Ada, Michigan glass plate negatives
Scope and Contents
Contains 292 glass negatives which depict rural scenes, Ada, Michigan street scenes, farming activity, hunting, people, animals, farm equipment, steam powered tractors, funerary portraits, rural mail delivery, buildings, logging, social events from the West Michigan area at the turn-of-the-century. Also includes views of what appear to be posed American West events, duplicates of Niagara Falls stereo cards, and toy soldiers arranged to represent battle formations.
Photographic prints have been made from some of the negatives. If a photographic print is available, a “P” is added to the image description.
- 1898-circa 1910
4.1 Linear Feet (23 boxes)
Language of Materials
This collection includes 292 images that depict rural scenes, farming activity, hunting, rural mail delivery, animals, farm equipment, funerary portraits, buildings, logging, and social events from Ada, Michigan at the turn-of-the-century (ca. 1898 to ca. 1910). Images of several individuals and groups are included, though there are few names available to identify the people depicted. Also included are views of what appear to be posed American West events, Niagara Falls stereo cards, and images of toy soldiers arranged to represent battle formations.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Unknown donor/accession number
- Finding Aid for the Ada, Michigan glass plate negatives
- Richard H. Harms
- July 1990
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Code for undetermined script