Traverse City Record-Eagle

Historical Photo of the Week

October 31, 2011

Readers identify man with phone

Harriett Acre, Roberta Stevens and Alice Hanes all identified Edwin Wilson as the man on the telephone in the Oct. 24 History Center of Traverse City archive photo.

Acre said Edwin Wilson was Grand Traverse County Treasurer from 1941 to 1954. She said Wilson spent winters in Traverse City and also lived in Buckley.

Acre recalls visiting her grandfather at work but was unsure if this photo was taken at his office.

She noted that her grandfather always wore a signature bow tie.

History Center of Traverse City archive photos in the Community section can be found online at

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