Shorpy Saturday – Coal Weather: 1912

By Jeffrey Buck

Much has changed since 1912 when it comes to Detroit; Automobiles, technology, worker’s rights, etc. Even now in 2012 we are still evolving to become safer and more efficient. How has your job changed over the years?

Take a look at the photograph entitled “Coal Weather: 1912“:


Circa 1912. “Coke delivery wagon and workers, Detroit City Gas Company.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

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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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1 Response to Shorpy Saturday – Coal Weather: 1912

  1. Carol Dunn says:

    I was wondering how I can get any details on this photo? Is there anything written on the back? My grandfather Leopold Dziedziula worked for the Detroit Gas Company. We have no photos of him. The fellow in the front holding the bucket looks exactly like his son! Any help appreciated.

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