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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“:

Stag Swim - 1903

 

Detroit circa 1903. “Swimming pool, Belle Isle Park, evidently.” No girls allowed. 8×10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

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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

 

“Charlie Ransom’s car 1948.” A big Chrysler that looks like it just came from the orthodontist. Our latest scan from a batch of Kodachrome slides taken in Bay County, Michigan, around Pinconning.

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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“:

Maccabees of the World - 1910

Detroit circa 1910. “Knights of the Maccabees, Woodward Avenue.” Watch your step, and “Keys at Corner.” 8×10 inch glass negative.

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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 to sell someone a fridge without an automatic ice maker. What is your favorite fridge “feature” that you could not live without?

Take a look at the photograph entitled “Frigidaire: 1941“:

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July 1941. “Detroit, Michigan. Buying a refrigerator at the Crowley-Milner department store.” Here we see Mr. Salesman explaining the ice maker, which employs a “tray.” Large-format negative by Arthur S. Siegel.

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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“:

Big Digger - 1910

Circa 1910. “Steam shovel removing a section of coffer dam, Livingstone Channel, Detroit, Michigan.” Construction of the navigation channel along the Detroit River. 8×10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

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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 lease that will make Belle Isle a state park, let’s look back at a time when getting to Belle Isle didn’t require driving an automobile but merely a ferry boat ride across the Detroit River.

Take a look at the photograph entitled “Noble Riggers: 1906“:

Noble Riggers - 1906

Detroit circa 1906. “Belle Isle ferry dock.” A good place to pick up a yacht sail. The steamer Garland, seen earlier here.

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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“:

Smoke Monster - 1905

Circa 1905. “Transfer steamer Detroit of Detroit in the ice.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

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