Date of Origin11-11-1960
Negative, scanned to create the digital photograph shown in this record. This image shows Jacobus (1871-1964) and Johanna (1874-1963) Vander Wege of 352 West 20th casting their ballots for the 1960 presidential election.
The voting machine shown here was at Jefferson School in Holland. Jacobus had not missed an election since the time he first voted in the 1920 presidential race. He and Johanna were living in Holland at 352 West 20th as early as 1921 (city directory). Jacobus was employed by West Michigan Furniture Company.
This image appeared in the Holland Sentinel on 11-11-1960.
Negatives in 2020.7 were taken by Holland Sentinel photographers. We continue to search the Sentinel for these images, hoping to identify the people and places shown in the collection. This collection was a gift to the Holland Museum from Randy Vande Water at some point between 1988 and 2002.
The image shown in this record was taken by Roger Snow, journalist and photographer for the Holland Sentinel. Roger A. Snow was born on 12-3-1934 in Zeeland, MI to Raymond and Evelyn Snow. Roger graduated from Zeeland High, the University of Michigan (1959) and Hope College (1963). He married Jean Holmen in Holland, MI on 6-22-1963. Roger worked for the Sentinel from about 1960 to 1966. He passed away on 1-25-2011 in Indiana.
Gift ofVande Water, Randy