loading background

Grand Rapids in 1856

Scene of early Grand Rapids viewed from the...

Music Club

Music Club


Joseph Herkner, holding the guitar, poses with seven other men. Three men, including Herkner, wear uniforms and five do not, but they all wear hats. The men sit on folding camp stools or kegs. A wooden building on the left may be a small barracks, and the one on the right part of a barn or shed.


Full Details

TitleMusic Club
FormatPhotograph 8 1/2 X 11 in.

Title on back of photo. Photo from "History of the Service of the First Regiment Michigan Engineers & Mechanics" by Charles R. Sligh, 1921. Page 75. Joseph Herkner had requested in one of his letters to his mother that she send him a guitar so they could have some musical entertainment.

Location In PhotoChattanooga, Tennessee
CollectionGrand Rapids History and Special Collections, Photograph Archives

Reproduction and copyright information regarding this image is available from Grand Rapids History & Special Collections, Archives, Grand Rapids Public Library, Grand Rapids, MI

InstitutionGrand Rapids Public Library
Physical Storage LocationGrand Rapids Public Library, Main Branch

Like Us on Facebook
site by GRCMC