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Avenue W: 1910

Avenue W: 1910

Detroit, 1910. "Woodward Avenue." A prequel to the bustling scene depicted here. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

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Pianos Everywhere!

No shortage of pianos in 1910 Detroit - Apollo, Grinnell Bros., Germain, and then in the 1912 photo - Melville Clark, Bush & Lane, Manufacturers, Cable and Tarrand. Billy Joel would be in heaven here.

My aching back

Interesting the piano dealers seem to have all grouped together. Even more interesting is the one advertising they are on the fifth floor! Yikes!

Not entirely gone.

A few notable survivors here and there.

The sequel

It’s very much worth visiting the suggested link to see the bustling scene two years later. Of particular note in the 1912 scene is the woman alighting from the streetcar on the left, as a small crowd of men in boaters gallantly wait. The woman about to descend the streetcar steps is a vision in white, her head a gauzy swirl.

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