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Date:  date unknown

Description: Christine Peterson working at her spinning wheel. Watching her from the open doorway are Laurie and Muriel, Christine's children. Muriel is holding a black...

Photograph

Telephone Linemen

Date: 1928 ca.

Description: Group portrait of four telephone linemen standing together, three of them wearing leg braces. The man leaning on the pole is Carl Peterson, the first man o...

Photograph

The Amateur

Date: 1905-09-12 ca.

Description: Laurie Peterson pretending to take a photograph, with a prop camera, of Muriel Peterson as she is gazing at a cat. In the background are trees and shrubs....

Date:  date unknown

Description: Christine Peterson and her son, Laurie. He is posing with his arm around his mother's shoulders. They are standing outdoors and shrubs are in the backgroun...

Date: 1912-11 

Description: Christine Peterson holding her new baby, James. She is sitting up in bed and is wearing a nightgown.

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Playing the Violin

Date:  date unknown

Description: Laurie Peterson playing the violin while seated on the top step in front of a screen door. Flowers are growing on both sides of the steps.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Muriel and Laurie Peterson posing in front of a corn field as they look at each other. They are each holding corn cobs and leaves.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Mrs. (Christine) Peterson by the back door. She is sitting on the top step and a cat is standing at her feet. A small pile of vegetables are next to her on...

Photograph

His Morning Drink

Date:  date unknown

Description: Laurie Peterson watering his horse in the lake. The sloped shoreline is covered with rocks and leaves. Farther up the shoreline is a rowboat with its oars...

Photograph

Harmonica Player

Date: 1914 ca.

Description: James Peterson, son of the photographer, playing the harmonica. He is sitting against a stump, with trees in the distance.

Date:  date unknown

Description: View from shoreline of the photographer, Carl A. Peterson, taking a moment to light his pipe while fishing from a boat near the family home.

Photograph

Swiss Chapel

Date: 1955 ca.

Description: Exterior view of a Swiss chapel built by the Count and Countess Erick Von Bretzel in 1893.

Date: 1904 

Description: Formal waist-up wedding portrait of Carl and Christine Peterson.

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Mr. Peterson is sitting in a rocking chair reading the newspaper and smoking a pipe, while Mrs. Peterson is standing at the stove with their young son, Jam...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Quarter-length portrait of Laurie Peterson posing with his arms folded over the back of a chair, resting his chin on his hands.

Date: 1915-12 ca.

Description: Laurie and Muriel playing with an erector set, while James is sitting on the end of the table facing the decorated Christmas tree. More toys are on the flo...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Carl Peterson relaxing in a rocking chair at his desk. He is smoking a pipe and gazing up at a pair of mounted deer horns holding a fishing pole and rifle....

Date: 1913 ca.

Description: Waist-up portrait of Carl Peterson with his youngest child, James, asleep on his lap.

Photograph

Shoe Repairman

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: A cobbler repairing a boot in his shop. Many boots are lined up on the floor, and a bench of tools is behind him. A calendar from J.B. Yunker & Sons hangs...

Photograph

Sledders

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Winter scene with Muriel and Laurie Peterson, the photographer's children, reflecting on the snow conditions near their home. Laurie holds the rope of a sl...

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