Shorpy Saturday – Box Sets: 1904

By Jeffrey Buck

Dust off the player piano and dig out some old sheet music because we’re headed back to 1904 and iTunes is nowhere in sight. Enjoy the streets of the D complete with smiling workers hauling in the newest shipment to Whitney, Warner. Bonus points if a reader can tell us where this building stood and if it is still being enjoyed today by people or automobiles.

Take a look at the photograph entitled “Box Sets: 1904“:


Detroit circa 1904. “Whitney-Warner Publishing Co.” In the heyday of the parlor piano, sheet music was big business. Crates of the latest hits ready for shipment. 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

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