Shorpy Saturday – Office Visit: 1902

By Jeffrey Buck

I apologize for being absent for the past couple of weeks. I’ve had a few other things with work taking up much of my time and unfortunately haven’t been able to produce any posts. I’ve realized how many of you enjoy seeing the photos and look forward to Saturdays, so thanks for all of your support. Most of the photos I have used have been of architecture so I thought this is sort of a nice change. It’s a glimpse inside office life. I really enjoy the clothing choice of both gentlemen and the furniture throughout this 1902 space.

Take a look at the photograph entitled “Office Visit: 1902“:

Detroit, Michigan. January 1902. “Richmond & Backus Co. office.” Our third peek behind the scenes at R&B — printers, binders and “office outfitters” — reveals a cozily cluttered workspace enlivened by a display of “faces you have’nt saw.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.



About Jeffrey S. Buck

I'm currently a Project Manager at Cypress Partners, LLC in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. I graduated from Wayne State University in 2008 with a B.A. in Journalism. Looking to broaden my view of the world, I spent a semester abroad studying at the University of Salford, a Greater Manchester University in England. I enjoy doing an array of activities, including following Detroit sports teams, SCUBA diving, traveling, reading, playing tennis, hand-written letters and going to the movies. I am the co-founder of the Woodward Spine, a blog about Detroit and its surrounding communities. The Woodward Spine aims to inform its readers about relevant news and events through creative and informative posts in these core areas: news, opinion, entertainment, history, sports and development. The Woodward Spine serves the tri-county metro Detroit area, concentrating mainly on the communities that lie along the Woodward corridor.
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