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 Yockey, Swank, Fries, Ringle album

This is a collection of 45 bon-ton and 1 gem-size tintypes from the 1860s to the 1880s. It is named for the most common family names in the collection. The album includes people with the following last names:

  • Beyler
  • Burgerman
  • Ewald
  • Felden
  • Fries
  • Hahn
  • Heckaman
  • Heim
  • Hendersheet
  • Hoffman
  • Huff
  • Kettring
  • Merrill
  • Miller
  • Ringle
  • Seiler
  • Shull
  • Stickel
  • Swank
  • Troyer
  • Walter
  • Wormer
  • Yockey
  • Zimmer

The digital collection includes scans of the photos “as is” and restored versions as well as pictures of the photo album itself, with a fancy portrait cover.

The Yockey, Swank, Fries, Ringle 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 Wagner, Zimmer, Miller album.