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Postcard Gallery
Late 1800's To 1939

Miscellaneus Items
(106 Items)

Many of these cards were purchased on ebay, some were donated by classmates, and others were shamelessly plagiarized from unsuspecting ebay sellers who were demanding a king's ransom for them.

Cards in this gallery range from the late 1800's to the late 1930's. A few may be of unknown dates, but appear old, so by default they ended up in this gallery.

Here's how to view them; click on the Thumbnail Panel numbers to select which set of thumbnails that you would like to view, then just click on the thumbnail image and the full-sized image will be displayed below. Postcard descriptions and captions will be displayed at the bottom of the full-sized image. To select a different decade, click on the Postcards icon in the upper right-hand area of the page and select a different one:

  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Gaylord Roller Mills - D. Piehl & Co., Proprietors - 1905
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Jackson, Wyulie & Co. - Gaylord, Michigan - 1905
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Logging Bigwheels - 1910
    Gaylord MI Big Wheels made by Gaylord FG Co RPPC a Gaylord Manufacturing Company made logging sleighs, big wheels, wagons, etc.
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Otsego County Courthouse - 1906 - Address Side
    Courtesy of eBay
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Gaylord Area Postcard - 1938
    Courtesy of eBay
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: TB Sanitarium - 1930's
    Courtesy of eBay
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Gaylord Motor Car President and General Manager - Cir. 1915
    Courtesy of eBay
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Gaylord Motor Car Assembly Plant - Cir. 1915
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Gaylord High School Basketball Team - 1912
    Courtesy of eBay
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Gaylord High School Baseball Team - 1909
    Courtesy of eBay
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Auto In Snow  - 1930's
    Courtesy of eBay
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Auto In Snow  - Early 1900's
    Courtesy of eBay
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Logging - 1885
    Original HARPER’S WEEKLY Illustrated Newspaper, (New York) dated April 18, 1885. COMPLETE in 16 pgs, Folio (16” x 11 1/4”). Featured in this issue is an original 6 3/4” x 9” wood engraved view: “LOGGING IN MICHIGAN-A BIG LOAD (from a photograph by Ish, Gaylord, Michigan)”. The accompanying article “CONCERNING LOGS AND LOGGERS” reads, “...Mr. William A. Benedict, of Detroit, Michigan, send us an interesting and instructive photograph, of which an engraving is given below, and he writes as follows: ‘I...take pleasure in mailing you a photograph of the largest load of pine logs ever hauled by any one team of horses in the pine woods of Michigan. The load consisted of twenty logs, all of which were sixteen feet in length, and scaled 14,595, board measure. This immense load was hauled a distance of four miles, from one of the numerous camps of the Gratwick, Smith, & Fryer Lumber Company, and banked in Otsego Lake, Michigan...’”.
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Lumbering In The Woods - 1917
    Courtesy of eBay
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Bottle Fence in Waters - 1920's
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Camp GAY-GUG-LUN 4-H Club - Postmarked August 11, 1936
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: The Gate's House - 1914
    Written on back, "July 1914 - Jim Gates, his wife, and two boys, near Gaylord Mich"
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Snow on M-32 - Postmarked March 7, 1929
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Storm of 1929 - M-32 Gaylord
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Boyne City & Gaylord Rail Car - 1912
    Courtesy of eBay
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Gaylord Country Club - Postmarked August 28, 1929
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Gaylord Utility Staff - 1920
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Steephen's Field -Postmarked November 5, 1914
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Boyne City, Gaylord & Alpena Railroad (BCG&ARR) Early 1900's
    Courtesy of eBay
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Electric Light Plant - 1913
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Camp 10 Logging Camp - Early 1900's
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Baseball Team at the Depot - Teens
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Dayton Last Block Works - Postmarked June 24, 1931
    This real photo postcard shows part of the huge Dayton Last Block Works at Gaylord, Michigan MI, about 1910. This was one of the largest industries in the Gaylord area, located in the heart of northern Michigan's hardwood district. Established in 1895, the Dayton Last Block Company occupied 27 buildings and milled up to four million feet of hardwood per year, turning it into into blocks that would be used by various manufacturers for shoe lasts and other forms,. It also produced bowling pins. The supply of northern Michigan hardwood eventually ran out, causing the plant to close in 1931. This fine view shows several of the plant's buildings, a long conveyor at left, railroad cars full of logs arriving for milling, and piles of finished hardwood last blocks.
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Dayton Last Block Works - Early 20th Century
    Courtesy of eBay
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Not a postcard, but interesting. Dated June 29, 1928
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Lover's Lane - Gaylord - Postmarked October 11, 1907
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: 'A Scene on Otsego County Fairgrounds' - Postmarked December 17, 1914
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Central Michigan BCG&A Railroad Depot - Early 1900's
    Appears to be a baseball team on the dock.
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Gaylord High School Girl's Basketball Team - 1912
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Gaylord Country Club - 1920's
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Dayton Block Works - 1920's
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: The First Gaylord Automobile - Early 1900's
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Gaylord High School postcard - Postmarked July 15, 1913
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Homemade "Ski Mobile" - 1930's
    Taken by J. Stutesman of a home made "Skimobile" with a propeller on it. It is what would later become Bob and Stans Service station. You can see three 10 gallon Texaco gravity flow gas pumps in the background along with the wall of what later became the Top 'O Michigan Restaurant. Couresty of Jim Jozwiak
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Novelty Factory - 1910-1915
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Saginaw Wood Products - Postmarked November 21, 1917
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Early Gaylord Settlers - est. 1890's
    Courtesy of eBay
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: A Snowy Trail - 1930's
    Courtesy of eBay
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Dayton Last Block Works - Early 1900's
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Heart Lake Country Club (later known as the Waters Inn) - 1930's
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Birch Train in the 1930's
    Some old fella is sitting on the back bumper of his car.
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: A hard Gaylord winter back in the thirties.
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Snowbanks along the tracks - Circa 1915
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Dayton Last Block Works - Postmarked April 11, 1912
    Handwritten on Back - "The largest factory of its kind in the world. Output 5,000,000 blocks each year. The company has just added another large tract to its already large supply of timber so that it looks good for a number of seasons yet. Employs about one hundred men most of which are skilled in their particular work."
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Dayton Last Block Works - Postmarked October 7, 1920
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Boyne City, Gaylord & Alpena Railroad in Boyne City - Teens
    BCG&A ended in 1935.
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Steam engine in the snow - Dated March 5, 1913
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Charcoal Retorts - 1920
    Courtesy of eBay
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Gaylord High School Baseball Team - 1907
    Courtesy of eBay
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Gaylord Star Theater Placard - 1924
    Courtesy of John Wheeler - This silent film was originally released in 1920. The November dates indcates this placard was printed in 1924.
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Boyne City - Gaylord - Alpena Railroad - 1905
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Baseball -About 1915
    Courtesy of eBay
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Decoration Day 1912 - School Children
    Courtesy of eBay
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Lyle Clapper & Classmates - 1909
    Courtesy of eBay
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Nurse's Home - TB Sanatorium -  1930's
    Courtesy of eBay
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Picking Potatoes - Postmarked September 5, 1905
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Vandoran Grange - 1915
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Cartoon Card - Postmarked February 1, 1917
    Courtesy of eBay
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Big Wheel being used in a logging camp - Early 1900's
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Blanchardt Logging Camp - Early 1900's
    Courtesy of eBay
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Boyne City, Gaylord & Alpena Railroad - 1915
    Courtesy of eBay
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Logging Days Around Hartwick Pines - Early 1900's
    Courtesy of eBay
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Train Wreck - Boyne City, Gaylord & Alpena Railroad - 1912
    Courtesy of eBay
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Train Wreck - Boyne City, Gaylord & Alpena Railroad - 1912
    Courtesy of eBay
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Envelope - Postmarked January 28, 1886
    Mailed by F. A. Baldwin, a Gaylord attorney. Note writing on the back of the envelope, "48 below 0 - and getting colder every minute 28th"
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Gaylord High School Baseball Team - Postmarked May 27, 1907
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Dayton Block Company - 1925
    Courtesy of eBay
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Postmarked June 20, 1912
    A normal looking postcard on the back, but Gaylord Michigan was cut off on the right margin.
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Train Conductor Archie Campbell - Gaylord 1930s
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Rear view of snowplow - 1930's
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Gaylord Snow Storm - 1930s
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Snow Plow - 1930's
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Late 1800's To 1939: Engine Number 180 - 1878 - From a Larger Original Photo
    Written in pencil on the back of the original - "Engine No. 180 Regular Engine of Abel Cudney Engineer, in freight and Passenger Service on all Divisions of the MCRR. Taken at Gaylord Michigan, when Gaylord was as far North as the Mackinaw Div was in operation around 1878 Engineer standing in the gangway. Abel Cudney was member of B of LE at Jackson Michigan and died Feb 28, 1930. Presented to local lodge of B of LE here in Jackson, Michigan September 30, 1938 By W.H. Cudney, son and member Lodge No. 240 B of LF&E."
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: A Big Wheel used in logging - 1910
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Early Logging in Gaylord - Postmarked August 14, 1909
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Main Street in Wolverine - 1908
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: A Gaylord Bungalow - 1920's
    Courtesy of eBay
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Typical Winter in Northern Michigan - 1930s
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Train Depot - Electric Plant - Courthouse - 1910
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Heart Lake Country Club - 1933
    Waters, Gaylord Michigan - 1933 Heart Lake Country Club Inn built 1916 by Henry Tom Stephens as a barn (WAS MICHIGAN'S LARGEST BARN AT TIMe) and in 1925 was converted into 65 Room Luxury Inn. Photographer unknown.
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Cabin In Gayord - Postmarked February 28, 1912
    Courtesy of eBay
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Ray Street in Elmira - Postmarked July 21, 1909
    Courtesy of eBay
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Snowbound Auto - 1930's
    Courtesy of eBay
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Heart Lake Club - Waters, Michigan 1930s
    Courtesy of eBay
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Johannesburg - Postmarked June 5, 1909
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: John Covert Residence - Teens
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: St. Mary's Convent - Postmarked November 8, 1916
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Transfer Line Delmont Hotel - Postmarked January 22, 1913
    Courtesy of eBay
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Gaylord High School Baseball Team - Postmarked July 27, 1908
    Courtesy of eBay
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Gaylord Baseball Team - 1914
    Courtesy of eBay
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Logging Gaylord Area - 1910
    Courtesy of eBay
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Sterns Logging Camp Near Gaylord - 1910
    Courtesy of eBay
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Otsego County Bank Coin - 1892
    Actual diameter of the coin is 1-1/4". Another treasure bought on eBay!
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: The Engine Barn - Gaylord - 1910
    Courtesy of eBay
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Logging Camp Near Gaylord - 1909
    Courtesy of eBay. This card sold for $68!
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Hartwick Pines - Date Unknown
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Boyne City, Gaylord & Alpena Depot - Postmarked August 6, 1907
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Train Depot - 1913
    Courtesy of eBay
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Logging Camp Near Gaylord - 1910
    From Bill Granlund's Personal Collection
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: Orchard of Royal Stone - Near Gaylord - 1915
  • Miscellaneous To 1939: GHS Girls Basketball Team - 1913
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