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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;...
    • 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 - "Aerial perspective of proposed Chrysler expressway"

    • Black and white aerial view of downtown Detroit, Michigan from 1960. The view is looking north from Woodward east to Rivard and the Detroit River north to about Adams, and shows the proposed I-375 route on the right.
    • Detroit (Mich.); Wayne County (Mich.); Woodward Avenue; Randolph Street (Detroit, Mich.); Gratiot Avenue (Detroit, Mich.); Jefferson Avenue (Detroit, Mich.); Cadillac Square (Detroit, Mich.); Grand Circus Park (Detroit, Mich.); David Stott Building...
    • 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;...
    • Detroit - "Campus Martius, Detroit, Mich."

    • Color postcard from approximately 1958 depicting the Campus Martius looking southwest in downtown Detroit, Michigan. The buildings shown in this image are, from far left to far right: First National Building (Albert Kahn, 1922), Guardian Building...
    • Detroit (Mich.); Wayne County (Mich.); Campus Martius (Detroit, Mich.); Michigan Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (Detroit, Mich.); Detroit City Hall (Detroit, Mich.); Hammond Building (Detroit, Mich.); ; Guardian Building (Detroit, Mich.); Buhl...
    • Barnes, George C.

    • Portrait of George C. Barnes, 1862-1864. Battle Creek. Entered service in company C, Twentieth Infantry, at organization, as Captain, July 17, 1862, at Detroit, for 3 years, age 26. Commissioned July 29, 1862. Mustered Aug. 16, 1862. Acting...
    • Barnes, George C. ; George C. Barnes; American Civil War ; ; ; Twentieth Michigan Infantry ; 20th Michigan Infantry; captain ; lieutenant colonel ; major ; Battle Creek (Mich.) ; Detroit (Mich.) ; Petersburg (Va.) History Siege, 1864-1865 ;...
    • Detroit - Detroit Skyline and boating on the river

    • Black and white photograph of the Detroit, Michigan skyline in circa 1977-1987, showing the Renaissance Center towers (first five towers completed 1977), Ford Auditorium (1955), Coleman A. Young Municiple Center (1955 - Harley, Ellington & Day),...
    • Detroit (Mich.); Wayne County (Mich.); Detroit River (Mich. and Ont.); Renaissance Center (Detroit, Mich.); One Woodward Avenue; Guardian Building (Detroit, Mich.); Ford Auditorium (Detroit, Mich.); Coleman A. Young Municipal Center (Detroit,...
    • 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....
    • Cook, Bradford

    • Portrait of Bradford Cook, 1861-1864. Howell. Entered service in company A, Tenth Infantry, at organization, as Second Lieutenant, Oct. 4, 1861, at Cohoctah, for 3 years, age 26. Commissioned to date Oct. 1, 1861. Mustered Feb. 6, 1862. ...
    • Cook, Bradford ;Bradford Cook; American Civil War ; ; ; Tenth Michigan Infantry ;10th Michigan Infantry; second lieutenant ; first lieutenant ; captain ; Howell (Mich.) ; Cohoctah (Mich.) ; Marietta (Ga.) ; Kennesaw Mountain, Battle of, Ga., 1864...
    • Flint - Aerial view from downtown west

    • Black and white aerial photograph from 1977 showing the downtown area looking west. Visible in the downtown area are the Genesee Bank Building, the Citizens Bank Building (with the "C.B." sign and globe on the roof), the Mott Foundation Building...
    • Flint (Mich.); Genesee County (Mich.); Flint River (Mich.); Citizens Bank Building (Flint, Mich.); Genesee Bank Building (Flint, Mich.); Mott Foundation Building (Flint, Mich.); First National Bank Building (Flint, Mich.); Michigan National Bank...
    • Detroit - Eastern portion of financial district skyline

    • Black and white photograph from circa 1950-1960 of the Detroit, Michigan skyline and Detroit River, viewing the eastern portion of the financial district. Buildings in this image include: Greater Penobscot Building (1928 - Wirt C. Rowland for...
    • Detroit (Mich.); Wayne County (Mich.); Greater Penobscot Building (Detroit, Mich.); Buhl Building (Detroit, Mich.); Guardian Building (Detroit, Mich.); J. L Hudson Company (Detroit, Mich.); J. L. Hudson Building (Detroit, Mich.); UAW-Ford National...


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