In 1994, Mr. Mueller donated many of his photos to the
Mayville Limestone School Museum.
In 2004, in an effort to preserve Edgar Mueller’s
photographs, all the pictures in the gallery were cataloged and scanned
to a computer. With the assistance of a museum exhibit consultant, the
photos are now displayed by theme. Some of the photos displayed
on the center panels have been selected for enlargement for a more
effective display. The smaller photos have been reprinted
in-house using archival inks.
Born in 1913, Edgar
Mueller began his education in Mayville's public school system,
attending kindergarten through 4th grade in this building. The very
room which now houses his exhibit was Edgar's first grade classroom.
Edgar's career began in the 1930’s as a photo journalist. In 1966,
Mueller's single most-famous photo “Goose Explosion” was published in
and was subsequently published worldwide. Edgar also provided the
photos for two books:
Wild Goose Marsh
Wild Goose Country. He spent his entire adult life
capturing Mayville's history on film. Edgar passed away March 23, 2001.