Photo Collection Online

Beginning in early 2016, members of the historical society initiated a project to scan and upload our vast photo collection consisting of more than 4,000 images. Now, the public can view and download actual scanned images through our website.

 

Project leader Suzy Frederick - May 2016 

Photos scanned by: Suzy Frederick, Susan Norder, Chris Penning, Audrey Rojo, Arlene Steenwyk

Updated: April 2019


Note: Our photo collection is located outside of this website.

You may access our photo collection:

  • BY KEYWORD   - This option will take you online to where our photo albums are stored.  There, you may type in a search word and find all occurrences that are stored online.
  • BY DONOR  - This option will take you to specific photo albums that were donated to the Zeeland Historical Society.

  • BY CATEGORY - This option is based on catalogued folders that are stored in massive filing cabinets in one of the back rooms at the Zeeland Historical Museum. The folders are organized by category. 

Can You Help?

If you can help us identify additional details (i.e., names, locations, dates), please select the image and press "Say something" at the bottom of the picture. When you are finished, press SEND.     Thank you!


 

BY KEYWORD . . .

Below, you will find instructions that will take you online to where our photo albums are stored.  There, you may type in a search word and find all occurrences that are stored online.

  1. Click here to access our photo collection at google.com
  2. Make sure you are signed in to account, zhsphotos@gmail.com, with password, rose$1212
  3. Press the magnifying glass at top of page 
  4. Where is says, “Search your photos”, type "vanden bosch" (as an example)
  5. You will see every occurrence of “vanden bosch” in our photo collection, including death records 
  6. You can —>  or  <—  to move through the images

NOTE:   You may see duplicate images :: You may see unrelated images

NOTE2: The first time you try to add account, zhsphotos@gmail.com, you may get blocked. Just try again later.


 

BY DONOR . . .

Below, you will find specific photo albums that were donated to the Zeeland Historical Society.

NAME SOURCE DATE ADDED

Howard Miller Library Photo Collection - with permission

Howard Miller Library Apr. 5, 2019

Royal Visit - Oct. 2-3, 1997

Found in collection :: SN Mar. 16, 2019

Drenthe School Reunion - June 17, 1936   

Loaned by Doreen VanderVeen :: AS, SN Jan. 13, 2019

Drenthe Photo Collection

Loaned by Doreen VanderVeen :: AS, SN Jan. 13, 2019

Evelyn VanDenBosch Photo Album

Emailed by Leonard Damian Nov. 18, 2018

American Legion Karsten Post #33

Mary Smith :: SF July 26, 2018

KEPPEL Album Volume V

Found in collection :: SN Dec. 7, 2017

J. H. Karsten Photo Album

Found in collection :: SN Dec. 2, 2017

De Kleine Family Album

Found in collection :: SN Nov. 30, 2017

Children of Antonie "Anthony" and Jansje "Jane" (Van Gelderen) Baert

Found in collection :: SN Nov. 29, 2017

Children from the Zeeland/Holland area - 1940s

Found in collection :: SN Nov. 17, 2017

Veneklaasen Brick PUZZLE

Found in collection :: SN Nov. 16, 2017

Edbert J. Vander Kooi

Emailed by Terry Bartels Nov. 13, 2017

Estate of Mrs. Jennie Dyksterhouse - Feb. 13, 1995

Found in collection :: SN Nov. 9, 2017

Randall Dekker Photo Album - 1982-2003

Found in collection :: SN Nov. 8, 2017

The Gravesite of Tamme and Grietje Vanden Bosch

Digital images by SN Oct. 29, 2017

Sinterklaas Party - 1979 

Film negatives found in collection :: CP  Sept. 25, 2017

Helder Family

Sandy Helder :: CP Sept. 15, 2017

Gerhard DeJonge

Kerstin (DeJonge) Paige :: SN Aug. 30, 2017

Glerum Film negatives

Lois Glerum :: CP Aug. 21, 2017

Glerum Glass negatives

Lois Glerum :: CP Aug. 21, 2017

Gary Hieftje

Emailed by Gary Hieftje July 21, 2017

Gordon Poest

Gordon Poest :: SN July 7, 2017

KEY: Photos scanned by: CP (Chris Penning) ; SN (Susan Norder) ; SF (Suzy Frederick):

AR (Audrey Rojo) ; AS (Arlene Steenwyk)


 

BY CATEGORY . . .

Below, you will find a list of the catalogued folders that are stored in a massive filing cabinet in one of our back rooms. The folders are organized by category.

NOT SCANNED: 

- Class Activities - P005.001.005
- News media photos - P010.009
- Tin-Type Pictures - P015.007
- Individuals (not identified) - P015.002 
- Area Parks, Scenes and Events -   P060.002
- Famous People - P065
- Home Tours - P080

 



 

How To . . . 

How to view our collection...

Click on a link below and you will see a collection of photos. Then click on an image.

If you cannot see the caption automatically, press the "i" (Info) at the top right of page.

 

Downloading images...

You have our permission to download images. Click on the image and either right-click and Save Image As... or press the 3 vertical dots (More Options) and click DownloadOur only request is that you use "Zeeland Historical Society" as your source.


 

Education - P005

This collection of photographs consists of the following categories:

 

Municipal - City of Zeeland - P010

This collection of photographs consists of the following categories:

 

Portraits - P015

This collection of photographs consists of the following categories:

 

Religion - P020

This collection of photographs consists of the following categories:

 

Business (Retail) - P025

This collection of photographs consists of the following categories:

 

Industrial - P030

This collection of photographs consists of the following categories:

 

Rural - P035

This collection of photographs consists of the following categories:

 

Transportation - P040

This collection of photographs consists of the following categories:

 

Homes - P045

This collection of photographs consists of the following categories:

 

Dutch Pictures (Taken in the Netherlands) - P050

This collection of photographs consists of the following categories:

 

Funeral Traditions - P055 (NOT FOR THE SENSITIVE VIEWER)

This collection of photographs consists of the following categories:

 

Area Parks, Scenes and Events - P060

This collection of photographs consists of the following categories:

  • Area Scenes and Events - not scanned
  • Area Parks - not scanned

 

Famous People - P065

  • Famous People - not scanned

 

Military - P070

This collection of photographs consists of the following categories:

 

Home Tours - P080

Home Tours - not scanned

 

Museum and Gallery Displays - P095

This collection of photographs consists of the following categories

 

Historic (General) - P100

This collection of photographs consists of the following categories: