"Just moved to Kalamazoo from Detroit with my wife and teenage sons. I've been moulding stove parts for twenty years now. It's hard work and dangerous around all the hot metal and blast furnace, but I know what I'm doing. I'm working for the Kalamazoo Stove Company. They do a good business. They pay me 12 dollars a week."
-Charles Rick, white male, age 41
Captions: Kalamazoo Stove Company advertisement, 1913 (Christian Herald Magazine); men working at Kalamazoo Stove Comapny, circa 1930 (Kalamazoo Public Library collection); postcard of Kalamazoo Stove Company, early 1900s (KVM collection).
To find more historic photographs and artifacts related to the Kalamazoo Stove Company, visit KVM's searchable collections database. For a written history of the company, visit the Kalamazoo Public Library website.