Clarke Historical Library
Central Michigan University

Finding aid for
Stephen Edwin Wait (Traverse City, Michigan) Photographic collection

Finding aid created by
Marian Matyn

Summary Information
Title: Traverse City (Michigan) Photographic collection,
Creator: Wait, Stephen Edwin, 1934-1919.
Inclusive dates: 1850, 1969, and undated
Extent: 7.5 cubic feet (in 15 boxes)
Abstract:
The collection includes photographic materials, papers, photographs, and postcards, mostly of the Traverse City, Michigan, area and other cities, towns, lumber camps, mines, and locks in Michigan.

Call number: MSS.
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University
250 East Preston Street
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Phone: 989-774-3352
Fax: 989-774-2160
Email: clarke@cmich.edu
Website: http://clarke.cmich.edu


Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Acc# none

Access Restrictions:

Stephen Edwin Wait Traverse City (Michigan) Photographic collection is open for research.

Copyright:

Copyright is unknown.

Preferred Citation:

Stephen Edwin Wait Traverse City (Michigan) Photographic collection, Folder # , Box #, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University


Arrangement

Arrangement is by series (size and format).


History

Biography:

S. E. (Stephen Edwin) Wait was a Traverse City, Michigan, educator, photographer, pharmacist, author, and historian. Wait was born on July 21, 1834 in Fairfield, Vermont, to a family of farmers. His family moved to northern Michigan in 1848. Wait moved in 1850 to the Old Mission Peninsula. At the age of 17, Wait was hired to teach five young men aboard the ship Madeline, anchored in Bowers Harbor. It was the first school for white students in the region; schools for Native Americans having been established earlier by missionaries. He also taught at Middle Village. Wait later worked for the Hannah Lay Company and taught Native Americans in Peshawbestown. He also worked for Dexter and Noble in the Schooner Albatros as a bookkeeper and cashier.

In July 1857 Wait married his first wife at Old Mission. With her, Wait had two daughters, one of whom was Minnie Wait Nicholson. After his first wife died, Wait married again. With his second wife Wait had two sons, E. Edmund and Ray C. Wait.

Wait was hired as a bookkeeper for the L. W. Hubbell and Company Drug Store in 1871. He purchased the store four years later and operated the store very successfully for the next 30 years. In 1901 Wait took his two sons into partnership and renamed the store S. E. Wait and Sons. In 1911, Ray moved to Detroit and began his own drug store business there. Edmund continued the business under the title S. W. Wait and Son in Traverse City until it was sold to Leon Moore.

S. E. Wait chronicled people, events, and scenery in the Traverse region. He also worked for the Smithsonian Institution, the War Department, the Agricultural Department where he may have taken a number of the slides of lumberjacks and lumber camps found in Box 14, and the Michigan State Board of Health as a Meterological Observer or the “Weather Man” for three Traverse City newspapers beginning in 1876: the Grand Traverse Herald, Record, and Record-Eagle. Wait also recorded information about local ice beginning in 1851. He wrote Old settlers: a historical and chronological record, together with personal experiences and reminiscences with W. S. Anderson, 1918, and a Partial history of the Whittier, Fox, Colburn, Packard, Brainerd and Wait families in 1917. There also at least two poems to his credit, First Poem, undated, and Our Bay, which was published in the Grand Traverse Herald in 1859.

S. E. Wait died on March 17, 1919. An exhibit of his images entitled “S. E. Wait: Traverse City photographer and Renaissance man” was mounted at the Grand Traverse Heritage Center in Traverse City from October 2005 through March 2006.

(This information is from Old settlers, catalog records for his books, Zoominfo, the collection, and online announcements about his exhibit viewed in May 2009.)


Collection Scope and Content Note

This collection consists mostly of glass-plate negatives, film negatives, and glass positive slides; arranged in order by format and size. Some papers, photographs, and postcards complete the collection. Ormond S. Danford, a lawyer in Traverse City, Michigan, collected these materials. At least some of the photographs and glass-plate negatives are signed by S. E. Wait. It is possible that some of the unsigned images in the collection were created by Wait, but this cannot be verified. There are also a few items from at least one other unidentified photographer in this collection. In Box 15 a number of people in the photographs of Traverse City and the Traverse City State Hospital folders are identified as members of the Berkwith family. This would indicate that whether or not Wait originally photographed the Berkwiths, the family gave or sold their photograph collection to Danford.

Series I consists of 256 glass-plate negatives, Boxes 1-9 (4.5 cubic feet), and each plate measures 6.5 x 8.5 inches unless otherwise noted. Only one of the images is dated, 1900; the rest probably date from 1850 to 1900, but are undated. Most of these negatives are formal portraits in which the people photographed are dressed in their very best clothes. Plaid dresses were very popular as were lacy scarves for ladies and girls. One little boy is proudly dressed in a kilt and tartan (Glass-plate negative #68). Most of the men are in three piece suits with small ties, and sport beards and mustaches. These portraits were taken in the same studio setting with the same furniture and props. Single portraits of men and of women, and group photographs of family members, children, and women, and one of two men boxing with boxing gloves, are also in the portraits. The few portraits which are exceptions to this show props in the background, are not centered, show partial images of other people in the background or are double portraits. One portrait of a woman (#101) has suffered extreme emulsion damage and loss. A scanned print has been generated for use and the glass-plate negative, while retained in the collection, should not be used by researchers. One portrait is clearly that of Myron E. Haskell (#35), Assistant Postmaster of Traverse City, as shown in Old settlers of the Grand Traverse Region, p.15. Most of the images probably date from the 1860s-1900 based on hair styles and clothing. Five portraits may date from the 1850s because of the earlier hair styles and clothing (#17, 51, and 94, which are portraits of women; and #34 and 46, which are portraits of men).

Five glass-plate negatives in this group are not portraits. These include: #29 Five floral wreaths; one labeled Hose Co. No. 3, one labeled G.A.R.-In Memorium McPherson Post No. 118-Traverse City, 8 x 10 inches; #79 Aerial view of houses, trees, and some industrial buildings. “S. E. Wait Photo” in lower right corner, 5 x 8 inches; #80 Trees in foreground on hills, town in background, 5 x 8 inches; #88 “Traverse City from Bill Org’s heights.” Trees with water in background. Emulsion peeling off right side, some already lost, 5 x 8 inches; and #89 “London Rally Decorations. Aug. 5th, 1900. Cong’l [Congregational] Church, Traverse City, Mich. S. E. Wait, Photo.” Interior view of church from rear with pews, walls and ceiling draped with various flags, 5 x 8 inches. (A positive of the interior of the Congregational Church is in Box 15.)

Most of the glass-plate negatives are in pretty good shape. Some plates suffer from various degrees of emulsion damage, scratches, and/or have edges or sections broken off them. A few have black outlines around the person in the portrait. Many appear to have had paper pasted on their backs at one time. Most group images were photographed with the plate horizontally, while one or two people are usually photographed on the plate vertically.

It would be logical from the assumed date of the images in Series I, 1850-1900, to assume that Wait, probably the only local photographer at the time, photographed and developed these images.

Series II consists of the remainder of the 240 glass-plate negatives and 100 film negatives in Boxes 10-13 (2 cubic feet). The film negatives are mostly undated, but some of the glass-plate negatives are dated between 1891 and 1916. The glass-plate negatives and some of the film were interfiled in the original boxes and so have not been separated into different series. Sizes of glass-plate negatives vary from 6 x 2 inches to 2.75 x 4 inches. The topic matter varies in this series and includes: images of towns, boats, people, horses and buggies, lumbering and logs, a stuffed eagle, cottages, and a wedding, as well as views from boats looking towards shore. Again, most of these are in good condition with minor scratches or emulsion damage to the plates. There are also images of published drawings, poems, and paintings where the published date is 1879-1894; as well as images taken of two stereoscopic view, one of which is identified as the Chicago Fire, 1871, taken by J. H. Abbott, Photographer (in Box 12). Some of the glass-plate negatives are identified by location name, including: Traverse City, Karlin, Hawkins’ Point, Cannon Creek, Old Mission Point, most of which are located near Traverse City, and various places on Mackinaw Island, Fort Mackinaw, Marquette Ore Docks, and two of Lighthouse Point (perhaps at St. Ignace). Many of the glass-plate negatives are not dated, but those with dates range from 1891 to 1916. Some are signed by S. E. Wait.

The 100 film negatives, all undated and all turn of the century 1899/1900, are in Box 13, folders 4-10 and vary in size from 4 x 5 inches to 4 x 4 inches. The negatives came from a set of identified boxes. The first box (Folder 4), identified as Minnie and Frank’s wedding trip, include 18 film negatives all 4 x 5 inches, all undated, mostly of the Soo Locks, Mackinaw Island, Fort Mackinac and buildings. Folders 5 (measuring 4 x 5 inches) and Folder 6 (Measuring 3 x 6 inches) were identified as Bangilt Cottage and Duck Point and include 16 undated, unidentified film negatives mainly of people by cabins and houses in the woods and nature views. Folder 7 includes 4 negatives of various sizes identified as the Onsmore Home and Boat. The same house is in three of the images and may be the Onsmore home. The remaining image is of people in a row boat called the Sea Gull. Folders 8-10 include 60 undated negatives of varying size from the Copper Country Trip box. These negatives are mostly of people and a town, although there are two of mining equipment. The last five images in Folder 10 are images of published photographs including a statue of Fr. Marquette, Lake Linden’s Congregational Church, Hancock’s Congregational Church, and Red Jacket Shaft, C. and H. Mining Co., Calumet.

Box 14 is Series III and includes 37 positive Lumberjack slides. The original box was identified as Lumberjack Slides-S. E. Wait. The slides are made by two pieces of glass held together with black paper, sometimes with tape. Some of the slides are identified, some have “U.S. Department of Agriculture” printed on them, others have handwritten notation, others have published text, including some from Chicago, and some slides are unidentified. Sometimes the slide with the text is reversed and very difficult to read. Some of the slides have ornate detail around the edges indicating that it was purchased rather than created by Wait. It is possible that Wait photographed some of the images while employed by the Agriculture Department, and they were later available for purchase by the public. The slides mostly document lumbermen, ox and horse teams, loads of logs, lumber camps, interiors of buildings, people in and by camps, lumberyards and sawmills, lumber locomotives and trains, machinery in mills, floating logs, log jams, lumber teams, sawyers, a cook house, and a lumberjack bunkhouse. At least one slide (#3 in Box 14) is of a log jam on the St. Croix River, St. Croix Falls, WI, 1886. Identified site locations are: Chorron’s Camp, west of Grayling; near Traverse City; Saginaw; and Queen Dam on Middle Branch of the Cedar [River]. A load of logs is identified as “Fine Norway Pine” and another as “The White Pine King” giving age: 423 years, height: 207 feet, and feet scaled: 29800.

The last box, Box 15 (.5 cubic foot), is Series IV and includes Papers, Photographs, and Postcards mostly documenting Traverse City, Elk Rapids, Fife Lake, Michigan. Dated materials range from pre-1898 through 1969, but most of the materials are undated. Of note here are the Aetna School Board District Meeting Minutes, 1877-1912 (1 volume) of Mecosta County, Michigan; Grand Traverse Historical Society Meeting Minutes, May 20, 1954-March 27, 1969; and photographs of Traverse City and its State Hospital, 1895, and undated, in which members of the Berkwith family are identified.

Subject Terms

    Subjects:
    • Danford, Ormond S.
    • Wait, Stephen Edwin, 1834-1919.
    • Lighthouses--Michigan.
    • Railroads--Michigan.
    • Baseball--Michigan--History.
    • Lumber camps--Michigan.
    • Lumbering--Michigan.
    • Portrait photography--Michigan--History--19th century.
    • Boats and boating--Michigan.
    • Ferries--Michigan.
    • Grand Traverse Historical Society.
    • Hunting--Michigan.
    • Marquette (Mich.)--History.
    • Soo Locks (Mich.)--History.
    • Edgewood (Mich.)--History.
    • Elk Rapids (Mich.)--History.
    • Old Mission Peninsula (Mich.)--History.
    • Fort Mackinac (Mackinac Island, Mich.)--History.
    • Mackinac Island (Mich. : Island)--History.
    • Traverse City State Hospital (Mich.)--History.
    • Fife Lake (Mich.)--History.
    • Mecosta County (Mich.)--History.
    • Traverse City (Mich.)--History.
    • Traverse City (Mich.)--Social life and customs.
    • Traverse City (Mich.)--Photographs.
    • Grand Traverse County (Mich.)--History.
    • Grand Traverse County (Mich.)--Social life and customs.
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
     
    Traverse City (Michigan) Photographic collection [series]:
    Box   1 F   1
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #1 Seated man in suit. In 2 pieces, lower left corner is missing, undated
    Box   1 F   2
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #2 Seated woman. Upper left corner is missing, undated
    Box   1 F   3
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #3 Seated woman with sweater, cameo, long hair, undated
    Box   1 F   4
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #4 Seated older, plump lady. Emulsions off right side, bottom of plate, and scattered areas, undated
    Box   1 F   5
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #5 Seated younger woman with lace shawl. Some scattered emulsions off plate, undated
    Box   1 F   6
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #6 Seated younger woman with double strand necklace, undated
    Box   1 F   7
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #7 Seated man with bushy beard, mustache, undated
    Box   1 F   8
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #8 Seated man with beard, plaid tie. Emulsions coming off and off plate, undated
    Box   1 F   9
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #9 Man and woman (married couple) seated on chairs, undated
    Box   1 F   10
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #10 Seated bearded man in heavy jacket, profile, undated
    Box   1 F   11
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #11 Seated married woman with choker necklace, undated
    Box   1 F   12
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #12 Little girl leaning on fringed chair, undated
    Box   1 F   13
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #13 Standing woman with hat, hanky. Various furniture and props in background, undated
    Box   1 F   14
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #14 Oval framed portrait of young man with stripped tie, undated
    Box   1 F   15
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #15 Seated man, standing woman (married couple), books on table. Many emulsions missing from plate, undated=
    Box   1 F   16
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #16 Seated older woman with hat, looks like a tiara. Large part of right side of plate is missing, undated
    Box   1 F   17
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #17 Woman’s face, scratch across nose area of negative. Rest of plate blacked out by paper pasted on back of plate. Full image of woman in #51. Older style hairdo, undated
    Box   1 F   18
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #18 Seated man in suit with mustache, sideburns, undated
    Box   1 F   19
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #19 Seated young man in suit, no facial hair, undated
    Box   1 F   20
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #20 Two boys standing by chair and table, with infant seated in high chair in between them, undated
    Box   1 F   21
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #21 Boy with stripped socks seated sidewise in chair, undated
    Box   1 F   22
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #22 Seated older man with white beard, wrinkles, undated
    Box   1 F   23
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #23 Seated man with beard, mustache, undated
    Box   1 F   24
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #24 Seated young woman with matching chain necklace and earrings, both ending in tassels, undated
    Box   1 F   25
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #25 Young girl leaning on chair with jacket over dress, undated
    Box   1 F   26
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #26 Woman with hat, medallion necklace, undated
    Box   1 F   27
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #27 Seated young man with stripped cravat, undated
    Box   1 F   28
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #28 Seated couple, woman with bonnet and outside coat, man with winter coat and winter hat on knee, undated
    Box   1 F   29
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #29 Five floral wreaths, one labeled Hose Co. No. 3, one labeled G.A.R.-In Memorium McPherson Post No. 118-Traverse City, 8 x 10 inches, undated
    Box   1 F   30
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #30 Seated lady with beautifully braided hair and dress with flounces, undated
    Box   2 F   1
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #31 Seated girl with winter coat, shawl with vine pattern, hat, muff, undated
    Box   2 F   2
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #32 Woman in stripped dress, frame around it, image of another photograph?, undated
    Box   2 F   3
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #33 Young woman with bow at throat, undated
    Box   2 F   4
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #34 Seated man with high vest, beard. Older style hair cut, undated
    Box   2 F   5
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #35 Seated man in suit, prominent Adam’s apple, mustache. Myron E. Haskell, Assistant Postmaster, Traverse City, Old Settlers of the Grand Traverse Region, p.15, undated
    Box   2 F   6
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #36 Three seated men, three women standing behind them. Faded negative, undated
    Box   2 F   7
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #37 Seated man in suit, plaid pants, baby girl on his knee, seated woman, by table, undated
    Box   2 F   8
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #38 Seated girl in plaid dress and apron on fringed chair, undated
    Box   2 F   9
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #39 Seated little girl in plaid dress holding doll on fringed chair. Plaid different from girl in #38. Upper right corner and lower part of plate are both broken off, undated
    Box   2 F   10
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #40 Woman seated sidewise on fringed chair. Emulsion damaged scattered on plate, undated
    Box   2 F   11
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #41 Seated woman with lace scarf around neck, gathered dress, undated
    Box   2 F   12
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #42 Five women, two seated, three standing. One has book “Chivago”[sic], undated
    Box   2 F   13
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #43 Married woman in fancy dress, with parasol, turban-style hat, leaning on pillar with forest backdrop, undated
    Box   2 F   14
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #44 Four seated girls with brother. Two girls have identical dresses. Three older girls have matching neck pieces. Boy has watch with chain, undated
    Box   2 F   15
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #45 Little girl in plaid dress with decorated pocket standing between chair and table, undated
    Box   2 F   16
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #46 Seated young man in suit, no facial hair. Looks like a dandy. Pompadour hair, undated
    Box   2 F   17
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #47 Family. Parents, young daughter sitting, four sons standing behind, undated
    Box   2 F   18
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #48 Woman standing in coat, gloves, hat, wearing crucifix. Chair in background. Emulsion damaged plate, undated
    Box   2 F   19
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #49 Seated man, mustache, heavy coat, undated
    Box   2 F   20
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #50 Seated man with beard, standing woman (married couple) by table with flower vase. Emulsion damage, peeling plate, undated
    Box   2 F   21
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #51 Woman with collar on dress. Same woman and pose as in #17? Older hair style, undated
    Box   2 F   22
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #52 Seated woman with elaborate hair, flowers on bodice, cord around bodice, undated
    Box   2 F   23
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #53 Square frame around seated man with tie, beard, mustache. Emulsion damaged plate, undated
    Box   2 F   24
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #54 Another seated woman with elaborate hair, flowers and a bow on bodice, undated
    Box   2 F   25
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #55 Seated young woman wearing large crucifix, in gathered, ruffled dress, with photograph album, by pillar, undated
    Box   2 F   26
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #56 Two little boys, one in military style knickers leaning on fringed chair, other standing in plaid knickers outfit by table, undated
    Box   2 F   27
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #57 Seated man in suit with mustache, undated
    Box   2 F   28
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #58 Seated little child in ornate outfit, stripped socks, chain necklace, undated
    Box   2 F   29
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #59 Seated little girl with lace collar, embroidered cuffs and trim on skirt, undated
    Box   2 F   30
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #60 Seated woman with embroidered neck piece. Some emulsion damage to plate, undated
    Box   3 F   1
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #61 Small child (boy?) leaning against fringed chair. Some emulsion damage to plate, undated
    Box   3 F   2
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #62 Seated woman with lace scarf tied around neck, undated
    Box   3 F   3
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #63 Seated young man in suit, no facial hair, undated
    Box   3 F   4
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #64 Seated woman in profile, lace around neck, undated
    Box   3 F   5
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #65 Seated man with mustache, in heavy coat. Some emulsion damage to plate, undated
    Box   3 F   6
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #66 Seated young man in coat, upright collar, no facial hair, undated
    Box   3 F   7
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #67 Seated woman, table with flower vase, curtain, photographer’s scrim in background. Some emulsion damage to plate, undated
    Box   3 F   8
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #68 Two little girls standing between two fringed chairs, their little brother standing in between them is in a tartan and kilt, undated
    Box   3 F   9
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #69 Seated young man in a suit, no facial hair. Some emulsion damage to plate, undated
    Box   3 F   10
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #70 Seated little girl with necklace in fringed chair, undated
    Box   3 F   11
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #71 Seated man in suit, with mustache, standing woman (married couple) with long watch chain going into pocket, undated
    Box   3 F   12
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #72 Seated man in suit, with beard, mustache, woman standing by padded chair (married couple). Diamond-patterned carpet. Lower right and middle part of plate is missing, undated
    Box   3 F   13
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #73 Seated woman with double chain necklace, leaf and cameo at throat, undated
    Box   3 F   14
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #74 Seated woman in stripped dress with lace scarf, pin. Some emulsion damage to plate, undated
    Box   3 F   15
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #75 Seated young man in suit, no facial hair. Some scratches in the emulsions of his face, undated
    Box   3 F   16
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #76 Seated man with beard, big tie, hat at angle. His image is outlined in black. Some emulsion damage to plate, undated
    Box   3 F   17
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #77 Seated young man in suit, no facial hair, with stripped tie, undated
    Box   3 F   18
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #78 Seated woman in stripped dress, lace mop cab and collar, undated
    Box   3 F   19
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #79 Aerial view of houses, trees, some industrial buildings. “S. E. Wait Photo” in lower right corner, 5 x 8 inches, undated
    Box   3 F   20
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #80 Trees in foreground on hills, town in background, 5 x 8 inches, undated
    Box   3 F   21
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #81 Seated man in suit with mustache. Emulsion and other damage to plate, undated
    Box   3 F   22
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #82 Seated woman with glasses, necklace, undated
    Box   3 F   23
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #83 Seated man in suit, mustache, standing woman with fancy dress (married couple), undated
    Box   3 F   24
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #84 Seated woman, lace collar, gathered bodice, undated
    Box   3 F   25
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #85 Seated woman. Extension emulsion damage to plate, undated
    Box   3 F   26
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #86 Square framed image of infant in dress against fringed chair. Some emulsion damage to plate, undated
    Box   3 F   27
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #87 Parents and youngest daughter, in plaid dress, seated in front. Two older daughters, with matching neck pieces standing behind them. Man has beard and mustache. Woman has lace scarf, undated
    Box   3 F   28
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #88 “Traverse City from Bill Org’s heights.” Trees with water in background. Emulsion peeling off right side, some already lost, 5 x 8 inches, undated
    Box   3 F   29
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #89 “London Rally Decorations. August 5th, 1900. Cong’l [Congregational] Church, Traverse City, Mich. S. E. Wait, Photo.” Interior view of church from rear with pews, walls and ceiling draped with various flags, 5 x 8 inches, undated
    Box   3 F   30
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #90 Two men standing with coats, bowler hats, Napoleon pose, one has mustache, undated
    Box   4 F   1
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #91 Two men boxing with boxing gloves, undated
    Box   4 F   2
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #92 Seated little girl, barefoot with off shoulder dress, on fringed chair, undated
    Box   4 F   3
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #93 Seated married lady with lace at cuffs, shoulders, cross necklace. Some emulsion damage to plate, undated
    Box   4 F   4
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #94 Seated woman with same early hair style, but different dress, than #17, #51, undated
    Box   4 F   5
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #95 Seated woman with lace collar, medallion. Emulsion scratched at her hands, undated
    Box   4 F   6
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #96 Seated woman with long hair, fancy leaf-patterned shawl crossed over bodice. Her image is outlined in black. Lower right side of plate is broken, but is attached via paper pasted on back of plate. Small chip missing from upper right side of plate. Some emulsion damage to plate, mostly away from portrait, undated
    Box   4 F   7
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #97 Seated woman with rose, leaf, tasseled lace scarf at neck, undated
    Box   4 F   8
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #98 Seated older man with wrinkles, beard, in suit coat, undated
    Box   4 F   9
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #99 Seated woman with polka dot scarf, medallion, hat with ribbons, undated
    Box   4 F   10
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #100 Seated older lady with lace scarf. Some emulsion damage to plate, undated
    Box   4 F   11
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #101 Severely emulsion damaged portrait of seated woman and scan of image, undated
    Box   4 F   12
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #102 Seated man in suit, with mustache, undated
    Box   4 F   13
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #103 Seated infant with dress, shoes, in chair, undated
    Box   4 F   14
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #104 Two little girls (sisters) wearing bead necklaces, one standing against table in plaid dress, younger girl seated with doll on fringed chair, undated
    Box   4 F   15
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #105 Seated lady with lace scarf, pin. Parts of plate are discolored, undated
    Box   4 F   16
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #106 Seated lady in plaid dress with lace scarf on fringed chair, undated
    Box   4 F   17
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #107 Seated lady in fancy dress, two rings, lace scarf, pin, hanky, hair comb, undated
    Box   4 F   18
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #108 Seated man, two women, probably married couple and adult daughter, all in nice clothes, undated
    Box   4 F   19
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #109 Seated plump woman, dress has two flounces, by table with three books on it, undated
    Box   4 F   20
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #110 Five women, three seated in front, two standing behind, all in fancy dresses with scarves around their necks, undated
    Box   4 F   21
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #111 Seated woman with lace around neck, pin, undated
    Box   4 F   22
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #112 Young man standing in coat, curtains and tassel cord in background, arm on chair, undated
    Box   4 F   23
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #113 Seated, bearded man in suit, woman in hoop skirt standing by small table with flowers in vase and book. Upper right corner is missing from plate, undated
    Box   4 F   24
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #114 Seated man in suit with handlebar mustache, profile, undated
    Box   4 F   25
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #115 Seated old lady, carpet with flower design, table with books, undated
    Box   4 F   26
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #116 Seated older man and woman in front, three younger men (sons) standing behind, undated
    Box   4 F   27
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #117 Seated man with mustache. Plate damage by missing emulsions, undated
    Box   4 F   28
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #118 Seated man with bushy beard and floral vest, undated
    Box   4 F   29
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #119 Seated woman with square locket. Plate damaged by missing emulsions, undated
    Box   4 F   30
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #120 Two boys (brothers) in matching suits and hats, standing, one leaning on armchair, both on carpet with floral pattern, undated
    Box   5 F   1
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #121 Standing lady with hat, muff, coat. Plate spotted, undated
    Box   5 F   2
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #122 Seated woman with chain necklace and scarf around her neck, undated
    Box   5 F   3
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #123 Seated, senior lady with wrinkles, small hat, undated
    Box   5 F   4
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #124 Seated young man in suit, no facial hair, undated
    Box   5 F   5
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #125 Seated senior lady with lace scarf crossed over her bodice, undated
    Box   5 F   6
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #126 Seated man in suit with mustache, undated
    Box   5 F   7
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #127 Little girl standing with doll. Face emulsions scratched, emulsions off left edge of plate, right upper corner of plate is broken, undated
    Box   5 F   8
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #128 Seated little girl in big dress, [partial image of] boy standing in background, undated
    Box   5 F   9
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #129 Seated man with mustache, mutton chops, jacket, patterned tie, undated
    Box   5 F   10
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #130 Seated woman with scarf with wheat and ribbon pattern, undated
    Box   5 F   11
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #131 Family. Mother and bearded father seated. Small son in jacket between them standing. Young daughter standing at right in dress trimmed with ribbons, undated
    Box   5 F   12
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #132 Young man standing in suit between curved-back chair and table strewn with books by curtain, undated
    Box   5 F   13
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #133 Small child standing on chair in white dress, necklace, stripped socks, patterned scarf tied around waist, has short hair like a boy, undated
    Box   5 F   14
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #134 Seated woman with buttoned up dress front, medallion and flat, bar pin with lace at neck, undated
    Box   5 F   15
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #135 Same child in same clothes, slightly different pose on chair as #133. Some emulsion damage to plate, undated
    Box   5 F   16
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #136 Six standing people by chairs. From left, man with a saw, two women, two men with whips, one man with axe, all in winter coats and hats, undated
    Box   5 F   17
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #137 Boardman River House (large two-story building). Three men and boy on porch, three men on horseback and two horses in front, woodpile on side, undated
    Box   5 F   18
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #138 Curly-haired girl sitting on fringed chair with boots, necklace, ring, sash around neck, two- tiered skirt, undated
    Box   5 F   19
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #139 Seated woman with long hair sewing. Spool and scissors on table, floral-patterned carpet, undated
    Box   5 F   20
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #140 Seated man with wavy hair, long beard, mustache in shirt and jacket, undated
    Box   5 F   21
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #141 Seated young man, no facial hair, in floral cravat with pin, heavy jacket, undated
    Box   5 F   22
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #142 Three young men in suits with mustaches, two seated, one in fringed chair, undated
    Box   5 F   23
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #143 Standing woman in nice dress holding book awkwardly in front of her. Background includes mess of chair, materials on floor, draped window, undated
    Box   5 F   24
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #144 Seated man in chair with patterned cravat and heavy jacket, undated
    Box   5 F   25
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #145 Seated woman with lovely hair comb, necklace, lace at throat, buttons down bodice front, undated
    Box   5 F   26
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #146 Seated child in dress with sash on fringed chair, undated
    Box   5 F   27
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #147 Seated man, in suit, by table, woman standing with necklace (married couple?), pillar in background, vine-patterned carpet, undated
    Box   5 F   28
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #148 Seated man with beard and mustache, woman standing with ring, table with books, drape, floral-patterned carpet, undated
    Box   5 F   29
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #149 Family group of children, eldest girl seated holding baby, two small boys and a small girl standing around her. Table and curved back chair, drape in background, floral-patterned carpet, undated
    Box   5 F   30
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #150 Little girl seated outside, or with props to look like she is outside, wearing sweater, shoes, dress, locket, with bonnet by her legs, undated
    Box   6 F   1
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #151 Seated woman with lace and pin at throat, ruffles around neckline, undated
    Box   6 F   2
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #152 Seated woman with lace at throat, heavy chain necklace, undated
    Box   6 F   3
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #153 Standing man by curved back chair, wearing vest, heavy tie, heavy coat, beard. Draped window, stool, table with flowers in background, undated
    Box   6 F   4
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #154 Seated man in suit with beard, mustache, by table with books on it, drape, woman standing with ring, embroidered neck piece, two-tiered skirt (married couple), undated
    Box   6 F   5
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #155 Seated woman with neckpiece ending with fringe, undated
    Box   6 F   6
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #156 Seated woman with hair ornament, earrings, embroidered neckpiece, chain necklace with two tassels, fancy shoulders on sleeves. Upper left corner of plate is chipped, undated
    Box   6 F   7
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #157 Standing woman leaning on curved back chair, in fancy dress, with earrings, crucifix necklace, leaves at throat, holding book Chicvago[sic], undated
    Box   6 F   8
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #158 Seated woman with fancy hat, earrings, ribbon at throat, very thick braid of hair and shawl over left shoulder. Scratch down entire right side of plate, undated
    Box   6 F   9
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #159 Seated woman with hair pulled back with ribbon, long, teardrop earrings, large bow with fringe over bodice. Lower left corner of plate is missing, undated
    Box   6 F   10
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #160 Standing woman in fancy dress with earrings, ring, fringed scarf, and necklace, leaning on curved back chair with table with books and drape in background. Line that drape is hooked onto is clearly visible as is part of a photographer’s scrim. Floral-patterned carpet. Plate is discolored around edges, undated
    Box   6 F   11
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #161 Seated man in suit with really curly hair, beard, mustache by table, woman standing in fancy two-tiered fringed dress, ring (married couple). Curtain backdrop visible. Scratches and some emulsion damage to plate, undated
    Box   6 F   12
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #162 Seated woman with plaid scarf at neck, shawl jacket with lace at wrists, rings, leaning on table with books and flower vase, drape in background. Skirt has horizontal band of color on it. Emulsions peeling on upper right corner, undated
    Box   6 F   13
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #163 Young girl standing in fancy, fringed dress holding beautiful, expensive doll with gorgeous clothes and hat, leaning against fringed chair with table with book and flower vase on other side. Floral-patterned carpet, undated
    Box   6 F   14
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #164 Seated woman with pleats on front of dress and sleeves, earrings, necklace, flowers in hair and at throat, undated
    Box   6 F   15
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #165 Seated woman with triple strand necklace, lace and leaves at throat, leaves in hair. Plate has circle mat attached and is very dirty, undated
    Box   6 F   16
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #166 Seated woman with button design on dress, locket with heavy chain, patterned neckpiece and bar pin at throat, undated
    Box   6 F   17
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #167 Seated woman in patterned dress holding baby in check-patterned dress. Some emulsion damage to plate, undated
    Box   6 F   18
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #168 Seated man in suit with beard and mustache. Deterioration on upper left corner of plate, undated
    Box   6 F   19
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #169 Seated man in suit with mustache, deep set eyes, undated
    Box   6 F   20
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #170 Seated young woman in short-sleeved dress with bow on front of dress, bow ribbon around throat with pin, earrings, bangs curled back around face, undated
    Box   6 F   21
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #171 Seated woman with pleats on front of dress with vertical stripes, scarf with fringe, necklace, undated
    Box   6 F   22
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #172 Seated man in suit with mustache, beard, plaid tie, undated
    Box   6 F   23
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #173 Seated woman with fancy shawl over bodice, locket, and lace collar. Some damage to plate, undated
    Box   6 F   24
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #174 Seated man in suit by table with vase and book on it. Standing woman leaning on curved back chair, wearing locket, ring, with long hair (married couple). Floral-patterned carpet, drape in back. Line drape is hooked on is clearly visible, undated
    Box   6 F   25
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #175 Seated woman with curly hair in jacket with pleated collar, locket, undated
    Box   6 F   26
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #176 Seated woman with lace shawl with fringe over bodice, hair comb, undated
    Box   6 F   27
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #177 Standing woman in jacket over dress, holding book in between table and chair, pillar in background, vine-patterned carpet, undated
    Box   6 F   28
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #178 Seated man in suit with mustache, hand resting on book, undated
    Box   6 F   29
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #179 Seated man with mustache in suit by covered table with books on it. Standing young woman with hat, ribbon or scarf at neck, ring, ribbons on skirt (married couple). Pillar in background, drapes on floor, vine-patterned carpet, undated
    Box   6 F   30
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #180 Family portrait. Three small boys standing in suits, father and mother seated. Father has beard and youngest son on his knee. Mother has ribbons, flounce on her dress. Pillar in background, vine-patterned carpet, undated
    Box   7 F   1
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #181 Seated woman in fancy dress by table with books on it, pillar and other props in background, undated
    Box   7 F   2
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #182 Seated young woman with long hair, earrings, pin and lace scarf at throat, undated
    Box   7 F   3
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #183 Seated woman with earrings, locket, two-tiered skirt, jacket over skirt, belt, at table with vase of flowers. Entire top of plate is missing, some emulsion damage, undated
    Box   7 F   4
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #184 Older seated lady with embroidered shawl, lace bow at throat, hair comb, undated
    Box   7 F   5
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #185 Seated woman by table with fringed shawl, pleated collar, two flounce skirt. Chair and window in background. Emulsion damage, scratch over bodice, down center of plate, undated
    Box   7 F   6
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #186 Seated older man with deep-set eyes, straggly beard and hair, coat with collar, plaid tie. Cropped image, undated
    Box   7 F   7
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #187 Seated man with beard in suit with prominent collar, watch chain. Upper left corner of plate is missing, undated
    Box   7 F   8
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #188 Seated man with beard in suit with plaid cravat, watch chain. Left hand at vest with pinky ring. Orange paper pasted on back of plate, some peeling off, undated
    Box   7 F   9
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #189 Seated woman with curly, long hair. Chain necklace, lace scarf, fringe around neckline of bodice. Some emulsion damage to plate, undated
    Box   7 F   10
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #190 Family. Father seated in suit with small girl on one knee, Mother seated in nice dress holding infant on lap, another young girl standing in the middle. Floral-patterned carpet. Some emulsion lost on bottom right of plate and upper right, undated
    Box   7 F   11
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #191 Seated man in suit on stool with watch chain, stripped pants, elbow leaning on table, floral-patterned carpet. Drape in background. .75-1 inch of the left side of plate is missing down the entire length of the plate. Some emulsion damage to plate, undated
    Box   7 F   12
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #192 Seated man in dark coat, tie. No facial hair, blue eyes, undated
    Box   7 F   13
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #193 Toddler standing on curved back chair in dress, shoes. Drape on side. Chip out of bottom of plate, upper left corner of plate is gone, undated
    Box   7 F   14
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #194 Seated man in suit coat, small tie, side burns. Upper right corner of plate is gone, undated
    Box   7 F   15
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #195 Small boy standing in expensive, three-piece suit with watch chain and boutonniere leaning on fringed chair with table with book, flower vase and drape behind him. Floral-patterned carpet. Some emulsion damage to plate. Heavy plate due to thicker glass than that used on other plates, undated
    Box   7 F   16
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #196 Seated woman in stripped dress with curly hair in a bun. Some emulsion damage, scratch across nose and cheek. No jewelry, undated
    Box   7 F   17
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #197 Seated man in suit with mustache, with arm on table, standing woman in nice dress with chain necklace holding book (married couple?). Pillars in background. Pile of stuff on floor, partial image of chair on side. Floral-patterned carpet. Some scratches and emulsion damage to plate, undated
    Box   7 F   18
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #198 Seated young girl with long, curly hair in plaid dress with stripped socks, boots, on fringed chair. Table with books, drape in background, undated
    Box   7 F   19
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #199 Standing young man in suit with bowler hat, leaning on pillar with forest backdrop. Heavy plate due to thicker glass than that used on other plates, undated
    Box   7 F   20
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #200 Standing young man in suit with watch chain, leaning on back of chair. Table with books, stools, and pillar in background, floral carpet. Some emulsion damage to plate, undated
    Box   7 F   21
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #201 Seated older man in suit, no facial hair, watch chain. Scratch on emulsion, undated
    Box   7 F   22
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #202 Seated woman with lace-edged shawl over dress, lace collar, watch chain, curled bangs and hair. Some emulsion damage, undated
    Box   7 F   23
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #203 Seated woman with curled long hair, earrings, collar, bow, flounces on bodice. Negative behind her face is painted black. Some stains on negatives, undated
    Box   7 F   24
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #204 Seated woman with braid and comb on head, bow at throat, watch chain. Emulsion damage to plate, undated
    Box   7 F   25
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #205 Seated man with beard, mustache in suit with bow tie. Scratch on plate, undated
    Box   7 F   26
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #206 Seated woman with curled, long hair, bow over bodice, chain necklace ending in tassels. Some minor emulsion damage to plate, undated
    Box   7 F   27
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #207 Seated woman with pleated neck of dress, lace at throat and wrists. Unhappy look. Plate has scratches and stains, undated
    Box   7 F   28
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #208 Seated woman with bow and comb in hair, lace and pin at throat, chain style necklace. Pin or knitting needle in bottom right corner. Image is framed in such a way that it may be a negative of another negative. Small amount of emulsion damage and scratches on plate, undated
    Box   7 F   29
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #209 Seated young woman with long hair with ribbon around neck, pin and bow at throat. Scratches across chin, emulsion damage to plate, undated
    Box   7 F   30
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #210 Seated woman with lovely hat with plume on top, bangs, pleats in bodice, lace and pin at throat, crucifix on chain necklace, calculating look, undated
    Box   8 F   1
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #211 Seated woman with long curly hair, in beaded, fringed jacket, earrings, lace bow at throat. Plate is not perfectly rectangular, undated
    Box   8 F   2
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #212 Seated man in suit with wide tie, tie pin, mustache. Minor emulsion damage to plate, undated
    Box   8 F   3
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #213 Seated plump man with mustache, in suit with bow tie, watch chain, undated
    Box   8 F   4
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #214 Seated man with beard, in suit, arm leaning on table with books, floral-patterned carpet. Minor emulsion damage to plate, undated
    Box   8 F   5
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #215 Seated man in suit with plaid bow tie, mustache. Emulsion damage to plate, especially down right side of plate, undated
    Box   8 F   6
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #216 Seated man in suit with tie, braid trim on coat lapels, beard and mustache. Some emulsion damage to plate, scratch on jacket, undated
    Box   8 F   7
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #217 Seated man in suit with scarf (as a tie) in scarf pin at throat, mustache, undated
    Box   8 F   8
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #218 Seated woman with long curled hair, earrings, lace at throat, flounced skirt, leaning on table with books, drape in background. Minor emulsion damage to plate, undated
    Box   8 F   9
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #219 Seated man in suit with small bow tie, stripped vest, beard, mustache. Some emulsion damage to plate, undated
    Box   8 F   10
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #220 Young seated man, with sideburn, scarf knotted as tie, in suit, undated
    Box   8 F   11
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #221 Standing lady in flounced skirt, jacket, scarf, hat, muff with tassels, iceskates hanging from straps on arm. Winter backdrop. Negative has hundreds of spots and is stained. Part of background and foreground has black painted behind it, undated
    Box   8 F   12
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #222 Seated woman with curly hair, military-style button decoration on jacket, bow, bar pin, and necklace. Plate is in two pieces. The bottom is broken off nearly across the width of the plate to a height varying between .5 and 1-inch, undated
    Box   8 F   13
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #223 Group image of ten people, men and women alternating, six standing, two sitting on chairs in middle of group, two on floor in front, woman probably on a low stool. Everyone is dressed in their best dress or suit and summer hat. One lady has a purse. Most of the men have beards and mustaches. Pillars in background. Orange paper pasted on back of plate frames top and sides of image, undated
    Box   8 F   14
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #224 Seated woman with long, curled hair and hair comb. Bow and lace at throat, chain necklace. Minor emulsion damage to plate, undated
    Box   8 F   15
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #225 Oval cropped image of seated woman with long, curled hair, lace and bow at throat, polka-dot scarf. Orange paper pasted on back of plate also frames image in an oval, undated
    Box   8 F   16
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #226 Group image of seven teens or young adults (a club?, older school grades?), males and females alternating, three standing, four sitting on chairs, one fringed, in middle of group, one female probably on a low stool in front. Drapes in background. All the females have hair ribbons, two have matching lace scarves and similar dresses. Girl in front seems the youngest and has a polka-dot dress and jacket with ribbon trim. All males in nice suits, females in nice dresses. Minor emulsion damage to plate, undated
    Box   8 F   17
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #227 Seated man with older hair style, no facial hair, in woven jacket, polka-dot vest, bow tie. Shirt area darkened with pencil. Plate stained, undated
    Box   8 F   18
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #228 Seated woman with long hair, earrings, stripped bow at throat, chain necklace. Remnants of paper glued on entire right side of plate, undated
    Box   8 F   18
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #229 Seated man in suit with wide tie, tie pin, mustache, undated
    Box   8 F   19
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #230 Seated man in suit with bow tie, mustache. Minor emulsion damage to plate, undated
    Box   8 F   20
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #231 Siblings, oldest to youngest left to right: two young boys in suits, one sitting on fringed chair, one standing, little child standing in dress, baby sitting on another fringed chair. Stool in foreground. Part of chair on left, draped window in background. Vine-patterned carpet, undated
    Box   8 F   21
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #232 Older (married) couple standing. Woman, wearing hat, holding onto man’s arm. Both wearing best clothes. Man has beard, holding hat against back of chair. Draped window, stool in background, fringed chair partially seen on left, undated
    Box   8 F   22
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #233 (Married) couple. Man seated in suit with beard, woman standing in nice dress with her hand on his shoulder. His left arm resting on table with books. Pillars backdrop. Floral-patterned carpet. Emulsion damaged plate, undated
    Box   8 F   23
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #234 Seated young, pretty woman with long, curled hair, earrings, fancy hat with plume on top, bow at throat, shawl around dress. Some emulsion damage, mostly in lower right corner of plate, undated
    Box   8 F   24
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #235 Seated woman with curled and braided hair with flowers in it, flowers on jacket bodice, pleated collar, undated
    Box   8 F   25
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #236 Seated woman with ribbon around her neck (choker necklace)with crucifix, pin and lace collar, earrings, hair net. Emulsion damaged plate is stained, undated
    Box   8 F   26
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #237 Family. Father with mustache in suit seated with arm resting on table, young daughter and son, in suit, standing Mother seated. Both mother and daughter have curly hair with a ribbon in it, and multi-flounced dresses. Floral-patterned carpet. Pillars in background. Lower left corner of plate is missing, some emulsion damage, undated
    Box   8 F   27
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #238 Seated man with beard, mustache, in suit with bow tie, watch chain, collar trim on jacket. Some emulsion damage to plate, undated
    Box   8 F   28
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #239 Seated baby with vine trim on collar, cuffs, hem of gown, shoes. Emulsion damage mostly to bottom of plate. Heavy plate due to thicker glass than that used on other plates. Trim is painted black on back of plate, undated
    Box   8 F   29
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #240 (Family?) Six men standing in back with small girl in the middle. Two men, woman, and man seated in front. Possibly parents and their nine children. Men all in suits, four have beards. Standing man on far left is wearing a duster style outside coat. Females are in plainer gowns. Image is not well framed. Backdrop curtains, pillars, and partial props, including table with vase with flowers on it, are visible on sides. Floral-patterned carpet. Stains on front of plate, undated
    Box   8 F   30
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #241 Seated lady with curled hair. Rose in her hair, two by her neckline, bead necklace, earrings, pleated neckline, lace trim around bodice. Some emulsion damage, undated
    Box   9 F   1
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #242 (Family) Little boy standing with belt over uniform style jacket, father sitting in suit with beard, mustache, arm resting on table with vase and flowers, slightly older son seated on stool with bow tie, checkered shirt, mother seated holding infant son on lap. Curtain and backdrop in background, photographer’s scrim partially visible on left side. Floral-patterned carpet, undated
    Box   9 F   2
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #243 (Siblings) Two young girls standing in back row in similar dresses. In front row, young girl seated on fringed chair with feet on footrest, with stripped socks, necklace, boy seated in suit, resting arm on table covered with cloth, books (he is the eldest child). Props and pillars in background, floral-patterned carpet. Plate is stained. Some emulsion damage, noticeably on boy, undated
    Box   9 F   3
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #244 Seated man with mutton chop side whiskers, in suit. Some scratches on plate, noticeably on boy, undated
    Box   9 F   4
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #245 Seated man with beard, mustache in suit, patterned vest. Emulsion gone from bottom of plate, peeling from top of plate, undated
    Box   9 F   5
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #246 Seated woman with curled hair, flowers at throat, gown with dark middle on bodice and matching cuffs. Some emulsion damage to plate, undated
    Box   9 F   6
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #247 Seated young man with mustache in heavy jacket with bow tie, lapel pin. Stained negative. Scratch across midsection of jacket, undated
    Box   9 F   7
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #248 Seated woman in hat, with earrings, bow over bodice, bracelet, wrapped in plaid blanket. Standing man and another blanket are partially visible. Plate has emulsion damage, noticeably over her face, stains, undated
    Box   9 F   8
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #249 Seated young man, no facial hair, heavy jacket, wide tie with crucifix tie pin, undated
    Box   9 F   9
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #250 Seated man with mustache, suit, patterned tie, collar trim on jacket, holding hat on one knee, on fringed chair. Photographer’s scrim visible in upper right corner. Some emulsion damage to plate, undated
    Box   9 F   10
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #251 Seated man with mustache in suit with scarf (as a tie) in scarf pin at throat. Minor emulsion damage to plate, undated
    Box   9 F   11
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #252 (Friends?) Seven girls/young women, four standing in back, three seated in front, all in very different style dresses. Youngest girl, in front, in middle, is holding a book. Pillars in background, undated
    Box   9 F   12
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #253 Seated woman with ribbon in hair, lace at throat, outlined in black on back of plate. Dirty stains are encrusted on and remains of orange paper are glued on front of plate, undated
    Box   9 F   13
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #254 Seated man with beard in suit. Scratch from underneath his lips downward through his body, and some additional minor emulsion damage, undated
    Box   9 F   14
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #255 Seated man with bushy beard and mustache in suit. Dirty stains are encrusted on plate, undated
    Box   9 F   15
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #256 Seated man with bushy beard and mustache in suit. Dirty stains are encrusted on plate, undated
    Box   9 F   16
    6.5 x 8.5 inch glass-plate negatives: #257 Two middle-aged married couples. Women standing in middle, men seated at either end, one on fringed chair, other with arm resting on book covered table. Emulsions peeling off top of plate, scratch through lower middle of plate, some damage by man on left’s legs. Backdrop and drapes visible, undated
    Box   10 F   1
    4 x 5 inch glass-plate negatives #1-18 from Small Box #8, undated
    Box   10 F   2
    4 x 5 inch glass-plate negatives #1-10 from Small Box #1, undated
    Box   10 F   3
    4 x 5 inch glass-plate negatives #11-15 from Small Box #1, undated
    Box   10 F   4
    4 x 5 inch glass-plate negatives #1-9 from Small Box #2, undated
    Box   10 F   5
    Film negatives #10-26 from Small Box #2, undated
    Box   10 F   6
    4 x 5 inch glass-plate negatives #1-10 from Small Box #3, undated
    Box   10 F   7
    4 x 5 inch glass-plate negatives #11-15 from Small Box #3, undated
    Box   10 F   8
    4 x 5 inch glass-plate negatives #1-13 from Small Box #4, 1900, undated
    Box   10 F   9
    4 x 5 inch glass-plate negatives #1-13 from Small Box #5, 1893-1894, 1899?, undated
    Box   11 F   1
    4 x 5 inch glass-plate negatives #1-12 from Small Box #5, undated
    Box   11 F   2
    4 x 5 inch glass-plate negatives #1-13 from Small Box #7, undated
    Box   11 F   3
    5 x 7 inch glass-plate negatives #1-13 from Small Box #7, undated
    Box   11 F   4
    5 x 7 inch glass-plate negatives #1-11 from Large Box #2 labeled Traverse City, 1916, undated
    Box   11 F   5
    5 x 7 and 5 x 8 inch glass-plate negatives #1-3 from Large Box #3, undated
    Box   11 F   6
    5 x 8 inch glass-plate negatives #4-13 from Large Box #3, 1894-1895, 1903, undated
    Box   11 F   7
    Various sizes glass-plate negatives #1-9 from Large Box #4, undated
    Box   11 F   8
    Various sizes glass-plate negatives #10-28 from Large Box #4, undated
    Box   11 F   9
    5 x 8 inch glass-plate negatives #1-6 from Large Box #5, undated
    Box   12 F   1
    5 x 8 inch glass-plate negatives #1-6 from Large Box #5, undated
    Box   12 F   2
    5 x 8 inch glass-plate negatives #7-11 from Large Box #5, undated
    Box   12 F   3
    5 x 8 inch glass-plate negatives #1-6 from Large Box #6, undated
    Box   12 F   4
    5 x 8 inch glass-plate negatives #7-12 from Large Box #6, undated
    Box   12 F   5
    5 x 8 inch glass-plate negatives #1-8 from Large Box #7, undated
    Box   12 F   6
    5 x 8 inch glass-plate negatives #9-15 from Large Box #7, undated
    Box   13 F   1
    4 x 5 and 5 x 7 inch glass-plate negatives #1-5 from Large Box #8, undated
    Box   13 F   2
    5 x 8 inch glass-plate negatives #6-13 from Large Box #8, 1902, undated
    Box   13 F   3
    5 x 8 inch glass-plate negatives #1-5 from Large Box #9, undated
    Box   13 F   4
    4 x 5 inch film negatives #1-18 from Minnie and Frank’s wedding trip negative sleeve, undated
    Box   13 F   5
    4 x 5 inch film negatives #1-9 from Bangilt Cottage and Duck Pond negative sleeve, undated
    Box   13 F   6
    3 x 6 inch film negatives #10-16 from Bangilt Cottage and Duck Pond negative sleeve, undated
    Box   13 F   7
    Various Sizes film negatives #1-4 from Onsmore Home and Boat negative sleeve, undated
    Box   13 F   8
    Various Sizes film negatives #1-20 from Copper Country Trip negative sleeve, undated
    Box   13 F   9
    Various Sizes film negatives #21-40 from Copper Country Trip negative sleeve, undated
    Box   13 F   10
    Various Sizes film negatives #41-66 from Copper Country Trip negative sleeve, 1900, undated
    Box   14 F   1
    Lumberjack Slides #1-10, S. E. Wait, all measure 3.25 x 4 inches, undated
    Box   14 F   2
    Lumberjack Slides #1-10, S. E. Wait, all measure 3.25 x 4 inches, undated
    Box   14 F   3
    Lumberjack Slides #1-10, S. E. Wait, all measure 3.25 x 4 inches, 1902, undated
    Box   14 F   4
    Lumberjack Slides #1-10, S. E. Wait, all measure 3.25 x 4 inches, 1902, undated
    Box   14 F   5
    Lumberjack Slides #1-7, S. E. Wait, all measure 3.25 x 4 inches, 1902, undated
    Box   15 F   1
    Papers, Aetna School Board District Meeting Minutes (1 v.), 1877-1911, Accounts, 1877-1912 (Mecosta County, Michigan), 1877-1912
    Box   15 F   2
    Papers, Biographical Materials re: Stephen E. Wait (copies), undated
    Box   15 F   3
    Papers, Correspondence to Ormond S. Danford, 1945
    Box   15 F   4
    Papers, Fife Lake (Michigan) Historical Materials, 1966, 1969
    Box   15 F   5
    Papers, Grand Traverse Historical Society, List of Members, Biography of S. E. Wait, Meeting Minutes, May 20, 1854-March 27, 1969
    Box   15 F   6
    Papers, Traverse City (Michigan) Historical Newspaper Articles (copies), 1930-1969, undated
    Box   15 F   7
    Papers, Traverse City (Michigan) Materials, pre-1898, undated
    Box   15 F   8
    Photographs, Hunting camp (3), undated
    Box   15 F   9
    Photographs, Lumber camp, train (1 each), undated
    Box   15 F   10
    Photographs, Traverse City (Michigan-18), 5 are from S. E. Wait's glass-plate negatives, 1895, undated
    Box   15 F   11
    Photographs, Traverse City State Hospital (4), undated
    Box   15 F   12
    Postcards, Elk Rapids (Michigan-3), clearing railroad line near Spencer (Michigan-1), Traverse City (Michigan-1), 1907-1909, undated