Photo of Fred and Jeanette (Sievers) Schwans family, taken ca. 1915 at their farm home, rural Bridgewater, South Dakota. From left: Dora, Bertha, Martha (with hat), Frank, Ella, John. Jeanette holding Tom (“A.W.), Fred. All member of this family are deceased.
Photo taken by a traveling photographer. Fred Schwans has a deep tan where his hat did not shade him during field work. Probably taken mid-to-late summer. Youngest child was born Aug. 1913 and appears not quite two. Oldest daughter added a hat, younger children were barefoot. (Photo has been cropped.)