Goodridge Brothers' Art Souvenir of Saginaw, Michigan
Published in 1902, Goodridge’s Art Souvenir of Saginaw, Michigan, U.S.A. was published by the Goodridge Brothers’ studio and printed by the Albertype Company of Brooklyn. An article in The Saginaw Evening News records that on July 27, 1902 copies of this booklet were given to customers of the Goodridge Brothers’ Studio. The photographs in the book were reproduced through the Albertype process, a photomechanical method. The original booklet is 7 ⅛ x 5 ¼ inches. As the book was disassembled prior to acquisition, the original page order is unknown.
Addresses have been added for the sites shown in the booklet. The addresses given are from the 1902 Saginaw City Directories.
In reproducing this book, the Castle Museum of Saginaw County History notes the contributions of John V. Jezierski, Ph.D. and his book, "Enterprising
Images: The Goodridge Brothers, African American Photographers, 1847 – 1922," and Roosevelt Ruffin, Ph.D. and his book, "The Black Presence in Saginaw, Mich.: 1855 – 1900." Their scholarship and writings have greatly enriched our understanding of Saginaw County History, and the unique, pioneering accomplishments of the Goodridge Brothers.
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