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Old City Photos (Black and White)

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Anybody out there know where to find a few good photos of their cities from th 1800's and early 1900's?

If so, I'd love to see them.

Black and White ones and Tinted ones are preferred.

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Detroit:

Campus Martius from City Hall, 1900s

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The Penobscot Building towers over old city hall in 1951. City Hall is decorated for the city's 250th birthday.

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Kmart got its start here, at Woodward and State, which was once the busiest pedestrian intersection in the world.

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Griswold Street looking north

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Holiday Shopping crowds at State and Woodward, 1950s

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Late night shoppers at Kern's Department Store, 1950s

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The Detroit Opera House, 1880s. This building stood where Kern's Department Store in the previous photo used to stand. Today the Compuware world headquarters stand on the site.

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Grand Circus Park, 1920s

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Detroit from the Wolverine Hotel, 1920s

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Washington Boulevard, 1880s

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Typical neighborhoods, 1920s

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West Adams Street, 1940s

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Grand Avenue at Second Street, 1920s

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Davison Freeway, 1942. The Davison was the first depressed urban freeway in the country.

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Detroit Skyline from Windsor, 1920s

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Washington Boulevard

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Washington Boulevard Again

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Washington Boulevard, 1920s

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Detroit in its heyday, eh Allan?

Like the pics.

Wonder if the city will ever return to that kind of "glory". I hope it does.

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and this is my native city 130-70 years ago...

the oldest Mosow church in Kremlin (built in 1330 :thumbsup:, "killed"=destroyed in 1933; retrophoto: 1882)

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the heart of Moscow, Russia is Red Square : 1870 vs 08/2005 (Retro vs Nowadays)

(some people can't believe in "1870" variant - the difference is too great!)

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horse-drawn tram (so-called "kOnka") near Moscow Kremlin, 1880th

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TverskAya street (the main street of Moscow in the past and nowadays too; but overwhelming majority of buildings were destroyed :angry: in 1937 under Stalin)

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one of the symbols of old Moscow - the Red Gates (destroyed in 1927)

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Lubyanka square , 1911 (all demolished :cry: )

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the wall of KitAi-gOrod , the old Moscow's trade district (destroyed in 1930th)

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Canal Street in New Orleans around 1920(this was an actual picture turned into a postcard)

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Panorama of New Orleans in 1919

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There are lots of old New Orleans pics, I will add more later!

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A few more le'troit:

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The Necklace District and Grand Circus Park

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Broderick Tower

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A time when Hudson's (Marshall Field's) was king!

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Those Charlotte pics are amazing. In the 1975 pic it almost looks like the Pentagon with the Washington Monument in the middle! :blink: Any ideas what that structure was?

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Roanoke Va, 1927

Downtown

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Memorial Ave Bridge, neighborhood is pretty much unchanged since this photo.

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Aerial view looking towards Mill Mountain over the South Roanoke neighborhood. Hey I can see my house from here. I grew up in the last visible house in the lower left of the photo. It's more visible in the original scan.

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Those Charlotte pics are amazing. In the 1975 pic it almost looks like the Pentagon with the Washington Monument in the middle! :blink: Any ideas what that structure was?

^^Thanks! I thought they were nice too.... I have no idea about that structure though, but I know it is Charlotte because of the 9 pyramid building on the right side of the 1975 picture (it was torn down though :( ).....

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