Shorpy Saturday – The Office, Part II: 1902

By Jeffrey Buck

Keeping with the theme from last weekend, here is a second photo of the same office, except the opposite side of the room. After Googling the company to find out more about them I struck out. I figured I’d see if any of you had any information before I dug deeper. I did however find many more photos of the office, so for some reason it was photographed a lot. The attention to small details in this office are what mostly lack in our suburban office parks. Truly something that is missed.

Take a look at the photograph entitled “The Office, Part II: 1902“:

Detroit, Michigan, 1902. “Richmond & Backus Co. office.” The other end of the room seen here, with a different cast of characters, and a cleaner desk. 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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