The collection includes approximately 2,000 scans of images and 47 CDs of the LTHBM miscellaneous photographic collection of glass-plate negatives, photographs and negatives, mostly nineteenth century. The collection was loaned temporarily to the Clarke Historical Library so it could be scanned for preservation purposes in 2013. Images in the collection include mostly Petoskey (Mich.) centennial, buildings, churches, hotels, the hospital, railroads, streets, numerous people, and businesses, as well as mills located along Bear River, the waterfront, boats, and steamships. Other Michigan locations documented in the collection include Alanson, Pellston, Bay View, Boyne City, Boyne Falls, Carson, Carp Lake, Charlevoix, Cross Village, Harbor Springs, Oden, Onaway, Pellston, Sturgeon Bay, and Walloon Lake, as well as Camp Daggett.
Boxes 1-7 include an inventory of images and prints of all scanned images. Images were scanned both at 600 and 72 dpi. Box 8 contains the CD-ROMS. The original collection was returned to the LTBHM. For further information see the inventory in Box 1.
A backup copy of all the scans and CDs is in a separate location in the stacks.
The collection was kept in its original order during processing. The collection contains only scans of original photographs, while the LTBHM maintains the originals. All digital CDs contained in the collection are housed in CD cases, but are not individually stored in folders.