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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“:

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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 – Traffic Ahead: 1901

By Jeffrey Buck

Woodward has changed drastically over the years. It’s been widened. It’s had street cars. It once was mainly residential. It’s a special road and continues to evolve today. M-1 RAIL is currently under construction and WA3 is working hard to preserve and showcase this historic avenue.

Take a look at the photograph entitled “Traffic Ahead: 1901“:

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Detroit circa 1901. “Woodward and Farnsworth Avenues.” The future Motor City on the cusp of the Motor Century. 8×10 inch glass negative.

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Here is a look at Woodward Avenue at Farnsworth Street in Detroit (Midtown, Cultural District) today via Google Street View:

Traffic Ahead - 2014

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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 – 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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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 majority of shopping that takes place downtown.

Take a look at the photograph entitled “Give Him a Schick: 1941“:

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July 1941. “Detroit, Michigan. Men’s toilet accessories department at the Crowley-Milner department store.” Inspecting the Schick Shaver. Large-format nitrate negative by Arthur Siegel for the Office of War Information.

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