O. L. Rydland Photographs

In the 1930s, Lansing native Oyvid L. Rydland traveled to Michigan's Upper Peninsula to take photographs of the mining operations there. Rydland was a member of the Lansing Camera Club and exhibited a number of his photos in different exhibitions around the country.

Finding aid to the O. L. Rydland papers (00198)

Images Descriptions
Mine

Quiet Afternoon

This photograph was exhibited by the following clubs: Photographic Society of San Francisco, Port Stockton Pictorial Society, San Jose Camera Club, Oregon Camera Club, Edinburg Camera Club, Santa Monica Camera Club, and the Golden Empire Camera Club. This photo was also exhibited by the Photographic Society of America for their 1939–40 season.

Mohawk Mine

Silver Lining

This photograph received an honorary mention by the Lansing Camera Club in 1937. (Archivist's note: This image has been identified as being a photograph of the Mohawk Mine No. 3 and No. 4 shaft house.)

Quincy Mine No. 6 shaft house

Glory of Yesteryears

This photograph was exhibited by the following clubs: Nashville Camera Club, Santa Monica Camera Club, Oregon Camera Club, Seattle Photographic Society, Tulsa Camera Club, University of Arkansas Camera Club, Houston Camera Club, Pictorial Camera Club, and the Photographic Society of San Francisco. This photo was also part of the Print interchange of the Photographic Society of America in the 1937–38 season. (Archivist's note: This photograph has been identified as being the Quincy Mine No. 6 shaft house.)

Quincy Mine No. 6 shaft house

Gables

Archivist's note: This photograph has been identified as being the Quincy Mine No. 6 shaft house. Please note that this image is flipped horizontally, but is shown here the way it was printed by the photographer.

Quincy Mine No. 6 shaft house

Repetition

A light handwritten note on the reverse side of this photo reads, "Before the storm Repetition, Gables." (Archivist's note: This photograph has been identified as being the Quincy Mine No. 6 shaft house.)

Cornish Pump

Cornish Pump

A handwritten note on the reverse side of this photo reads, "Cornish Pump, Iron Mountain."

Mohawk Mine

Untitled

Archivist's note: This image has been identified as being a photograph of the Mohawk Mine No. 3 and No. 4 shaft house.

Part of the Cornish Pump

Untitled

Archivist's note: This image has been identified as being of the Cornish Pump at Iron Mountain.

Part of the Cornish Pump

Untitled

Archivist's note: This image has been identified as being of the Cornish Pump at Iron Mountain.

Native American burial ground at the Chi-cau-gon Lake

Trail's End

The only photograph in Rydland's collection not associated with mining shows a Native American burial ground at the Chi-cau-gon Lake between Crystal Falls and Iron River.


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