Shorpy Saturday – Love Canal: 1907

By Jeffrey Buck

It’s hard to say, but seeing as we had some snowfall this week, winter is definitely near. It’s got me a little worried about how far the temperatures will plummet over the next few weeks, and in light of this fear, I wanted to put up a photo that provides a reminder of some of the warmer times in metro Detroit.

Dear Mother Nature,

Please don’t get too cold too fast!

Take a look at the photograph entitled “Love Canal:1907“:

Detroit circa 1907. “Band concert on Grand Canal, Belle Isle Park.” Once upon a time it might have been possible to woo a girl with just a humble canoe, but now you need plush pillows and a phonograph. 8×10 glass negative.



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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