Ethel M. Paige Collection

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator - Donor
Paige, Ethel M.
Spence, Allison
Ethel M. Paige collection
Date [inclusive]
0.1 Cubic feet , 60 Postcards

Preferred Citation note

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan".

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Biographical Note

Ethel M. Paige (Page) was born in 1888 to George and Seraph Wonsey Page. She was born and lived Massachusetts. Seraph Wonsey Page was born in 1865 in Michigan to Mark and Susan Wonsey. Delos, Martha and Seraph Wonsey were 3 of Mark and Susan's children. Allison B. Spence was a photogapher in Northampton, Massachusetts.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection contains 60 postcards from Canada, England, the United States, and 32 stereocards primarily of biblical scenes. Twenty postcards are scenes from communities in Massachusetts. Also included in the collection is a photograph of Calvin Coolidge taken by Allison B. Spence of Northampton, Massachusetts, and a tin type photograph of Martha Wonsey, Delos Wonsey and Seraph Wonsey Page (Paige).

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections February 2010

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University

Conditions Governing Use note

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Immediate Source of Acquisiton

The postcards and stereocards were transferred by Ethel M. Paige to the Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections. Accession: 01310 Date: January 31, 1960

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials

See c00027, Delos E. Wonsey collection.

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Controlled Access Headings


  • Photographs
  • Postcards
  • Stereographs

Personal Name(s)

  • Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933
  • Page, Seraph Wonsey
  • Wonsey, Delos E.
  • Wonsey, Martha


  • Postcards -- Canada
  • Postcards -- Connecticut
  • Postcards -- England
  • Postcards -- Maine
  • Postcards -- Massachusetts
  • Postcards -- Michigan -- Detroit
  • Postcards -- Michigan -- Mackinac Island (Island)
  • Postcards -- Michigan -- Sault Sainte Marie
  • Postcards -- Minnesota
  • Postcards -- New Hampshire
  • Postcards -- New York (State)
  • Postcards -- Niagara Falls (N.Y. and Ont.)
  • Postcards -- Oregon
  • Postcards -- Vermont
  • Postcards -- Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory



Canada. Alberta. (2) 

Connecticut. Guilford. Falkner’s Island. 

Cornell University. Dairy Building. 


Maine. Orr’s Island. 

Maine. Peak’s Island. 

Maine. Portland. 

Massachusetts. Boston. (2) 

Massachusetts. Chesterfield. 

Massachusetts. Fitchburg. 

Massachusetts. Griswoldville. School House. 

Massachusetts. Mohawk Trail. 

Massachusetts. Montague. (3) 

Massachusetts. Northampton. (2) 

Massachusetts. Pigeon Cove. 

Massachusetts. Provincetown. 

Massachusetts. Shelburne Falls. (5) 

Massachusetts. Springfield. (2) 

Massachusetts. Wachuset Lake. 

Michigan. Detroit. Pingree Statue. 

Michigan. Fife Lake. 

Michigan. Mackinac Island. 

Michigan. St. Clair Flats. 

Michigan. Sault Ste. Marie. (2) 

Minnesota. St. Paul. Capitol. 

National Parks. Yellowstone National Park. (5) 

Native Americans. 

New Hampshire. Wilton. Town Hall. 

New York. Adirondack Mountains. 

New York. Ithaca. (2) 

New York. Lake George. 

New York. New York City. (4) 

New York. Poughkeepsie. 

New York. Schenevus. (3) 

Oregon. Mt. Hood. 


Vermont. Montpelier. Kellogg-Hubbard Library and Congregational (Bethany) Church. 1919 

Washington. Mt. Rainier. 

Washington, D.C. White House. 

Waterfalls. Niagara Falls. 


Oversize Postcards 


Vermont. Brattleboro. The Creamery Bridge 

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Oversize Photographs 


People. Coolidge, Calvin (photograph by Allison Spence) Undated 

OS 15

Photograph - Tintype - Wonsey family - Martha Wonsey, Delos Wonsey, and Seraph Wonsey Page 


Tennessee (copies) 

SC Photo 7

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Biblical scenes. No.1. The Nativity. 

Biblical scenes. No. 2. Adoration of the Wise Men. 

Biblical scenes. No. 3. Flight into Egypt. 

Biblical scenes. No. 4. Jesus before the Doctors. 

Biblical scenes. No. 5. Wedding at Cana. 

Biblical scenes. No. 6. Sermon on the Mount. 

Biblical scenes. No. 7. Jesus Entering Jerusalem. 

Biblical scenes. No. 8. Judas Betraying Christ. 

Biblical scenes. No. 9. Jesus Condemned to Death. 

Biblical scenes. No. 10. Simon Sharing the Burden of the Cross. 

Biblical scenes. No.11. St. Veronica Wiping the Face of Jesus. 

Biblical scenes. No. 12. The Crucifixion. 

Biblical scenes. No. 14. Jesus Taken from the Cross. 

Biblical scenes. No. 15. The Resurrection. 

Biblical scenes. No. 16. The Ascension. 

Biblical scenes. No. 17. Calvary during Christ’s Last Moments. 

Biblical scenes. No. 18. Christ’s Last Moments before Being Nailed to the Cross. 

Biblical scenes. No. 19. At the Foot of the Cross. 

Biblical scenes. No. 20. The Soldiers and St. Peter. 

Biblical scenes. No. 21. The Gate to Golgotha on the Day of the Crucifixion. 

Biblical scenes. No. 22. The Manger, Church of the Nativity. 

Biblical scenes. No. 23. Bethlehem. 

Biblical scenes. No. 24. Route to Calvary. 

Biblical scenes. No. 25. Church of the Annunciation, Nazareth. 

Japan. Nikko. Yakushi Temple. (2) 

National Parks. Yosemite National Park. 

Poland. Warsaw. 

Russia. Moscow. (2) 


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