Historic Photos of Detroit (Hardcover)

Mary J. Wallace

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Synopsis: From the Underground Railroad to the Model T, the Cultural Center to Motown, Historic Photos of Detroit is a photographic history collected from the areas top archives. With around 200 photographs, many of which have never been published, this beautiful coffee table book shows the historical growth from the mid 1800's to the late 1900's of ""the Motor City"" in stunning black and white photography. The book follows life, government, events and people important to Detroit and the building of this unique city. Spanning over two centuries and two hundred photographs, this is a must have for any long-time resident or history lover of Detroit!

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What results is an amazing compilation of images. This richly illustrated coffee-table book offers a glimpse into a mostly lost world. --The Walkerville Times

Historic Photos of Detroit offered enlightening insights into the Motor City as it rose from an outpost on the frontier to an automobile and military manufacturing powerhouse to the first stages of racial tensions that affect the city to the present time. The photos are all black and white, and they end in the 1960s, before things took a serious slide. You do get to feeling wistful when you realize that old photos of Detroit and Chicago look so similar, and yet today the cities have drifted apart. All in all, the book provided a lot of food for thought and conversation. It will occupy a visible place in our home as a potent history lesson. --mikeandhallie.blogspot.com

Mary J. Wallace's Historic Photos of Detroit is a great collection of images spanning from the 1860's to the 1960's. As a native Detroiter, whose father was born, raised and worked in Detroit most of his life, I found myself intensely studying each of the photos. The photos from the 1940's on were of particular interest as I would search the photo's for familiar landmarks and imagine what it may have been like to be my father playing and working on those very streets and wondering if he or other family members might have even been in a few pictures. At 205 pages with hundreds of historic photos, this book is the perfect addition to any native Detroiters personal collection and is sure to bring back memories of days gone by...kudos to Mary J. Wallace and Turner Publishing! --haphazardrandomness.blogspot

Times are hard in Detroit right now: the big three automakers are struggling to survive, all of them in need of a bailout from the federal government to keep from going bankrupt. Our former mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was forced to resign in September and is currently serving a four month jail sentence. The Detroit Lions are 0 and 9. This city has seen better days, no doubt about it. But when, exactly? I found the answer in Historic Photos of Detroit, a book compiled by Mary J. Wallace and published by Turner Publishing Company. In looking back at the city that Detroit once was, I can't help but think ahead to the city it is now and will become in the years ahead.

--jvalka.blogspot

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