Photograph of two of the antique automobiles in Henry Poll's collection. This 1912 Maxwell (left) and 1909 Overland are shown here sitting inside the Poll Museum of Transportation, located on US 31, 5 miles north of Holland, MI..
Henry Poll was born on 6-8-1899 in Allegan Co., MI. He married Jennie Bosman (1902-1991) in Hamilton, MI on 6-8-1926. They lived in Holland, MI at 353 East 6th Street (1953, 1966 city directories).
Henry was co-owner of the Holland Transplanter Company. He was also a collector of antique automobiles. His first antique auto was a 1924 Stanley Steamer, purchased in 1951. His oldest automobile was a 1902 Nash Rambler. His most distinguished automobile was a Rolls Royce convertible that was custom built in 1931 for the actor John Barrymore.
Henry and Jennie operated the Poll Museum of Transportation, originally located on US 31 3 miles south of Holland, MI. In 1965 they moved to a new location along US 31, this time the museum was 5 miles north of Holland.
Henry passed away in Holland, MI on 6-10-1992.
Gift ofJohnson, Lynda