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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...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Laurie and Muriel Peterson playing indoors. Muriel is sitting in a chair sewing with a basket on the floor near her. Laurie is playing with blocks.

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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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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.

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Sledding

Date: 1914 ca.

Description: Laurie, Muriel, and James Peterson, children of the photographer, sledding near the family home. Handwritten on reverse, "Laurie, Muriel, James Peterson, c...

Date: 1922 ca.

Description: Christine Peterson weaving rag rugs on a large loom.

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...

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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...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Laurie and Muriel Peterson, children of the photographer, use a high chair to talk on the phone.

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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...

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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: 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.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Laurie and Muriel Peterson having a tea party. In addition to tea, there are plates of pastries. Muriel is sitting in a rocking chair and Laurie is perched...

Date: 1913 ca.

Description: James (Jimmy) Peterson posing in front of a curtained window with a pumpkin and a table knife. Caption reads: "I want a slice."

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: James Peterson, as a young boy, fixing a dilapidated wagon outdoors. He is attempting to reattach the wheel. A can of grease is sitting on the wagon bed.

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: 1925 ca.

Description: Muriel and Laurie singing as their mother, Christine Peterson, plays the organ at Christmas. On the right is a decorated Christmas tree. A large area rug c...

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Main Street

Date: 1922 ca.

Description: View down center of an unpaved Main Street with commercial buildings along sidewalks. Horse-drawn vehicles are parked near the curb and moving further down...

Photograph

Plowing the Fields

Date:  date unknown

Description: Farmer plowing a field with two horses.

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...

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