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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 – Charlie’s Car: 1948

By Jeffrey Buck Today’s picture is in beautiful color! A beautiful smile from a big Chrysler. Take a look at the photograph entitled “Charlie’s Car: 1948“:   “Charlie Ransom’s car 1948.” A big Chrysler that looks like it just came from the … 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 – Big Digger: 1910

By Jeffrey Buck The art of digging a waterway in 1910 with the help of steam. Take a look at the photograph entitled “Big Digger: 1910“: Circa 1910. “Steam shovel removing a section of coffer dam, Livingstone Channel, Detroit, Michigan.” Construction of … Continue reading

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Shorpy Saturday – Noble Riggers: 1906

By Jeffrey Buck Aside from news of the possible sale of art from the D.I.A. to satisfy creditors, news of a Belle Isle lease has been filling the news airwaves for months. Now that the ink has dried on a … 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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