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Bartel and Schuck family photograph collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SP020

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of photographs originally from 2 photograph albums of the Bartel and Schuck families in the 19th century. Although many of the images are undated and unidentified, included was an envelope addressed to Harry and his mother, Mary Bartel. Also included is a calling card for Mary, clippings, advertising cards, and a photographic postcard. Many of the photographs are stamped from studios in Indianapolis, Indiana and Auglaize County, Ohio. Most of the photographs are portraits, but there are a few images of animals and buildings.


  • circa 1860-circa 1900


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Harry C. Bartel was born in 1889 and lived in Indianapolis with his parents, John and Mary (Schuck) Bartel and his sister, Gretchen. John Bartel was from Wayne County, Indiana and his parents, William and Sophia Bartel, emigrated from Germany around 1860. Mary (Schuck) Bartel was from Auglaize County, Onio. Her parents, George and Minnie Schuck were born in Germany. Bartel died in Indianapolis in 1990.


0.05 Cubic Feet (4 folders)

Language of Materials



This collection includes two photograph albums.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation. The albums were found in the attic of a house in Lake County, Indiana.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

EAD finding aid created on 2018/06/21 by Bethany Fiechter. EAD finding aid revised 2021/10/06 by Brittany Kropf.


Bartel and Schuck family photograph collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.