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This image, one of my favorites, was taken in Butler, DeKalb County, Indiana. The date is unknown but I would guess the 1880s. It is possible these men are members of the Bordner or Beerer families. The print was found in the Oberlin family archival collection. John Oberlin Sheridan. View full size.