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    • Detroit - Washington Boulevard, looking north from Michigan Avenue, approximately 1956

    • Black and white photograph from approximately 1956 of Washington Boulevard, looking north from Michigan Avenue in Detroit, Michigan. The Book Building and Tower is on the left, built in 1926 by Louis Kamper. On the right is the Washington Boulevard...
    • Detroit (Mich.); Wayne County (Mich.); Washington Boulevard (Detroit, Mich.); Michigan Avenue (Detroit, Mich.); General Alexander Macomb Monument (Detroit, Mich.); Book Building (Detroit, Mich.); Industrial Bank Building (Detroit, Mich.);...
    • Grand Ledge - Panorama of Grand Ledge, approximately 1910

    • Black and white panoramic photograph from approximately 1910 of Grand Ledge, Michigan. Image includes the newly constructed concrete bridge, which replaced the 1870 iron bridge in 1910.
    • Grand Ledge (Mich.); Eaton County (Mich.); Grand River; rivers; bridges; aerial views; cityscapes;
    • Chelsea - "Wellfair [sic] Building, Chelsea, Mich."

    • Black and white postcard from approximately 1915 of photograph from approximately 1906 of the Glazier Stove Company's Welfare Building in Chelsea, Michigan. From the Michigan Historical Marker for the building: "The Welfare Building was constructed...
    • Chelsea (Mich.); Washtenaw County (Mich.); Welfare Building (Chelsea, Mich.); Glazier Stove Company (Chelsea, Mich.); buildings; recreation; stoves industry; postcards; sports & recreation facilities;
    • Grand Ledge - "Bridge Street, Grand Ledge, Mich."

    • Color postcard from approximately 1914 of the first auto parade in Grand Ledge, Michigan, approximately 1905. Ransom E. Olds (founder of Olds Motor Vehicle Company in Lansing, and the Oldsmobile and Reo brands) and his wife are in the first car.
    • Grand Ledge (Mich.); Eaton County (Mich.); Olds, Ransom Eli, 1864-1950; Bridge Street (Grand Ledge, Mich.); carriages and coaches; automobiles; parades; crowds; people; men; women; storefronts; street scenes; postcards
    • Grand Ledge - Grand Ledge House Hotel, approximately 1916

    • Black and white postcard from approximately 1916 of the Grand Ledge House Hotel (demolished in 1933) in Grand Ledge, Michigan.
    • Grand Ledge (Mich.); Eaton County (Mich.); Grand Ledge House Hotel (Grand Ledge, Mich.); hotels; buildings; street scenes; crowds; people; automobiles;
    • Detroit - Old Capitol and Detroit High School, approximately 1875

    • Black and white photograph of the old Detroit High School (known also as Capitol High School and is what became Central High School) on Griswold Street in Detroit, Michigan. The building was built in 1828 and served as the territory courthouses....
    • Detroit (Mich.); Wayne County (Mich.); Central High School (Detroit, Mich.); capitol buildings; Griswold Street (Detroit, Mich.); Capitol Park (Detroit, Mich.); Michigan State Capitol (Detroit, Mich.); schools; buildings; storefronts; street...
    • Cheboygan - Main St. Cheboygan, Mich."

    • Black and white postcard from approximately 1910 showing a southwest view of Main Street, taken from State Street in Cheboygan, Michigan.
    • Cheboygan (Mich.); Cheboygan County (Mich.); Main Street (Cheboygan, Mich.); street scenes; storefronts; people
    • Detroit - "Business Centre from Ford Building, Detroit, Mich."

    • Color postcard from approximately 1919 showing an elevated view of Griswold Street and Woodward Avenue, looking north from the Ford Building and overlooking the Detroit City Hall in Detroit, Michigan. On the east side of Griswold, on the corner of...
    • Detroit (Mich.); Wayne County (Mich.); Griswold Street (Detroit, Mich.); Woodward Avenue; Capitol Park (Detroit, Mich.); Majestic Building (Detroit, Mich.); Chamber of Commerce Building (Detroit, Mich.); Detroit City Hall (Detroit, Mich.); Burnham,...
    • Cheboygan - "Birds Eye View Showing Courthouse and River, Cheboygan, Mich."

    • Black and white postcard from approximately 1910 of an aerial view of Cheboygan, Michigan, along the Cheboygan River. The large red brick building with the clock tower on the left is the Cheboygan County Courthouse, built 1898-1900. The building...
    • Cheboygan (Mich.); Cheboygan County (Mich.); Cheboygan River (Mich.); Cheboygan County Courthouse (Cheboygan, Mich.); First Congregational Church (Cheboygan, Mich.); Cheboygan Brewing & Malting Company (Cheboygan, Mich.); Cheboygan High School...
    • Grindstone City - Grindstones along breakwater

    • Black and white photograph from approximately 1965 showing grindstones lining the breakwater along the shore of Lake Huron in Grindstone City, Michigan. The city was founded around the grindstone quarries, with its primary industry focused on this...
    • Grindstone City (Mich.); Huron County (Mich.); grindstones; women; people; beaches; Lake Huron; lakes; shorelines
    • Map of Jackson County, [c. 1844].

    • Series 32 of record group 59-4. Item 01018. Map of Jackson County, Michigan. Date: c. 1844. The map was published under the direction of Douglass Houghton, state geologist, pursuant to an act of the Legislature of the state of Michigan. "W.J....
    • Jackson County (Mich.); railroads
    • Grand Rapids - "Grand Rapids Home Coming and 60th Anniversary Celebration"

    • Color postcard from approximately 1910 celebrating Grand Rapids, Michigan's sixtieth anniversary. The postcard shows an image of a parade, as well as images of the Elks' Temple and the D. A. Blodgett Home for Children.
    • Grand Rapids (Mich.); Kent County (Mich.); D. A. Blodgett Home for Children (Grand Rapids, Mich.); fraternal buildings; parades; orphanages; buildings; postcards
    • Detroit - "The Foot of Jefferson Avenue"

    • Black and white stereograph from approximately 1866 showing merchants and laborers seated on barrels outside a store on Jefferson Avenue in Detroit, Michigan.
    • Detroit (Mich.); Wayne County (Mich.); Jefferson Avenue (Detroit, Mich.); street scenes; carriages and coaches; stores; merchants; people; men; stereographs
    • Map of Washtenaw County, [c. 1844].

    • Series 36 of record group 59-4. Item 01017, Printed map of Washtenaw County. Date: c. 1844. The map was published under the direction of Douglass Houghton, state geologist, pursuant to an act of the Legislature of the state of Michigan. "W.J....
    • Washtenaw County (Mich.); wetlands; rivers;soil types; soil maps
    • Saginaw - Early city view

    • Black and white copy print of a drawing from approximately 1849 of early Saginaw, Michigan. The area in the image is the site of the future city hall.
    • Saginaw (Mich.); Saginaw County (Mich.); Saginaw River; settlements; rivers
    • Lansing - Michigan Avenue, looking east from capitol

    • Black and white photograph from approximately 1948 showing an elevated view down Michigan Avenue, looking east from the state capitol, in Lansing, Michigan. The tall building is the Bank of Lansing Building (now the Comerica Bank Building), built...
    • Lansing (Mich.); Ingham County (Mich.); Michigan Avenue (Lansing, Mich.); Bank of Lansing Building (Lansing, Mich.); Comerica Bank Building (Lansing, Mich.); United States Post Office (Lansing, Mich.); automobiles; cityscapes;

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