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Sledders

Date: 1905
Description: Winter scene with Muriel and Laurie Peterson, the photographer's children, reflecting on the snow conditions near their home. Laurie holds the rope of a sl...
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Harmonica Player

Date: 1914
Description: James Peterson, son of the photographer, playing the harmonica. He is sitting against a stump, with trees in the distance.
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Children Using a Telephone

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Description: Laurie and Muriel Peterson, children of the photographer, use a high chair to talk on the phone.
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Photographer's Son in Boat

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Description: Laurie Peterson, son of the photographer, plays in boat. The photograph was originally titled "The Lone Boatsman".
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Sledding

Date: 1914
Description: Laurie, Muriel, and James Peterson, children of the photographer, sledding near the family home. Handwritten on reverse, "Laurie, Muriel, James Peterson, c...
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Lone Fisherman

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Description: View across water towards Laurie Peterson, son of the photographer, fishing from a rock on a misty morning near the family home.
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Plowing the Fields

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Description: Farmer plowing a field with two horses.
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Carl A. Peterson Fishing

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Description: View from shoreline of the photographer, Carl A. Peterson, taking a moment to light his pipe while fishing from a boat near the family home.
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Peterson Family at Home

Date: 1915
Description: Mr. Peterson is sitting in a rocking chair reading the newspaper and smoking a pipe, while Mrs. Peterson is standing at the stove with their young son, Jam...
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Taking a Break at the Side of the Road

Date: 1917
Description: Carl Peterson and his family, take a rest while driving their car on a rural dirt road. His son's name is Laurie and the girl is Muriel Peterson Jacobs. Of...
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Children Reading a Dictionary

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Description: Muriel and Laurie Peterson, stopped on a country road near Scandinavia, looking something up in a dictionary.
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Gathering of Sleighs

Date: 1910
Description: A gathering of sleighs near Scandinavia.
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Mining Camp

Date: 1903
Description: Elevated view of a mining camp in the western United States. At this time Carl Peterson was writing letters home to Christine Jenson about his journey.
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Railroad Train on a Curve Among Hills

Date: 1902
Description: View alongside railroad cars towards the locomotive in the distance, which is traveling along a curve in the tracks. There are a few buildings near the rai...
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Woman and Children in Buggy

Date: 1922
Description: Group portrait of Christine Peterson and her two children, Laurie and Muriel, sitting in a buggy pulled by a single horse. In the background is a building...
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James Peterson Reaching for Cat

Date: 1913
Description: View across yard towards James Peterson playing with a cat. In the background, laundry is hanging on a clothesline and beehives are standing at the edge of...
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Baby Driving Cart with Man

Date: 1913
Description: View across yard towards Carl Peterson sitting next to his son James holding the reins of two horses while sitting on a wagon. In the background are farm b...
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James Peterson with Picnic Basket in Field

Date: 1922
Description: View across field towards James Peterson sitting on a blanket holding a basket. In the background are trees.
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Baby on Landing of Building

Date: 1922
Description: View across the yard towards James Peterson sitting on a landing near the open door of a house or farm building with two windows. Stacked on a crate near t...
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Two Men Posing with Cow

Date: 1922
Description: Two men are posing with a cow in a field under trees. One of the men is sitting as if milking the cow with one hand, while he is drinking from a bottle wit...

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