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Kleinen Karl Georg
die kleinen Karl Georg, Description: Photograph of an Amana baby in a baby buggy with a chicken yard in the background. Identified as "die kleinen Karl Georg" (little Carl George). Photo is circa 1915., Provenance: Purchased from Peter Hoehnle.
Lauer Saal
Lauer Saal, Description: Early 1900 view of the Lauer Saal, a portion of the Main Amana Meeting House and some homes, taken from an upper level of the Amana General Store. The focus on this image is not overly sharp. The Lauer Saal, which burned in the 1930s, was the original, 1856 meeting house for the village. After the new meeting house was built in 1864, this building became an evening pray... [description clipped]
Little boy (Henry Muesse) feeding a donkey colt from a milk bottle
taken in May 1911., C. Hy Myesse, Description: Photograph printed on post card stock. Photograph is marked "Taken in May 1911 C. Hy. Muesse" on back. Jacob F. Selzer (1888-1917)was the probably photographer. Unusual aspect of this picture is that one of the original log cabins and houses that predated the Amana purchase of Homestead is clearly visible in the background. The cabin and house were de... [description clipped]
Looms of weaving department at the Amana Woolen Mill in motion
Amana Woolen Mill ca. 1899, Peter Hoehnle, Description: Interior of the Amana Woolen Mill weaving department with looms in operation. This image likely dates to the turn of the century. Although the shuttles and frames are blurred by motion, the image is otherwise clear. The image is 3 X 4 and mounted on an embossed card., Provenance: Purchased from Peter Hoehnle.
Louisa Berger Morz
Louisa Berger Morz, Description: This unidentified portrait was probably taken by Jacob F. Selzer (1888 - 1917) in Homestead, Iowa., Provenance: Purchased from Peter Hoehnle.
Lumber wagon with the Selzer Kitchen House in background, ca. 1906
Lumber wagon at Homestead, Louis Selzer (1889-1960) arriving, Description: Post card (unsent). Group of seven people on top of logs. The driver is Louis C. Selzer (1889-1960) and the photograph was probably taken by his brother, Jacob F. Selzer (1888-1917)., Provenance: Purchased from Peter Hoehnle.
Main street, Amana
Description: Main street Amana, ca. 1940. This is an original print of a post communal scene of Amana, taken from a roof top, and overlooking the general store, church, barns and several houses. A good general view of the main part of the village. Several cars parked in front of the store are of 1940s vintage. The image is 4 X 6.5., Provenance: Purchased from Peter Hoehnle.
Maragrethe Schuhmacher
Margarethe Schuhmacher, Description: Portrait on post card stock. Margarethe Schumacher (c.1839-1921), the subject of this portrait, was a resident of the village of Amana and a member of the Amana Society., Provenance: Purchased from Peter Hoehnle.
Men cutting ice near Homestead about 1913
Making ice, near Homestead, Photo by Jacob F Selzer, Description: This photo was the work of Jacob F. Selzer (1888-1917). His brother, Louis C. Selzer (1889-1960), is the young man standing just behind the ice plow blade at center., Provenance: Purchased from Peter Hoehnle.
Men cutting ice near Homestead about 1913
[unclear] Middle Amana, "Making ice on the Lily Lake in the early days, It was packed (stored) in sawdust in large sheds.", for summer use, Description: This photo was the work of Jacob F. Selzer (1888-1917). His brother, Louis C. Selzer (1889-1960), is the young man standing just behind the ice plow blade at center., Provenance: Purchased from Peter Hoehnle.
Middle Amana Village Scape, ca. 1910
Middle Amana - From Woolen Mill watch tower ca. 1910, Description: Post card view, early 1900s, of Middle Amana. This view is from the watch tower at the woolen mill, looking west and shows the terraces on the steep hillside below the village., Provenance: Purchased from Peter Hoehnle.
Middle Amana Woolen Mill, ca. 1900
Description: This image shows the Middle Amana Woolen Mill and is a modern (c 1970s) print from an original glass plate negative, taken circa 1900. The smokestack is the only visible feature still standing today (2012). This location became the site of Amana Refrigeration, and is now the location of Whirlpool - Amana Products Division., Provenance: Purchased from Peter Hoehnle.
Mill race dredge boat
Dredge Boat in Amana, Description: Small photograph of the mill race dredge boat at Amana. Calico Print Works smokestack and Fels house are visible in background. The railroad spur line leading to the flour mill is in the foreground. Image dates to late 1890s. Image is 2 1/8 X 3 , mounted on embossed card that is 4 X 5. Identified on reverse: "Dredge Boat in Amana." $75., Provenance: Purchased f... [description clipped]
Moershel House, Amana
Moershel house Amana, October 1902, Description: Somewhat overexposed view of the Moershel residence in Amana with fence, grape trellis and other traditional features. View was taken around 1901 when the brick addition was made to this house. The stone portion of the house (at left) was built in 1858 and was originally the home of Wilhelm Moershel (1794 - 1862) a leading figure in the Ebenezer and... [description clipped]
Moershel House, Amana
Oct. 1902, Wm. F. Moershel house, Description: View of front faade of house showing stone and brick wings. Slightly overexposed. Image is 4.5 X 3.5 and mounted on card. The stone portion of the house was built in 1858 as the resident of prominent elder Wilhelm Moershel (1794-1862). The brick addition was made in 1900. Marked on reverse "Oct 1902.", Provenance: Purchased from Peter Hoehnle.
Moershel Kitchen House, view from Trautmann
Moershel's Kitchen - view from, Trautmann/Noe Yard to East, ca 1898, Selzer, Description: Snow scene, looking north east from the Trautmann Kitchen House (now Amana Heritage Museum). Visible in this photo is the Amana main street, arbors and fencing and several residences. The Moershel Kitchen House is in the center of the photo. Image dates from late 1890s and has some damage to the surface. Thr... [description clipped]
Old Mill Race flowing North to Print Works
Amana in Sept 3/06, [unclear] Wm. Moershel, Old Mill Rack flowing north to Print Works, Mrs. Henriette F. Moershel, Homestead, [unclear], Iowa, Description: Post card black and white photograph; Postmarked Amana, September 3, 1906. Sent from W.F. Moershel (1867-1939) of Amana to Henrietta F. Moershel in Homestead. Back of card has written notation "Old Mill Race flowing north to print works." This... [description clipped]
Ox team and ox cart in front of the Selzer Kitchen House in Homestead, ca 1912
Description: Almost certainly the work of Jacob F. Selzer (1888-1917). The individual in the photo are members of the George Selzer family of Carroll, Iowa. A former member of the Amana Society, Selzer and his family were visiting relatives in Homestead. Wonderful picture of oxen and cart., Provenance: Purchased from Peter Hoehnle.
Pitz House in Middle Amana, c. 1890
Description: A very early photograph of a house in Middle Amana. Possibly the work of J.F. Specht, a photographer from Marengo who did some work in the Amanas and was a former member of the Amana Society. Photograph mounted on card; the image is 4 X 7 1/2., Provenance: Purchased from Peter Hoehnle.
Planting onions at Amana
Planting onions at Amana, Provenance: Purchased from Peter Hoehnle.

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