David V. Tinder Collection of Michigan Photography, County File, Genesee County (1870-1950)

Collection processed and finding aid created by May Oyler
Graphics Division, William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan

Summary Information

Title: David V. Tinder Collection of Michigan Photography, County File, Genesee County
Creator: Tinder, David V.
Inclusive dates: 1870-1950
Extent: 582 photographs, 2 pieces ephemera and 1 album
Abstract:
Photographs of Genesee County, Michigan. Photographs include views of towns, residences, businesses, stores, factories and other buildings. Group portraits of workers, student, firefighters, police officers, families, and other groups. Also includes many photographs related to the automobile industry.
Language: The material is in English.
Repository: William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan
909 S. University Ave.
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
Phone: 734-764-2347
Web Site: www.clements.umich.edu

Access and Use

Acquisition Information

F.860, F.891, F.892, F.909, F.914, F.922, F.940, F.960, F.987, F.999, F.1005, F.1033, F.1113, F.1114.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to research.

Copyright

Copyright status is unknown.

Processing Information

Cataloging funded in part by the Michigan Photographic Historical Society. This collection has been processed according to minimal processing procedures and may be revised, expanded, or updated in the future.

Preferred Citation

David V. Tinder Collection of Michigan Photography, William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan. The majority portion donated by David B. Walters in honor of Harold L. Walters, UM class of 1947 and Marilyn S. Walters, UM class of 1950.

Collection Scope and Content Note

Vernacular photography of Genesee County Michigan. Photographs include views of towns, residences, businesses, stores, factories and other buildings. Group portraits of workers, student, firefighters, police officers, families, and other groups. Also includes many photographs related to the automobile industry.

Subject Terms

Subjects:
  • David V. Tinder Collection of Michigan Photography.
  • Photographs shelf.
Subjects - Visual Materials:
  • African American school children--Michigan.
  • Advertising--Automobiles--Michigan.
  • Aircraft industry--Michigan.
  • Amateur theater--Michigan.
  • Animals in advertising.
  • Apartments--Michigan--1910-1920.
  • Architecture, Industrial--Michigan.
  • Automobile dealers--Michigan.
  • Automobile factories--Michigan.
  • Automobile industry and trade--Michigan.
  • Automobile industry workers--Michigan--Flint.
  • Automobile supplies industry--Michigan.
  • Automobiles--Design and construction.
  • Automobiles--Seats--Design and construction.
  • Bands (Music)--Michigan
  • Bank buildings--Michigan.
  • Baptist church buildings--Michigan.
  • Barbershops--Michigan.
  • Barrels--Michigan.
  • Baseball players--Michigan.
  • Basketball teams--Michigan.
  • Boats and boating--Exhibitions.
  • Boats and boating--Michigan.
  • Bridges--Design and construction--Michigan.
  • Buick Motor Company.
  • Building materials industry--Michigan.
  • Business enterprises--Michigan.
  • Butchers--Michigan.
  • Camping trailers--Michigan.
  • Carpentry--Michigan.
  • Carriage and wagon making--Michigan.
  • Carriages and carts--Michigan.
  • Cement industry workers--Michigan.
  • Charitable giving--Michigan.
  • Children--Michigan--Portraits.
  • Children--Societies and clubs.
  • Children’s theater--Michigan.
  • Church architecture--Michigan.
  • Church buildings--Michigan.
  • Church schools--Michigan.
  • Classrooms--Michigan--1900-1920.
  • Clerks (Retail trade)--Michigan.
  • City halls--Michigan.
  • Construction workers--Michigan.
  • Drugstores--Michigan.
  • Dwellings--Michigan.
  • Employees--Michigan.
  • Factories--Michigan.
  • Families--Michigan--Portraits.
  • Farmhouses--Michigan.
  • Farms--Michigan.
  • Fenton (Mich.)
  • Fenton (Mich.)--Aerial views.
  • Fire engines & equipment--Michigan--1870-1890.
  • Fire extinction--Michigan.
  • Fire fighters--Michigan.
  • Fire stations--Michigan.
  • Fires--Michigan.
  • Fishing--Michigan.
  • Flight schools--Michigan.
  • Flint (Mich.)
  • Flint (Mich.)--Aerial views.
  • Flint (Mich.) Police Department
  • Flint Public Library (Mich.)
  • Food industry and trade--Michigan.
  • Football players--Michigan.
  • Football teams--Michigan.
  • Ford Model T automobile.
  • Fraternal organizations--Michigan.
  • Freemasonry--Lodges.
  • General Motors Corporation. Buick Motor Division.
  • General stores--Michigan.
  • Genesee County (Mich.)
  • Glass manufacture--Michigan.
  • Grocery trade--Michigan.
  • Hardware stores--Michigan.
  • Hat trade--Michigan.
  • Hearses (Vehicles)--Michigan.
  • High schools--Michigan.
  • Hotels--Michigan.
  • House construction--Michigan.
  • Ice cream parlors--Michigan.
  • Ice industry--Michigan.
  • Industrial housing--Michigan.
  • Knights of the Maccabees.
  • Knights Templar (Masonic order)
  • Lakes--Michigan.
  • Letter carriers--Michigan.
  • Locomotives--Michigan.
  • Machinery industry--Michigan.
  • Mail sorting--Michigan.
  • Men--Michigan--Portraits.
  • Michigan School for the Deaf.
  • Music-halls--Michigan.
  • Neighborhoods--Michigan--Flint.
  • Newspaper presses--Michigan.
  • Nursing schools--Michigan.
  • Parades--Michigan.
  • Fires--Michigan.
  • Police--Michigan.
  • Police vehicles--Michigan.
  • Policewomen--Michigan.
  • Post offices--Michigan--1900-1910.
  • Postal service employees--Michigan--1900-1910.
  • Poultry farms--Michigan.
  • Psychiatric hospitals--Michigan.
  • Railroad accidents--Michigan.
  • Railroad companies--Michigan.
  • Railroad stations--Michigan.
  • Restaurants--Michigan.
  • Rivers--Michigan.
  • Roads--Design and construction--Michigan.
  • Sawmills--Michigan.
  • Saxophone choirs.
  • School buildings--Michigan.
  • School children--Michigan.
  • Sewage disposal plants--Michigan.
  • Snow removal--Michigan.
  • Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.
  • Steel industry and trade--Employees.
  • Storefronts--Michigan.
  • Streets--Michigan--Flint.
  • Tanners--Michigan.
  • Telephone companies--Employees--Michigan.
  • Threshing machines--1890-1920.
  • Tire industry--Employees.
  • Traffic accidents--Michigan.
  • Trolley cars--Michigan.
  • Undertakers and undertaking--Michigan.
  • United States. Army. Michigan Infantry Regiment, 8th (1861-1865)
  • United States. Army. Michigan Infantry Regiment, 33rd (1898-1899)
  • Veterans--American--1900-1910.
  • Water--Pollution--Michigan.
  • Waterworks--Michigan.
  • Women automobile industry workers--Michigan.
  • Women basketball players--Michigan.
  • Women dressmakers--Michigan.
  • Women musicians--Michigan.
  • Women cyclists--Michigan.
  • Women--Michigan--Portraits.
  • Women--Societies and clubs.
  • World War, 1914-1918--United States.
  • World War, 1939-1945--Michigan.
Contributors:
  • Albro's Photo Shop.
  • American Studio.
  • Baldwin, C. E.
  • Ball & Wanek.
  • Barton, J. C.
  • Benham, W. D.
  • Boneville, Geo.
  • Bowman, Edward E.
  • Browne, Neil.
  • Chandler, C.E.
  • Childs, Richard B.
  • Clark, Joe.
  • Corvinus, W.H.
  • Crooks, A. F.
  • Crooks Studio.
  • Damon, C. A.
  • Devereaux, A.
  • Devereaux Bros.
  • Dixon, S. J.
  • Dreyer, Louis H.
  • DuVal’s Ten Minute Photos.
  • Edw. W. Pyret Studio.
  • Eynon’s Portrait Studio.
  • Flint Journal.
  • Foote, Will H.
  • Forsyth, D. H.
  • Fulkersin, Frank.
  • Gaines, Guy A.
  • Gallagher, Bill.
  • Garvin, George C.
  • Goodridge Bros.
  • Gorpfert, J. M.
  • Hutchinson, Nora.
  • Judson, Hiram.
  • Kinch, V. T.
  • Levi, Dante.
  • Loder and Perkins.
  • Murdoch Photographing Co.
  • Parker, A.S.
  • Parker, R.W.
  • Phipps, J.H.
  • Rembrandt Photo Studio.
  • Scott, Russ.
  • Shepard Studio.
  • Spooner & Wells.
  • Stevens, Gilbert L.
  • Tamlyn, George William.
  • Vignos, A.
  • Williams, J. I.
  • Wise, C. E.
Genre Terms:
  • Ephemera.
  • Photographic prints.
  • Photomechanical prints.
  • Photograph albums.

Contents List

Container / Location Title
Box   1  
David V. Tinder collection of Michigan photography, County File, Genesee County, Box 1 [series] [view selected images]
 
1. Burdick Potter (2 photographs)
 
2. G.W. Barbour, livery, hearse (1 photograph)
 
3. R. Wright undertaker and hearse (1 photograph)
 
4. [Camping at Long Lake] (2 photographs)
 
5. [Baptist church] (2 photographs)
 
6. [Engine house & fire engine] (4 photographs)
 
7. [Hobo band] (1 photograph)
 
8. [Children’s string band] (1 photograph)
 
9. [Fenton Ladies Cornet Band] (5 photographs)
 
10. Col. Wm. M. Fenton residence (1 photograph)
 
11. Fenton Water Works (2 photographs)
 
12. Baptist House fire (3 photographs)
 
13. [Street scene and boat] (1 photograph)
 
14. [Fire brigade with long horn sheep or goat wagon] (1 photograph)
 
15. [Stewart woodworks small views] (4 photographs)
 
16. [Fisher-Chevrolet automobile] (2 photographs)
 
17. [Unidentified portrait of a woman] (1 photograph)
 
18. [Montrose hardware store interior] (1 photograph)
 
19. [Families, residences, and miscellaneous architecture] (6 photographs)
 
20. [Flint River bridge construction] (3 photographs)
 
21. [Miscellaneous group photos] (9 photographs)
 
22. [Car stuck in ditch] (1 photograph)
 
23. [Flint streetcar] (1 photograph)
 
24. [Interracial school groups, Flint, Mich.] (2 photographs)
 
25. [Elephant sign] (1 photograph)
 
26. [Wagon works Flint, Mich.] (4 photographs)
 
27. [Miscellaneous store interiors Montrose, Mich.] (5 photographs)
 
28. K. O. T. M. Parade ’96 (2 photographs)
 
29. E. E. Yerdon poultry house (2 photographs)
Box   2  
David V. Tinder collection of Michigan photography, County File, Genesee County, Box 2 [series]
 
30. [Miscellaneous school groups, Fenton, Mich.] (5 photographs)
 
31. [Horse drawn delivery carts, Fenton, Mich.] (3 photographs)
 
32. [Policemen or firemen group portrait] (1 photograph)
 
33. [Set of Fenton views] (12 photographs)
 
34. [Miscellaneous groups, Fenton, Mich.] (9 photographs)
 
35. [Miscellaneous interior views, Fenton, Mich.] (13 photographs)
 
36. [Flint Journal-Fenton bird’s eye views] (5 photographs)
 
37. [Storefronts, street scenes, outdoor groups, Fenton, Mich.] (18 photographs)
 
38. [Miscellaneous worker groups, Fenton, Mich.] (10 photographs)
 
39. [Fenton High School football teams] (10 photographs)
Box   3  
David V. Tinder collection of Michigan photography, County File, Genesee County, Box 3 [series] [view selected images]
 
40. [Barbershops, Fenton, Mich.] (6 photographs)
 
41. [Williams School of Aviation collection] (3 photographs, 1 piece ephemera)
 
42. [Miscellaneous portraits, Fenton, Mich.] (6 photographs)
 
43. [Miscellaneous portraits, Flint, Mich.] (15 photographs)
 
44. [Miscellaneous residential architecture, Flint, Mich.] (6 photographs)
 
45. [8th Michigan Infantry reunion groups] (5 photographs)
 
46. [Boarding house Flint, Mich.] (1 photograph)
 
47. [Album-Souvenir of the Police Department] (1 Album)
 
48. [Miscellaneous railroad photos Flint, Mich.] (4 photographs)
 
49. Chas. Schramm’s Saxophone Band (1 photograph)
 
50. [Miscellaneous storefronts, Flint, Mich.] (13 photographs)
 
51. [Miscellaneous street views, Flint, Mich.] (14 photographs)
 
52. [Flint Fire Department group photos] (3 photographs)
Box   4  
David V. Tinder collection of Michigan photography, County File, Genesee County, Box 4 [series] [view selected images]
 
53. [Inter-urban auto accident scenes, Flint, Mich.] (2 photographs)
 
54. [Flint architecture and views-set] (30 photographs)
 
55. [Miscellaneous industrial architecture, Flint, Mich.] (14 photographs)
 
56. [Miscellaneous architecture, Flint, Mich.] (3 photographs)
 
57. [Stewart Wood Works large views] (4 photographs)
 
58. [Flint Fire House interiors] (2 photographs)
 
59. [Miscellaneous store interiors, Flint, Mich.] (6 photographs)
 
60. [Flint Journal press photos] (8 photographs)
 
61. [Miscellaneous school groups, Flint, Mich.] (6 photographs)
 
62. Views of Saginaw street looking south, Flint, MI (5 photographs)
 
63. [Grace Storebuck collection] (4 photographs)
 
64. [Flint post office photos] (9 photographs)
Box   5  
David V. Tinder collection of Michigan photography, County File, Genesee County, Box 5 [series] [view selected images]
 
65. [Flint Journal-fire scenes] (15 photographs)
 
66. [Motor Works Company group portraits] (3 photographs)
 
67. [Wheel Works Company group portraits] (3 photographs)
 
68. [Miscellaneous groups, Flint, Mich.] (10 photographs)
 
69. [Flint Journal-aerial views] (47 photographs)
 
70. [Miscellaneous worker groups, Flint, Mich.] (9 photographs)
Box   6  
David V. Tinder collection of Michigan photography, County File, Genesee County, Box 6 [series]
 
71. [Camping and fishing] (1 photograph)
 
72. [Methodist Church School] (1 photograph)
 
73. [Spring Sales Festival Auto show] (1 photograph)
 
74. [Flint Police Department vehicles] (1 photograph)
 
75. [Buick assembly, Durant Factory views] (15 photographs)
 
76. [Buick retail store] (6 photographs)
 
77. [Buick promotional photos] (7 photographs)
 
78. [Flint public schools] (18 photographs)
 
79. [Miscellaneous Band Groups, Flint, Mich.] (5 photographs)
 
80. [Flint brick architecture] (5 photographs)
 
81. [Buick factory exterior views] (7 photographs)
 
82. [Buick factory interior views and workers] (14 photographs)
 
83. [Buick worker groups] (8 photographs)
 
84. [Buick plant views] (15 photographs)
Box   7  
David V. Tinder collection of Michigan photography, County File, Genesee County, Box 7 [series] [view selected images]
 
85. [A. McMillan farm] (4 photographs)
 
86. [Paving Dixie Highway] (3 photographs)
 
87. [Clio Ladies Band] (1 photograph)
 
88. [Davison school groups] (2 photographs)
 
89. [Unidentified group of men] (1 photograph)
 
90. [Davison High School sports teams] (11 photographs)
 
91. Short Horn Cattle, property of Geo. W. Stuart (1 photograph)
 
92. [Michigan School for the Deaf] (2 photographs)
 
93. [Parade, Flushing, Mich.] (1 photograph)
 
94. [Water treatment pollution] (25 photographs)
 
95. [Evangelical church and group, Flint Mich.] (2 photographs)
 
96. [W.T. Grant Co. Department Store] (1 photograph)
 
97. [Buick Power House interior with worker] (1 photograph)
 
98. [Football teams] (4 photographs, 1 ephemera)
 
99. [Three little girls in dance costumes] (1 photograph)
 
100. Post Office Band, Flint, Michigan (1 photograph)
 
101. [Crowds at the train station in Flint, World War I, troops departing] (2 photographs)
 
102. [Bush building under construction, Flint, Michigan] (1 photograph)

Additional Descriptive Data

Contributor Index

Albro's Photo Shop.
  • 43.13
American Studio.
  • 43.7
Baldwin, C. E.
  • 55.1
Ball & Wanek.
  • 21.8, 21.9
  • 52.2
  • 98.1
Barton, J. C.
  • 43.8
Benham, W. D.
  • 75.6
Boneville, Geo.
  • 24.1
  • 24.2
  • 61.4, 61.6
  • 70.2
Bowman, Edward E.
  • 70.4
Browne, Neil.
  • 45.5
Chandler, C.E.
  • 43.3
Childs, Richard B.
  • 36
  • 69.1, 69.2, 69.21, 69.22, 69.28, 69.44-69.47
Clark, Joe.
  • 73
Corvinus, W.H.
  • 51.13
  • 51.7-51.9
Crooks, A. F.
  • 51.14
  • 52.3
  • 75.8-75.10, 75.15
  • 78.6, 78.17
Crooks Studio.
  • 6.3
  • 50.6, 50.7
  • 51.10
  • 68.6
  • 71
  • 77.1
  • 78.2
Damon, C. A.
  • 37.4
Devereaux, A.
  • 2
  • 8
  • 28.1, 28.2
  • 29
  • 37.13
  • 41.2, 41.3
Devereaux Bros.
  • 6.4
Dixon, S. J.
  • 9.1, 9.2
Dreyer, Louis H. [New York, NY].
  • 96
DuVal’s Ten Minute Photos.
  • 63.4
Edw. W. Pyret Studio.
  • 43.9
Eynon’s Portrait Studio.
  • 99
Flint Journal.
  • 15.1, 15.2
  • 26.1-26.4
  • 57.3, 57.4
  • 67.1-67.3
  • 81.6
Foote, Will H.
  • 34.3
  • 79.1
  • 95.1
Forsyth, D. H.
  • 43.11, 43.12
  • 47
  • 74
Fulkersin, Frank.
  • 76.1
Gaines, Guy A.
  • 44.5
Gallagher, Bill.
  • 60.5
  • 65.9-65.12
  • 69.32, 69.33
Garvin, George C.
  • 90.1
Goodridge Bros.
  • 48.4
Gorpfert, J. M.
  • 81.7
Hutchinson, Nora.
  • 68.1
Judson, Hiram.
  • 21.6, 21.7
  • 38.7
  • 39.7
Kinch, V. T.
  • 44.4
Levi, Dante.
  • 65.7, 65.8
  • 69.34-69.43
Loder and Perkins.
  • 43.14
Murdoch Photographing Co.
  • 77
Parker, A.S.
  • 89
Parker, R.W.
  • 94.20-94.25
Phipps, J.H.
  • 9.3
  • 19.3
  • 42.1, 42.2, 42.4, 42.5
Rembrandt Photo Studio.
  • 68.10
Scott, Russ.
  • 60.4, 60.7, 60.8
  • 65.13-65.15
  • 69.10-69.20, 69.23-69.27
Shepard Studio.
  • 90.2
  • 90.3
Spooner & Wells.
  • 80.1
Stevens, Gilbert L.
  • 17
Tamlyn, George William.
  • 98.2
Vignos, A.
  • 42.6
Williams, J. I.
  • 70.3
Wise, C. E.
  • 79.2, 79.3

Related Materials

David V. Tinder Collection of Michigan Photography.

Bibliography

Tinder, David V. Directory of Early Michigan Photographers. This reference work contains biographical information about virtually every known commercial and significant amateur photographer in the state of Michigan from the first known appearances in the 1840s into the early twentieth century.