Historic Bremen has recently scanned and researched more than 65 photos in two family photo albums donated to the History Center. These photos date from the mid-1800s to the early 1900s and feature numerous families related to Bremen residents. As part of the research, the parents and spouse of the subjects are included in the descriptions on Flickr, where possible.

The Wagner, Zimmer, Miller album

This is a collection of 24 cabinet cards from the 1890s. It is named for the most common family names in the collection. The album includes people with the following last names:

  • Bondurant
  • Engel
  • Fogel
  • Helmlinger
  • Martin
  • Miller
  • Renas
  • Smith
  • Wade
  • Wagner
  • Zimmer
  • [several unlabeled]

Since there are several photos of young people, particularly girls, it is likely that the album was created by a teenage girl collecting photos of both family and friends.

The digital collection includes scans of the photos “as is” and restored versions as well as pictures of the photo album itself, with a hard (probably Bakelite), clam-shell cover. The backs were also scanned when there was something on them.

The Wagner, Zimmer, Miller collection on Flickr.

Here is a sample. Click any image to start a slide show.

The other album recently scanned and added online is the Yockey, Swank, Fries, Ringle album.