Grand Traverse Region Historical Photograph Collection

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Grand Traverse Region Historical Photograph Collection


This collection contains a number of select images available within the archives of the Traverse Area District Library. The provenance of these photographs is unknown. It is believed that most of these images were donated by individuals within the Grand Traverse Region who wished to preserve and make these images available to the public. The Traverse Area District Library treats these images as part of the public trust, and has made every effort to preserve the photographs. The people, time periods and subjects within this collection are highly diverse, given the nature of their inclusion into the Library's archives.


Traverse Area District Library, Woodmere Branch, Traverse City (Mich.)

Collection Items

Nine men standing in a lumber yard with planks and logs in the background.

Men standing in front of the Keystone Lumberyard in Traverse City, Michigan.

A large group of men posing for a photo in front of a barn in the winter in Empire, Michigan in 1890.

Seven men stand atop a pile of logs on a sled being pulled by two horses in Grawn, Michigan.

A line of men posing in front of a few buildings with three dogs, a saw, wagon, and horse. Empire, Michigan, 1895. One man is labeled "Ackerman."

Men and horses with lumber wagons standing in the road in front of the Fulgham Mill in Traverse City, Michigan.

Six men and two horses stand on and by a rail car loaded with lumber at Pearl Lake, near Lake Ann, Michigan. The men are named "Jack???" "Pat Reilly," "Uncle Dave," and "Pete Turley."

Row of horses, some with riders, in front of several buildings in Jacktown, Michigan near Empire, Michigan in 1895.

Three men standing with two horses next to a pile of logs, 1890. The back is printed as a post card, but has no writing other than what is printed.

Several large piles of logs at Wylie Railway in Interlochen, Michigan. There is a boxcar and row of storage houses in the background.
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