The Van Buren District Library houses a large photograph collection in a variety of formats. Those that have names or places associated with them are cataloged and indexed. That index is included in the collection's Local History Master Index. An index is also available online along with information regarding access and how to order copies.
So, we will be initiating a "Nameless Picture of the Day" segment at the end of each blog posting after the featured article. These photos may be of an individual, group of people, or of a building or landmark. All of them will in some way have connections to Southwest Michigan, but will have incomplete descriptions.
Photographs appearing online that receive feedback will be re-posted with identification in future blogs. Readers are invited to contact us with any information to assist us in verifying the subjects.
To get the ball rolling, following are four photographs in need of ID taken from the Local History Collection. Each is identified with a catalog number. Please refer to that catalog number when contacting us about any picture.
Gobles High School Students, 1926-1927 - provided by William Slack
Can you recognize any of the students? Do you have a yearbook that would provide names?
Real photo post card, taken by Van Erie, Lakeside, Michigan
Telephone operator's station?
Photographer - C. F. Prichard, Decatur
Annual Picnic, Van Buren County Pomona Grange, South Haven - September 2, 1921
Were your ancestors members of the Pomona Grange?