This archive contains photographs of Middle Bass Club members enjoying themselves at the Middle Bass Club and/or portraits of Members.  We attempted to show the photographs in chronological order in one series while presenting portraits of individuals members in an alphabetical order.  This “original post” of the archive is dated: July 2021.  Subsequent additions are dated September 2021.  Future dates of additions to this archive will be noted here so viewers can check for new content.

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Middle Bass Club: Members arriving at the Middle Bass Club.

Middle Bass Club: Members arriving at the Middle Bass Club.

Middle Bass Club Members arriving at Rehberg Dock.
Middle Bass Club Members arriving at Rehberg Dock.


Middle Bass Club: Members outside the Club House.
Middle Bass Club: Members outside the Club House.

Middle Bass Club:  Nurse Maids with children playing on the shore of Lake Erie.

Middle Bass Club: Nurse Maids with children playing on the shore of Lake Erie.

Middle Bass Club Boat Dock.
Middle Bass Club Boat Dock.

Middle Bass Club: Governor Bushnell's family.  The original club house "Club Cottage" is behind the family to the left.  The photo was taken from the Chapel.
Middle Bass Club: Governor Bushnell's family. The original club house "Club Cottage" is behind the family to the left. The photo was taken from the Chapel.

Middle Bass Club.  Fishing.
Middle Bass Club. Fishing.

Middle Bass Club: Member Jay Secor and children in a toy carriage in front of the Middle Bass Club House. Toledo Public Library.
Middle Bass Club: Member Jay Secor and children in a toy carriage in front of the Middle Bass Club House. Toledo Public Library.


Middle Bass Club: Kids at the Boat House.

Middle Bass Club: Kids at the Boat House.

Rehberg Hall.  Kelsey and Cooke families.

Rehberg Hall. Kelsey and Cooke families.

Middle Bass Club: Members enjoying the dock. Looking east from the Boat Dock.
Middle Bass Club: Members enjoying the dock. Looking east from the Boat Dock.

Middle Bass Club. Member biking with a view of the Middle Bass Club "Park" in the background.
Middle Bass Club. Member biking with a view of the Middle Bass Club "Park" in the background.

Middle Bass Club: Members on the Middle Bass Club dock, looking east down Lake Avenue.
Middle Bass Club: Members on the Middle Bass Club dock, looking east down Lake Avenue.

Middle Bass Club. Members sailing in Lake Erie.
Middle Bass Club. Members sailing in Lake Erie.

 

Middle Bass Club: Leroy Brooks boat coming to the Club dock, circa 1908.
Middle Bass Club: Leroy Brooks boat coming to the Club dock, circa 1908.

Middle Bass Club: Members at the Middle Bass Club dock, circa 1912.
Middle Bass Club: Members at the Middle Bass Club dock, circa 1912.

Middle Bass Club: Members outside Boat House, circa 1912. Looking east from the Club House grounds.
Middle Bass Club: Members outside Boat House, circa 1912. Looking east from the Club House grounds.

Middle Bass Club. Members swimming at the Club Dock. Circa 1912.
Middle Bass Club. Members swimming at the Club Dock. Circa 1912.

Middle Bass Club: Members walking out on the Middle Bass Club dock. Circa 1914.
Middle Bass Club: Members walking out on the Middle Bass Club dock. Circa 1914.

Rehberg Hall, circa 1914. Middle Bass Club members on the grounds at Rehberg Hall watching a tennis match.
Rehberg Hall, circa 1914. Middle Bass Club members on the grounds at Rehberg Hall watching a tennis match.

Rehberg Hall: Tennis.
Rehberg Hall: Tennis.

Rehberg Hall, circa 1914.  Middle Bass Club members on the balcony watching a tennis match.
Rehberg Hall, circa 1914. Middle Bass Club members on the balcony watching a tennis match.

Rehberg Hall. Middle Bass Club Members watching tennis.Rehberg Hall. Middle Bass Club Members watching tennis.

Middle Bass Club. Members walking east on Lake Avenue, circa 1915.
Middle Bass Club. Members walking east on Lake Avenue, circa 1915.

Middle Bass Club: Members enjoying the dock.  Circa 1915.
Middle Bass Club: Members enjoying the dock. Circa 1915.

Middle Bass Club Members on the W.T. Roper, circa 1915. Isaac Kinsey Jr.?
Middle Bass Club Members on the W.T. Roper, circa 1915. Isaac Kinsey Jr.?


Middle Bass Club: Members playing croquet, circa 1915.

Middle Bass Club: Members playing croquet, circa 1915.

Middle Bass Club Members, circa 1915. Carolyn Walbridge Kinsey Bentley is woman on far right.

Middle Bass Club Members, circa 1915. Carolyn Walbridge Kinsey Bentley is woman on far right.

Middle Bass Club: Members swimming at the Middle Bass Club dock.
Middle Bass Club: Members swimming at the Middle Bass Club dock.

Middle Bass Club Members, July 8, 1916.
Middle Bass Club Members, July 8, 1916.

Middle Bass Club. Members enjoying the lake, circa 1917.
Middle Bass Club. Members enjoying the lake, circa 1917.

Middle Bass Club, circa 1919. Club Member Barber? With Henry Rehberg.
Middle Bass Club, circa 1919. Club Member Barber? With Henry Rehberg.

Middle Bass Club. Phyllis Kinsey on the Club dock. Circa 1920s.
Middle Bass Club. Phyllis Kinsey on the Club dock. Circa 1920s.

Middle Bass Club. Harold Norton & Barbara Strater on the dock, looking toward the west.

Middle Bass Club. Harold Norton & Barbara Strater on the dock, looking toward the west.

Family portrait: William K Terry Sr., Helen Wright Suydam Terry, Margaret Terry (left), Mary Ann Terry (right) and William K. Terry Jr.  Circa 1920.  The family owned a cottage on Grove Avenue.  William K Terry took a video at the Middle Bass Club in 1933 which is included on this website.  Helen's brother Horace Wright Suydam took a video at the Middle Bass Club in 1928 which is included on this website.  Source: Carroll Terry

Family portrait: William K Terry Sr., Helen Wright Suydam Terry, Margaret Terry (left), Mary Ann Terry (right) and William K. Terry Jr. Circa 1920. The family owned a cottage on Grove Avenue. William K Terry took a video at the Middle Bass Club in 1933 which is included on this website. Helen's brother Horace Wright Suydam took a video at the Middle Bass Club in 1928 which is included on this website. Source: Carroll Terry

 

VIDEO 1

The first video from the Terry/Suydam family was taken around 1924. This video shows the Middle Bass Club dock and the Terry, Suydam, Norton, Beckwith, McAbee, Berdan, Mennell families. Source: Carroll Terry, Lisa Fine Collection

The first video from the Terry/Suydam family was taken around 1924. This video shows the Middle Bass Club dock and the Terry, Suydam, Norton, Beckwith, McAbee, Berdan, Mennell families. Source: Carroll Terry, Lisa Fine Collection

Brothers Isaac Kinsey III (Pete) and Bigelow (Big) Kinsey at the ferry dock on Middle Bass Island. Circa 1924. Source: Maggie Kinsey Wood

Brothers Isaac Kinsey III (Pete) and Bigelow (Big) Kinsey at the ferry dock on Middle Bass Island. Circa 1924. Source: Maggie Kinsey Wood

Brothers Isaac Kinsey III (Pete) and Bigelow (Big) outside the family's cottage on Grape Avenue at the Middle Bass Club. Circa 1925. Source: Maggie Kinsey Wood

Brothers Isaac Kinsey III (Pete) and Bigelow (Big) outside the family's cottage on Grape Avenue at the Middle Bass Club. Circa 1925. Source: Maggie Kinsey Wood

Brothers Isaac Kinsey III (Pete) and Bigelow (Big) outside the family's cottage at the Middle Bass Club.  Circa 1925.  Source: Maggie Kinsey Wood

Brothers Isaac Kinsey III (Pete) and Bigelow (Big) outside the family's cottage at the Middle Bass Club. Circa 1925. Source: Maggie Kinsey Wood

Middle Bass Club Dock. Kids jumping in Lake Erie.
Middle Bass Club Dock. Kids jumping in Lake Erie.

Middle Bass Club: Harold Norton and Phyllis Kinsey on the walkway of the Kinsey cottage. Looking west at the Berdan cottage. 1926
Middle Bass Club: Harold Norton and Phyllis Kinsey on the walkway of the Kinsey cottage. Looking west at the Berdan cottage. 1926

Brothers Isaac Kinsey III (Pete) and Bigelow (Big) at "Sandy Beach" on the east side of Middle Bass Island.  Circa 1927.  Source: Maggie Kinsey Wood

Brothers Isaac Kinsey III (Pete) and Bigelow (Big) at "Sandy Beach" on the east side of Middle Bass Island. Circa 1927. Source: Maggie Kinsey Wood

VIDEO 2

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Film box used for mailing the film for developing, video 2

Film box used for mailing the film for developing (video 2)

 

 The second video from the Terry/Suydam family was sent by Horace Wright Suydam, 2247 Collingswood Avenue, Toledo, Ohio to Eastman Kodak Co., 1727 Indiana Avenue, Chicago, Ill. The date on the film box is Dec 1928 and the Emulsion Number is 41225. This video shows Phelps Berdan sitting in a rocking chair on the Club House lawn, Phyllis Kinsey swimming at the Middle Bass Club dock, swimming at the Middle Bass Club dock, . Families shown in the video include: McAbe, Beckwith, Brooks, Mennel, Hixon, Suydam, Terry. The video also highlights loading Miller's Boat. Source: Carroll Terry, Lisa Fine Collection.

Middle Bass Club: Kids outside the Club House, circa 1930.
Middle Bass Club: Kids outside the Club House, circa 1930.

Middle Bass Club: Kids outside the Club House, circa 1930.
Middle Bass Club: Kids outside the Club House, circa 1930.

Middle Bass Club: Kids outside the Club House, circa 1930s.
Middle Bass Club: Kids outside the Club House, circa 1930s.

 VIDEO 3

The third video from the Terry/Suydam family was sent by William K Terry Sr., Maumee, Ohio to Eastman Kodak Co, 1727 Indiana Ave, Chicago Ill.  The date on the film box is June 1933 and the Emulsion Number is 5241 23A.  This video shows a carnival and people on the Middle Bass Club dock to welcome LeRoy Brooks.  Families included are: Terry, Suydam, Brooks, Berdan, McAbee, Mennell, Norton.  Source: Carroll Terry, Lisa Fine Collection

 Film box used for mailing the film for developing (video 3)

 Film box used for mailing the film for developing (video 3)

The third video from the Terry/Suydam family was sent by William K Terry Sr., Maumee, Ohio to Eastman Kodak Co, 1727 Indiana Ave, Chicago Ill. The date on the film box is June 1933 and the Emulsion Number is 5241 23A. This video shows a carnival and people on the Middle Bass Club dock to welcome LeRoy Brooks. Families included are: Terry, Suydam, Brooks, Berdan, McAbee, Mennell, Norton. Source: Carroll Terry, Lisa Fine Collection

 

 Shirley Hixon and Margaret (Maggie) Kinsey on Middle Bass Club wall.  Circa 1933.  Obtained from Phyllis Bigelow Kinsey Bennett's scrapbook.  Source: Maggie Kinsey Wood

 Shirley Hixon and Margaret (Maggie) Kinsey on Middle Bass Club wall. Circa 1933. Obtained from Phyllis Bigelow Kinsey Bennett's scrapbook. Source: Maggie Kinsey Wood

 

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