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Lilpup
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Post Number: 2305
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Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2007 - 2:13 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hanna Furnaces, Great Lakes Steel, 1942

not a lot of Detroit pictures, but a cool site
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Burnsie
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Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2007 - 3:11 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That photo is from the Library of Congress collection of Farm Security Administration photographs:

http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/ query/D?fsaall:5:./temp/~ammem _qdiO::

"Dave," who submitted the photo, credited the photographer but also should have credited the LOC website.
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Bulletmagnet
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Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2007 - 4:49 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Lilpup, thanks for that linkage! I checked out that site this AM and loved the photos. The WWII color always gets me. Most of my memories of that piece of history are in black and white, this is why I really dig those Kodachrome shots. Very cool, indeed. And the same thanks go to Burnsie, for the same reasons.
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Bertz
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Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2007 - 8:00 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

coke ovens?
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Burnsie
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Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2007 - 9:13 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

You can download extremely high resolution TIFF files of those photos from the LOC website. I burned a bunch onto DVD. Keyword "Detroit" in the color section, and there are 15 photos. Eight of them are of the steel mills. Of the remainder, you don't want to miss the pics taken from the Maccabees Building and looking east-west-north-south, and the one from the Fisher Building looking down on Second Ave.
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Burnsie
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Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2007 - 9:15 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Especially with the large-format (not 35mm) Kodachrome scans, it's like looking through a window into a lost world. The film was very slow back then so there's an overall dark shading to most of the pictures, but the detail and color are AMAZING.
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Lilpup
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Posted on Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 10:37 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

low density isn't always a bad thing

Grand Circus Park, 1921
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Mercman
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Posted on Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 11:03 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That is an AWESOME site...I spent the better part of Wed afternoon going thru it.

Really makes you appreciate what we have now-a-days.

The old pics of Detroit are incredible.
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Gsgeorge
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Posted on Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 11:10 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

cool shot! I was surprised to see that it was taken by ARTHUR SIEGEL. I just saw an exhibit of Arthur Siegel photos here in SoCal. He was a pretty prolific photographer back in the day, and studied at U of M.

http://www.stephencohengallery .com/artists/vintage/siegel.ht ml

(Message edited by gsgeorge on June 14, 2007)

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