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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“:   Detroit circa 1903. “Swimming pool, Belle Isle Park, evidently.” … Continue reading

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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. Video | Source X X X

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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.” A big Chrysler that looks like it just came from the … Continue reading

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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“: Detroit circa 1910. “Knights of the Maccabees, Woodward Avenue.” … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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“: Circa 1910. “Steam shovel removing a section of coffer dam, Livingstone Channel, Detroit, Michigan.” Construction of … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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