Photograph, Eddy Ray, circa 1875
Photograph, Eddy Ray, circa 1875
Photograph, Eddy Ray, circa 1875

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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Photograph, Eddy Ray, circa 1875

A framed oval photograph of an infant about a year old. Inscribed on the backing board Eddy Ray about 1875. The child is otherwise unidentified, but may be related to Charles Henry Ray 1856 - 1881. (141671).

The walnut frame is of the Eastlake style with gold metal leaf liners.
mid 1870s
Wooden frame with gesso decoration Mat material, paper print.
7 1/2"" h 6"" w 2 1/2"" d
Current Location Status:
In Storage

James A. Straub
James A. Straub was a Collections department volunteer and Collection Committee Member at the Grand Rapids Public Museum, offering his services as an art historian. Among his many life accomplishments were his family, and serving in the United States Marine Corps, including a 13-month tour of duty in Vietnam. His list of achievements include 27 years as Detective Lieutenant from the Kent County Sheriff's Department, Original Catalogue Director of the Mathias Alten Catalogue Raisonne, and providing significant contributions to the book, Mathias Alten: Journey of an American Painter.

Jim was honored to have been appointed by Gov. Milliken to the Board of Forensic Polygraph Examiners and by the GR mayor to the GR Historical Commission. Additionally, Jim served as President of the Command Officers Bargaining Unit at the Kent County Sheriff's Department and Vice President of the GR Historical Society. Along with his dedicated service to GRPM Jim was also a member of the Board of Kent County Employees Credit Union, the Kent County Pension Board, the Art Advisory Committee for Butterworth Hospital, the Acquisitions Committee at the Grand Rapids Art Museum and the GVSU Gordon Gallery Advisory Committee.

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