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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: 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: 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...

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: 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.

Date: 1891 

Description: "Recitation Room" at Downer College.

Photograph

Downer College

Date: 1890 

Description: View of Downer College.

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: 2003-10-03 

Description: "The Wharf is located in Fox Lake."

Date:  ca.

Description: View of an intersection of dirt roads, with a large building, possibly an inn or apartment building on the right. A carriage or car is parked in front of...

Date: 2004-08-06 

Description: "This Friday we are at the Knotty Pine Lodge at N 10351 Howard Drive, Fox Lake."

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.

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

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

Photograph

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: 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: 2003-10-03 

Description: "Diane was our waitress when we visited The Wharf in Fox Lake." From left to right; Diane, Shirley Widmer, John Bodden, and Ralph "Buddy" Ruecker.

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.

Date: 1924 ca.

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

Date: 1895 ca.

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

Date:  ca.

Description: View of Main Street from under the canopy of a tree in the spring or summer. A row of two or three-story brick buildings with awnings is visible.

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