From the five-week-old baby to her 92-year-old great-great-grandfather, sitting right, all five pictured above are members of the same family, representing five generations. They all live in Ann Arbor. Standing, left to right, are H. E. Pierce, great-grandfather, 211 Pine Ridge; Leon H. Pierce, grandfather, 203 E. Hoover Ave.; seated are, Mrs. Ralph Walda and daughter, Madge Bernice, 1129 White St.; and W. D. Pierce, age 92, of 211 Pine Ridge. With the exception of the mother and daughter, the family members are 22 years apart in age.
Ann Arbor News, April 26, 1941
WILL BE 90 YEARS OLD NEXT WEDNESDAY: William D. Pierce, Pine Ridge Rd., will be the honor guest at a birthday anniversary dinner tomorrow, at the home of his son, Hoyt E. Pierce, with whom he lives. Mr. Pierce, shown here with Toot, the family dog, leads an active life and is in good health.
Andy Warhol Paintings Are Hung For The University Of Michigan Museum Of Art's "Six Painters and the Object" Traveling Exhibition, October 1963
Ann Arbor News, October 11, 1963
'DICK TRACY' AND '200 SOUP CANS': Shown hanging two works by Andy Warhol are members of the staff of the U-M Museum of Art. These casein on canvas paintings and three other Liquitex on canvas paintings by Warhol are part of the "Six Artists and the Object" group from the Guggenheim Museum included in the U-M Museum's current "pop art" exhibition. It will run through Nov. 3.
Roy Lichtenstein's "Live Ammo" Paintings In The University Of Michigan Museum Of Art's "Six Painters and the Object" Traveling Exhibition, October 1963
Jean Tinguely's “Radio Drawing,” In The University Of Michigan Museum Of Art's "A New Realist Supplement" Exhibition, October 1963
Ann Arbor News, October 11, 1963
'RADIO DRAWING, 1962': This "radio drawing" by Jean Tinguely, currently on exhibit at the U-M Museum of Art, combines visual and aural elements in a four-dimensional work of "pop art." The two FM radio receivers at top send a shifting pattern of words and sounds through the two speakers as they are tuned in repetitious random patterns by the large motor at the bottom. The smaller motor above the tuning motor powers a revolving green disc.
H. C. Westermann's “Object Under Pressure” Stands Near Works By Peter Saul, Claes Oldenburg, & Stephen Durkee In The University Of Michigan Museum Of Art's "A New Realist Supplement" Exhibition, October 1963
H. C. Westermann's “Machine for Calculating Risk,” Stands Next To Stephen Durkee's “Now” In The University Of Michigan Museum Of Art's "A New Realist Supplement" Exhibition, October 1963
Ann Arbor News, February 16, 1993
Meanwhile, indoors at Cobblestone Farm, 7-year-old Tilly Spencer makes a parachute during a crafts program. Both activities were designed for students who had the day off from school. Students had Monday off for the Presidents' Day holiday.
Acrylic Painting By Karen Braun - 45th Annual Exhibition Of The Ann Arbor Art Association, November 1967
"Woman" - Acrylic Painting By Ellen Wilt - 45th Annual Exhibition Of The Ann Arbor Art Association, November 1967
Ann Arbor News, November 29, 1967
"Woman" by Ellen Wilt
"Two Faces" - Acrylic Painting By Allan Reid - 45th Annual Exhibition Of The Ann Arbor Art Association, November 1967
Ann Arbor News, November 12, 1967
"Two Faces" by Allan Reid
Joseph Czekiel's "Abstract A" In The 47th Annual Exhibition Of The Ann Arbor Art Association, October 1969
Ann Arbor News, November 2, 1969
Abstract A By Joseph J. Czekiel
Jim Robison's "Burdened Man" Stands Near Suzanne Hodges' "Bedspread" In The 49th Annual Exhibition Of The Ann Arbor Art Association, October 1971
Ann Arbor News, October 17, 1971
Robison's 'Burdened Man'; Hodges' 'Bedspread'
Ann Arbor News, March 16, 1964
A sound summary of area creativity is currently being offered in the Rackham Galleries where the Ann Arbor Art Association has hung its 41st annual exhibition. Paintings include (from left) Helen Cohen's "Still Life With Little Girl"; Frances David's "For The Birds"; Faith Ross's "Young Mangroves"; and Ellen Bonar Wilt's "Waiting for Yasuo." The exhibit will run through March 27. Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Marie Bonamici's "Pyramid Cross" In The 47th Annual Exhibition Of The Ann Arbor Art Association, October 1969
Ann Arbor News, November 2, 1969
Pyramid Cross By Marie Bonamici
Ann Arbor News, October 18, 1965
"Veanne" By Ted Ramsay
Ann Arbor News, January 13, 1967
View In Rackham Gallery
Ann Arbor News, November 29, 1970
Cecil North's Wood On Steel Exhibit
David Levin's Photograph, "The Going", In The 46th Annual Exhibition Of The Ann Arbor Art Association, November 1968
Ann Arbor News, December 1, 1968
David Levin's Photograph, 'The Going'
Dorothea Suino's "Landscape With Cotton Edges" In The 50th Annual Exhibition Of The Ann Arbor Art Association, October 1972
Ann Arbor News, October 22, 1972
Dorothea Suino's 'Landscape With Cotton Edges'
Janet Gallup's "Seated Figure" In The 50th Annual Exhibition Of The Ann Arbor Art Association, October 1972
Ann Arbor News, October 22, 1972
Janet Gallup's 'Seated Figure'
Veronica Britton Prepares The 30th Annual Exhibition Of The Ann Arbor Art Association, December 1952
Ann Arbor News, December 3, 1952
The 30th annual exhibition of the Ann Arbor Art Association opens tomorrow night at the University's Rackham Galleries. The show will feature work done by local artists - 110 paintings, and 50 examples of ceramics, sculpture and wood carving. Pictured here in the process of setting up the exhibit is Mrs. Allen P. Britton of 2371 Yost Blvd., vice-president of the Art Association. The exhibit will be open to the public from 10 a.m., daily except Sundays, through Dec. 18.
Ruby Churchill & Cecil North Hang Paintings For The 35th Annual Exhibition Of The Ann Arbor Art Association, March 1958
Ann Arbor News, March 3, 1958
ANN ARBOR ARTISTS SHOW: Hanging paintings in preparation for the 35th annual Ann Arbor Artists Exhibition are Mrs. Ruby Churchill, president of the Ann Arbor Art Association, and Cecil North, chairman of the exhibitions committee. Sponsored by the association, the show will open at a preview from 8 to 10 p.m. tomorrow at the Rackham Galleries. It will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays through March 17.
Ann Arbor News, October 5, 1953
Getting ready for the Ann Arbor Art Association's exhibit of local art, which opens tonight at the Rackham Galleries, are these two husband and wife teams of artists. They are (left to right) Mrs. Ethel Lewis, instructor in ceramics for the public schools' adult education program; Richard Wilt, University art teacher; Mrs. Ellen Bonar Wilt; and William A. Lewis, U-M technical illustrator who is in charge of hanging the exhibition.
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Mary Eldersveld & Julia Andrews Prepare The 43rd Annual Exhibition Of The Ann Arbor Art Association, October 1965
Ann Arbor News, October 9, 1965
Mrs. Samuel Eldersveld (left) and Miss Julia Andrews prepare to hang a weaving by Jean Beckley, titled "Void Hanging No. 3," in the Rackham Building's art gallery. The weaving is part of the Ann Arbor Art Association's annual show, which will run from Wednesday through Oct. 30. About 90 artists submitted works, which were judged by Mrs. Cyril Miles, an instructor in art at Highland Park Junior College. Winners will be announced before the show's opening.
Ferdinand The Bull By Sigma Kappa - First Prize Winner In Women's Division Of U-M Homecoming Display Contest, October 1957
Michi-Phoenix By Theta Xi - First Prize Winner In Men's Division Of U-M Homecoming Display Contest, October 1957
Ann Arbor News, October 21, 1957
WINNING DISPLAY: This was one of the winning displays in last Saturday's Homecoming contest among fraternities, sororities and residence halls at the University. Gomberg House of South Quadrangle produced this exhibit of a Northwestern Wildcat that got a University of Michigan football player by rubbing its magic lamp. Traffic jams of major proportions were created Saturday morning when thousands of residents, students and visitors circulated around the city to see the displays. Hundreds more were disappointed Sunday when they found most of the displays ruined by vandalism during the night.
Ann Arbor News, February 13, 1941
TO WELCOME VISITORS TO MICHIGAN: Here is the Monroe Tourist Lodge, on US-24 near the Ohio state line, which was officially dedicated on Wednesday by Gov. Murray D. Van Wagoner and Highway Commissioner Donald Kennedy. The $35,000 building, which is a hospitality lodge, designed to give tourists an official welcome to the state, stands in a large wooded park. Eventually it will be an island, formed by divided lanes of US-24, the Telegraph road. This is the third one at important entryways into Michigan, one being near New Buffalo on US-12, and another at Menominee on US-41.
Ann Arbor News, May 23, 1967
Prof. Edgar J. Lesher of the University's aerospace engineering department prepares to get out of his plane after unofficially breaking the world speed record yesterday for piston-engine planes of less than 1,102 pounds gross weight over a 500 kilometer course (310 miles). Lesher flew from Willow Run Airport to Muskegon and back at an unofficial 181 miles per hour, to better the world record of Italian Iginio Guagnellini of 169 miles per hour, set in 1954.
Ann Arbor News, September 21, 1974
Ann Arbor News, March 31, 1997
Ed Lesher sits in his plane, Teal, which he has flown to seven world records. Behind him is Nomad, the first plane he built.
Ann Arbor News, November 7, 1946
FLYING HEARSE: A forward-looking Benton Harbor mortician, when called to pick up the body of a deceased man in Ann Arbor, dispatched his airplane instead of a hearse or ambulance for the task. Shown above as it prepared to take off from the Ann Arbor airport is the twin-engined plane of the Dean Mortuary of Benton Harbor. Helping place the body in the craft are Theodore A. Hoffman, (center, with back to camera), assistant manager of the Dolph funeral home of Ann Arbor, and Herbert Kerkhoff, right, a helper at Dolph's.
Ann Arbor News, September 5, 2000
Math professor Bette Warren carries a picket sign outside Eastern Michigan University's Pray Harrold classroom building as the EMU faculty went on strike this morning. She has been teaching at EMU for 16 years.
Ann Arbor News, May 1, 1962
'NESTING' AIRPLANE: Fierce winds deposited this smashed airplane in a tree on the David Potter farm at 8684 McKean Rd. just northeast of Willis in Augusta township. The plane, tethered near a landing strip on the Potter property, is owned by Ballard Runyon, jr., of nearby 9280 Macey Rd. It was valued at $4,300. Another plane tethered nearby escaped damage from the freakish winds.
Ann Arbor News, June 30, 1948
IT'S STRAWBERRY TIME - FOR CANNING AND SHORTCAKE: Washtenaw farm kitchens are unusually busy spots these days with strawberries demanding prompt attention. Mrs. George Henning, 6485 W. 7 Mile Rd., is shown above sorting out the biggest and ripest for the family's shortcake feast. The rest are being canned.
Ann Arbor News, January 19, 1992
Wearing no coat and with his sleeves rolled up as usual, Ann Arbor letter carrier Pat Smith makes his round of downtown businesses Monday.
Ann Arbor News, March 14, 1979
Cesar Chavez, with a head of the disputed lettuce, discusses latest boycott during a press conference.
Ann Arbor News, November 11, 1987
Union activist Cesar Chavez makes a point while speaking at EMU Tuesday. His speech was sponsored by the student government and the university's Martin Luther King Jr., Cesar Chavez, Rosa Parks program.