Art ➔ Halftone Photograph, Common Council Of Grand Rapids, Mi, 1902-1903
A halftone photograph depicting vignette portraits of the Common Councilmen of the city of Grand Rapids, Michigan for the year 1902 -1903. The twenty-five images in individual oval format are unidentified by name, however both the Mayor and the City Clerk contain banners beneath their images identifying them by their office only.
The Common Council was the municipal government for Grand Rapids before being replaced by the City Commission.
The backing paper bears a stamped framer's identifier reading From Hesseltine & Beneker The Picture Framers 139 S. Division St. Grand Rapids, Mich.
1902 – 1903
Wood, glass, backing, paper
11"" h 8"" w
Current Location Status:
Gift Of Vandyke, Mrs. Donald
Mrs. Donald VanDykeJames A. StraubJames 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.