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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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New Penguin Conservation Center Video

By Jeffrey Buck

If you read yesterday’s article about the groundbreaking of the Detroit Zoo‘s new Polk Family Penguin Conservation Center you will enjoy this animated video of the stunning new structure.

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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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