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Liberty and Union: 1924

Liberty and Union: 1924

Detroit circa 1924. "Michigan Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, Cadillac Square." Also: "Don't Jay Walk -- Stay Safe." 5x7 inch glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

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Wind Direction?

I noticed that there are four US flags in the photo, but the two flags top left are flying 180 degrees from the one in the lower right and the other flag is not blowing at all. Could the proximity to tall buildings be the cause?

Dig something?

I thought she was carrying a shovel.

Font and center

Nice product placement, Dave!

Rise up

The monument has been restored and surrounded by Campus Martius Park. It was raised five feet onto a granite base with fountains.

Monumental

Now that's the kind of Civil War Monument I can wholeheartedly support.

Dive into Jacksonville Florida

This has to be one of the earliest billboard pinup pix. No earlier ladies swimwear would have survived impact with the water.

And where, in 1940, I would make my debut.

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