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    • 2002-N-0014 (02) Imperial Beverage Company

    • 2002-N-0014 (02) Imperial Beverage Company
    • Bottling Industry; Beverage Industry;
    • 1941 image showing bottling equipment in use at the Imperial Beverage Company of Kalamazoo located at 1810 Lake Street. When one looks closer one can see that Coca Cola bottles are currently on the line. As of 2017 the Imperial Beverage Company...
    • 2002-N-0006 (02) Boy Scouts - Troop 9

    • 2002-N-0006 (02) Boy Scouts - Troop 9
    • Boy Scouts; Churches; Clubs;
    • One of two virtually identical group portraits of Troop 9, of the Boy Scouts of America (the other image is not posted). The troop is posed inside the Bethel Baptist Church once located on the northwest corner of Parsons Street and Edwards Street...
    • 2002-N-0007 (01) Bower's Tool and Die Company

    • 2002-N-0007 (01) Bower's Tool and Die Company
    • Company Picnic; Picnics; Industry;
    • Image of the Bowers Tool and Die Company's employee picnic held on September 6th, 1941. The location of this picnic site is believed to be that of Ramona Park located in the then Township of Portage on the west side of Long Lake but this has yet...
    • 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-0502 (1) Portage Township's Number One Fire Station

    • 2002-N-0502 (1) Portage Township's Number One Fire Station
    • Fire Engines & Equipment; Fire Stations;
    • View, looking east, showing the exterior of the Portage Township Fire Station known as both Station Number One and the Central Fire Station. This fire house served the community of Portage, Michigan from 1941 to 1985 when it was finally replaced...
    • 2002-N-0022 (01) Willow's Cafe

    • 2002-N-0022 (01) Willow's Cafe
    • Restaurants; Celebrations;
    • Interesting image take from behind the bar at the Willow's Cafe located at 4212 South Westnedge Avenue. It shows an older gentleman (possibly the owner) posing for the camera while in the process of serving beer. His left arm appears to have been...
    • 2002-N-0022 (05) Willow's Cafe

    • 2002-N-0022 (05) Willow's Cafe
    • Restaurants; Diners (Restaurants); Celebrations;
    • This is a fascinating image for two reasons. First: according to the negative envelope, this image was taken on Friday, November 1st, 1941 at the Willow's Cafe located at 4212 South Westnedge Avenue however, the costumed gentleman in the...
    • 2002-N-0022 (03) Willow's Cafe

    • 2002-N-0022 (03) Willow's Cafe
    • Restaurants; Dance Floors; Dancers;
    • Couples dancing inside the Willow's Cafe supposedly on Friday evening, November 1st, 1941. Other images accompanying this one indicate that this may, in fact, be New Years eve of 1941/1942. The unusual piece of furniture in the background is the...
    • 2002-N-0007 (02) Bower's Tool and Die Company Picnic

    • 2002-N-0007 (02) Bower's Tool and Die Company Picnic
    • Company Picnic; Picnics; Industry;
    • Image of the Bowers Tool and Die Company's employee picnic held on September 6th, 1941. The location of this picnic site is believed to be that of Ramona Park located in the then Township of Portage on the west side of Long Lake but this has yet...
    • 2002-N-0545 (3) Fire Chief Jacob (Jake) Mein

    • 2002-N-0545 (3) Fire Chief Jacob (Jake) Mein
    • Fire Chiefs; Fire Fighters; Fire Helmets;
    • Image of Portage Township/City Fire Chief Jacob (Jake) Mein. He is dressed in the white uniform of chief and is wearing his badge on the neck of his jacket. He is standing outside of the Portage Fire Department #1 which was built in 1941. Mr....
    • 2002-N-0545 (6) Portage Fire Station #1 - Central Fire Station

    • 2002-N-0545 (6) Portage Fire Station #1 - Central Fire Station
    • Fire Stations; Fire Engines & Equipment; Fire Chiefs; Fire Fighters;
    • Fire fighters posed with their equipment outside of the Portage Fire Station #1 located in Portage, Michigan. The gentleman standing on the far right dressed all in white is Fire Chief Jacob (Jake) Mein who served as the Portage Fire Chief from...
    • 2002-N-0545 (5) Portage Fire Station #1 - Central Fire Station

    • 2002-N-0545 (5) Portage Fire Station #1 - Central Fire Station
    • Fire Stations; Fire Engines & Equipment; Fire Chiefs; Fire Fighters;
    • Image of the Portage Fire Station #1, also known as the Central Fire Station, located at 7721 South Westnedge in Portage, Michigan with the camera looking towards the northeast. Three pieces of fire equipment are visible in the driveway including...
    • 2002-N-0006 (01) Boy Scouts - Troop 9

    • 2002-N-0006 (01) Boy Scouts - Troop 9
    • Boy Scouts; Churches; Clubs;
    • One of two virtually identical group portraits of Troop 9, of the Boy Scouts of America (the other image is not posted). The troop is posed inside the Bethel Baptist Church once located on the northwest corner of Parsons Street and Edwards Street...
    • 2002-N-0005 (01) Arcadia Skate Rink

    • 2002-N-0005 (01) Arcadia Skate Rink
    • Roller Skating; Recreation;
    • Two costumed individuals skating at the Arcadia Skate Rink formally located on East Michigan Avenue in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The image, taken during the rink's Halloween celebration, shows a young lady is dressed as a "hobo" while the young man is...
    • 2002-N-0014 (01) Imperial Beverage Company

    • 2002-N-0014 (01) Imperial Beverage Company
    • Bottling Industry; Beverage Industry;
    • 1941 image showing bottling equipment in use at the Imperial Beverage Company of Kalamazoo located at 1810 Lake Street. When one looks closer one can see that Coca Cola bottles are currently on the line. As of 2017 the Imperial Beverage Company...
    • 2002-N-0004 (01) Brucker School Graduates

    • 2002-N-0004 (01) Brucker School Graduates
    • Schools; Graduation Ceremonies;
    • 1941 unidentified graduating class of the Brucker School located at 1400 Baker Drive in Kalamazoo, Michigan. This is one of two images of the same class. In this image the students and teacher are relaxed and smiling. As of 2006, this school is...
    • 2002-N-0009 Virginia Booleloo

    • 2002-N-0009 Virginia Booleloo
    • Portrait Photographs;
    • Studio type photograph of a young woman identified as Virginia Booleloo of Kalamazoo, Michigan. She is posed leaning on a chair with a May, 1941 hanging on the wall behind her. As of this moment no further information is available on this...
    • 2002-N-0004 (02) Brucker School Graduates

    • 2002-N-0004 (02) Brucker School Graduates
    • Schools; Graduation Ceremonies;
    • 1941 unidentified graduating class of the Brucker School located at 1400 Baker Drive in Kalamazoo, Michigan. This is one of two images of the same class. In this image the students and the teacher have taken on serious, almost somber...

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