Collection BranFam - Brand family business collection

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US IlHpHS BranFam


Brand family business collection


  • 1880-1940, 1967 (Creation)

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14 books + 1 File, [mixed materials]

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Biographical history

The Brand family immigrated to the United States from Alsace. Philip Brand (b. 1813) arrived in 1837 to the Highland Park area (Deerfield/Northfield). He married Mary Salome Ott, also an emigrant from Alscace. They had 7 children, 5 boys and 2 girls. The 5 boys of the family created the Brand Brothers Paint Company. Two brothers became artists of repute in Highland Park. William Enoch Brand was an artist. He worked with his siblings and his own projects. Orson Brand, the youngest son, was a photographer of great significance to the Highland Park area. His work documented Highland Park has images from its earliest conception. His daughter, Salome Brand Roeber, was a member of the first Highland Park Historical Society in 1934; and the re-birthed Highland Park Historical Society chartered in 1966.

*For more information on the Brand Family look to "Highland Park The First Hundred Years"

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Donated by members of the Brand family.

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This collection is comprised of record books generated by the Brand Brothers Paint Company. There are 14 books that contain information on the various accounts, jobs, and estimates held by the company. The collection ranges from 1889-1940.

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2017.05.03 nlw




Archivist's note

Processed by Konnie Argyropoulos

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