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Shorpy Saturday – Mirror, Mirror: 1942

By Jeffrey Buck Detroit in 1942 was much different for many people but especially for African Americans. A photo in a series that depicted the life and conditions of those families during that period. Take a look at the photograph entitled “Mirror, … Continue reading

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Shorpy Saturday – Business Zoot: 1942

By Jeffrey Buck Another photograph by Arthur Siegel during the WWII days in Detroit. Take a look at the photograph entitled “Business Zoot: 1942“: February 1942. “Detroit, Michigan. Back view of a Negro dressed in a zoot suit, walking in the business district.” … Continue reading

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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 – First the Shoes: 1941

By Jeffrey Buck If the shoe fits… a great photograph depicting a time when shopping was less clicking and more visual to the passing customer. Take a look at the photograph entitled “First the Shoes: 1941“: July 1941. “Detroit, Michigan. Head of … Continue reading

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Shorpy Saturday – Shorts Seller: 1941

By Jeffrey Buck It’s hard to believe that shopping for underwear (“shorts”) was so sophisticated at one time; from glass display cases to burly men cutouts. Now typically displayed in plastic bags hanging from generic racks, underwear has become just … Continue reading

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Shorpy Saturday – New Wave: 1941

By Jeffrey Buck The technology and size may have changed but these are still used today! Take a look at the photograph entitled “New Wave: 1941“: July 1941. “Detroit, Michigan. Women drying their hair in the beauty shop at the Crowley-Milner department … Continue reading

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Osama bin Laden is Dead

It was a very eventful night for all news outlets last night as news broke of the killing of Osama bin Laden, only a few months before the 10th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on The World Trade Center in New York. … Continue reading

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