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Vintage photos of:
Detroit Metropolitan Airport, Detroit, MI. Year unknown.
Up until the late 1970s, Detroit Metro Airport had a small lot where citizens could park their cars (for free) and watch plane arrivals and departures. DTW has grown exponentially since, and you can’t even see a runway, due to sprawling new terminals and acres of parking. (The streaky clouds are actually deep scratches)
Image courtesy of the Box of Curly Photos from my parents. View full size.