H05-1575.2. Holland Promotional Materials. Collection, ca. 1898, ca. 1912, 1972, 1977, 1979. 0.25 linear ft.


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Material promoting Holland, Michigan, as an industrial, civic, educational, agricultural, and lake resort. Collection includes a promotional pamphlet from 1979 titled “Holland, Michigan: A Deluxe Picture Book,” a promotional pamphlet from ca. 1898, titled “Summertime: Ottawa Beach, Macatawa Park”. Topics include information and photographs of Macatawa Park and Ottawa Beach (Hotel Ottawa and Hotel Macatawa), the steamers of the Holland and Chicago Line (Soo City, City of Holland), passenger ferry Music, sailboats, schooners, livery rowboats, M. A. Ryder, Lake Michigan beach swimmers, Castle Park, Macatawa Park cottages (Swan’s Roost-Swan A. Miller, Fairlawn, Angele, Midway, Bayside-Heber Walsh, local fish species, fisherman and their catches, Wolverine Motor Works (gasoline motors and launches) advertisement, Gremorne (summer home of W. B. Conkey), white bass fishing at night, Macatawa Bay, Florida cottage (owned by F. K. Colby), resorters on the veranda of Ottawa Hotel, Among the Clouds (cottage of E. H. Thorp), unknown cottage at Ottawa Beach, summer cottage of C. T. Kendall, United States Life-Saving Service buildings, activities and personnel, Macatawa cottages of Charles Scates, Ottawa Beach picnickers, Folly Cove (summer home of George A. Poole, Holland and Lake Michigan Railway Company, West Michigan Furniture Company, Bay Road and walkers, moonlight on Point Superior, auditorium at Macatawa Park, McRoy cottages, Steketee cottage, lighthouse from Lookout Mountain, cottages of Perkins and Eberhart families, Ottawa Beach walkway, Cedar Walk at Macatawa, picnickers at Castle Park, yachting on Macatawa Bay, cottages of Justice John C. Everett, Tomaso Mandolin Orchestra, walk at Ottawa Beach, City Hotel, residence of Dr. H. Kremers, excursion boats Gladys, Music and others, Holland City Bank, Grave’s Library, residence of J. C. Post, residence of W. Browning (manager of Ottawa Furniture Company), winter scenes at Macatawa, Pantlind cottage (Ottawa Beach summer home of Charles H. Heald, president of Chicago & West Michigan Railway Company), advertisements for Holland City State Bank, Boone’s Livery, A. V. Loomis the jeweler, Walsh-DeRoo Milling Company, C. L. King & Company, Will Botsford & Company groceries, Boston Store dry goods, clothing and shoes, Central Drug Store, Kanters Brothers hardware, Martin & Huizinga books, stationary and drugs, J. C. Post, Ottawa Furniture Company, Scott-Lugers Lumber Company, James Price architect, Colby Bazars (Fred K. Colby), Johnston’s Modern Homes (W. K. Johnston, architect), row boats at Ottawa Beach (Coopers livery), Bird’s Eye View of Macatawa Bay (includes piers, Ottawa Beach, Macatawa Park, Soo City leaving harbor), summer cottages rented by J. C. Post. Promotional pamphlet from 1912 published by the Holland Board of Trade, “Holland: The Gateway of Western Michigan for Chicago and the Great West.” Topics include history of exodus from the Netherlands to America, early history of the colony, the public schools, city hall, downtown streets, Centennial Park, Hope College, typical residences/houses, residential streets, five Holland churches (Catholic, Pillar Christian Reformed, Winants Chapel, Hope Reformed), Western Theological Seminary, Castle Park, Marquette Club, Knickerbocker Theatre, industrial background, transportation, banks, (First State Bank, Holland City State Bank, Peoples State Bank), Graham and Morton line steamer City of Grand Rapids and dock, Grand Rapids, Holland, & Chicago Interurban Railway, Jenison Park, manufacturing (Ottawa Furniture Company, Charles P. Limbert Company, Bush & Lane Piano Company, Ottawa Furniture Company, West Michigan Furniture Company, De Pree Chemical Company, Holland Furnace Company, Thompson Manufacturing Company, Donnelly-Kelley Glass Company, Holland Furniture Company, the Dearborn Corporation (printing plates, printed matter), Holland-St. Louis Sugar Company, Holland Shoe Company, Cappon-Bertsch Leather Company, Scott-Lugers Lumber Company, Holland Lumber & Supply Company, C. L. King & Company, H. J. Heinz Company, Austin Harrington Fuel Yards, Beach Milling Company, Bay View Furniture Company, Holland Rusk Company, Holland Gelatine Works, Superior Cigar Company, James Kole, real estate (Isaac Kouw & Company, John Weersing), Holland Umbrella Company, Lokker & Prings City Garage, Joe Brown wholesaler in metals and mill supplies), Holland Chemical Company, H. Van Tongeren (cigars), Standard Milling & Grocery Company, Boone Brothers (livery, wholesale dealers of horses), Citizens Telephone Company, Holland Creamery, P. F. Boone (wholesale dealers of horses), the Daily Sentinel (newspaper), De Grondwet (weekly newspaper), Getz Lakewood Farm, Berrydale Experiment Gardens, Macatawa Park, Ottawa Beach Hotel, Waukazoo Inn, Pine Lodge, James Kole Farm Implements. Also includes a Holland, Michigan, pamphlet from 1972, published by the Holland Chamber of Commerce, which includes business, attractions, history, etc.


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