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Shorpy Saturday – The Art of Selling: 1941

By Jeffrey Buck There is an art to anything and in today’s world it’s much more digital when it comes to clothing catalogs. Take a look at the photograph entitled “The Art of Selling: 1941“: July 1941. “Detroit, Michigan. Head of the … Continue reading

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Shorpy Saturday – Order Online: 1941

By Jeffrey Buck Ordering “online” was a little different back then but in a sense it hasn’t changed. Take a look at the photograph entitled “Order Online: 1941“: July 1941. “Operator taking telephone orders at the Crowley-Milner department store, Detroit.” Continuing this … Continue reading

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Shorpy Saturday – Autumn Leaves: 1899

By Jeffrey Buck Have a great weekend! Go Tigers! Take a look at the photograph entitled “Autumn Leaves: 1899“: Mount Clemens, Michigan, circa 1899. “Gratiot Avenue and Church Street.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. Image | Source

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Shorpy Saturday – Grand Rapids: 1908

By Jeffrey Buck I thought we should pay homage to the western part of the state. Sorry for a Monday photo instead of Saturday but the holidays have a tendency to consume time! Take a look at the photograph entitled “Grand Rapids: 1908“: Grand … Continue reading

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Shorpy Saturday – Cadillac Square Building: 1918

By Jeffrey Buck In 1918 shopping was abundant downtown and surface parking lots hardly existed in the core of the city. Fast forward to 2012 and the roles have reversed. The Cadillac Square Building, shadow to the much larger Cadillac Tower, joined … Continue reading

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Shorpy Saturday – Work Zone: 1914

By Jeffrey Buck There was a time in Detroit when transit did not rest solely on the automobile. Here is an excellent photograph of a street from a period in time when people could say, “I’m taking the trolley downtown.” Take a look at … Continue reading

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Shorpy Saturday – The Accident: 1906

By Jeffrey Buck This may be one of my favorite photographs that I’ve discovered on Shorpy. It’s perfect for this part of the year, being October and all, with the ghostly figures doing their part in helping with the cleanup. … Continue reading

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