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Teddy the Tailor: 1910

Teddy the Tailor: 1910

Detroit circa 1910. "Griswold Street looking toward Ford Building." Our title comes from the tailor shop at left. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

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Terminal loop

More likely a terminal loop for turning back cars on short workings. Detroit cars were single-ended, and also could haul trailers.

Detroit Streetcar System had a Problem

Streetcar 1156 has (then) modern features for passenger comfort, including hot water heat, evidenced by the smokestack above the front platform for venting a coal burning hot water heater.

Trying to make riding the streetcar attractive to people whose livelihood depended upon the vehicle which spelled doom to the streetcars.

Trackwork Puzzle

I'm intrigued by the arrangement of trackage and overhead wire on the streetcar system. It appears that the double track line approaching the camera turns 90 degrees to exit the picture on the right, and that there is an additional loop encircling the cameraman upon which traffic can only move in a clockwise direction. Perhaps a monument or fountain?

SHORPY OLD PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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