Archival Collection #012 - James Bayne Company Collection consists of 78 glasss plate negatives taken by the James Bayne Company, a photography and printing business located on Front Street in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The images depict furniture displays and accessories from unknown furniture companies. The collection consists of 3 boxes of 78 glass plate negatives that measure 10"x12" each.
A full listing of the contents of this collection can be found in the Finding Aid that is attached to the media section of this catalog entry.
James Bayne Company The James Bayne Company was a photography and printing business in Grand Rapids, Michigan. James Bayne (1845-1924) started his furniture photographing career in Grand Rapids in the late 1800s, when visual proof of quality furniture merchandise was in demand. His business grew rapidly, and he took pictures of items ranging from typewriters to funeral caskets in addition to furniture. Bayne enjoyed hunting and fishing during his leisure time. Bayne died in 1924 at the age of 79.
(Source: Grand Rapids Public Library Bayne Collection Finding Aid)