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BATTLE CREEK SANITARIUM GROUPS (See also Battle Creek Sanitarium)
  • B.C. Sanitarium female bath attendants
  • B.C. Sanitarium personnel, research lab
  • B.C. Sanitarium graduate nurses, circa 1926
  • B.C. Sanitarium porters
  • Kitchen employees, B.C. Sanitarium
  • JH Kellogg and others, B.C. Sanitarium Florida complex
  • JH Kellogg and others, B.C. Sanitarium Florida complex
  • Group on B.C. Sanitarium porch, August 1937
  • Pageant of Fashions, Home Economics students B.C. Sanitarium
  • B.C. Sanitarium School of Economics class in 1923 yearbook
  • B.C. Sanitarium School of Economics class in 1923 yearbook
  • B.C. Sanitarium kitchen employees
  • B.C. Sanitarium graduating class, 1922
  • B.C. Sanitarium, large gathering of patients and staff
  • Group of automobile dealers, many identified, circa 1950
  • B.C. Sanitarium nurses
  • B.C. Sanitarium nurses
  • B.C. Sanitarium, kitchen employees
  • Family posing in front of B.C. Sanitarium, Fieldstone (Cobblestone) Building
  • B.C. Sanitarium, JH Kellogg and others, circa 1922
  • B.C. Sanitarium, School of Nursing yearbook, 1922
  • B.C. Sanitarium, breathing exercise class
  • B.C. Sanitarium, class of nurses, 1908
  • B.C. Sanitarium, Florida complex
  • B.C. Sanitarium, kitchen employees
  • B.C. Sanitarium, kitchen employees
  • Bernarr MacFadden Sanatorium, special afternoon ladies class
  • B.C. Sanitarium, Nursing School, from 1922 yearbook
  • Workers at Phelps Sanitorium, later B.C. Sanitarium, February 1900
  • "Call Boys" (porters) at the B.C. Sanitarium
  • Amputees and volunteers at the Skateland Roller Club, c. 1945.

  • BICYCLING GROUPS

  • B.C. Misses' Cycle Club, 1892-93 (identified on photo)
  • Local men posing with bicycles at Niagara Falls, 1885 (identified on photo)
  • Local men posing with bicycles at Niagara Falls, 1885 (identified on photo)

  • BOY SCOUTS

  • Group of Boy Scouts enjoying water activities
  • Group of Boy Scouts at camp
  • Interior of office showing staff
  • Boy Scout troop posing in front of first Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Boy Scout Bicycle Parade (identified on photo)
  • Local council of Boy Scouts, assembled in front of teepees
  • Group of Boy Scouts
  • Boy Scouts cooking at camp (unidentified)
  • Group of Boy Scouts, 1950 (identified on photo)
  • Group of local Boy Scouts at gathering in New Mexico, 1963 (identified on photo)
  • Scouts and leaders in front of cabin at Sherman Lake
  • Local Boy Scouts at Philmont Scout Ranch, New Mexico
  • Local scouts and leaders at gathering in New Mexico (identified on photo)
  • Local scouts at camp in New Mexico (identified on photo)
  • Group of Boy Scouts, Nottawa Trails Council (identified on photo)
  • Boy Scout Troop, Nottawa Trails Council, 1964 staff
  • Boy Scout Troop, Nottawa Trails Council, (identified on photo)
  • Boy Scout Troop, Nottawa Trails Council, (identified on photo)
  • Group of Boy Scouts, possibly at Camp T. Ben Johnston
  • Gathering at Boy Scout camp
  • Camp T. Ben Johnston staff, 1966 (identified on photo)
  • Boy Scouts at farm supply store
  • Local Boy Scouts and leaders in New Mexico, 1963
  • Boy Scouts, Nottawa Trails Council, Camp T. Ben Johnston
  • Boy Scouts, Nottawa Trails Council, Camp T. Ben Johnston
  • Mrs. Clifford Rapson with Boy Scouts, Camp T. Ben Johnston, Sherman Lake
  • Eagle Scouts and leaders, Explorer Post 41
  • Boy Scouts and leaders at Camp T. Ben Johnston (some identified)
  • Roger Cowles, Vern Potts, Jack Dean, Boy Scout Camporee, 1987
  • Gathering at Boy Scout Camporee, 1987
  • Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts practicing first aid (boy in chair is Jimmy Strickler)
  • Boy Scout Camp T. Ben Johnston staff, 1972 (most identified on photo)
  • Boy Scouts being taught by their leaders
  • Boy Scouts in first aid drill, with nurse
  • Local Boy Scouts at Philmont Scout Ranch, 1959 (identified on photo)
  • Boy Scouts receiving God and Country Awards, February 1961 (identified on photo)
  • Boy Scout receiving award from leaders
  • Dennis Cripps, Larry Shump, Larry Newman: Eagle Scouts, Troop 5
  • Boy Scout Camp T. Ben Johnston, night gathering
  • Young men and leaders at Boy Scout Camp (T. Ben Johnston collection)
  • Boy Scouts at Camp T. Ben Johnston
  • Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts practicing first aid
  • Gathering at Boy Scout camp (T. Ben Johnston collection)
  • Boy Scouts, Nottawa Trails Council, in dining hall
  • Boy Scouts at ceremony
  • Boy Scouts at ceremony
  • Boy Scouts lighting campfire
  • Group of Boy Scouts and leaders (unidentified)
  • Boy Scout Camp T. Ben Johnston Staff, 1966 (ident. on photo)
  • Scene at Boy Scout camp
  • Boy Scout and leaders: Gerald and Claude Smith, D.O. Breutlinger, March 1949
  • Group of men building cabin at Boy Scout Camp T. Ben Johnston
  • Boy Scout leaders with young Scout during Scout Week, early 1950's (identified on photo)
  • Men posing in front of cabin at Boy Scout Camp
  • Boy Scout Troop 12 in ceremony (many identified on photo)
  • Group of Boy Scouts, circa 1952
  • Gathering at Boy Scout Camp
  • Gathering of Boy Scouts and leaders, c.irca 1929
  • Group of Boy Scouts

  • BUSINESS GROUPS

  • Advance Rumely Company personnel, March 1930
  • Consumers Power Company employees and families, February 1922
  • Office staff, Advance Rumely Company, circa 1930
  • Unidentified industrial workers
  • Blacksmith shop, interior
  • Gathering of businessmen at Nichols and Shepard
  • Nichols and Shepard workers
  • Group touring Oliver Farm Machinery Plant, 1952
  • Oliver Aircraft Plant, circa 1952-54
  • Children eating cereal at Post Division-General Foods plant
  • Oliver Farm Equipment employees
  • Gathering at Post Cereal Club House
  • Gathering at Post Cereal Club House
  • Gathering at Post Cereal Club House
  • Gathering at Post Cereal Club House
  • Gathering at Post Cereal Club House
  • Michigan Bell Telephone Company employees, July 1942
  • Kellogg Company employees at "E for Excellence" award ceremony, circa 1944
  • Women in Kellogg Company uniforms, with military personnel, circa 1944 (unidentified)
  • Kellogg Company "E for Excellence" awards ceremony, circa 1944
  • Kellogg Company "E for Excellence" awards ceremony, circa 1944
  • Kellogg Company "E for Excellence" awards ceremony, circa 1944
  • Kellogg Company "E for Excellence" awards ceremony, circa 1944 (unidentified)
  • Kellogg Company "E for Excellence" awards ceremony, circa 1944 (unidentified)
  • Kellogg Company "E for Excellence" awards ceremony, circa 1944 (unidentified)
  • Kellogg Company "E for Excellence" awards ceremony, circa 1944 (unidentified)
  • Kellogg Company "E for Excellence" awards ceremony, circa 1944 (unidentified)
  • Kellogg Company "E for Excellence" awards ceremony, circa 1944 (unidentified)
  • Kellogg Company "E for Excellence" awards ceremony, circa 1944 (unidentified)
  • Kellogg Company "E for Excellence" awards ceremony, circa 1944 (unidentified)
  • Kellogg Company "E for Excellence" awards ceremony, circa 1944 (unidentified)
  • Kellogg Company "E for Excellence" awards ceremony, circa 1944 (unidentified)
  • Gathering of Kellogg Company employees
  • Kellogg Company "E for Excellence" awards ceremony, circa 1944
  • Frank Jones (leaning) of Owl Drugs with family members
  • Frank Jones, right; of Owl Drug Company with friends, circa 1947
  • Frank Jones of Owl Drugs with family members
  • Old Merchants National Bank, Executive committee, August 1931
  • Old Merchants National Bank staff
  • Automobile dealers gathered at Mapleridge Farm, 1945
  • Michigan Auto Dealers Association, 1953
  • Gathering of auto dealers, August 1947
  • Auto Dealers' Association, Christmas Party, 1946 (identified on photo) 
  • Michigan Automobile Dealers Convention, Mackinac Island, June 1951 (identified on photo)
  • Auto dealers at Grand Hotel, circa 1948
  • Operators, Calhoun County telephone office, in parade (identified in Roberts caption)
  • Hunting party, Honarable E.C. Nichols' bird camp (identified in Roberts caption)
  • Nichols and Shepard Vibrator Hunting Club, 1875 (identified in Roberts caption)
  • Nichols and Shepard Vibrator Hunting Club, 1875 (identified in Roberts caption)
  • Employees at Imperial Dye Work, 135 West Michigan Avenue (identified on photo)
  • Group of men, American Steam Pump Company, circa1890
  • Group at Allister Shop, Gull Lake (identified in Roberts caption)
  • Albert Geddes, blacksmith, and others in his shop (identified in Roberts caption)
  • Interior of Kresge's 5 and 10 store
  • Appliance dealers at distributors' meeting in Chicago, circa 1942
  • Group outside Holmes Motor Company circa 1930
  • Employees and retirees of Postum Cereal Company date unknown (many identified on photo)
  • Central Electric Company employees, circa 1930
  • Central Electric Company personnel, Louis R. Greusil, owner

  • CAMPFIRE GIRLS

  • Camp Fire Girls, Camp Kitanniwa
  • Camp Kitanniwa and Campfire Girls

  • CHURCH GROUPS  (See also Churches)

  • Children's class, St. Philip's Catholic Church
  • Parishioners outside St. Philip's Catholic Church, 1967
  • Rector and group, St. Thomas Episcopal Church Choir, 1931
  • Class at Maple Street Methodist Episcopal Sunday School, November 1924
  • Presbyterian Church members performing play
  • Presbyterian Church members performing play
  • Gathering at Four-Fold Pentecostal Church

  • CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS (See also Clubs)

  • Board of Managers, Woman's League (most identified on photo)
  • Battle Creek Nature Club, 1908 (many identified by Roberts)
  • Temperance women raiding a saloon on East Main Street, 1859
  • Women of the Temperance Movement
  • Valentine-Braxton American Legion Post, circa 1952
  • Valentine-Braxton American Legion Post, circa 1952
  • Valentine-Braxton American Legion Post, circa 1952
  • Valentine-Braxton American Legion Post, circa 1952
  • Valentine-Braxton American Legion Post, circa 1952
  • Community Club picnic at Bedford Church, July 1922
  • Ladies at celebration, Valentine-Braxton American Legion Post, circa 1952
  • Ladies at celebration, Valentine-Braxton American Legion Post, circa 1952
  • Veterans, Valentine-Braxton American Legion Post, circa 1952
  • Kiwanis Club musicians
  • Possibly D.A.R. Club ladies in costume
  • Possibly D.A.R. Club, in the arbor at Burritt Hamilton residence
  • Possibly D.A.R. Club ladies in costume
  • Sewing Club, circa 1948 (identified on photo)
  • Sewing Club members at the Hoyt home
  • Sewing Club members
  • Sewing Club members
  • Sewing Club members, summer 1933
  • Sewing Club members
  • Urbandale Embroidery Club
  • Urbandale Embroidery Club, 1937 (all identified on photo)
  • Urbandale Embroidery Club (identified on photo)
  • Urbandale Embroidery Club (identified on photo)
  • Urbandale Embroidery Club, October 1950 (identified on photo)
  • Urbandale Embroidery Club (identified on photo)
  • Belles of B.C. Country Club, 1898
  • Board of Chamber of Commerce, December 1952 (all identified on photo)
  • Elks Drill Team, McCamly Park in background
  • Group inside B.C. Grange No. 66 (some identified on photo)
  • Members of Three Quarter Century Club, circa 1940 (identified on photo)
  • Members of Community Concert Association (idenified. on photo)
  • Chamber of Commerce Trade Extension
  • Frank Jones, center with friends on American Pharmaceutical Association cruise
  • Officers of B.C. Lodge No. 35, circa 1900 (identified in Roberts caption)
  • Officers of Calhoun Tent, No. 54 (identified in Roberts caption)
  • Members of first Tiger champion baseball team, circa 1890
  • Local women of the American Legion Hospital Auxilliary, June 1964
  • Camp Walton Fishermen's Club, 1888

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    SCHOOL GROUPS

  • B.C. Public School #3 school, 7th grade
  • B.C. Public Schools, Southwestern Junior High staff, 1950
  • Dedication of Miller-Stone Building, 1977 (B.C. Public Schools)
  • Charles Kirsch, conductor holding baton, with students at B.C. Central High School
  • B.C. Public Schools, Southeastern Junior High class, May 1943
  • B.C. Central High School Class of 1908 on 40th anniversary, Post Tavern, June 1948 (identified on photo)
  • B.C. Central High School class, Marion Galton, front center (date unknown) 
  • B.C. Public Schools, Christmas Play at Verona School, cast photo, circa 1937
  • B.C. Public Schools faculty group (exact identity and date unknown)
  • B.C. Public Schools, 7th grade class at Fremont School, 1926
  • B.C. Public Schools Junior High School faculty, Earl Welsh principal, circa 1920
  • B.C. Public Schools faculty group, circa 1935 (exact school unknown)
  • B.C. Public Schools, Southwestern Junior High faculty, 1947
  • B.C. Central High School drama group in cast photo (date unknown)

  • B.C. Central High School drama group in cast photo (date unknown)

    WILLARD LIBRARY GROUPS (See also Libraries)

  • Willard Library personnel Marie Duesenberg, Maude Brown, and Helen Warner Manby, 1947
  • Willard Library Advisory Committee, 1969 (identified on photo)
  • Willard Library Advisory Committee, 1969 (identified on photo)
  • Several members of the Willard Library staff, May 1976 (identified on photo)
  • Reception at Willard Library (identified on photo)
  • James McQuiston, Robert Gifford, and Marie Duesenberg at Willard Library reception
  • Willard Library staff members, May 1976 Groups (identified on photo)
  • Robert Raz, Director of Willard Library, with area librarians, April 1974
  • Robert Raz, Director of Willard Library, with Liz Raz and staff members (identified on photo)
  • Junior and Frances Thornton with Friends of Willard Library on trip to Grand Rapids, 1990
  • Willard Library personnel Helen Warner Manby, Kay Prettyman, and Marie Duesenberg, 1954
  • Willard Library personnel and community members, 1963
  • Willard Library personnel cataloging books, 1951 (identified on photo)
  • Willard Library student pages at work (identified on photo)
  • Willard Library staff members cataloging books, 1954 (identified on photo)
  • Young patrons in Willard Library Children's Room, circa 1961
  • Willard Library director Helen Warner Manby, with Cleo Dawson and Dessalee Ryan Dudley, 1946
  • Book Review Workshop at Willard Library, 1960 (identified on photo)
  • Workshop on children's literature at Riverside Elementary School, 1965
  • Willard Library staff members and patrons at circulation desk, 1961
  • Willard Library staff members and patrons at circulation desk, 1940
  • Willard Library staff members at the Open House for Cleo Dawson, author, 1946 (identified on photo)
  • Willard Library Children's Room, Jean Hunter, right center, 1951
  • Willard Library circulation desk, Marie Duesenberg on phone, 1966
  • Willard Library personnel, circa 1935 (identified on photo)
  • First patron to use automatic charging machine at Willard Library, July 1940 (identified on photo)
  • Young patrons in Willard Library children's room, 1961
  • Willard Library patrons and staff showing service to shut-ins (identified on photo)
  • Willard Library staff, 1948

  • OTHER GROUPS

  • Dr. JH Kellogg and Ella Eaton Kellogg with some of their children
  • President William H. Taft with Battle Creek dignitaries, 1911
  • President William H. Taft in B.C., 1911

  • Crowd which came to see President William H. Taft, 1911 
  • Possibly ground breaking for Dickman Road
  • Unindentified people
  • Possibly Fourth of July gathering, circa early 1900's
  • This photo possibly taken at the arbor of the Burritt Hamilton residence
  • Possibly lawn at Burritt Hamilton residence
  • Gathering at Burritt Hamilton residence, June 1920
  • Banquet at Hart Hotel (banner says Michigan National Guard)
  • Group of people at Sesquicentennial, 1981
  • Ladies posing at Emmett Township Fire Deptartment, August 1944
  • Dinner party honoring Stan Lassen at B.C. Country Club, July 1953 (identified on photo)
  • Group of people enjoying the country
  • Marjorie Merriweather Post, behind empty chair, hands together
  • Marjorie Merriweather Post, third from right, on tour of kitchen
  • Marjorie Merriweather Post with two gentlemen
  • Group of carolers at Leila Hospital
  • Banquet at Post Tavern
  • City officials in old Council Chamber, 1913 (first commission after new charter)
  • Mr. & Mrs. F.A. Avery and daughter Bertha of Marshall, circa 1916
  • Group of unidentified people
  • Group of tourists (from B.C.?) in Europe (Unidentified)
  • Group of unidentified people
  • Group of unidentified people
  • Group of unidentified people
  • Group of unidentified people (possibly family reunion, circa 1945)
  • Members of the Thayer-Stoddard family of Urbandale, circa 1940
  • Stanley and Berenice Lowe with friends, circa 1950 (identified on photo)
  • Rose Bampton, performer, with group of B.C. people (all identified on photo)
  • Members of Gardner family, 1800's (all identified on photo)
  • Unidentified family photo taken mid to late 1910's; gift from Krums Photo
  • Women joined their husbands on a hunter party circa 1895 (unidentified)
  • Women in very early photo; last names identified on photo
  • Group of unidentified people (possibly family reunion, circa 1945)
  • Group of women with Ruby Stockham Hoyt, front right
  • Lowell Genebach, Paul Tammi, John C. Allen and others (identified on photo)
  • Local women at costume party (group not identified)
  • Group of young women, circa 1900 (some identified on photo)
  • Group of friends had their photo taken in B.C. Sept. 4, 1893 (identified on photo)
  • Rebecca Shelley is the figure in black; Ceza Tyjewski on left in green shirt
  • Four generations of the Hinman/Grandin family summer 1924
  • Gathering at Burritt Hamilton estate, 1283 West Michigan Avenue
  • Gathering at Burritt Hamilton estate, 1283 West Michigan Avenue
  • Mayor Preston Kool speaking; Robert B. Miller, Sr., seated on his left
  • Dr. Stanley Lowe, Frank T. Zinn, and Mrs. Stanley (Berenice) Lowe
  • The Beaux of 1892 - young B.C. men
  • Young men playing football, circa 1895
  • Home-talent play scene, popular in the 1890's (unidentified "actors")
  • Wedding photo of Martha Fell and Tom Gardner with guests, mid-1940's
  • Members of the Hinman family (identified on photo)
  • Mayor Preston Kool speaking; Hobart Chipman at end of table; Jack Newman next right
  • Hilliard Hulscher,center, with unidentified women
  • Mayor Preston Kool speaking; Mrs. Hobart (Laura) Chipman, rear center with glasses
  • Esther Rupright, Elizabeth Binda, and others at George Awards Ceremony
  • Elizabeth Binda and Irene Goodwin (two in center) with others at George Awards Ceremony
  • Mrs. James (Evelyn) Golden, center with others at George Awards Ceremony
  • Emma Perrine, Rhoda Evans, and Matie Young Moore (Mrs. George)
  • Group of young ladies, 1865 (identified on photo)
  • Three Martin sisters (identified on photo)
  • E.H. Rathbun surrounded by young ladies
  • E.H. Rathbun with young ladies
  • Phebe Brooks Eppes, right, with friends, summer 1938 (identified on photo)
  • Phebe Brooks Eppes, second from left, with friends, summer 1938 (identified on photo)
  • Martin/Grandin family gathering at Goguc Lake, summer 1924 (identified on photo)
  • Group of local women (identified on photo)
  • Group of people at society event, circa 1964
  • Prominent B.C. women
  • Members of the Parks and Recreation Department September 1949
  • Frances Valentine, Clark Valentine, and Berenice Lowe, circa 1970's
  • Unidentified group of men
  • Eastern Star gathering
  • Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Gould and their children Chloe, Ray, and Artie
  • George Morris and all his girl friends
  • Group of B.C. women (four identified on photo)
  • Ted Sovern, right, with downtown student workers, circa 1981
  • Public utility workers, early years
  • Grand Trunk Fire Department personnel at Grand Trunk baseball grandstand
  • Grand Trunk Railroad Depot, Main Street
  • Gathering in Youth Building gymnasium, circa 1950; Leroy Sparks in white suit, front row, circa 1950
  • B.C. High School, 1894
  • Moon-Journal staff, circa 1922 (some identified on photo)
  • Group of B.C. businessmen (identified on photo)
  • Cast members in a production of "Meet Me In St. Louis" (not identified)
  • Kellogg Foundation board meeting, July 1937 (identified on photo)
  • Gathering at B.C. Sanitarium, Dr. JH Kellogg front row, 5th from left
  • B.C. Sanitarium medical staff (identified on photo)
  • Michigan Auto Dealer's Association convention, Mackinac Island, June 1951 (identified on photo)
  • Party at J.H. Mykins family cottage, Macatawa Park
  • Kernen Delivery Service employees (some identified on photo), circa 1905-1910
  • Apprentice night at Grand Trunk Railroad shop office
  • Possibly group of German workingman, circa 1900
  • President William H. Taft addressing the citizens of B.C., September 21, 1911
  • Group of early Battle Creek pioneers
  • Battle Creek Board of Trade, early 1890's
  • Marshall men of the "Gay Nineties"
  • Earliest photo of a B.C. ball team
  • Group of citizens in front of City Hall during W.W. I
  • Group at Dick Shipman shop, Jackson Street,1928
  • Grand Army, 1885
  • Actors showing use of water well and butter churn
  • Historical Society members viewing new marker for Urbandale 
  • Two gentlemen at Upjohn estate
  • Group of hunters at M.J. Woods home, Athens (identifeid in Roberts caption)
  • Group of B.C. citizens, 1900 (identified in Robert caption)
  • Paper carriers, Daily Moon Newspaper, 1900
  • Post Office personnel, circa 1886 (identified in Roberts caption)
  • Joseph Buckley family, circa 1870
  • Street Carnival, 1899 - official committee (identified in Roberts caption)
  • Quaker address by Eva Warriner, 1921; ladies in costume (identified in Roberts caption)
  • Dedication of boulder and tablet, site of first house, 1931 (identified in Robert caption)
  • Soldiers from B.C. area serving in Spanish-American War, 1896
  • Scene at Michigan Central Depot when Governor Alf Landon spoke, October 1936
  • Parade of Progress, Old Merchants National Bank opening, August 15, 1931