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    • 2002-N-0001 (01) City Automotive Service

    • 2002-N-0001 (01) City Automotive Service
    • Businesses; Automobile Repair;
    • Image, looking south, showing City Automotive Service located at 464 Portage Street near downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan taken by Mr. Todd (according to the large clock mounted on the wall in the center of the building) on October 7th, 1941 at 4:15...
    • 2002-N-0002 Waitress at the Barrels

    • 2002-N-0002 Waitress at the Barrels
    • Waitresses; Restaurants;
    • Studio portrait showing a young woman identified only as "Waitress at the Barrels Kalamazoo, Michigan." She is not in a uniform but is wearing typical 1940's style clothing including a light colored belted dress with a stitched breast pocket...
    • 2002-N-0003 Beer Driver

    • 2002-N-0003 Beer Driver
    • Portrait Photographs; Beer Driver; Truck Drivers;
    • Image labeled only as 'Beer Driver; Kalamazoo, Mich." The gentleman is wearing what could be described as a 40's era work uniform consisting of a collared work shirt with patterned tie, white collarless over-shirt of some kind and a "stadium"...
    • 2002-N-0010 (01) Saturday Evening Post Display

    • 2002-N-0010 (01) Saturday Evening Post Display
    • Displays; Newspapers; Banks;
    • Overall view of the Saturday Evening Post Display located inside the lobby of the American National Bank located at 136 East Michigan Avenue in downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan. The lobby of this multistory building, built in 1930, was constructed in...
    • 2002-N-0010 (02) Saturday Evening Post Display

    • 2002-N-0010 (02) Saturday Evening Post Display
    • Displays; Newspapers; Banks;
    • Close-up of the Saturday Evening Post Display located inside the lobby of the American National Bank located at 136 East Michigan Avenue in downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan. The lobby of this multistory building, built in 1930, was constructed in an...
    • 2002-N-0012 Kalamazoo News Agency

    • 2002-N-0012 Kalamazoo News Agency
    • Newspapers; Newspaper Vendors;
    • Image of three 1930's era delivery vans and one 1930's delivery automobile sporting advertisements for the Saturday Evening Post along with Mr. Will Rogers. Eight unidentified men and one unidentified woman can be seen posing with the vehicles...
    • 2002-N-0015 Medical Assistant Jean

    • 2002-N-0015 Medical Assistant Jean
    • Physicians; Medical Offices;
    • Image of a woman identified only as "Jean" writing in a ledger while seated at a desk. She appears to be a nurse by the uniform she is wearing. The writing on the sleeve which contained the negative states this is a Doctor's Office located at 413...
    • 2002-N-0026 (01) Kalamazoo Sled Company Naphtha Fire

    • 2002-N-0026 (01) Kalamazoo Sled Company Naphtha Fire
    • Fire Fighting; Fire engines & Equipment; Businesses;
    • Image taken by commercial photographer John Todd just moments after his arrival on the scene of a Naphtha Chemical Explosion and Fire at the Kalamazoo Sled Company located at 844 East Crosstown Parkway in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Naphtha is a generic...
    • 2002-N-0026 (04) Kalamazoo Sled Company Naphtha Fire

    • 2002-N-0026 (04) Kalamazoo Sled Company Naphtha Fire
    • Fire Fighting; Fire Engines & Equipment; Businesses;
    • Image of Kalamazoo Fire Fighters mopping up after the fire which resulted from a Naphtha explosion at the Kalamazoo Sled Company located at 844 East Crosstown Parkway in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Once the largest producer of children's sleds in the...
    • 2002-N-0031 (01) Standard Service Station Explosion

    • 2002-N-0031 (01) Standard Service Station Explosion
    • Automobile Service Stations; Disasters;
    • The aftermath of an explosion of a Standard Service Station located on U.S. 12 outside of Comstock, Michigan. It should be noted that U.S. 12 is today's King Highway/96 which runs east and west from the City of Kalamazoo to the Village of...
    • 2002-N-0031 (02) Standard Service Station Explosion

    • 2002-N-0031 (02) Standard Service Station Explosion
    • Service Stations; Disasters;
    • The aftermath of an explosion of a Standard Service Station located on U.S. 12 outside of Comstock, Michigan. It should be noted that U.S. 12 is today's King Highway/96 which runs east and west from the City of Kalamazoo to the Village of...
    • 2002-N-0039 DeNooyer Chevrolet Car Center

    • 2002-N-0039 DeNooyer Chevrolet Car Center
    • Automobile Dealerships; Streets; Aerial Views;
    • Aerial image, looking northeast, of the DeNooyer Brothers Automobile Dealership located on Portage Street in downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan. DeNooyer's dominates the center of the image including (on the left) the used car division at 301 Portage...
    • 2002-N-0040 (04) Cobweb Artist

    • 2002-N-0040 (04) Cobweb Artist
    • Art; Artists;
    • Unidentified gentleman known on the negative envelope simply as "Cobweb Painter." Cobweb painting utilizes spider web or caterpillar silk and was first documented in the 16th Century. It is not a common practice and takes skill and extreme...
    • 2002-N-0041 Meijer Thrifty Acres Under Construction

    • 2002-N-0041 Meijer Thrifty Acres Under Construction
    • Grocery Stores; Retail Stores;
    • Aerial image, looking north, showing the construction on the Meijer Thrifty Acres which would open in 1965. The road running from the lower left corner to the upper left edge is South Westnedge Avenue or "Old U.S. 131." The road at the top of the...
    • 2002-N-0043 (01) Mount Ever-Rest Cemetery

    • 2002-N-0043 (01) Mount Ever-Rest Cemetery
    • Cemeteries; Aerial Views;
    • Aerial image, looking east, of the Mount Ever-Rest Cemetery located at 3941 South Westnedge Avenue in Kalamazoo, Michigan. This cemetery has two entrances, one on South Burdick Street, which runs from the left edge to the right edge along the top...
    • 2002-N-0043 (02) Mount Ever-Rest Cemetery

    • 2002-N-0043 (02) Mount Ever-Rest Cemetery
    • Cemeteries; Aerial Views;
    • Aerial image, looking east, of the Mount Ever-Rest Cemetery located at 3941 South Westnedge Avenue in Kalamazoo, Michigan. This cemetery has two entrances, one on South Burdick Street, which runs from the left edge to the right edge along the top...
    • 2002-N-0044 (01) Off Duty Military Personnel

    • 2002-N-0044 (01) Off Duty Military Personnel
    • Military Facilities; United States Army; Wars (1941-1945)
    • Two unidentified couples seated in an unidentified restaurant or club. A Seeburg Juke Box can be seen against the wall behind them. The men are in "Class A" United States Army uniforms while the women, along with the other customers in the...
    • 2002-N-0044 (02) Unidentified Couple

    • 2002-N-0044 (02) Unidentified Couple
    • Nightclubs;
    • Unidentified couple in civilian attire at an unidentified club or restaurant. This negative was found in a group of four, the other three having a military theme. The only identification is "KERN'S - UTAH" which is written on the negative...
    • 2002-N-0045 Aerial View of Nazareth College

    • 2002-N-0045 Aerial View of Nazareth College
    • Universities & Colleges; Aerial Views;
    • Aerial view, looking north, of the Nazareth Campus, Sisters of St. Joseph in charge, Kalamazoo, Michigan. The campus is located at 3400 Gull Road, which runs from left to right in the foreground with Nazareth Road running from the lower right...

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