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Name Belle Isle

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Image of 1935.065.002 - Postcard

1935.065.002 - Postcard

Black and white postcard depicting a tree and boulder with a plaque in front of the Casino on Belle Isle. Handwritten message on verso, postmarked May 12, 191[?].

Image of 1937.058.999 - Booklet

1937.058.999 - Booklet

Booklet titled "Belle Isle Illustrated", featuring a brief history of Belle Isle, along with several views of the park including a canal scene, the Newsboy's Fountain, the interior of the Casino, a driving trail, and the mouth of the Detroit River. The first page reads "...Souvenir... of Belle Isle" and features a portrait depiction of "Chas. F. Marschner, Lessee." Also included are advertisements for Globe Tobacco, G. Burlage & Son, G. & R. McMillan, Hotel Schlitz in Put-in-Bay, Shetland ponies from Watkins' Farm, Ben Hur Cigars, Cabinet Cigar Co., Ferdinan Kuhn Liquor Emporium, F. Bossenberger's creams and chocolates, Della Rocca cigars, and C.P. Collins & Co. A signature on the inside cove

Image of 1945.092.001 - Postcard

1945.092.001 - Postcard

Black and white postcard depicting the James Scott Memorial Fountain by Cass Gilbert on Belle Isle. Pub. By F. H. Mill, Dearborn, Mich. The S. L. Co., Sturgis, Mich.

Image of 1945.096.001 - Postcard

1945.096.001 - Postcard

Color postcard depicting an aerial view of the southwest end of Belle Isle. In view are the Detroit River, James Scott Memorial Fountain, and MacArthur Bridge. Printed on verso: Belle Isle, Detroit's beautiful island park, a cool retreat during the summer, considered by many to be the most beautiful in the world is in the Detroit River near the very heart of the city, contains 20 miles of fine roads, canals for boating, horticultural gardens, a zoo, yacht and boat clubs, an aquarium and picnic grounds.

Image of 1945.097.001 - Postcard

1945.097.001 - Postcard

Color postcard depicting the Skating Pavilion on Belle Isle, with two canoes on Lake Takoma in the foreground.

Image of 1945.108.001 - Postcard

1945.108.001 - Postcard

Color postcard depicting the Nancy Brown Peace Carillon on Belle Isle. Printed on verso: Nancy Brown Peace Carillon - A $60,000 white tower, erected on Belle Isle by the readers of Nancy Brown's Experience column in the Detroit News. Dedicated to peace. Begun in October 1939. First concert, July, 1940, attended by tens of thousands.

Image of 1947.135.002 - Booklet

1947.135.002 - Booklet

Booklet describing a proposed "Monument to Be Erected by the People to Commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the Founding of Detroit," copyright Henry Russel 1900. The monument was to be a Doric column twenty-four feet in diameter and two hundred twenty feet high, and was to stand "upon a site reclaimed from the river at the lower end of Belle Isle Park." The booklet features a several page description of the monument and the reasons why it was being proposed, and also solicits funds for the construction of the project, which was estimated to cost one million dollars. A color illustration of the proposed monument can be found on the verso of the first page. Also located in the booklet is a lis

Image of 1951.081.004 - Music, Sheet

1951.081.004 - Music, Sheet

Sheet music for the song "The Ferry to Belle Isle", words by Dorothy Bumps McKee, music by Jeanellen McKee, published by the Shelby Music Publishing Co.

Image of 1952.421.003 - Booklet

1952.421.003 - Booklet

One booklet entitled "Address to the Public. The Advisibility of Purchasing Belle Isle for a Park, Water Works and Basis for a Tunnel. A Review of a Pamphlet, by D. Farrand Henry, Esq., Entitled 'Reasons for desiring a Removal of the Water Works." A Defense Of the action of the Common Council, and a Review of the Arguments of the Chief Engineer of the Water Board in favor of the Hamtramck Scheme." Printed in Detroit by the Union Job Printing Company in 1874. The cover is printed on light blue paper.

Image of 1953.124.001l - Postcard

1953.124.001l - Postcard

Black and white postcard depicting the Conservatory on Belle Isle, with a canal in the foreground.

Image of 1953.124.001m - Postcard

1953.124.001m - Postcard

Color postcard depicting canoes on a Belle Isle canal, with many people along the shore and a bridge in the background.

Image of 1953.249.002 - Program, Theater

1953.249.002 - Program, Theater

Staple-bound program booklet for the third annual production of William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at the band shell on Belle Isle by the Detroit Civic Theatre with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, performed from July 7th to July 12th, 1931. Information and photos of the cast, as well as advertisements are contained within. An ad for an upcoming production of "After Dark" at the Detroit Civic Theatre is printed on the back cover.

Image of 1953.249.003 - Program, Theater

1953.249.003 - Program, Theater

Program sheet for the third annual production of William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at the band shell on Belle Isle by the Detroit Civic Theatre with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, performed from July 7th to July 12th, 1931. The cast and scenes are listed on the recto, and a passage about the Detroit Civic Theatre is on the verso. The programs were printed by The Detroit Times.

Image of 1955.272.227 - Postcard

1955.272.227 - Postcard

Color postcard depicting the granite William Muir Memorial Drinking Fountain on Belle Isle, with a horse-drawn vehicle in the background.

Image of 1953.420.001 - Booklet

1953.420.001 - Booklet

Booklet describing a proposed "Monument to Be Erected by the People to Commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the Founding of Detroit," copyright Henry Russel 1900. The monument was to be a Doric column twenty-four feet in diameter and two hundred twenty feet high, and was to stand "upon a site reclaimed from the river at the lower end of Belle Isle Park." The booklet features a several page description of the monument and the reasons why it was being proposed, and also solicits funds for the construction of the project, which was estimated to cost one million dollars. A color illustration of the proposed monument can be found on the verso of the first page. Also located in the booklet is a lis

Image of 1955.272.228 - Postcard

1955.272.228 - Postcard

Color postcard depicting the Belle Isle Police Station.

Image of 1954.190.018 - Postcard

1954.190.018 - Postcard

Color postcard depicting a canal on Belle Isle, with a bridge in the background. Handwritten message on verso, postmarked Dec 22, 1908.

Image of 1955.066.003 - Postcard

1955.066.003 - Postcard

Color postcard depicting the Casino on Belle Isle, with Lake Tacoma in the foreground. People are visible in canoes and near the water's edge.

Image of 1955.066.009 - Postcard

1955.066.009 - Postcard

Color postcard depicting an aerial view of the Detroit Yacht Club, with the Detroit River, boats, and Lake Muskoday in view.

Image of 1955.066.013 - Postcard

1955.066.013 - Postcard

Color photographic postcard depicting the Nancy Brown Peace Carillon on Belle Isle. Printed on verso: The Famous Nancy Brown Peace Carillon. Erected on Belle Isle, by the people of Detroit, Michigan and dedicated to the cause of World Peace.

Image of 1955.066.025 - Postcard

1955.066.025 - Postcard

Color photographic postcard depicting the Detroit Boat Club, with a blue awning and a woman standing on the shore. Printed on verso: The Detroit Boat Club on Famous Belle Isle. Detroit, Michigan's, island playground.

Image of 1955.272.155 - Postcard

1955.272.155 - Postcard

Color postcard depicting the Conservatory on Belle Isle, with a gardener working in front.

Image of 1955.238.008 - Postcard

1955.238.008 - Postcard

Color postcard depicting the Detroit Yacht Club, with the Detroit River and pier in the foreground. Handwritten message on verso, postmarked Aug 18, 1910.

Image of 1955.272.165 - Postcard

1955.272.165 - Postcard

Black and white postcard depicting the Aquarium and Conservatory on Belle Isle.

Image of 1955.272.166 - Postcard

1955.272.166 - Postcard

Black and white postcard depicting the Casino Way Bridge over a canal on Belle Isle. People canoe under and stand on the bridge.

Image of 1955.272.188 - Postcard

1955.272.188 - Postcard

Color postcard depicting people canoeing on a canal near a bridge on Belle Isle. In the foreground a child sits on the shore.

Image of 1955.272.201 - Postcard

1955.272.201 - Postcard

Color postcard depicting an elevated view along Central Avenue on Belle Isle. The street is crowded with pedestrians and horse-drawn vehicles. In the foreground is a round flowerbed. Printed on verso: Fairbanks, Morse & Co. Scales, Etc.

Image of 1955.272.202 - Postcard

1955.272.202 - Postcard

Color postcard depicting carriages on a road on Belle Isle, with several people along the sides and steamships on the Detroit River in the background. Printed on verso: Will call on or about […] Representing Fairbanks, Morse & Co. Scales, Etc.

Image of 1955.272.222 - Postcard

1955.272.222 - Postcard

Black and white postcard depicting the Lily Pond on Belle Isle, with people on a bridge in the background.

Image of 1955.272.235 - Postcard

1955.272.235 - Postcard

Black and white postcard depicting a crowd gathered for a concert at the Band Stand on a bridge over a canal on Belle Isle. People are seated along the shore and canoes populate the canal.