Spring & Company

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This web site contains scanned images of Merchant Complimentary Picture Cards from Kent County Michigan distributed in the late 1800's. The cards were collected by my grandfather, Berton A. Spring, during his youth and placed in a scrap book which was passed down to me many years ago. Although the scrap book had deteriorated greatly with age I have scanned the cards for digital storage and safe keeping. This is a partial collection of the images scanned.

The cards include merchants from Grand Rapids, Rockford, Cannonsburg,and some other places outside of Kent County. The majority are, however, from within Kent County.

I hope you enjoy this glimpse of the past.

You have the option of stepping through the images one by one or accessing the pictures directly from the picture directory. Please keep in mind that these are graphics files and will take some time to load.

Berton Spring went on to become one of the first licensed morticians in Michigan and his funeral records can be viewed at the Grand Rapids Public Library's Genealogy area. The right link will take you offsite to the Kent County Michigan GenWeb Project's main page.

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The page was last modified on  7 Jul 2006

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