Emil Brandenburg

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A photo of Emil Brandenburg at his brother's logging camp
Date & Place: in Irma, Lincoln County, Wisconsin United States 54442
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Nov 20, 1897 - Mar 1976 1897 - 1976
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Ancient Faces
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Excellent quality photo of a logging camp taken in Irma Wisconsin. Look at the men’s expressions and that one woman’s hat!
Mar 25, 2016 · Reply
Susan Matteo
Looks like a Motley Crew!
Mar 25, 2016 · Reply
Dawn Stringer
Probably say the same thing about us all in a hundred or so years time. lol
Mar 25, 2016 ·
Susan Matteo
In a hundred years I'll just be dust in the wind! HA💀
Mar 25, 2016 ·
Lois Ost
and the clothesline, and patches above the door....excellent....
Mar 25, 2016 · Reply
Rachel R. Godoy
I love than languid pose on the roof!
Mar 25, 2016 · Reply
Lynda Germon
What a choice ???
Mar 25, 2016 · Reply
Bernadette Darbyshire
Precious memories
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Wendy Donoghue
I just love oldie oldie pictures somtimes you cant imagine that the things they used to wear and how life used to be back then what the cars were like and how they used to live interesting
Mar 25, 2016 · Reply
Dawn Stringer
If they had cars, not even one was rich back in the day.
Mar 25, 2016 ·
Wendy Donoghue
Thats true it would have been horse and cart !
Mar 25, 2016 ·
Ree Young
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I'm sure there were cars...even trucks for hauling timber, though mules and carts might have been used to get the timber to a passable road. At the site for the original, it says it's a photo of Emil Brandenburg at his brother's logging camp, and that Emil was born in 1897. No one there is a little kid, so it had to be around 1920 or so. The first logging trucks came into regular use around 1917, after WWI. (My dad was already working for Mack Trucks by then.)

I wonder if any of these guys had been in the war?
Mar 25, 2016 ·
Dean White
I realize the ground slopes, but the size difference between the guy at far left and the shorter female in the center is still EXTREME.
Mar 25, 2016 · Reply
Anna Gardner
I see what you mean about the size differences. Those loggers were big strapping manly men.
Mar 25, 2016 ·
Stuart Paterson
He's also nearer the camera. Big lad but a touch of forced perspective methinks :-)
Mar 25, 2016 ·
Linda Stewart
They all look pretty happy ..
Mar 25, 2016 · Reply
Nilda Vasquez Kison
Simple life but happy and satisfied.
Mar 25, 2016 · Reply
Neal Beringer
They were tough guys for sure
Mar 25, 2016 · Reply
Carol Anne Giles
Can you imagine how long it took to use this saw and cut thru that tree!!!!
Mar 25, 2016 ·
Donna Appleby
Wow!! That must have been so old...
Mar 25, 2016 ·
Ahti Pelttari
Nice, but I always feel sad seeing those giants cut down...
Mar 25, 2016 ·
Rosa Anderson
Amazing!
Mar 25, 2016 ·
Bill Hudson
Just love these old pictures. Could you imagine the stories of what they were like back then.
Mar 25, 2016 · Reply
Dawn Stringer
when people look at us in another hundred or so years probably say the same thing about how we dressed and what we did.
Mar 25, 2016 ·
Bill Hudson
Ain't that the truth. Funny thing is that this is one of those continuous situations. Which reapts itself over and over again. Lol 😅 😅
Mar 25, 2016 ·
Shannon Leana Simmons
Cool
Mar 25, 2016 · Reply
Linda Fair
Memories of back in Michigan-Up
Mar 25, 2016 · Reply
Patrick A Flynn
I would live there...
Mar 25, 2016 · Reply
Rachael Rawson
Love the photo, and several very handsome men there! I love her hat and the guy's expressions! A photo treasure!
Mar 25, 2016 · Reply
Val Thomas
What cars not even a horse in shot!
Mar 25, 2016 · Reply
Anna Gardner
Her hat looks to be inside out.
Mar 25, 2016 · Reply
Dawn Stringer
Real men...
Mar 25, 2016 · Reply
Val Thomas
Even tougher ladies to keep them guys in order!
Mar 25, 2016 · Reply
Leslie Bacon
these could be my Grand Parents
Mar 25, 2016 · Reply
Amy Babinski
kool
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Judy Lindeman Fullerton
My husband's family "camping"....
Mar 25, 2016 · Reply
Trudie Cruey
I know who did the cooking
Mar 25, 2016 · Reply
Leonor Balderrama
GREAT PIC!!!
Mar 25, 2016 · Reply
Val Thomas
Or Shankies pony as we say in Wales,U.K. meaning on foot!
Mar 25, 2016 · Reply
Barbara Hunter
They built America.
Mar 25, 2016 · Reply
Sara Simon
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The Forest History Center in Grand Rapids, MN has a living history logging camp set in the year 1900. Very fun to visit. Also when you are up there check out The Lost Forty, a parcel of land that was missed in the early logging days that still has virgin pine... they are HUGE!
Mar 25, 2016 · Reply
Patricia Devine
Wow. Very interesting
Mar 25, 2016 ·
Monty Arnold
What the hell were the guys thinking in the 50s? Those western movies and TV shows......didn't look anything like this place!!!😎
Mar 25, 2016 · Reply
Wendy Donoghue
Intresting but a doubt me going up there I live in Barnsley South Yorkshire England :-) I,d love to go and look round but its a long way :-)
Mar 25, 2016 · Reply
Lorraine Bennett
Having your picture taken was a big deal.
Mar 25, 2016 · Reply
Kathy Van Tassell
Wonder what good the hat is doing her sittin on top of her head, looks like a nest
Mar 25, 2016 · Reply
Lynn Clarkson
And nobody was overweight!!
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Lee An Forester Train
Those poor women!!
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Beatriz Misenta
Love i!t
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R Joseph Vignati
Love the 2 Ladies , One with a Top Knot and one with Giant Straw !!!!!!!!!!
Mar 25, 2016 · Reply
Bobbie Barnett
Cool picture. .not one person in this photo is even slightly over weight. Must be all down to hard work and no processed food.
Mar 25, 2016 · Reply
Annie Sweeney
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halloween
Mar 25, 2016 · Reply
Jo Vaughn-Hutson
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You can see, log cabins were not all that tall..
Mar 25, 2016 · Reply
Deborah Mobberly
Love the old pictures.
Mar 25, 2016 · Reply
Rose Holler
look at that guy on the roof! oh yeh, its break time! loll
Mar 25, 2016 · Reply
Avay York Evans
Life was so hard back then but they didn't even know it, it was LIFE for them and it was a good one*~
Mar 25, 2016 · Reply
Cathi Zink
Look at the clothes ,back them you wore them out .
Mar 25, 2016 · Reply
Jennifer Anderson
hard times, no complaining, hard work and getting on with it... Such strong people who made the best of what they had... x
Mar 25, 2016 · Reply
Marian Rohloff
Must have been a Sunday. Everyone is dressed up and clean.
Mar 25, 2016 · Reply
Lena Gargano-Reddy
This is so interesting what I find unusual is the women who is wearing the hat is also wearing a men's tie
Mar 25, 2016 · Reply
Whimsical Robyn
Bunch of handsome fella's ❤️
Mar 25, 2016 · Reply
Mary Kesner
I'll bet no one made fun of her hat back then!!!
Mar 25, 2016 · Reply
Guadalupe Cuenca Moreno
LOS BEBERLY RICOS ............SOY LATINOAMERICANA jajajajajajajajaja
Mar 25, 2016 · Reply
Marina Newman
Such an amazing capture.
Mar 25, 2016 · Reply
Lynn Rector Chrystall
Love this photo🌿💕🍃
Mar 25, 2016 · Reply
Neetzee Berridge
Jerry Dubman....isn't that you, in the left?
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Mary Mary Hodnett
All those men and two women !! Got me wondering what life was like for them .lol
Mar 25, 2016 · Reply
Marilyn Short Dauw
so glad to be living in modern times
Mar 25, 2016 · Reply
Zee Brett Buchan
I wish I belong on that pix
Mar 25, 2016 · Reply
Angie Swinger
Cool hat. A hat in those days were used as baskets to collect fruit, berries, veggies and eggs, plus it kept the hot sun from boiling your brains out. LOL. The women wears scarves for various reasons, maybe tie around goats neck to bring in to milk, tie your toddlers hand to yours so he don't wander off. Wet and use as a cloth to cool your brow and wash your sweaty face. And many more uses. it looks like a good lumber yard with 2 men and their wives and a group of lumberyard workers. They lived a hard life, but a good life.
Mar 25, 2016 · Reply
Linda Virtue
I'm thinking that with all those men and two women, they were not wives.
Mar 26, 2016 ·
Angie Swinger
With a name like Virtue, who knows what you think. I know people live in the hills here and most there kinfolk men come to help with what needs doing.
Mar 26, 2016 ·
Dale Niesen
My Mom would've loved the fact that there's a town named after her!!!!! I've never heard of Irma, Wisco............
Mar 25, 2016 · Reply
Edwin Hageman
That time period had a hard life. Work Hard. Die young.
Mar 25, 2016 · Reply
Linda Mannix
A terribly hard job. The black fly season nearly drove everyone mad.
Mar 25, 2016 · Reply
Carolee Senkowski-Miller
Looks like it could be ab extended family yoo.
Mar 25, 2016 · Reply
Karen Davies Hixson
7 brothers for 7 brides?
Mar 26, 2016 · Reply
Leticia Martínez Nieto
AMAZING!!!!!😍
Mar 26, 2016 · Reply
Jackie Scheidt
Can't imagine wearing those dresses in the hot summer let alone hand washing them
Mar 26, 2016 · Reply
James Halley
Is that a bigfoot behind the guy on the extreme right.
Mar 26, 2016 · Reply
Mags Mumby
see theyve found wives Malc ,and theres more of em
Mar 26, 2016 · Reply
Marcia Conklin
I love looking at old photos.
Mar 26, 2016 · Reply
Wayne Evitt
Seven men and two women🏁
Mar 26, 2016 · Reply
Mary M. Chase
And we think life is hard!
Mar 26, 2016 · Reply
DrKen Schramm
Excellent Photo!
Mar 26, 2016 · Reply
Norma Monroe
Looks like they were having fun getting their picture taken
Mar 26, 2016 · Reply
Sheila Hamrick
Hard Times.
Mar 26, 2016 · Reply
Lois Richardson
That goes way back just so stunning such wonderful looking group of people never see that again
Apr 15, 2016 · Reply
TD Welch
Like ZZ Top said.....Every girl crazy bout a sharped dressed man....
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