David V. Tinder Collection of Michigan Photography, County File, Oakland County (1870-1980)

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, Oakland County
Creator: Tinder, David V.
Inclusive dates: 1870-1980
Extent: 665 photographs and ephemera
Abstract:
Photographs of Oakland County, Michigan. Photographs include views of street scenes, carriages, automobiles, businesses, stores, storefronts, offices, automobile service stations, residences, farms, construction sites, parades, streetcars, railroads and locomotives, churches, the Detroit Zoo, the Frank J. Sherman House and gardens, the aftermath of a tornado, the Pontiac State Hospital and other miscellaneous outdoor and indoor views. Also includes photos of school groups, sports teams, bands, family groups, and other miscellaneous portraits and groups.
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.832, F.850, F.860, F.869, F.891, F.892, F.911, F.914, F.922, F.938, F.940, F.961, F.980, F.987, F. 1005.

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 Oakland County Michigan. Photographs include views of street scenes, carriages, automobiles, businesses, stores, storefronts, offices, automobile service stations, residences, farms, construction sites, parades, streetcars, railroads and locomotives, churches, the Detroit Zoo, the Frank J. Sherman House and gardens, the aftermath of a tornado, the Pontiac State Hospital and other miscellaneous outdoor and indoor views. Also includes photos of school groups, sports teams, bands, family groups, and other miscellaneous portraits and groups.

Subject Terms

Subjects:
  • David V. Tinder Collection of Michigan Photography.
  • Photographs shelf.
Subjects - Visual Materials:
  • Actors and actresses--Michigan.
  • Advertising--Dairy products--Michigan.
  • Agricultural machinery--Transportation--Michigan.
  • Amateur theater--Michigan.
  • American Red Cross.
  • Apartments--Michigan--1920-1930.
  • Automobile dealers--Michigan.
  • Automobiles--Michigan--1910-1950.
  • Automobiles--Maintenance and repair--Michigan.
  • Automobiles, Racing--Michigan.
  • Baking--Michigan.
  • Bands (Music)--Michigan.
  • Bank buildings--Michigan.
  • Barns--Michigan.
  • Baseball fields--Michigan.
  • Baseball players--Michigan.
  • Baseball teams--Michigan.
  • Basketball players--Michigan.
  • Battery industry--Michigan.
  • Bedrooms--Michigan--1920-1930.
  • Bicycles & tricycles--Michigan--1890-1900.
  • Boats and boating--Michigan.
  • Boy Scouts--Michigan.
  • Brass bands--Michigan.
  • Brick roads--Michigan.
  • Building Construction--Michigan.
  • Businesspeople--Michigan--1900-1910.
  • Cable cars (Streetcars)--Michigan.
  • Camels--Michigan--1900-1910.
  • Camping--Michigan--1880-1890.
  • Carriage industry--Michigan.
  • Carriages & coaches--Michigan--1880-1910.
  • Children--Portraits--Michigan.
  • Classrooms--Michigan--1900-1910.
  • Clubs--Michigan--1910-1920.
  • Christmas trees--Michigan--1920-1930.
  • Church buildings--Michigan.
  • Clinton River (Mich.)
  • Company picnics--Michigan.
  • Construction equipment--Michigan.
  • Construction workers--Michigan.
  • Courthouses Michigan.
  • Cranbrook Academy of Art.
  • Creameries--Michigan.
  • Croquet--Michigan.
  • Dairy products industry--Employees--Michigan.
  • Dairy products industry--Michigan.
  • Dams--Michigan.
  • Delivery wagons--Michigan.
  • Demonstrations--Michigan.
  • Detroit Zoo.
  • Dining rooms--Michigan--1920-1930.
  • Docks--Michigan.
  • Donkeys--Michigan--1900-1910.
  • Dogs--Michigan.
  • Drugstores--Michigan.
  • Drum and bugle corps--Michigan.
  • Dwellings--Michigan.
  • Engravers--Michigan.
  • Ethnic costume--Michigan.
  • Factories--Michigan.
  • Families--Michigan.
  • Farmhouses--Michigan.
  • Farms--Michigan.
  • Fire fighters--Michigan.
  • Fires--Michigan.
  • Floods--Michigan.
  • Flower shows--Michigan.
  • Fountains--Michigan.
  • Fraternal organizations--Michigan.
  • Football players--Michigan.
  • Football teams--Michigan.
  • Gardens--Michigan.
  • GMC Truck & Coach.
  • Golf courses--Michigan.
  • Grand Trunk Western Railroad Company.
  • Grocery stores--Michigan--1940-1950.
  • Ground breaking ceremonies--Michigan.
  • Handcars--Michigan.
  • Hardware stores--Michigan.
  • High school students--Michigan.
  • Homeowners insurance--Michigan.
  • Horses--Michigan.
  • Hotels--Michigan.
  • Infants--Portraits--Michigan.
  • Insurance investigators--Michigan.
  • Interior decoration--Michigan--1890-1910.
  • Knights Templar (Masonic order)
  • Landscapes--Michigan.
  • Lawns--Michigan.
  • Letter carriers--Michigan--1931.
  • Library buildings--Michigan.
  • Locomotives--Michigan.
  • Logging--Michigan.
  • Log transportation--Michigan.
  • Majestic Company--Michigan.
  • Mansions--Michigan.
  • Men--Portraits--Michigan.
  • Mines and mineral resources--Michigan.
  • Model railroads--Michigan--1950-1960.
  • Monuments--Michigan .
  • Motion picture theaters--Michigan.
  • Motorcycles--Michigan--1910-1920.
  • Municipal buildings--Michigan.
  • Municipal government--Michigan.
  • National Association of Letter Carriers (U.S.)
  • Newspaper employees--Michigan.
  • Newspaper presses--Michigan.
  • Newspapers--Michigan.
  • Oakland County (Mich.)
  • Offices--Michigan.
  • Orchard Lake (Mich.)
  • Orchards--Michigan.
  • Organ (Musical instrument)--Michigan.
  • Ortonville (Mich.)
  • Parade floats--Michigan.
  • Parades & processions--Michigan.
  • Parlors--Michigan--1920-1930.
  • Petroleum refineries--Michigan.
  • Planing-mills--Michigan.
  • Pontiac State Hospital.
  • Porches--Michigan--1920-1930.
  • Printing industry--Michigan.
  • Printing presses--Michigan--1890-1910.
  • Railroad stations--Michigan.
  • Railroads--Employees--Michigan.
  • Railroads--Michigan.
  • Real estate business--Michigan.
  • Refuse and refuse disposal--Michigan.
  • Repair trades--Michigan.
  • Rural roads--Michigan.
  • Piatkowski, Romuald.
  • Picnics--Michigan--1910-1920.
  • Police--Michigan.
  • Police stations--Michigan.
  • Public buildings--Michigan.
  • Restaurants--Michigan--1950-1960.
  • Royal Oak (Mich.)
  • Safety education--Michigan.
  • School buildings--Design and construction--Michigan.
  • School buildings--Michigan.
  • School children--Michigan.
  • School plays--Michigan.
  • School shops--Michigan.
  • Sepulchral monuments--Michigan.
  • Service stations--Michigan.
  • Shrine of the Little Flower (Royal Oak, Mich.)
  • Soldiers--Polish--Michigan.
  • Souvenirs (Keepsakes)--Michigan.
  • Sporting good stores--Michigan.
  • Storefronts--Michigan.
  • Stoves--Michigan.
  • Streets--Michigan--1880-1920.
  • Sheep--Michigan.
  • Show windows--Michigan.
  • Teachers' institutes--Michigan.
  • Team bowling--Michigan.
  • Tobacco shops--Michigan--1950-1960.
  • Tornado damage--Michigan.
  • Tornadoes--Michigan.
  • Trees--Michigan.
  • Trucks--Michigan.
  • Vocational education--Michigan.
  • Wagons--Michigan.
  • War relief--Michigan--1910-1920.
  • Water towers--Michigan.
  • Women basketball players--Michigan.
  • Women--Musicians--Michigan.
  • Women--Portraits--Michigan.
  • Woodshops--Michigan.
  • Woodward Avenue (Mich.)
  • Zoo animals--Michigan.
Contributors:
  • Alger, Thomas R.
  • Alliance Commercial Photo Co.
  • Anderson, F.B.
  • Armstrong, John A.
  • Arnold, Allen E.
  • Arthur Studios.
  • Ashley, Douglas J.
  • Baker, W.R.
  • Barth, Herman F.
  • Belland Photography.
  • Browne's Art Studio.
  • Central Art Studio.
  • Cousins, Frederick W.
  • Craine, Benjamin H.
  • Crandall, Avery B.
  • Detroit Edison Company.
  • Drake, M.M.
  • The French Studio.
  • Henderson, John.
  • Henderson, Richard.
  • Hewitt, R.
  • Hodgeman, J.H.
  • Hoffman Studio.
  • Hughes, J.W.
  • Kingsbury Art Studio.
  • Kittle, Hezekiah Maurice.
  • Ladd Photo.
  • Lawes, Bayard F.
  • Lemp, Arthur.
  • Lyndon Studio.
  • Manning Bros.
  • McCoy, Bradley C.
  • Meader, Harry J.
  • Miller, Samuel E.
  • Muir, Frank.
  • Newton.
  • Nyholm, Peter A.
  • Oesterreich, Robert R.
  • Oliver Art Studio.
  • Paramount Photo Service.
  • Ransom.
  • Robinson, Carey B.
  • Royal Oak Photo Engraving Co.
  • Sabine, Welles L.
  • Smart E. W.
  • Smart's Studio.
  • Smith, Gib.
  • Spellman, Delmar Driscoe.
  • Spark's Studio.
  • Spencer & Wyckoff.
  • Tomlinson.
  • Washington Studios.
  • The Welch Studio.
  • Wisner, Burton J.
  • Wood, Maurice A.
Genre Terms:
  • Photographic prints.
  • Photomechanical prints.
  • Cyanotypes.
  • Ephemera.

Contents List

Container / Location Title
Box   1  
David V. Tinder collection of Michigan photography, County File, Oakland County, Box 1 [series] [view selected images]
 
1. [View of an unidentified church] (1 photograph)
 
2. Union House Hotel (1 photograph)
 
3. [Depot at Birmingham] (1 photograph)
 
4. [Sheep near Orchard Lake] (1 photograph)
 
5. [Lumber sledge in snow] (1 photograph)
 
6. [Ortonville brass band] (1 photograph)
 
7. [Depot office] (1 photograph)
 
8. [Grand Trunk Western locomotive decorated for excursion] (1 photograph)
 
9. [Camp on lake with row boats] (1 photograph)
 
10. [Ford racing automobile and spectators at race tracks] (1 photograph)
 
11. [School ground breaking] (1 photograph)
 
12. [Locomotive at Milford] (1 photograph)
 
13. [Family group, Pontiac Mich.] (2 photographs)
 
14. [Street view with trolley car] (1 photograph)
 
15. [South Lyon Herald-newspaper office] (18 photographs)
 
16. [Clinton River, boat and docks] (2 photographs)
 
17. E.E. Wells & his great majestic walking cake, F. B. Ensley's Hardware (1 photograph)
 
18. [Miscellaneous horse drawn carts and carriages] (2 photographs)
 
19. [Ortonville views] (3 photographs)
 
20. W.E. Rice Carriage Repair Shop (1 photograph)
 
21. Delivery Day at Oxford, Mich. (1 photograph)
 
22. [Benjamin J. Sweitzer creamery and delivery wagons] (1 photograph)
 
23. [Cranbrook Institute-architectural record] (1 photograph)
 
24. [Detroit Creamery display and parade float] (2 photographs)
 
25. [Miscellaneous family portraits and residential views] (11 photographs)
 
26. [Miscellaneous school groups and graduation tassel] (17 photographs, 1 ephemera)
 
27. [Miscellaneous portraits] (9 photographs)
Box   2  
David V. Tinder collection of Michigan photography, County File, Oakland County, Box 2 [series] [view selected images]
 
28. Frank Jackson [man in orchard] (1 photograph)
 
29. Oxford City Band (1 photograph)
 
30. [Mining view] (1 photograph)
 
31. [Miscellaneous sports teams] (6 photographs, 1 ephemera)
 
32. [Oakwood and Thomas tornado] (14 photographs)
 
33. [Miscellaneous interior views] (4 photographs)
 
34. [Country road view] (1 photograph)
 
35. [Miscellaneous groups] (9 photographs)
 
36. [Parade, Pontiac Mich. camels and spectators] (1 photograph)
 
37. [Family and residence interior and exterior views, Pontiac, Mich.] (2 photographs)
 
38. [Miscellaneous portraits, Pontiac, Mich.] (6 photographs)
 
39. [Lake St. Clair baseball team picnic] (4 photographs)
 
40. [Brick streets and storefronts, Pontiac, Mich.] (3 photographs)
 
41. [Pontiac State Hospital views] (3 photographs)
 
42. [Baseball field and players, Pontiac, Mich.] (1 photograph)
 
43. [Fire aftermath, Pontiac, Mich.] (1 photograph)
 
44. [Pontiac Buggy Co. water tank] (1 photograph)
 
45. [Knights Templar parade, Pontiac, Mich.] (1 photograph)
 
46. [Pontiac State Hospital panoramas] (4 photographs)
 
47. [Red Cross war relief parade, Pontiac, Mich.] (8 photographs)
 
48. [Miscellaneous groups] (6 photographs)
Box   3  
David V. Tinder collection of Michigan photography, County File, Oakland County, Box 3 [series]
 
49. [Garbage dump and oil-gas refinery, Royal Oak, Mich.] (15 photographs)
 
50. [Washington Square development, building construction, Royal Oak Mich.] (20 photographs)
 
51. [Building construction, Royal Oak, Mich.] (6 photographs)
 
52. [Streetcar in flood, Royal Oak, Mich.] (3 photographs)
 
53. [Set of downtown views, Royal Oak, Mich.] (5 photographs)
 
54. [Royal Oak High School auto shop] (2 photographs)
 
55. [Bird's-eye views of downtown Royal Oak, Mich.] (4 photographs)
 
56. [Interior of grocery store and pharmacy, Royal Oak, Mich.] (3 photographs)
 
57. H.A. McDonald Creamery Co. [Royal Oak, Mich.] (9 photographs)
 
58. [Residential, farm and headstone views, Royal Oak, Mich.] (92 photographs)
 
59. [Berridge & Morrison Real Estate storefront, Royal Oak, Mich.] (2 photographs)
 
60. [Oak Construction Company machinery] (5 photographs)
 
61. [1980s railroad views, Royal Oak, Mich.] (8 photographs)
 
62. [Photo souvenirs, Northwood Inn, Royal Oak, Mich.] (2 photographs)
 
63. [Interior residence and courthouse views, Royal Oak, Mich.] (17 photographs)
 
64. [National Shrine of the Little Flower Catholic Church, Royal Oak, Mich.] (5 photographs)
 
65. [Royal Oak High School Woodshop] (4 photographs)
 
66. [Police and fire department photos, Royal Oak, Mich.] (8 photographs)
 
67. Branch 3126 N.A.L.C. Royal Oak, Michigan [National Association of Letter Carriers postal workers] (1 photograph)
 
68. [Knox-Kay auto dealer window display, Royal Oak, Mich.] (1 photograph)
 
69. The Oak Planing Mill, Pringnitz Bro (1 photograph)
 
70. [Battery shop interior] (1 photograph)
 
71. Royal Oak Car School
 
72. [Otto Fisher Gas Station and family photos] (9 photographs)
 
73. [Miscellaneous railroad views, Royal Oak, Mich.] (6 photographs)
 
74. [Miscellaneous sports teams, Royal Oak, Mich.] (5 photographs)
 
75. [Miscellaneous residential views, Royal Oak, Mich.] (3 photographs)
 
76. [Miscellaneous business interiors, Royal Oak, Mich.] (3 photographs)
 
77. [Royal Oak school groups] (8 photographs)
Box   4  
David V. Tinder collection of Michigan photography, County File, Oakland County, Box 4 [series]
 
78. [Miscellaneous snapshot sets, Royal Oak, Mich.] (76 photographs)
 
79. [Detroit Zoo snapshots] (41 photographs)
 
80. [Miscellaneous portraits, Royal Oak, Mich.] (5 photographs)
 
81. [Royal Oak tree memorial and city of Royal Oak building] (6 photographs)
 
82. Aldor Manor [apartment building interiors] (14 photographs)
 
83. [Model train set] (5 photographs)
 
84. [Miscellaneous band groups, Royal Oak, Mich.] (5 photographs)
 
85. [Detroit Edison substation] (17 photographs)
 
86. [Miscellaneous groups Royal Oak, Mich.] (3 photographs)
 
87. [Street views and storefronts, Royal Oak, Mich.] (10 photographs)
 
88. [Alger Zapf Insurance residential photos and ephemera] (9 photographs, ephemera)
 
89. Ward Gasoline Service [garage, Royal Oak, Mich.] (17 photographs)
 
90. [Frank J. Sherman house and garden] (34 photographs)
 
91. [Gad Chamberlin CDV portrait] (1 photograph)
 
92. [Interior views of the GMC Truck and Coach Division factory, Pontiac, Mich.] (13 photographs)

Additional Descriptive Data

Contributor Index

Alger, Thomas R.
  • 5
  • 27.4, 27.5
  • 72.1
  • 80.3
  • 86.1
Alliance Commercial Photo Co.
  • 24
Anderson, F.B.
  • 39
Armstrong, John A.
  • 84.5
Arnold, Allen E.
  • 26.7
Arthur Studios.
  • 26.5
Ashley, Douglas J.
  • 74.1
Baker, W.R.
  • 32.3
Barth, Herman F.
  • 35.9
Belland Photography.
  • 80.4
Browne's Art Studio.
  • 18.2
Central Art Studio.
  • 35.6
Cousins, Frederick W.
  • 27.1, 27.2
Craine, Benjamin H.
  • 90.2
Crandall, Avery B.
  • 31.5
Detroit Edison Company.
  • 85
Drake, M.M.
  • 35.1
The French Studio.
  • 38.6
Henderson, John.
  • 90.3
Henderson, Richard.
  • 76.3
Hewitt, R.
  • 26.3
Hodgeman, J.H.
  • 9
Hoffman Studio.
  • 27.7, 27.8
Hughes, J.W.
  • 68
Kingsbury Art Studio.
  • 35.4
Kittle, Hezekiah Maurice.
  • 27.9
  • 38.3
Ladd Photo.
  • 48.1
Lawes, Bayard F.
  • 66.1
Lemp, Arthur.
  • 25.5
Lyndon Studio.
  • 26.2
Manning Bros.
  • 87.2
McCoy, Bradley C.
  • 13
  • 38.5
Meader, Harry J.
  • 26.10, 26.11
Miller, Samuel E.
  • 25.6
  • 26.12
Muir, Frank.
  • 75.1
Newton.
  • 46
Nyholm, Peter A.
  • 23
Oesterreich, Robert R.
  • 22
Oliver Art Studio.
  • 26.13
Paramount Photo Service.
  • 15
  • 33.2
Ransom.
  • 73.6
Robinson, Carey B.
  • 34
Royal Oak Photo Engraving Co.
  • 86.3
Sabine, Welles L.
  • 35.7
  • 38.2
  • 44
  • 48.3
Smart E. W.
  • 77.6-77.8
Smart's Studio.
  • 26.4
  • 80.1
Smith, Gib.
  • 35.3
Spellman, Delmar Driscoe.
  • 80.5
Spark's Studio.
  • 84.3
Spencer & Wyckoff.
  • 45
Tomlinson.
  • 25.11
  • 38.4
Washington Studios.
  • 27.6
The Welch Studio.
  • 35.8
Wisner, Burton J.
  • 38.1
Wood, Maurice A.
  • 78.57

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.