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    • Detroit - Aerial view of downtown, approx. 1953

    • Black and white aerial photograph from approximately 1953 of downtown Detroit, Michigan and the Detroit River, taken from the east. Some of the iconic Detroit skyline skyscrapers visible in this image include: Book Building, Book-Cadillac Hotel,...
    • Detroit (Mich.); Wayne County (Mich.); Detroit River (Mich. and Ont.); Book Building (Detroit, Mich.); Book-Cadillac Hotel (Detroit, Mich.); David Broderick Tower (Detroit, Mich.); Greater Penobscot Building (Detroit, Mich.); Penobscot Building...
    • MS 22:  Civil War diary of Cyrus Bacon  1861-1863 Diary of Cyrus Bacon

    • 1861-1863 diary of Cyrus Bacon. In this diary, Bacon describes daily life in the Seventh Michigan Infantry. He gives vivid accounts of Yorktown, Fair Oaks, White Oak Swamp, Antietam, and Gettysburg.
    • American Civil War; Bacon, Cyrus; Cyrus Bacon; Seventh Michigan Infantry; 7th Michigan Infantry; Assistant Surgeon; Commissioned Officer; Yorktown (Va.); Battle of Yorktown; Seven Days Campaign; Seven Days' Battles, Va., 1862; Battle of Fair Oaks;...
    • Detroit - Detroit skyline approx. 1930

    • Black and white photograph from approximately 1930 of the Detroit, Michigan skyline from Windsor, Ontario across the Detroit River.
    • Detroit (Mich.); Wayne County (Mich.); Detroit River (Mich. and Ont.); Windsor (Ont.); Book-Cadillac Hotel (Detroit, Mich.); Greater Penobscot Building (Detroit, Mich.); Buhl Building (Detroit, Mich.); Guardian Building (Detroit, Mich.); J. L....
    • Kalamazoo - "East Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, Mich."

    • Color postcard from circa 1930-1935 showing East Michigan Avenue in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The American National Bank Building (originally the Kalamazoo Trust and Savings Bank Building) standings in the center background, built 1929-1930.
    • Kalamazoo (Mich.); Kalamazoo County (Mich.); Michigan Avenue (Kalamazoo, Mich.); Hotel Columbia (Kalamazoo, Mich.); The American National Bank Building (Kalamazoo, Mich.); hotels; buildings; skyscrapers; street scenes; automobiles; postcards
    • Battle Creek - Rural mail delivery service on Main Street

    • Black and white photograph from circa 1900-1915 of rural mail delivery service standing on Main Street (contemporary Michigan Avenue) with police officers. The officer on the left has been added into the original photograph at an undetermined time.
    • Battle Creek (Mich.); Calhoun County (Mich.); Michigan Avenue (Battle Creek, Mich.); Central National Bank (Battle Creek, Mich.); street scenes; storefronts; police officers; postal workers; people; carriages and coaches
    • Detroit - View west from First National Building

    • Black and white photograph from 1926 showing the view west from the top of the First National Building in Detroit, Michigan. The Book-Cadillac Hotel and the Book Building and Tower are prominent in the view.
    • Detroit (Mich.); Wayne County (Mich.); Michigan Avenue (Detroit, Mich.); Book-Cadillac Hotel (Detroit, Mich.); Book Building (Detroit, Mich.); Majestic Building (Detroit, Mich.); Kamper, Louis, 1861-1953; Burnham, Daniel Hudson, 1846-1912;...
    • Pratt, N. Miner

    • Portrait of N. Miner Pratt, 1861. Flint. Entered service in company G, Eighth Infantry, at organization, as Second Lieutenant, Aug. 14, 1861, at Flint, for 3 years, age 25. Commissioned Aug. 12, 1861. Mustered Sept. 23, 1861. Commissioned...
    • Pratt, N. Miner ;N. Miner Pratt; American Civil War ; Eighth Michigan Infantry ;8th Michigan Infantry; second lieutenant ; adjutant ; Flint (Mich.) ; Beaufort National Cemetery
    • Flint - Aerial view from Stevens Street bridge looking south

    • Black and white aerial photograph from 1977 of the Flint, Michigan downtown area, looking south from just north of the Stevens Street bridge. On the right bank are the Northbank Center (originally Industrial Savings Bank Building, built 1923) and...
    • Flint (Mich.); Genesee County (Mich.); Flint River (Mich.); Stevens Street (Flint, Mich.); Harrison Street (Flint, Mich.); Citizens Bank Building (Flint, Mich.); Mott Foundation Building (Flint, Mich.); Genesee Bank Building (Flint, Mich.); First...
    • Detroit - Cobo Arena and Detroit Skyline

    • Black and white photograph of the Detroit, Michigan Financial District and riverfront. The image is reversed. Buildings include (left to right): One Woodward Avenue (originally Michigan Consolodated Gas Company Building; 1963 - Minoru Yamasaki),...
    • Detroit (Mich.); Wayne County (Mich.); Detroit River (Mich. and Ont.); Cobo Arena (Detroit, Mich.); Cobo Center (Detroit, Mich.); Greater Penobscot Building (Detroit, Mich.); Buhl Building (Detroit, Mich.); Guardian Building (Detroit, Mich.); One...
    • Detroit - Aerial view of Detroit, circa 1925-1927

    • Black and white aerial photograph from circa 1925-1927 of downtown Detroit, Michigan. Included in this image is the newly completed Buhl Building (1925 - Wirt C. Rowland for Smith, Hinchman & Grylls), and noticably missing are the Penobscot tower...
    • Detroit (Mich.); Wayne County (Mich.); Detroit River (Mich. and Ont.); Book-Cadillac Hotel (Detroit, Mich.); Buhl Building (Detroit, Mich.); First National Building (Detroit, Mich.); Old Federal Building and U.S. Post Office (Detroit, Mich.);...
    • MS 70-57: W. R. Fudge Collection  1861-1863 Diary of James W. Hoffman Transcript

    • 1861-1863 Diary transcript of James W. Hoffman. In this diary, he discusses joining his regiment, riding on the railroad, soldier life, picket duty, dress parades, illnesses, riding a steamboat, his horse, skirmishes, visiting locals, African...
    • American Civil War; Hoffman, James W.; James W. Hoffman; 3rd Michigan Cavalry; Third Michigan Cavalry; enlistment; railroad; soldier life; picket duty; dress parade; illness; health; steamer; horse; skirmish; civilians; African Americans; slavery;...
    • Road Map [of] Keweenaw County

    • This copy of a map of Keweenaw County, Michigan includes an inset of Isle Royale National Park in 1969.
    • roads; railroads; islands; national parks
    • Bay City - "Phoenix Block, Bay City, Mich."

    • Color postcard from approximately 1912 depicting the Phoenix Block on the corner of Washington Avenue and Center Avenue in Bay City, Michigan. The building opened in 1889, replacing the Westover block, which was destroyed by fire in 1886.
    • Bay City (Mich.); Bay County (Mich.); Phoenix Block (Bay City, Mich.); Washington Avenue (Bay City, Mich.); Center Avenue (Bay City, Mich.); Second National Bank (Bay City, Mich.); buildings; street scenes; streetcars; postcards
    • Detroit - Riverfront, Griswold to Randolph Streets

    • Black and white photograph from circa 1955-1960 of the Detroit, Michigan riverfront and skyline, showing the area between Griswold and Randolph Streets. From left to right can be seen the Guardian Building, Hudson's Department Store, the First...
    • Detroit (Mich.); Wayne County (Mich.); Detroit River (Mich. and Ont.); Wayne County Building (Detroit, Mich.); Ford Auditorium (Detroit, Mich.); First National Building (Detroit, Mich.); Guardian Building (Detroit, Mich.); J. L Hudson Company...
    • Detroit - Aerial view of Cobo Center, downtown Detroit

    • Black and white aerial photograph from circa 1965-1975 showing Cobo Center and Arena and downtown Detroit, Michigan. Notable buildings in this image include: Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse (1934), Guardian Building (1929), Greater Penobscot...
    • Detroit (Mich.); Wayne County (Mich.); Detroit River (Mich. and Ont.); Cobo Center (Detroit, Mich.); Cobo Arena (Detroit, Mich.); UAW-Ford National Programs Center (Detroit, Mich.); Guardian Building (Detroit, Mich.); Buhl Building (Detroit,...


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