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Item or Series Title Marilyn Culpepper Collection
Catalog Number 2015-08-001
Description This collection contains photographs removed from three photo albums as well as several loose items. The majority of these photographs have not been dated or identified. The albums were disassembled due to poor condition.

The first album contained cabinet cards, cartes de visite, and tintypes. Some were marked with Lansing photography studio names, others elsewhere in Michigan, and the remainder out of state or not marked. Most are not identified.

The second album included several photo postcards that were addressed to a Florence Tressler, mostly in Montpelier, Ohio. Other photographs show portraits, farm scenes, especially pickling cucumbers, some images and postcards from Brazil, Kalamazoo, and Ohio.

The third album contained many unidentified portraits of young women, possibly Florence Tressler and her classmates at a women's college. There were more photos of cucumber and other farming scenes, and photos of school children who may have been Florence Tressler's students when she became a teacher. It is possible based on notes from the donor tucked in the album that she graduated in about 1909 from the Western College for Women in Oxford, Ohio, which is now part of the Miami University.

Loose items include portraits identified "Pictures of my father and my uncle, Holt, Michigan, about 1898" on a note by the donor. There are early 20th century photographs of hunting and falcons, the Lansing High School football team, and houses under construction or just completed on Christiancy and East Main Streets and at 301 and 509 Moores River Drive.

This collection has not been digitized. Contact the Local History department for more information.
Collection Title Marilyn Culpepper Collection
Creator Tressler, Florence
Dates of Creation 1870-1930
Year Range from 1870
Year Range to 1930
Object Name Fonds
Copyright Information Capital Area District Libraries makes no representation that it is the owner of the copyright in any published material. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright.
People and Organizations Tressler, Florence
Mayer Family
Mayer, Samuel Glenn
Search Terms Cucumbers
Holt (Mich.)
Cartes de visite
Cabinet cards
Containers Album 1 - Lansing Portraits
Album 1 - Michigan (not Lansing) Portraits
Album 1 - Other Locations / No Location Portraits
Album 2 - Unidentified
Album 2 - Unidentified
Album 2 - Unidentified
Album 2 - Unidentified
Album 3 - Unidentified
Album 3 - Unidentified
Album 3 - Unidentified
Certificate of Appointment to Second Lieutenant - Samuel Glenn Mayer
Holt history - undated news clipping
Loose Items - House photos
Lansing High School Football Team
Marilyn Mayer Culpepper's father and uncle in Holt
Loose Items - Unidentified