roads and resorts in the vicinity.

Date: 1927-06 

Description: A boy in bare feet and overalls fishes off a pier at Fox Lake. The lake and far shoreline are in the background.

Date: 1922 

Description: A woman playfully spins another woman (probably her daughter) in a yard in front of a house. There is a lake in the background.

Jim Widmer's "Spirit of Rural Wisconsin," Part II

Explore Jim Widmer's photographs of the Friday fish fry dinner tradition in Wisconsin.

Date: 1891 

Description: "Recitation Room" at Downer College.

Date: 1900 

Description: Downer College students working in a laboratory in which a human skeleton, a frog, a bat and stuffed birds are displayed.

Date: 1921 

Description: A woman and her dog meet the mail carrier in his delivery boat at the end of a pier on the west shore of Fox Lake.

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Interior of a student's room at Downer (women's) College. Two banjos rest on the chaise in front of the window.


Downer College

Date: 1890 

Description: View of Downer College.

Date: 1934-04 

Description: A shirtless man stands, hands in pockets, behind a white picket fence near the Brandel family cottage. A lake can be seen in the background.

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Mrs. E.W. Brandel sits in a rocking chair on the porch at Fox Lake leaning on the edge of a table. She has a book on her lap and Max the family dog is at h...

Date: 1924 ca.

Description: Three Taylor brothers pose in a line wearing bathing suits. Behind them is a cottage and a lake. The shadow of the photographer can be seen on the lawn.


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