Traverse City Record-Eagle

Historical Photo of the Week

June 25, 2012

Reader identifies ladies in photo

Phyllis Gertz identified Virginia Nelson in the group of ladies pictured in the History Center of Traverse City archive photo that appeared in the Community section on June 18. She said Nelson, who is wearing a hat, is the sixth woman on the left in the back row.

Gertz said Nelson was a teacher at the Union Street School in Traverse City. Her husband was Jack Nelson, a chemist with the Morgan Canning Company in Traverse City. Gertz said she baby-sat for the Nelson family.

History Center archive photos that appear in the Community section can be found online at

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