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    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1863-07-30 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated July 30, 1863. In this letter, he relates his travels as a paroled soldier from Memphis (Tenn.) to a camp in Ohio. He also expresses his desire for a furlough in order to visit Michigan.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Memphis (Tenn.); Cairo (Ill.); Mattoon (Ill.); Terre-Haute (Ind.); Dayton (Ohio);...
    • Grindstone City - Grindstones along breakwater

    • Black and white photograph from approximately 1965 showing grindstones lining the breakwater along the shore of Lake Huron in Grindstone City, Michigan. The city was founded around the grindstone quarries, with its primary industry focused on this...
    • Grindstone City (Mich.); Huron County (Mich.); grindstones; women; people; beaches; Lake Huron; lakes; shorelines
    • Detroit - "Detroit, Mich., Windsor Ferry"

    • Color postcard from circa 1907-1909 showing a street scene in Detroit, Michigan, leading down to the ferry to Windsor, Ontario.
    • Detroit (Mich.); Wayne County (Mich.); Detroit River (Mich. and Ont.); ferries; boats; street scenes; people; bowling alleys; carriages and coaches; rivers; postcards
    • Sault Sainte Marie - Old Water Street

    • Black and white photograph from circa 1880-1890 of people standing in front of storefronts on Water Street in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan.
    • Sault Sainte Marie (Mich.); Chippewa County (Mich.); Water Street (Sault Sainte Marie, Mich.); street scenes; storefronts; bakeries; clothing stores; people; men;
    • Saginaw - Genesee Street storefronts

    • Black and white photograph of a commercial block on Genesee Street, featuring the W. W. Fish Dry Goods Store, in Saginaw, Michigan.
    • Saginaw (Mich.); Saginaw County (Mich.); W. W. Fish Dry Goods Store (Saginaw, Mich.); storefronts; stores; dry goods stores; people; carriages and coaches
    • Cheboygan - Main St. Cheboygan, Mich."

    • Black and white postcard from approximately 1910 showing a southwest view of Main Street, taken from State Street in Cheboygan, Michigan.
    • Cheboygan (Mich.); Cheboygan County (Mich.); Main Street (Cheboygan, Mich.); street scenes; storefronts; people
    • Grindstone City - "Grindstone City Quarry"

    • Black and white postcard from approximately 1907 showing workers posing at a grindstone quarry in Grindstone, Michigan. The city was founded around the grindstone quarries, with its primary industry focused on this finest of abrasive stones. After...
    • Grindstone City (Mich.); Huron County (Mich.); quarrying; manufacturing; grindstones; people; men; postcards
    • Calumet - Snow walk on Calumet Avenue

    • Black and white photograph from circa 1920-1926 of person walking on snow along Calumet Avenue in Calumet, Michigan. The snow is almost as high as the picket fence; the average snowfall for the average is around 220-240 inches.
    • Calumet (Mich.); Houghton County (Mich.); Calumet Avenue (Calumet, Mich.); winter scenes; snow; people
    • Detroit - Department of Public Works street cleaners on Cass Avenue

    • Black and white photograph from circa 1901-1910 of Detroit Department of Public Works street cleaners and their wagons standing on Cass Avenue in Detroit, Michigan.
    • Detroit (Mich.); Wayne County (Mich.); Detroit Dept. of Public Works; Cass Avenue (Detroit, Mich.); restaurants; street cleaners; children; men; people; carriages and coaches; bars; street scenes; sanitation workers;
    • Lansing - Lansing Carpet Cleaning Works

    • black and white photograph from circa 1895-1905 of men and women, along with the Lansing Carpet Cleaning Works, posing outside a house in Lansing, Michigan.
    • Lansing (Mich.); Ingham County (Mich.); carriages and coaches; people; men; women; dwellings; bicycles;
    • Detroit - "Griswold Street, Detroit, Mich."

    • Color postcard from circa 1900-1910 showing Griswold Street in Detroit, Michigan.
    • Detroit (Mich.); Wayne County (Mich.); Griswold Street (Detroit, Mich.); buildings; street scenes; streetcars; carriages and coaches; storefronts; stores; people; postcards
    • Detroit - Monroe Street stores and dental office

    • Black and white photograph from 1930 showing a dental office building on Monroe Street, with the Water Board Building (1928 - Louis Kamper) looming in the background in Detroit, Michigan.
    • Detroit (Mich.); Wayne County (Mich.); Monroe Street (Detroit, Mich.); Water Board Building (Detroit, Mich.); Kamper, Louis, 1861-1953; dental offices; storefronts; clothing stores; stores; skyscrapers; people; street scenes; buildings
    • MS 22:  Civil War diary of Cyrus Bacon  1861-1863 Diary of Cyrus Bacon

    • 1861-1863 diary of Cyrus Bacon. In this diary, Bacon describes daily life in the Seventh Michigan Infantry. He gives vivid accounts of Yorktown, Fair Oaks, White Oak Swamp, Antietam, and Gettysburg.
    • American Civil War; Bacon, Cyrus; Cyrus Bacon; Seventh Michigan Infantry; 7th Michigan Infantry; Assistant Surgeon; Commissioned Officer; Yorktown (Va.); Battle of Yorktown; Seven Days Campaign; Seven Days' Battles, Va., 1862; Battle of Fair Oaks;...
    • MS 61-9: George G. Christman Collection  1862-10-05 Letter from Arza Bartholomew

    • Letter from Arza Bartholomew to his parents and wife, Frank Bartholomew, dated October 5, 1862. In this letter, he discusses picket duty, the weather, the health of family and friends, and the newspaper.
    • American Civil War; Arza Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Arza; Frances Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frances; Frank Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frank; Twenty-first Michigan Infantry; 21st Michigan Infantry; Louisville (Ky.); picket duty; weather; illness;...

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