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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...

Studio Portrait of Alex Lonetree and his Wife

Description: Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of Alex Lonetree, sitting and his wife, standing. They came to live with the Winnebagos after the last remov...

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lloyd Wright

Date: 1936
Description: Frank Lloyd Wright and his wife Olgivanna, seated together reading in the living room at Taliesin. Taliesin is located in the vicinity of Spring Green, Wis...

L.C. and Daisy Bates Watching Television

Date: September 1957
Description: L.C. and Daisy Bates watching television with Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus on the screen.

Mr. and Mrs. Alex Krueger

Date: December 24 1901
Description: Alex Krueger and his wife decorating a Christmas tree in their home. Flash picture.

Harold F. McCormick and his Wife Edith Rockefeller

Date: 1895
Description: Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of Harold Fowler McCormick with his first wife Edith Rockefeller McCormick.

Cyrus Hall McCormick and his Wife Nettie

Date: 1884
Description: Portrait of Cyrus Hall McCormick (1809-1884) with his wife Nettie Fowler McCormick (1835-1923). McCormick was a Chicago industrialist and inventor in 1831...

Stanley McCormick and Katherine Dexter McCormick

Date: October 15 1904
Description: Portrait of Stanley Robert McCormick (1874-1947), and his wife Katherine Dexter (1874-1967), at the Chateau de Prangins in Nyons, just outside Geneva, Swit...

Farm Wife Brings Lunch to Her Husband in the Field

Date: 1970
Description: Ingrid Bengtson bringing lunch to the field to help her husband, Norman, get the planting done faster. They are having lunch on top of the McCormick Intern...

Fancy Wedding Cake

Date: June 26 1955
Description: Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Braatz top off the 26-layer wedding cake that Mrs. Braatz made for their daughter's wedding.

Linden Hill Grocery Store

Date: June 19 1938
Description: Linden Hill Grocery Store, 36 South Fair Oaks Avenue. Anton "Tony" Lazarz and his wife Bernice, owners of the store, are sitting on the curb in the foregro...

Fourteen Foot Tomato Plant

Date: September 27 1936
Description: Mr. Liebenberg standing on a ladder measuring a 14 foot tomato plant growing in his garden. Mrs. Liebenberg is standing beside the plant.

Daniel A. and Nellie M. Rooney

Date: February 14 1932
Description: Portrait of Daniel A. and Nellie M. Rooney at their home at 1144 Spaight Street.

William "Bing" and Florence Crapser

Date: December 31 1930
Description: Florence and William "Bing" Crapser sitting beside their Christmas tree, 139 North Lake Street.

Senator and Mrs. Robert M. La Follette, Jr.

Date: September 30 1930
Description: Portrait of Senator Robert M. La Follette, Jr., and his wife Rachael Young La Follette in the library at Maple Bluff Farm. This photograph was taken durin...

Kennedy & Rusch Wedding

Date: June 08 1929
Description: Outdoor wedding portrait of Don Kennedy & Eleanor Rusch, set off by Eleanor's long veil and large flower bouquet.

Kennedy & Rusch Wedding Party

Date: June 08 1929
Description: Don Kennedy & Eleanor Rusch and their wedding attendants poing with the priest outdoors.

International Harvester Agent in Japan

Description: Mr. Asai and a woman (his wife?) standing on a rock. Mr. Asai was an International Harvester Company agent in Japan.

Mr. and Mrs. Moody Price

Date: July 30 1946
Description: Mrs. and Mrs. Moody Price. Mrs. Price recorded a tune for song collector Helene Stratman-Thomas.

Mr. and Mrs. Leo Dobbs

Date: August 25 1946
Description: Mr. and Mrs. Leo Dobbs. One was Helene Stratman-Thomas's cousin and well-acquainted with the Yuba musicians.

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