• Tomesh family table spread

    Leary, James P., 1950

    Jaternice (Czech sausage made from pork scraps and kasha) and poppy seed cake at a feather-stripping party at the farm home of John and Rose Tomesh. For all items from this session, see link for "Inte…

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  • Tomesh family

    Leary, James P., 1950

    Lilian Tomesh Dvorak uses a homemade "pirko" or goose feather brush to apply an egg-white finish to prune-filled Czech kolaches for an extended family feather-stripping party at the farm home of her b…

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  • Tomesh family

    Leary, James P., 1950

    Lilian Tomesh Dvorak shows ribbons won at the Barron County Fair for her prune-filled Czech kolaches, while making some for an extended family feather-stripping party at the farm home of her brother a…

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  • Bohemian band

    Bohemian/Czech band leads Decoration Day (now Memorial Day) Parade down main street of Haugen, Wisconsin, followed by children, some of whom carry wreathes and bouquets--presumably to lay on graves.

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  • Tomesh family

    Leary, James P., 1950

    Joe Tomesh plays a Czech dance tune on piano accordion, with his button accordionist brother John resting. Siblings Dorothy Tomesh Schwab and Albert Tomesh dance, with John's wife Rose nearby in her k…

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  • Tomesh family

    Leary, James P., 1950

    The Tomesh family enjoys a lunch at a feather-stripping party at the farm home of John and Rose Tomesh. From left to right: Albert Tomesh, Regina Tomesh, John Tomesh, Joe Tomesh, Lilian Tomesh Dvorak…

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  • Interviews with Tomesh family

    Leary, James P., 1950

    Interviews and musical performances by John and Rose Tomesh, Joe and Virginia Tomesh, Albert and Regina Tomesh, Tony and Adeline Tomesh, Lilian Tomesh Dvorak and Clarence Dvorak, and Dorothy Tomesh Sc…

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  • Interview with George and Ruth Meuret, and Bob and Kathy Krug

    Leary, James P., 1950

    Interviews with George and Ruth Meuret and musical performances by George and Ruth, with Bob and Kathy Krug recorded at the Meurets' home in Haugen, Wisconsin. Song titles include Scotland the Brave;…

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  • Tomesh family

    Leary, James P., 1950

    The Tomeshes, an extended Czech family, strip goose feathers to extract down for pillows and comforters, at the home of John and Rose Tomesh. From left to right around the table: John Tomesh, Joe Tome…

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  • Tomesh family

    Leary, James P., 1950

    The Tomesh family men enjoy beers while awaiting a "lunch" during a feather-stripping party at the farm home of John and Rose Tomesh. From left to right:: Tony Tomesh, Clarence Dvorak, Albert Tomesh,…

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  • Tomesh family

    Leary, James P., 1950

    The Czech American Tomesh family gathers at the John and Rose Tomesh farm to strip goose feathers for down pillows and comforters. From left to right around the table: John Tomesh, Joe Tomesh, Albert…

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  • Tomesh family

    Leary, James P., 1950

    The extended Tomesh family enjoy Czech songs and tunes, while being recorded by folklorist Jim Leary with a stereo Nagra tape recorder in the home of John and Rose Tomesh. From left to right: Joe Tome…

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  • George and Ruth Meuret

    Leary, James P., 1950

    George Meuret plays a fiddle tune, accompanied by his wife, Ruth, on guitar, in their home. For all items from this session, see link for "Interview with George and Ruth Meuret, and Bob and Kathy Krug…

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  • Tomesh family

    Leary, James P., 1950

    In the aftermath of stripping goose feathers for down pillows and comforters, the Tomeshes gather to enjoy Czech songs and tunes. From left to right: Joe Tomesh, piano accordion; John Tomesh, button a…

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  • Bohemian band

    Bohemian/Czech band leads a parade down the main street of Haugen, not far from the Bohemian Hall. A horse-drawn wagon is filled with women, with another wagon carrying men behind. Possibly the occasi…

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  • Bohemian band

    Bohemian/Czech brass band leads a "Decoration Day" (now Memorial Day) Parade down the main street of Haugen. The original photographer's name appears on the image, with Rosaa evident but what appears…

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  • Bohemian band

    Bohemian/Czech brass band and man with long-stemmed pipe lead what might be a wedding parade that includes a horse-drawn wagon with women passengers on the main street of Haugen, not far from the comm…

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  • Tomesh family

    Leary, James P., 1950

    The Tomesh family sings and plays Czech songs during a feather-stripping party at the farm home of John and Rose Tomesh. From left to right: Tony Tomesh, Joe Tomesh on piano accordion, Lilian Tomesh D…

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  • Tomesh family

    Leary, James P., 1950

    The Tomeshes, an extended Czech family, enjoy beer and conversation while stripping goose down for pillows and comforters at the home of John and Rose Tomesh. Clockwise from top right: John Tomesh, Jo…

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  • Tomesh family

    Leary, James P., 1950

    Tomesh siblings enjoy Czech songs, while being recorded by folklorist Jim Leary with stereo Nagra tape recorder. From left to right: Joe Tomesh, piano accordion; Lilian Tomesh Dvorak; Dorothy Tomesh S…

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