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Friday, 28 February 2020

24 Old Photos Of Detroit That Will Take You Back In Time

For the last 60 years, Detroit has lost its steam and almost 70% of its population, and remains a mere shadow of its former glory for the most part of the 21st century.
But forget the slums, urban graveyards, and high crime rates for now and let's take a quick look back to the days when Detroit's was considered the Silicon Valley of America.
These 24 wonderful vintage photographs will take you there. Enjoy!
 
Welcome to Detroit
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Governing
Detroit’s Michigan Central Station, built in 1903 and was one of the largest rail stations in the country.
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Wikipedia
Detroit’s Belle Isle, 1905
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Coleman Family
Detroit, circa 1915
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The Woodward Spine
Ford’s Highland Park plant, 1914
Ford's Highland Park Plant, Known As The 'Crystal Pala
Hemmings Daily
Detroit, 1917
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Coleman Family
A Liberty Bond rally in Detroit that took place around 1918.
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Bentley
A glimpse of the interior of Detroit’s First Congregational Church, 1918.
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Organ Society
Detroit’s bustling city streets, 1920.
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Wikipedia
A quaint Polish-American grocery store, 1922.
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Wikipedia
The Ford River Rouge Complex
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Tropics of Meta
Olympia Stadium (eventually known as the home of the Detroit Red Wings) was built in 1927.
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Wikipedia
Boats float along the water outside of Detroit, 1930.
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Coleman Family
After WWI, Detroit was home to some of the most innovative and cutting-edge industries.
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Permanent Crisis
Circa 1936
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NY Daily News
Men walk in a Labor Day parade, 1938
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Rivet Head
Deep snow makes driving in Detroit impossible.
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Metro Times
An aerial view of Detroit, 1940s.
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The Detroit News Archivist
Children run through Pingree Park. Hazen S. Pingree was a local politician who expanded public welfare programs, creating many new parks and schools.
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Detroit Metro Times
During WWII, many wartime factories were located in Detroit.
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Slate
28-ton tanks called “General Grants” were mass produced by the Chrysler Corporation’s tank arsenal in 1942.
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Vintage Everyday
In 1945, gasoline in Detroit cost just 17 cents a gallon.
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Vintage Everyday
Employees work on cars at Detroit’s Packard Motor Car Company.
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PennLive
A peek at the 1960 National Auto Show held at Cobo Hall.
Auto Show See Touch Smell
Huffington Post

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