Date of Origin7-5-1960
Negative, scanned to create the digital photograph shown in this record. This image shows West 8th Street in Holland, looking east from the south side of the street, 1960.
At left, Borr's Bootery (21 West 8th) and Meyer Music (17 West 8th) are visible. On the right, signs for Hansen's Rexall Drugs (20 West 8th), Glatz Restaurant (28 West 8th) and Fris (30 West 8th) are visible.
Two unidentified young men work to put up one the new 50-star flags in observance of July 4th. A similar image (see attached) appeared in the Holland Sentinel on 7-5-1960.
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