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    • 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;
    • Big Rapids - "Phelps Library Building"

    • Black and white photograph from souvenir folder of Big Rapids, published in approximately 1907, depicting the Phelps Free Public Library, on the corner of Elm and Stewart Avenues in Big Rapids, Michigan. The library (including grounds, building and...
    • Big Rapids (Mich.); Mecosta County (Mich.); Phelps Free Public Library (Big Rapids, Mich.); libraries; buildings; dwellings
    • 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;...
    • Flint - "Public Library"

    • Black and white postcard from 1905 of the Flint Public Library building in Flint, Michigan. The library was founded by a group of women in 1851, with a building built in 1868. The library given to the city of Flint in 1885. Image is part of a...
    • Flint (Mich.); Genesee County (Mich.); Flint Public Library (Flint, Mich.); libraries; buildings; postcards
    • Detroit - "Detriot Public Library, Detroit, Michigan"

    • Color postcard from approximately 1946 of the Detroit Public Library Main building on Woodward Avenue in Detroit, Michigan. Designed by Cass Gilbert and funded by donations from Andrew Carnegie, the Main building opened in 1921.
    • Detroit (Mich.); Wayne County (Mich.); Detroit Public Library; Gilbert, Cass, 1859-1934; buildings; libraries; postcards
    • Detroit - "Woodward Ave., showing Public Library and Art Institute, Detroit, Mich."

    • Color postcard from approximately 1931 showing the new Detroit Institute of Arts on the right and the Detroit Public Library on the left on Woodward Avenue, looking north in Detroit, Michigan. The Wardell Hotel (built 1926) can be seen further...
    • Detroit (Mich.); Wayne County (Mich.); Woodward Avenue; Detroit Institute of Arts; Detroit Public Library; The Wardell Hotel (Detroit, Mich.); libraries; museums; cityscapes; postcards
    • Lansing - Board of Water and Light

    • Black and white photograph from circa 1950-1960 of the Board of Water and Light building on the Grand River in Lansing, Michigan. The company traces back to 1885, while this facility was opened in 1923.
    • Lansing (Mich.); Ingham County (Mich.); Lansing Board of Water and Light; rivers; Grand River; public utility companies; buildings;
    • Coldwater - "State Public School, Coldwater, Mich."

    • Black and white postcard from circa 1904-1906 of the State Public School in Coldwater, Michigan. The school was created by the Michigan Legislature in 1871 to provide support and instruction to neglected and dependent children aged 4-16 before they...
    • Coldwater (Mich.); Branch County (Mich.); State Public School (Coldwater, Mich.); Coldwater Regional Mental Health Center (Coldwater, Mich.); buildings; schools; postcards
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1863-12-27 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis dated month day, year. In this letter, he describes soldier life, Provost Guard duty, a draft, abolitionists, and family and community news.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; mail; postal service; Christmas; theater; Provost Gaurd; prisoners; courting; draft;...
    • Coldwater - "Cottage Row, State School, Coldwater, Mich."

    • Black and white postcard from circa 1904-1906 of the cottages belonging to the State Public School in Coldwater, Michigan. The school was created by the Michigan Legislature in 1871 to provide support and instruction to neglected and dependent...
    • Coldwater (Mich.); Branch County (Mich.); State Public School (Coldwater, Mich.); Coldwater Regional Mental Health Center (Coldwater, Mich.); buildings; schools; postcards
    • Grand Rapids - Grand Rapids Public Museum

    • Color postcard from circa 1938 showing the Grand Rapids Public Museum, one of the oldest history museums in the United States. Founded in 1854 as the "Grand Rapids Lyceum of Natural History," the museum was the first ever to be accredited by the...
    • Grand Rapids (Mich.); Kent County (Mich.); Grand Rapids Public Museum (Grand Rapids, Mich.); museums; buildings; postcards
    • Adrian - "Public Library, Adrian, Mich."

    • Postcard souvenir depicting the Adrian Public Library building on Church Street in Adrian, Michigan, constructed in 1907 and dedicated in 1909. The building was dedicated as the Adrian Carnegie Library Building. The building now houses the Lenawee...
    • Adrian (Mich.); Lenawee County (Mich.); Church Street (Adrian, Mich.); Adrian Carnegie Library Building (Adrian, Mich.); Adrian Public Library (Adrian, Mich.); libraries; ; buildings; postcards
    • Sault Sainte Marie - "Public Library"

    • Color postcard from 1930 of the Carnegie Public Library in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan. The library was built in 1905 on Armory Place with grant money from the Andrew Carnegie Foundation. The postcard is part of a Sault Sainte Marie souvenir...
    • Sault Sainte Marie (Mich.); Chippewa County (Mich.); Carnegie Public Library (Sault Sainte Marie, Mich.); libraries; buildings; postcards
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1862-10-06 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated October 6, 1862. In this letter, he describes the status of his regiment as they moved through enemy territory in the Cumberland Gap and traveled back to Ohio.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Ohio River (Ohio); Little Sandy River (Ky.); Ohio; Kentucky; Cumberland Mountains;...

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