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Shorpy Saturday – Stag Swim: 1903

By Jeffrey Buck The summer is drawing to a close. Enjoy a timeless photo of youth enjoying the waters at Belle Isle. Take a look at the photograph entitled “Stag Swim: 1903“:   Detroit circa 1903. “Swimming pool, Belle Isle Park, evidently.” … Continue reading

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Shorpy Saturday – Maccabees of the World: 1910

By Jeffrey Buck Much can change in only a few years. Any guesses as to what replaced this beauty on Woodward? Take a look at the photograph entitled “Maccabees of the World: 1910“: Detroit circa 1910. “Knights of the Maccabees, Woodward Avenue.” … Continue reading

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Shorpy Saturday – Frigidaire: 1941

By Jeffrey Buck I’d say the temperatures outside these last couple of weeks could be compared to what it would feel like to spend a day in a 1941 Frigidaire model. A salesman would have to do a lot today … Continue reading

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Shorpy Saturday – Smoke Monster: 1905

By Jeffrey Buck It’s October… the time of year monsters are celebrated! Take a look at the photograph entitled “Smoke Monster: 1905“: Circa 1905. “Transfer steamer Detroit of Detroit in the ice.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. Image | Source

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Shorpy Saturday – Give Him a Schick: 1941

By Jeffrey Buck Shopping has changed tremendously over the years. Today’s transactions are increasing online and stores are nowhere close to being as elaborate and ornate as they once were. Detroit’s large departments stores have vanished and so has the … Continue reading

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Shorpy Saturday – A Toast: 1940

By Jeffrey Buck “A picture is worth a thousand words” is very fitting when it comes to this weekends photograph. The Detroit Yacht Club continues to be a hot spot during the summer months for all ages. A lot has … Continue reading

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Shorpy Saturday – Liver & Lights: 1942

By Jeffrey Buck It was a different time in Detroit on many levels. Take a look at the photograph entitled “Liver & Lights: 1942“: February 1942. Detroit, Michigan. “Sign in a grocery window in the Negro district: ‘chitlins and hog maws’.” Not … Continue reading

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