Tag Archives: 1910s

Library, Belding, Michigan

This image features the newly constructed Alvah N. Belding Library in the town of Belding, Michigan.

Alvah N. Belding Library

Alvah N. Belding Library

There is no description on the back of this card.

–As seen in the link above, the building still stands and is still in use as the city library. It was constructed in 1918 and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.

Given the pristine look of the grounds around the building, this image likely dates to the 1910s, shortly after the building was completed.

River Scene, Location Unknown

This image shows a flowing river scene taken from a vantage point in the middle of the river.

Published by Schlesinger Bros. New York

Published by Schlesinger Bros. New York

There is no description on the back of this card. It is likely it is of a river in Michigan as that is where the postcard was purchased.

The river looks smooth and glassy due to the long exposure used in by the photographer. Faster exposures were possible in this era, but the photographer may have wanted a longer exposure to intensify the detail on the negative.

This postcard was used and is dated 21 August 1915.

Fremont High School, Fremont, Michigan

This photo shows the sizable High School complex for the city of Fremont, Michigan in the early part of the 20th Century.

High School, Fremont, Mich.

There is no description on the back of this card.

–This is not the current structure, but the previous one, built before 1926. There is a new building at this location now.

Since this building was partially demolished in the 1920s, and the 1909 annex is visible in this picture, it is obvious that the image must date from around 1915.