Image ID
DN-0069265
Headline
Miss Hazel and Miss Pearl Schuenemann standing among Christmas trees for sale
Date Depicted
1917
Date Created
1917
Creator
Chicago Daily News, Inc.
Creator Role
photographer
Artwork/Object Depicted
glass negatives
Copyright Notice
© Sun-Times Media, LLC. All rights reserved.
Credit Line
DN-0069265, Chicago Sun-Times/Chicago Daily News collection, Chicago History Museum
Inventory Number
1960.784
Storage Location
Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago History Museum
Max Pixels - Height
4813
Max Pixels - Width
6000
KEYWORDS
Chicago (Ill.)
1960.784
Schuenemann, H.
Family.
Schuenemann, Hazel, 1898-
Schuenemann, Pearl, 1898-
Women
Illinois
Chicago
1910-1919
Christmas trees
Group portraits
Dry plate negatives
Gelatin dry plate negatives
DN-0069265.tif
DN-0069265
miss hazel and miss pearl schuenemann standing among christmas trees for sale

Group portrait of twin sisters, Miss Hazel and Miss Pearl Schuenemann, standing among Christmas trees for sale in Chicago, Illinois, wearing garlands of greens around their necks, 1917. Their father, Captain H. Schuenemann, used to bring Christmas trees to Chicago via Lake Michigan, but he died when his ship, the Rouse Simmons, sank in 1912. Afterward his daughters shipped trees by railroad to Chicago and loaded them onto a ship docked in the Chicago River in order to continue their family tradition of selling Christmas trees.

Group portrait of twin sisters, Miss Hazel and Miss Pearl Schuenemann, standing among Christmas trees for sale in Chicago, Illinois, wearing garlands of greens around their necks, 1917. Their father, Captain H. Schuenemann, used to bring Christmas trees to Chicago via Lake Michigan, but he died when his ship, the Rouse Simmons, sank in 1912. Afterward his daughters shipped trees by railroad to Chicago and loaded them onto a ship docked in the Chicago River in order to continue their family tradition of selling Christmas trees.