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Farmer Making Soap

Date: 1910
Description: The farmer and his wife are making soap outdoors. Lye is made by letting rain water seep through wood ashes for several months. Lye and fat produce soap. T...
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Horse and Buggy on a Country Road

Date: 1906
Description: View down tree-lined country road near Wausau, taken by Dr. Joseph Smith, talented amateur photographer. It depicts women (probably members of his family)...
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Log Drive

Date: 1913
Description: Two businessmen visiting a log drive along the Wisconsin River. They stand atop a log holding peavey hooks.
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Log Drive on Wisconsin River

Date: 1913
Description: Eight men are in a boat driving logs down the Wisconsin River.
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Spring Runoff at Big Bull Falls

Date: 1916
Description: Water churns under a railroad bridge as the spring thaw swells the Wisconsin River.
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Family Greeting

Date: 1905
Description: Mary E. (Mrs. Joseph) Smith, third from right, with family members on the porch, wave as two men at the bottom of the steps doff their hats.
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Dr. Joseph Smith

Date: 1913
Description: Dr. Joseph Smith reads at his desk in his office in the Wisconsin Valley Trust Building.
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Mary E. Smith

Date: 1913
Description: Mary E. Smith, wife of Dr. Joseph Smith, arranges flowers for the holidays.
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Loading Logs from Skids

Date: February 1914
Description: Loggers move logs onto a horse-drawn wagon in the snow.
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Visiting the Glacier at Grindewald, Switzerland

Date: 1906
Description: Dr. Joseph Smith and family view the glacier at Grindewald during their European tour.
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W.L.L. & T. Logging Operations

Date: February 1914
Description: Two men dressed in business attire stand in the snow in front of logs cut as part of W.L.L. & T. logging operations.
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Dinner Table of Dr. Joseph Smith

Date: 1912
Description: Formally set dining table, perhaps for Christmas dinner, with a small Christmas tree as a centerpiece. Streamers hang over the edges of the table from the...
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Cook's Tent in Log Drive

Date: 1913
Description: Cook's tent on a raft in the midst of a log drive on the Wisconsin River.
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Elevated View of Wausau in Summer

Date: 1912
Description: Elevated view of Wausau from the edge of town looking toward residences and businesses. Hills are in the far background.
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Elevated View of Wausau in Winter

Date: 1912
Description: Winter view over fields of town with hills in the far background.
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Mrs. Theophilus Smith

Date: 1914
Description: A portrait of the photographer's mother-in-law, Harriet Millard Smith. She sits in a chair next to a window.
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Mary E. Smith

Date: 1903
Description: An outdoor portrait of Mary E. Smith, taken by her husband Dr. Joseph F. Smith. Mrs. Smith is sitting in the grass, and wears an elaborate hat decorated wi...
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Two Children and Adult on Porch

Date: 1910
Description: Two children, a boy and a girl, stand on a porch. A woman in a dress (face obscured) crouches behind the two children.
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Apple Orchard

Date: May 30 1916
Description: A row of blossoming apple trees in the Wisconsin State Horticultural Society orchard.
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Betsy Ross House

Date: 1913
Description: An exterior view of the Betsy Ross house. Two larger buildings flank each side of the house.

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