Tom Olds Historical Postcard Collection

Title

Tom Olds Historical Postcard Collection

Subject

Grand Traverse County (Mich.)

Description

Postcards in both black and white and color, from 1906 to the 1960s, covering a range of subjects. Geographic focus is Mayfield and Traverse City, Michigan. Includes a series of images from the disastrous flood of 24 March 1913, when the Mayfield Dam broke and the power plant was torn down.

Source

Text, both handwritten and typed, that appear on the postcards.

Date

00-00-1906
00-00-1963

Rights

Items in this collection may be protected by copyright law. Please review the rights information for any item, and contact the Traverse Area District Library for permission to reproduce, display or transmit any materials that are designated.

Format

600 dpi TIFF

Items in the Tom Olds Historical Postcard Collection Collection

"Mayfield electric power plant ruins", 24 March 1913
Postcard photograph of ruins of Mayfield power plant owned by Mrs. J.L. Gibbs. On the morning of 24 March 1913, flood waters had eaten away at the sandy embankment under the G.R. & I. Railroad tracks near the Mayfield dam. The dam collapsed, taking…

"Shows where logs jammed hole in corner of power plant," 24 March 1913
Postcard photograph of ruins of Mayfield power plant owned by Mrs. J.L. Gibbs. On the morning of 24 March 1913, flood waters had eaten away at the sandy embankment under the G.R. & I. Railroad tracks near the Mayfield dam. The dam collapsed, taking…

"Road bridge north of power plant", 24 March 1913
Postcard photograph of ruins of Mayfield power plant owned by Mrs. J.L. Gibbs. On the morning of 24 March 1913, flood waters had eaten away at the sandy embankment under the G.R. & I. Railroad tracks near the Mayfield dam. The dam collapsed, taking…

"Ruins of the Mayfield electric power plant," 24 March 1913
Postcard photograph of ruins of Mayfield power plant owned by Mrs. J.L. Gibbs. On the morning of 24 March 1913, flood waters had eaten away at the sandy embankment under the G.R. & I. Railroad tracks near the Mayfield dam. The dam collapsed, taking…

"X indicates where body of John Hawthorne was found, about 100 rods below dam," 24 March 1913
Postcard photograph of ruins of Mayfield power plant owned by Mrs. J.L. Gibbs. On the morning of 24 March 1913, flood waters had eaten away at the sandy embankment under the G.R. & I. Railroad tracks near the Mayfield dam. The dam collapsed, taking…

"Ruins of the Mayfield electric power plant," without people, 24 March 1913
Postcard photograph of ruins of Mayfield power plant owned by Mrs. J.L. Gibbs. On the morning of 24 March 1913, flood waters had eaten away at the sandy embankment under the G.R. & I. Railroad tracks near the Mayfield dam. The dam collapsed, taking…

"Road bridge north of power plant", 24 March 1913
Postcard photograph of ruins of Mayfield power plant owned by Mrs. J.L. Gibbs. On the morning of 24 March 1913, flood waters had eaten away at the sandy embankment under the G.R. & I. Railroad tracks near the Mayfield dam. The dam collapsed, taking…

"G.R. & I. washout," 24 March 1913
Postcard photograph of ruins of Mayfield power plant owned by Mrs. J.L. Gibbs. On the morning of 24 March 1913, flood waters had eaten away at the sandy embankment under the G.R. & I. Railroad tracks near the Mayfield dam. The dam collapsed, taking…

"Road bridge," persons standing on ruins, 24 March 1913
Postcard photograph of ruins of Mayfield power plant owned by Mrs. J.L. Gibbs. On the morning of 24 March 1913, flood waters had eaten away at the sandy embankment under the G.R. & I. Railroad tracks near the Mayfield dam. The dam collapsed, taking…

"Ruins of the Mayfield Electric power plant, caused by flood," 24 March 1913
Postcard photograph of ruins of Mayfield power plant owned by Mrs. J.L. Gibbs. On the morning of 24 March 1913, flood waters had eaten away at the sandy embankment under the G.R. & I. Railroad tracks near the Mayfield dam. The dam collapsed, taking…

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