Grand Rapids (Mich.) -- History -- Photographs
Found in 50 Collections and/or Records:
Charles Merrill was a Grand Rapids (Mich.) photographer. He worked in partnership with his father, Leonard Merrill, under the name C.L. Merrill and Co. This collection contains 37 original photographs with views of Grand Rapids circa 1887. The views are predominantly downtown scenes and buildings, particularly along Campau Square and Monroe Avenue, including North Monroe (then called Canal Street).
Charles Vandervelde (1867-1941) was a lifelong resident of Grand Rapids (Mich.) and an amateur photographer. This collection contains 99 items, including several duplicate images, of the greater Grand Rapids area, circa 1895-1905. The images include a unique set of street views from the near northeast side of downtown, a Spanish-American War rally, the flood of 1904 and the water reservoir break. Also included are a few photographs each of Ada, Jenison and Plainfield (Mich.).
The Clemetsen family images contains approximately 70 images which include views of Grand Rapids, Michigan, as well as other identified and unidentified people and locations. Most of the negatives are 5x7, with some 4x5 negatives.
This is a devised collection containing copy photographs or digital prints made in house at the Grand Rapids Public Library. As such, it is a 21st century collection of items, although the images depicted may be those copied from any time in the past.