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    • 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-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-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...
    • 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-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-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-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-0016 Homer Family

    • 2002-N-0016 Homer Family
    • Family Portrait;
    • 1940 photograph of an earlier photograph showing a family portrait originally taken ca. 1910. According the the 1939 Kalamazoo City Directory the address on the envelope of 171 Portage Street was home to the following: Wheaton Blue Print & Supply;...
    • 2002-N-0021 (02) Willow's Cafe

    • 2002-N-0021 (02) Willow's Cafe
    • Restaurants; Diners (Restaurants);
    • Large group of patrons crowded around a table inside the Willow's Cafe located at 4121 South Westnedge Avenue on the outskirts of the City of Kalamazoo. Along the back wall we can see a mixture of civilian and military hats and coats hanging on...
    • 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 (02) Willow's Cafe

    • 2002-N-0022 (02) Willow's Cafe
    • Restaurants; Diners (Restaurants);
    • Couple seen hamming it up for the photographer Mr. John Todd. They are seated around a crowded table at the Willow's Cafe located at 4212 South Westnedge Avenue on the outskirts of the city of Kalamazoo. As of 2017 no traces of the business...
    • 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-0022 (04) Willow's Cafe

    • 2002-N-0022 (04) Willow's Cafe
    • Restaurants; Dance Floors; Dancers;
    • Couple pausing in mid dance-step to have their picture taken by Mr. John Todd. They are dancing at the Willow's Cafe located at 4212 South Westnedge Avenue on the outskirts of Kalamazoo. As of 2017 no traces of the Willow's remain.
    • 2002-N-0022 (06) Willow's Cafe

    • 2002-N-0022 (06) Willow's Cafe
    • Restaurants; Diners (Restaurants);
    • Couples gathered around a crowded table at the Willow's Cafe located at 4212 South Westnedge Avenue on the outskirts of the City of Kalamazoo. As of 2017 no trace of the Willow's remain.
    • 2002-N-0025 (02) Texaco Service Station

    • 2002-N-0025 (02) Texaco Service Station
    • Automobile Service Stations;
    • Twelve unidentified men, wearing the official Texaco Service Station uniforms, posed in front of the newly opened Germain's Texaco Service Station located at 6411 West Michigan Avenue on the outskirts of the City of Kalamazoo. This image was taken...
    • 2002-N-0027 Kalamazoo School Board Member

    • 2002-N-0027 Kalamazoo School Board Member
    • Schools;
    • Photograph of a photograph. The envelope accompanying this negative states: "Woman on the school Board Kalamazoo, Mich." She appears to be quite young with her dress and hairstyle giving the appearance of the image being taken sometime 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-0036 Night View of the Uptown Theater

    • 2002-N-0036 Night View of the Uptown Theater
    • Entertainment; Motion Picture Theaters;
    • Night view of the Uptown Theater located at 247 North Burdick Street in downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan with the camera looking towards the southwest. The marquis of the theater shows the movie playing to be Penny Serenade staring Cary Grant and...

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