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On the Ohio: 1910
... (ostensibly) the moon. One of many Detroit Publishing moonlight views . - Dave] Moonlight? I'm going to have to differ with ... taken a position a bit upriver, almost certainly the south tower of the Suspension Bridge. Both bridges align slightly to the west of due ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/29/2012 - 2:42pm -

On the Ohio: 1910

Up Woodward: 1908
... Avenue from Grand Circus Park." A record number of "moonlight tower" arc lamp standards on view here. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/08/2012 - 7:37pm -

Up Woodward: 1908

Moonlight Tower: 1899
... 1899. "Majestic Building." And a good view of one of the "moonlight tower" arc lamp standards whose base can be seen in the previous post. Some of ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 10/17/2020 - 10:35am -

Moonlight Tower: 1899

War of the Worlds: 1905
... and one of Detroit's celebrated arc-lamp standards, or "moonlight towers" -- appropriately reminiscent of Wells and Verne in a plaza ... reveals a "man basket" that hoisted a worker inside the tower, using the pulleys visible in the photograph. Moonlight towers in ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/14/2012 - 3:34pm -

War of the Worlds: 1905

Russell House: 1900
... rate it looks to have been an interesting day for him. Moonlight Tower Sighting! It's been a while since we've seen one. Timeline TIL ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 01/05/2021 - 4:14pm -

Russell House: 1900

Welcome to Detroit: 1900
... Monument; rising to the right is one of the city's "moonlight tower" carbon-arc lamps. Palm trees and bananas strike a tropical note. 8x10 ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/13/2013 - 3:50pm -

Welcome to Detroit: 1900

The Heart of Detroit: 1907
... much illumination did they actually cast? Is a radio tower in the center of the picture? It appears to be a large tower. ... Starbucks be far behind? Seedy Just sayin' Moonlight Tower I believe that the structure in the center foreground of the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/29/2012 - 10:13am -

The Heart of Detroit: 1907

Field of Mars: 1890
... 1890s. "Campus Martius, Detroit." Down the street, a "moonlight tower" arc-lamp stanchion. Detroit Publishing Co. glass negative. View full ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/26/2012 - 4:55pm -

Field of Mars: 1890

Snow Globe: 1902
... the building. Knabe Pianos is still in business. Moonlight tower The framework at upper right is the base of a moonlight tower. There ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 01/22/2013 - 10:36pm -

Snow Globe: 1902

Cadillac Square: 1902
... and Wayne County building." The rigging is for one of the "moonlight tower" arc lamps that provided nighttime illumination, an example of which can ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/13/2013 - 12:14pm -

Cadillac Square: 1902

Washington Park: 1907
... is the base of an arc-lamp standard, part of the city's "moonlight tower" municipal lighting system. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/06/2012 - 9:29am -

Washington Park: 1907

Savannah: 1905
... looking north. This corner is now the home of Drayton Tower, an apartment building built in the late 40's. You can see the long ... a smaller and more widely used version of the larger "moonlight tower" lamps used in Detroit and other cities. Brush arc lamps were ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/22/2012 - 2:45pm -

Savannah: 1905

Welcome Hay Dealers: 1900
... Building; also note the National Hay Association sign and "moonlight tower" arc lamp. View full size. Dapper Daredevil He seems to be on ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/18/2012 - 7:29pm -

Welcome Hay Dealers: 1900

Start Your Engines: 1903
... E. Metzger, pioneering dealer in Automobiles. Also: a "moonlight tower." 8x10 glass negative. View full size. Very Tall Tower This ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/08/2014 - 12:27pm -

Start Your Engines: 1903

Base Ball To-Day: 1908
... triples, RBI's, insolent people slapped ... Moon Tower? Is that moon tower in the background one of the thirty one that was ... stand at Zilker and parts of the downtown? [It's a moonlight tower. - Dave] & Blackwell It's possible that this photo ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/09/2018 - 7:40pm -

Base Ball To-Day: 1908

Woodward in Winter: 1910
... in front of the church is one of the city's arc-lamp "moonlight towers." View full size. What is the tower? I noticed a radio looking tower in the background, but there looks ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/02/2012 - 5:24pm -

Woodward in Winter: 1910

Detroit: 1897
... 1892. If she is not quite in fashion, then 1893. Moon tower! That looks exactly like one of the "moonlight towers" of Austin, Texas -- and according to Wikipedia, they were ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/20/2012 - 10:22am -

Detroit: 1897

Swim Teem: 1917
... by now if still living! Waiting for the Night The tower that a couple of people are climbing on here is a sort of miniature version of Detroit's "moonlight" towers. An opposite view from the water, including the beautiful ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/25/2012 - 3:11pm -

Swim Teem: 1917

Infrastructure: 1910
... rose here still stands, if just barely. Note the two "moonlight tower" carbon arc lamp standards in the distance. 8x10 inch glass negative, ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/21/2012 - 4:52pm -

Infrastructure: 1910

Tubular Lanterns: 1905
... cans illustrated between the windows, and the arc-lamp "moonlight tower" to the right. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/08/2011 - 10:18am -

Tubular Lanterns: 1905

The Public Square: 1901
... and Sailors' Monument and Detroit Opera House. Plus a "moonlight tower" super-streetlight. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/23/2017 - 12:23am -

The Public Square: 1901

Boiled Dinners: 1910
... Building (and, rising behind it, the Ford Building), a "moonlight tower" arc lamp stanchion, and the bunting-bedecked City Hall. 8x10 glass ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/10/2017 - 7:42pm -

Boiled Dinners: 1910
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