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Argus C3 Matchmatic

Item is a 35mm point and shoot cameras. The Argus C3 Matchmatic camera is similar to the C2 but with different colored leatherette covering and different, propriety markings on the exposure settings. The lens is a 50mm f3.5 coated Cintar lens. The aperture range is f3.5 to f16 and the focus range is from 3 to 50 feet + infinity. Available shutter speeds are 1/10 to 1/300 plus B.

Composite photograph of professors in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Michigan

Item is a cream coloured card with gold border and a series of oval-shaped portraits arranged in an oval around two central oval portraits. Names of individuals have been lightly added in pencil, clockwise from top: [illeg.], Palmer, Lusker(?), none given, none given, [illeg.], Douglass." Across bottom, also in pencil, "Med. Faculty Mich. University 1868". On verso, in black letterpress, at centre, "R.D. PALMER,/ PHOTOGRAPHER,/ And Portrait Painter,/ Huron Street, East of Cook's Hotel,/ ANN ARBOR, MICH." And below, "Negatives preserved, Copies enlarged in India Ink or Oil."

R.D. Palmer

Pages from album

Grey pages with photographs and cards adhered. Two holes in the left side of each page indicate where album was probably bound with string. Covers missing. First page has image of Old Orchard, Michigan. Most photographs feature two women and two children, seaside.

Photo postcard from Detroit

Item is a card mailed from the United States with a return address to A.T. Orr in London ON, mailed to A.S. Orr in Quebec. Cover of card shows reproduction of man dressed as sailor looking at building that reads, 'USO Service to Service Men'. Inside card on left side is photograph of young man smiling. On right hand side is text in black ink reads, 'Message, Courtesy of Metropolitan Detroit USO Photo by Crawford Robbins Photograph Committee 401 W. Lafayette Blvd., Detroit 26'. Inscription in pencil reads, 'Dear Mom, Well here I am - in all my glory??? Down in Detroit for the weekend write from 'Prevost' Love, (illegible signature)'.

Portrait of A. M. Harrison

Item is a cream coloured card with gold border and portrait of a man (side view) with sideburns and checkered tie. On verso, handwritten in blue ink at top, "Yours fraternally/ A. M. Harriso-". In purple letterpress at centre, "REVENAUGH & CO.,/ (Successor to Geo. C. Gillet,)/ Photographer & Art Studio,/ Kelley's Block, East Huron St.,/ ANN ARBOR,/ Mich." At bottom, "Negatives preserved./ Old Pictures enlarged to any size desired,/ and finished in Ink, Oil or Watercolors/ in a superior manner." Decorative border in yellow.

Revenaugh & Co.

Portrait of C. M. Parker(?)

Item is a cream coloured carte-de-visite with gold border and photograph of a man. Handwritten in black ink at bottom of card, "Yours truly (C. M. Parker(?)" On verso, handwritten in pencil at very bottom, "Class of 1870." and "Delphi, Ind."

Portrait of C. Y.(?) Walker

Item is a cream carte de visite with gold border and handwritten in ink at bottom "C Y(?) Walker." On verso, in black letterpress, "R.D. PALMER/ PHOTOGRAPHER,/ AND Portrait Painter,/ Huron Street, East of Cook's Hotel,/ ANN ARBOR, MICH./ Negatives preserved, Copies enlarged/ in India Ink or Oil." Photograph shows a man with bowtie and white-flecked beard.

R.D. Palmer

Portrait of Charles A. Kent

Item is a cream carte de visite with gold border and portrait of a man with beard. At bottom, written in black ink "Charles(?) A. Kent." On verso, in black letterpress, "R.D. PALMER,/ PHOTOGRAPHER,/ And Portrait Painter,/ Huron Street, East of Cook's Hotel,/ ANN ARBOR, MICH." At bottom, "Negatives preserved, Copies enlarged/ in India Ink or Oil."

R.D. Palmer

Portrait of James Humphrey

Item is a cream carte de visite with gold border and handwritten in ink at bottom "James Humphrey." On verso, in black letterpress, "R.D. PALMER/ PHOTOGRAPHER,/ AND Portrait Painter,/ Huron Street, East of Cook's Hotel,/ ANN ARBOR, MICH./ Negatives preserved, Copies enlarged/ in India Ink or Oil." Photograph shows a man with high collar and bowtie. Sitter is oriented sideways.

R.D. Palmer

Portrait of Jhosef Mather(?)

Item is a cream carte de visite with gold border and photograph of man, bearded. On verso, handwritten in ink at top, "Jhosef(?) Mather/ St Marys/ Ohio." At centre, in black letterpress, "D.P. GROVES,/ PHOTOGRAPHER/ Opposite Cook's Hotel,/ Ann Arbor, - Mich."

D.P. Groves, Photographer

Portrait of Thomas M. Wade(?) Jr., age 2 years, 3 months

Item consists of a cream cabinet card with bronze embossed border and text at bottom, "Blanks & Co./ CLAY ST./ VICKSBURGH, MISS." At the centre of the text, a design with the letters "B" "&" "C" intertwined. Photograph of a young boy seated on a stone bench in white belted dress with wide collar and a straw hat at his side. On verso, artist's stamp with decoration of a paint palette, eye with sun's rays, and camera. Text reads "Blanks & Co./ PORTRAITS/ VICKSBURGH,/ MISS./ Clay Street." At top edge, handwritten in black ink, "To Lutie(?), from/ Thos. M. Wade(?) Jr./ age 2 years/ 3 months".

Blanks & Co.

Portrait of Thomas W(?) Cooley

Item is a cream carte de visite with gold border, and text handwritten in ink at bottom "Thomas [illeg.] Cooley." Photograph shows man with a thick beard. On verso, in black letterpress, "R.D. PALMER,/ ARTIST,/ ANN ARBOR. MICH./ NEGATIVES PRESERVED."

R.D. Palmer

Portrait of William H. Warner

Item is a cream coloured card with gold border and photograph of a man, bearded. Inscription in ink at bottom, "Wm H Warner/ Odell, Ill". On verso, inside a decorative peach-coloured drawn frame, in black letterpress, "D.P. GROVES,/ PHOTOGRAPHER,/ ANN ARBOR, MICH." On verso, a "D" appears handwritten on card.

D.P. Groves, Photographer

Portrait of a medical faculty member, University of Michigan

Item is a cream carte de visite with gold border and photograph of a man with a thick beard. On verso, in black letterpress, "R.D. PALMER,/ PHOTOGRAPHER,/ AND PORTRAIT PAINTER,/ Huron Street, East of Cook's Hotel,/ Ann Arbor, Mich./ Call and see Porcelain Pictures./ Negatives preserved. Copies enlarged/ in India Ink or Oil."

R.D. Palmer

Portrait of father and infant

Item consists of a white card with embossed text at bottom, "Arthur & Philbric Studio". Photograph is a vignetted portrait of a man and infant, very casual. The man wears a dark suit and tie, and holds the infant of about 1 year of age on his right shoulder, laughing. The infant wears a white lace dress and has its left hand to its mouth, also laughing. On verso, elaborate design with spiderweb, sunflowers and rolled parchment in the shape of a shield, with the text "Wilkie G. Coss,/ SUCCESSOR TO/ ARTHUR & PHILBRIC,/ PHOTOGRAPHERS,/ 21 Canal Street,/ GRAND RAPIDS,/ MICH."

Wilkie G. Coss

Portrait of three men in suits

Item is a brown card with embossed decoration of a lion in shield at upper left. Again, lion at bottom right, picked out with tan ink, with the text "I.D. JACKSON CO./ DETROIT". Right flap is decoratively frayed. Inside photograph of three young men in suits and ties.

Studebaker Commander (car sub-series)

Glossy gsp with white border. Depcits navy officer in crested hat and jacket sitting in a convertible. The car is sitting on grass in fron of a building. The front of the car reads "commander." The liscence plate reads "Michigan 1963 LN 9269 Water Wonderland." Recto inscription, bottom left, black ink; "2." Verso inscriptions in pencil include cropping marks. Top right: "55.mm-Oct"; centre: "20 picas"; bottom left: "Commander & car"; bottom right: "100 scr. 3inc half," "3067," "30," "$25." Remnants of blue printed paper pasted to Verso bottom read: "from [...]HENY LUDLU[...]"