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  • Subject is exactly "Outdoor recreation"
Go to 109 Lakeshore Drive item page

A scan of two photos stacked on top of each other that is labeled “109 Lakeshore Dr.” The top image is of an enclosed porch or sunroom with various patio furniture. The second is a taken down the hallway from what appears to be the dining room of the…
Go to A woman with a group of children playing in the water item page

Photograph depicts one woman with six children around her playing in the water. Slightly ahead of them is a little boy digging in the sand with a toy truck behind him. Circa 1960s
Go to Aerial view of Oval Beach postcard item page

Postcard featuring an aerial view of Oval Beach in Saugatuck, Michigan. The postcard depicts a series of parked cars in the parking lot, and while the beach has a smattering of individuals, it is not as busy as the number of cars would suggest. The…
Go to Al Weener (audio interview and transcript) 2018 item page

Al Weener describes his connections to West Michigan as well as his time as a fisherman in Saugatuck
Go to Anne Corlett (audio interview and transcript) 2018 item page

Anne Corlett describes her experiences as a summer cottage resident during the 60s and 70s. She recounts her experiences of the beaches, her connection to the arts and Oxbow, as well as her various experiences with the LGBT community.
Go to Barbara Kizonas (Audio interview and transcript), 2018 item page

Barbara Kiszonas grew up on the South side of Chicago but shares memories of spending summers in Saugatuck-Douglas as a camper and as a camp councilor.
Go to Bathing Beach, Saugatuck, Mich. postcard item page

Postcard of people at the beach in Saugatuck, circa 1920
Go to Bathing Suits item page

Photograph of four individuals in what appears to be bathing suits. The photo has been damaged slightly with time. At the top of the image, there is a set of handwritten text that reads “Taken on front of now [unknown] cottage on left + [unknown].…
Go to Beach Fun item page

Hand-captioned photograph of a group of twelve on hat appears to be a beach that are posed for the image. One man holds a child in his arms, and there are personal items strewn about. At the bottom, someone crossed out 1923-24 and wrote “Oops- says…
Go to Beach Umbrella item page

Photograph of two women and a man on a beach in front of an umbrella that is taped to a piece of paper. The younger woman and man appear to be in swim gear, while the older woman is in a dress. Below, it reads: “1922-24. L. to R. “’Pete’ vonBrecht,…
Go to Beachgoers at Lake Michigan item page

Black and white photograph of a Lake Michigan beach scene in Saugatuck, Michigan. It appears to be a busy day at Oval Beach where people are sunbathing on the sand and swimming in the lake. On the back of the photograph there is a stamp which reads:…
Go to Big Pavilion and Yachts of Saugatuck Postcard item page

Postcard of Saugatuck, Michigan featuring the Big Pavilion dance hall along the waterfront and boats in the harbor. The postcard is brightly colored and appears to be an illustrated backside view, as it features a blank area for a stamp and address.…
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