Finding aid for Lumber Era Photographs, ca. 1890

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Title

Finding aid for Lumber Era Photographs, ca. 1890

Subject

Lumbering--Michigan--History.

Description

Finding Aid for a collection of photographs on lumber camps within the Grand Traverse Region, ca. 1890s. Collection is part of the holdings of the Traverse Area District Library.

Creator

Amy Barritt, 1984-

Source

Local History Collections, Traverse Area District Library, Traverse City (Mich.)

Publisher

Traverse Area District Library, Traverse City (Mich.)

Date

14 October 2015

Contributor

Traverse Area District Library staff

Rights

This document is protected by copyright law. Contact the Traverse Area District Library for permission to reproduce, display or transmit this document.

Relation

Original photographs held by the Traverse Area District Library, Woodmere Branch.

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Document

Identifier

wood006lhc

Coverage

Grand Traverse County, Michigan
Leelanau County, Michigan
Benzie County, Michigan

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Traverse Area District Library, Woodmere
Local History Collections
Lumber Era Photographs, 1

LOCAL HISTORY COLLECTIONS
Traverse Area District Library, Woodmere
610 Woodmere Avenue Traverse City MI 49686

Creator: ​
Staff of Traverse Area District Library
Title: ​
Lumber Era Photographs, 1890s
Inclusive dates: ​
1890s
Bulk dates: ​
1890s
Extent: ​
0.2​
linear feet

Call number: ​
WOOD­LHC 006

Language: Material is in English
Acquisition: Anonymous donation.
Accruals: Periodic additions to the collection are not expected.
Access: The collection is open without restriction.
Photographs: See Folders 1 and 2.
A­V Material: None.
Digital Material: None.
Copyright: These works are in the Public Domain.
Processed By: Amy Barritt, 2015

Traverse Area District Library, Woodmere
Local History Collections
Lumber Era Photographs, 2

Abstract
Collection of photographs on lumber camps within the Grand Traverse Region, ca.
1890s.
History
Lumber prospecting and sales accounted for much of the population boom and growth
of the Grand Traverse Region. By 1910, much of the area had been harvested, but
settled populations maintained their homesteads, which eventually developed into the
cities and towns that remain today.
Some of the photographs in this collection are of “ghost towns” of Michigan; once an
area had been divested of its timber, workers, families and followers would move on,
leaving behind those things that were not portable. These “towns” were also infrequently
identified as post office locations.
Scope and Content Note
Staff at Traverse City Public Library, now Traverse Area District Library, collected and
preserved photographs donated by anonymous patrons over many years. This
collection was accessioned by the librarians in 1965, and were part of the Michigan
Room collection.
On digital portal, collection is housed within the Grand Traverse Regional Historic
Photograph Collection.

Traverse Area District Library, Woodmere
Local History Collections
Lumber Era Photographs, 3

Container No.

Description

Folder 1
lumbering001

Frank Verns Camp crew, 1896­1898

lumbering002

Fulgham Mill, Traverse City, ca. 1890

lumbering003

Lumber crew at Jacktown, 1895

lumbering004

Jacktown lumber crew with sled of logs, 1895

lumbering005

Empire lumber crew, 1895

lumbering006

Old Brickyard at Keystone, ca. 1890

lumbering007

Pete Stormer lumber crew, Peterville, Michigan, ca. 1898

lumbering008

Group of unidentified lumberjacks at Empire, 1890

lumbering009

Interior of cook shanty at lumber camp, ca. 1890

lumbering010

Jackobs, Pat Kelly, Uncle Dave, and Pete Furley, lumbermen
at Pearl Lake, ca 1890

Folder 2
lumbering011

Lumber crew in front of remaining standing forest, ca. 1890

lumbering012

Sled of logs in Honor, 18 February 1908

lumbering013

Wylie Mill at Interlochen, Michigan, ca. 1900

lumbering014

Lumber crew with horses, 1890

lumbering015

S.D. Hoxie lumber crew, ca. 1890

lumbering016

S.D. Hoxie lumber shed and yard, ca. 1890

lumbering017

S.D. Hoxie lumber crew, ca. 1890

lumbering018

Lumber crew with outbuilding and horse teams, ca. 1890

lumbering019

Lumber crew rolling logs with cant hooks, ca. 1950

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