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Majestic: 1900

Majestic: 1900

Detroit circa 1900. "Majestic Building and Campus Martius." The Motor City, back when bicycles and horses filled the streets. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.


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Busy Detroit

What a great image of those busy times; these street scenes are some of my favorite pictures on Shorpy.

I enjoy picking out and wondering about the details -- has the supplicant toward the center on the street just asked the portly gentleman for the time? (Or a dime?) The lady behind them looks like she's tired of waiting for someone. Love the calm but attentive dog on the right, and Mr. Suave Moustache and his lady on the lower left.

I can't tell what that arrow/shovel-looking object on the center sidewalk is -- a fallen street sign? But nobody seems concerned about it, whatever it is. Folks with things to do and people to see.

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