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;...
Color postcard from circa 1940-1950 showing the Detroit River and banks, with the Whittier hotel on the far left in Detroit, Michigan. The Harmsworth Cup, a motorboat competition between nations, was held on the Detroit River twelve times between...
Detroit (Mich.); Wayne County (Mich.); Detroit River (Mich. and Ont.); The Whittier (Detroit, Mich.); Agree, Charles N. (Charles Nathanial), 1897-1982; rivers; hotels; docks; postcards
Black and white copy print of a 1914 photograph of stores on Woodward Avenue preparing to move in anticipation of the block being demolished to be replaced with the J. L. Hudson's Department Store Building.
Detroit (Mich.); Wayne County (Mich.); Woodward Avenue; J. L. Hudson Building (Detroit, Mich.); storefronts; stores; street scenes; streetcars; automobiles; bookstores; clothing stores; music stores; people;
Letter from Frederick and Christian Bush to George Bush dated October 23, 1863. In this letter, they discusses the status of their regiment, seeing dead bodies from the Battle of Falling Waters (July 1863), agriculture, and hunting.
American Civil War; Christian Bush; Bush, Christian; Frederick Bush; Bush, Frederick; George Bush; Bush, George; Seventh Michigan Cavalry; 7th Michigan Cavalry; Gainesville (Va.); Corporal; death; regimental history; agriculture; hunting;
Black and white copy print of a photograph from circa 1880-1890 showing the future location of Tiger Stadium (also known as Navin Field and Briggs Stadium) on the corner of Trumbull and Michigan Avenues in the Corktown district of Detroit, Michigan.
Detroit (Mich.); Wayne County (Mich.); Corktown (Detroit, Mich.); Trumbull Avenue (Detroit, Mich.); Michigan Avenue (Detroit, Mich.); U.S. Route 12 (Mich.); Tiger Stadium (Detroit, Mich.); street scenes; mills; carriages and coaches