Sally’s Photos – Page #39 – Washington and Niagara Falls



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Selma Cornelia Aschbrenner, known as Sally, grew up in Marathon County, Wisconsin. As an adult she spent a short time working in Washington D.C. before returning to Wausau to marry and raise a family. This series of posts takes us page by page through the photo album of her teen years and young adulthood. She was an active and vibrant gal. These photos show her doing things she could no long do when her mobility became limited in the following decades.

She collected photographs. Lots and lots of photographs. She took most of them and posed in many. This series gives us a glimpse of Sally’s young life, through her own pictures.

Washington and Niagara Falls

The 39th page of Sally’s photo album featured a collection of photos taken while she worked in Washington DC and on a trip to Niagara Falls.

Post Office and Union Station

Washington, DC, circa 1932. View of the Post Office and Union Station.

Sally labeled this photo to show the post office and Union Station in Washington, D.C.

Location: Washington, D.C.

Date: 1932.

Cherry Blossoms


Sally enjoyed the famous cherry blossoms in Washington.

Pictured: Selma Cornelia Aschbrenner.

Location: Washington, D.C.

Date: 1932.

Sally and Pearl

Sally and Pearl.

Sally and her friend Pearl on a sightseeing trip.

Pictured: From left, Selma Cornelia Aschbrenner and Pearl _____.

Location: Washington D.C. or Niagara Falls or somewhere in between.

Date: 1932.


The rest of the photos on this page in the album were of scenery from a trip to Niagara Falls.

Location: Trip from Washington DC to Niagara Falls.

Date: 1932.

Unidentified man

We have no explanation to go along with this man and his fancy car. Perhaps he was someone from the patent office where Sally worked?

Pictured: Unidentified.

Location: Washington, D.C.

Date: 1932.

Many thanks to Uncle Chuck Krueger for gifting Sally’s photo albums to me. I suppose I’m the only one who is obsessed enough with family history to spend hours and hours doing something with them. Of course, I thought I should find a way to share.

I didn’t join the Krueger family soon enough to meet Sally. She died 15 May 1983, just two weeks after I started dating her grandson (now my husband). I’m sad that I missed getting to know her. I’m glad that she left a legacy of photos that help me see a side of her that maybe even her own family didn’t get to see.

Many of the faces and places in the photographs are not labeled. If you can help identify someone or someplace, correct any mistake I may have made, or otherwise add to the story, please contact me, for example by submitting a comment. Thanks.

Who is Who?

Fred and Alice Aschbrenner family

Sally Aschbrenner, the subject of this series of posts, was the daughter of Alice Rosalie Fehlhaber and Frederick A. Helmut Aschbrenner. She had one brother named Freddy.

Family Group Sheet, Frederick A Helmet Aschbrenner family.

Three-generation pedigree chart

Pedigree chart, Selma Cornelia Aschbrenner.

The Aschbrenner Family

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