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Image of 1957.139.014 - Certificate, Membership

1957.139.014 - Certificate, Membership

Certificate certifying William J. Higham as a member of the parade committee during Detroit's bi-centenary celebrations. The heading at the top of the certificate reads "BI-CENTENARY of the founding of Detroit," and indicates that the celebration took place "July 24-25-26th," 1901. A drawing under the header depicts Cadillac landing at Detroit in 1701. The text of the certificate reads: "A Memento of the celebration of the Bi-Centenary of the founding of the City of Detroit. This is to Certify that William J. Higham was a member of the Parade Committee." Signature on the bottom right of the certificate reads "William C. Maybury," followed by the printed text "Chairman General Executive Commit

Image of 2009.068.023 - Napkin

2009.068.023 - Napkin

"Bicentennial Observance" cocktail napkin, printed in red and blue with an image of a 13-star American flag and the Liberty Bell.

Image of 2013.042.492 - Poster

2013.042.492 - Poster

One Bicentennial poster honoring "General Anthony Wayne, The Revolutionary War Hero Who Was Responsible For Bringing Detroit Under The American Flag For the First Time, July 11, 1796." The poster shows a color reproduction of a painted portrait of Anthony Wayne that was done in 1796 by Jean Pierre Henri Elouis. Small printed text near the bottom edge shows "Published By The Detroit Historical Society July 4th, 1976 - The Bicentennial of the United States of America."

Image of 2014.004.264 - Map

2014.004.264 - Map

Fold out map, "Detroit's Historic Churches within the Grand Blvd. Area," printed in black, red, and blue on white paper. Published for the American Revolution Bicentennial in 1976, prepared by Allan R. Treppa, and made possible through a grant by the National Bank of Detroit. The map features 32 numeric labels for churches bound by West Grand Boulevard and East Grand Boulevard. A legend to the right lists the churches that correspond to each number. The bottom of the map shows five engravings of historic churches. The 32 churches labelled on the map are as follows: 1. Mariners' Church. 2. SS. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church (HM). 3. Second Baptist Church (HM). 4. St. Mary Roman Cat

Image of 2014.114.003 - Pamphlet

2014.114.003 - Pamphlet

Pamphlet promoting the last flying of the "world's largest flag" at Hudson's downtown location on Flag Day, June 14, 1976. The pamphlet lists the program for the event, which includes a performance by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, remarks by Joseph L. Hudson, Mayor Coleman A. Young, and Joyce Garrett of Detroit Bicentennial, and "America's Birthday Party celebrated with Wesely's Quaker Maid ice cream, Vernor's ginger ale, and a performance by the Pershing High School Drum Corps. Information about the flag is printed on the pamphlet's verso.

Image of 2014.004.193 - Drawing

2014.004.193 - Drawing

Color drawing, mounted on board, showing a National Bank of Detroit Proposed Fort Display at Historic Fort Wayne. The proposed display was to be part of the Historic Fort Wayne Restoration project and Detroit's Bicentennial Project, presumably during the celebration of United States of America's bicentennial in 1976. The drawing shows the exhibit space which has an American flag color scheme in the background, 14 frames hanging on the backing, and a model of a Civil War Union soldier standing in front of the display. Signs at the top left and right of the exhibit read "Historic Fort Wayne Restoration" and "Detroit's Bicentennial Project."

Image of 1953.026.002 - Print, Photographic

1953.026.002 - Print, Photographic

A mounted sepia-toned gelatin silver print of a float that was part of the Floral Parade celebrating Detroit's bicentennial, held July 26, 1901. The float is mounted on streetcar trucks and is decorated to depict a scene from Detroit's history. A sign on the float's front notes "18. The Three Flags." Atop, a float decorated like clouds and bearing three light bulb-filled starbursts, are three flag-bearing women representing France, Britain, and the United States. At the front, behind a shield decorated with four fleurs-de-lis stands a woman wearing a similarly decorated gown, and a crown, and waving the flag of the Bourbon family. The woman representing Britain sits at the center, wearing a c

Image of 1953.026.003 - Print, Photographic

1953.026.003 - Print, Photographic

Photograph. Sepia-toned gelatin silver photo of a parade float that was part of the Detroit Bi-Centenary Parade. The float is mounted on streetcar trucks and is decorated to show the industrial progress of the city. A sign at the right end of the float notes "20. Future city of the Straits." Two men are standing to the right side of the float. The words, "Greater Detroit, Industry, Commerce, and Science," can be seen on the float with "Detroit" spelled out in electric lights at the top. Handwriting on the verso notes "Prophetic - Greater Detroit in 2001."

Image of 1953.026.004 - Print, Photographic

1953.026.004 - Print, Photographic

Photograph. Sepia-toned gelatin silver photo of a parade float that was part of the Detroit Bi-Centenary Parade. The float is mounted on street car trucks and is decorated to show the industrial progress of the city. Six women are standing on the float and posing as statues. The words, "Greater Detroit, Industry, Commerce, and Science," can be seen on the float with "Detroit" spelled out in electric lights at the top. A sign at the right end of the float notes "20. Future City of the Straits." A man, woman, child, and policeman are standing to the right of the float. Handwriting on the verso notes "Prophetic Float - Greater Detroit in 2001."

Image of 1953.026.005 - Print, Photographic

1953.026.005 - Print, Photographic

Photograph. Sepia-toned gelatin sliver photo of a parade float that was part of the Detroit Bi-Centenary Parade. The float is mounted on a street car truck and decorated with the bow of a sailing warship and a man on a horse. Three men are standing on the ship and one man is seated on the horse. A sign at the right end of the float notes "Meeting of Perry and Shelby." The parade is moving along a residential street and several houses and trees can be seen in the background, but the street name is not known. Handwriting on the verso notes "Meeting of Perry & Shelby - 1813."

Image of 1953.026.006 - Print, Photographic

1953.026.006 - Print, Photographic

Photograph. A mounted sepia-toned gelatin silver print of a float that was part of the Floral Parade celebrating Detroit's bicentennial, held July 26, 1901. The float is mounted on a streetcar truck and decorated to depict a scene from Detroit's history. An illuminated sign on the float's front notes "Navigation." At the front of this float, decorated to look like waves, are a pair of hippocampi drawing a chariot made from a giant shell. Behind this are models of a two-masted sailing ship, representing the Griffon, as well as the steamer, Walk-in-the-Water. The front end of the "Future City on the Straits" float is visibly on the left edge. The parade is moving along a residential street w

Image of 1953.026.007 - Print, Photographic

1953.026.007 - Print, Photographic

Photograph. Sepia-toned gelatin silver photo of a decorated automobile that was part of the Detroit Bi-Centenary Parade. The car body and wheels are covered with artificial flowers. Two men are seated in the front seat of the auto and two women are seated in the back. All are well-dressed and one of the women is holding a parasol. Several bystanders can be seen in the background which appears to be a city park. One man is standing in the street near the front of the auto. (The same man can also be seen in photo 1953.026.018 so it is possible that he was involved with the parade organization or was an assistant to the photographer.) Handwriting on the verso notes "Olds Automobile for M

Image of 1953.026.008 - Print, Photographic

1953.026.008 - Print, Photographic

Photograph. Sepia-toned gelatin silver photo of a parade float that was part of the Detroit Bi-Centenary Parade. The float consists of a wagon that is decorated with an eagle and shield, two carved heads, floral garlands, and fleurs des lis. Six women, dressed in long white gowns and floral garlands, are seated in the wagon which is being drawn by four horses. The horses are covered with long white capes and garland, and each horse also wears a single feathery plume. Four men, dressed in colonial attire, are standing near the horses. A sign on the side of the wagon advertises "Freeman Delamater & Co." The parade is moving along a residential street and several houses are visible in the

Image of 1953.026.009 - Print, Photographic

1953.026.009 - Print, Photographic

Photograph. Sepia-toned gelatin silver photo of a parade float that was part of the Detroit Bi-Centenary Parade. The float consists of a decorated wagon that is being drawn by two horses and which carries a queen and three female attendants who are holding advertisement banners for the Parlor Match Company. The side of the wagon has a decorative painted sign which notes "Parlor Match. Flint and Steel, 1776; Sulphur Dip, 1805; Sulphur Match, 1827." The near horse is wearing a sign that advertises "The Diamond Match Company." Two men, dressed in colonial attire, are standing at the front of the float with the horses. A wood frame house and a brick apartment building are visible in the ba

Image of 1953.026.010 - Print, Photographic

1953.026.010 - Print, Photographic

Photograph. Sepia-toned gelatin silver photo of a parade float that was part of the Detroit Bi-Centenary Parade. The float consists of a decorated wagon that is being drawn by four horses and carrying six people who are wearing costumes to represent different people of the world. A seventh person on the float is dressed as Uncle Sam. A sign on the side of the wagon notes "Search Light Parlor Match, Made by the Diamond Match Co." A sign on the back of the wagon notes "Factories: America, Switzerland, England, Africa, Germany, Peru, Brazil." The horses are all wearing signs that note "Diamond Match Co." Four more costumed people are standing in front of the float and horses. A brick apa

Image of 1953.026.011 - Print, Photographic

1953.026.011 - Print, Photographic

Photograph. A mounted sepia-toned gelatin silver print of a float on an unidentified street that was part of the Floral Parade celebrating Detroit's bicentennial, held July 26, 1901. The float is mounted on streetcar trucks and decorated to depict a scene from Detroit's history. An illuminated sign at the right end of the float notes "Bloody Run." A bridge sits at the center of the float. On one side are five men in stereotypical Native American costumes; on the other are three men in stereotypical British colonial military costumes. Visible on the far right is a sign that reads "Wayne's Army in Possession." A police officer stands to the right of the float. In the background are onlookers an

Image of 1953.026.012 - Print, Photographic

1953.026.012 - Print, Photographic

Photograph. Sepia-toned gelatin silver photo of a parade float that was part of the Detroit Bi-Centenary Parade. The float is mounted on street car trucks and is decorated to show the interior and exterior of a log cabin. A sign at the right end of the float reads "Disclosure of the Conspiracy." A policeman is standing near the back right corner of the float. Handwriting on the verso notes "Pontiac's Conspiracy Exposed - 1792." The parade is moving along a residential street with large trees and a house in the background but the street name is unknown.

Image of 1953.026.013 - Print, Photographic

1953.026.013 - Print, Photographic

Photograph. Sepia-toned gelatin silver photo of a parade float that was part of the Detroit Bi-Centenary Parade. The float is mounted on streetcar truck and decorated with a rowboat that is carrying Cadillac, a priest, and three of his crew as they approach the shore. Two men, dressed as Indians, are standing at the shoreline. A sign at the right end of the float notes "Landing of Cadillac 1701." The parade is moving along a residential street and three wood-frame houses can be seen in the background, but the street name is not known. Several spectators can also be seen in the background. Handwriting on the verso notes "Landing of Cadillac, 1701."

Image of 1953.026.014 - Print, Photographic

1953.026.014 - Print, Photographic

Photograph. Sepia-toned gelatin silver photo of a parade float that was part of the Detroit Bi-Centenary Parade. The float is mounted on a streetcar truck and decorated with a throne and tapestries to depict the court of Louis XIV of France. Two men are standing on the float to represent Cadillac and his son. Three other men are standing near the throne to portray Louis XIV, a cardinal, and an advisor. A sign at the right end of the float notes "Cadillac before Louis XIV." The parade is moving along a residential street and several houses can be seen in the background but the street name is not known. Several spectators are standing behind the curb. Handwriting on the verso notes "Cad

Image of 1953.026.015 - Print, Photographic

1953.026.015 - Print, Photographic

Photograph. A mounted sepia-toned gelatin silver print of a float that was part of the Floral Parade celebrating Detroit's bicentennial, held July 26, 1901. The float is mounted a streetcar truck and decorated to depict a scene from Detroit's history. An illuminated sign on the float's front notes "Fire 0f 1805." A central tower, a miniature two-dimensional skyline, and the city seal encircled by light bulbs rise up from the base of the float, decorated to resemble burning debris. More light bulbs are visible lining the interior of the float. The front of the float depicting "Cass Breaking his Sword" is visible on the far left. The parade is moving along a residential street with houses and t

Image of 1953.026.016 - Print, Photographic

1953.026.016 - Print, Photographic

Photograph. Sepia-toned gelatin silver photo of a parade float that was part of the Detroit Bi-Centenary Parade. The float consists of a floral-decorated, horse drawn wagon that shows a large swan and a gondola. A gondolier is standing at the gondola stern, a woman is seated in the middle, and another woman is standing at the bow of the gondola. One girl is seated at the front of the float and another girl is seated at the rear. Three African-American men are standing by the horses. A floral sign on the side of the float notes "Breitmeyer," which was most likely John Breitmeyer Sons florists (as listed in the 1901 Detroit City Directory). The parade is moving along a residential street

Image of 1953.026.017 - Print, Photographic

1953.026.017 - Print, Photographic

Photograph. Sepia-toned gelatin silver photo of a decorated horse drawn carriage that was part of the Detroit Bi-Centenary Parade. The carriage body and wheels are covered with artificial flowers. One man is seated in the driver's seat with three women and a girl seated in the back of the carriage. All are well-dressed and one of the women is holding a parasol. Many spectators can be seen in the background which appears to be a city park. Handwriting on the verso notes "Mrs. Sarah M. Dudley's Stanhope." (A Stanhope was a type of light carriage and was named after Henry FitzRoy Stanhope.)

Image of 1953.026.018 - Print, Photographic

1953.026.018 - Print, Photographic

Photograph. Sepia-toned gelatin silver photo of a decorated horse drawn cart that was part of the Detroit Bi-Centenary Parade. The cart body and wheels are covered with artificial flowers. A woman is seated in the driver's seat and a man is seated in back. Both are well-dressed and the woman is holding a buggy whip. The cart is moving along a residential street and two large houses can be seen in the background, but the street name is not known. A man is standing in the street near the horse. (The same man can also be seen in photo 1953.026.007 so it is possible that he was involved with the parade organization or was an assistant to the photographer.) Handwriting on the verso notes "

Image of 1953.026.019 - Print, Photographic

1953.026.019 - Print, Photographic

Photograph. Sepia-toned gelatin silver photo of a parade float that was part of the Detroit Bi-Centenary Parade. The float is mounted on a streetcar truck and decorated to depict a scene from Detroit's history. A sign at the right end of the float notes "15. Cass Breaking His Sword." Five men, dressed in military uniforms of the War of 1812, are standing near the center of the float which has a fort stockade and windmill on the left and a large rock on the right. The parade is moving along a residential street with houses and trees in the background, but the street name is not known. A man in an Indian costume is standing at the far left side of the photo.

Image of 1953.026.020 - Print, Photographic

1953.026.020 - Print, Photographic

Photograph. Sepia-toned gelatin sliver photo of a parade float that was part of the Detroit Bi-Centenary Parade. The float is mounted on a streetcar truck and decorated with two canoes and a log cabin that represents a fur trading post. A sign at the right end of the float notes "The Fur Traders." The parade is moving along a residential street and two wood frame houses can be seen in the background, but the street name is not known. Handwriting on the verso notes "The Coming of the Fur Traders."

Image of 1953.026.021 - Print, Photographic

1953.026.021 - Print, Photographic

Photograph. A mounted sepia-toned gelatin silver print of a float that was part of the Floral Parade celebrating Detroit's bicentennial, held July 26, 1901. The float is mounted on a streetcar truck and decorated to depict a scene from Detroit's history. An illuminated sign on the float's front notes "Wayne's Army in Possession." Five men in colonial-era army costumes, bearing muskets, a bugle, and a drum, stand before a small mock-up of a battlement bearing a cannon and a flag pole. The British Union flag is draped on the tower, while an American flag is raised. Foliage both painted and real, composes the front of the float. A man in a police helmet is in the foreground at the lower left. T

Image of 1953.026.022 - Print, Photographic

1953.026.022 - Print, Photographic

Photograph. Sepia-toned gelatin silver photo of a parade float that was part of the Detroit Bi-Centenary Parade. The float consist of a coal wagon (made of riveted steel) that is being drawn by two horses and is decorated with various country flags. Two men are at the front of the wagon (one standing and one seated) and four children are seated in back. The name, "Jewett, Bigelow & Brooks. Coal.," is painted on the side of the wagon and the floral letters, "JBB," can be seen just above the painted letters. Two men are standing in the street near the horses and a third man is standing near the back of the wagon. The parade is moving along a residential street and several wood-frame hous

Image of 1953.026.023 - Print, Photographic

1953.026.023 - Print, Photographic

Photograph. Mounted sepia-toned gelatin sliver print of a parade float that was part of the Floral Parade celebrating Detroit's bicentennial, held July 26, 1901. The float is mounted on a streetcar truck and decorated with foliage, a campfire made of light bulbs, a tepee, and a snowshoe suspended from three poles. A sign at the right end of the float notes "Pontiac's Conspiracy." The parade is moving along a residential street and two wood frame houses can be seen in the background, but the street name is not known. Two women and two young girls are visible in the background on the right. Partially visible on the far right is a man releasing the preceding float's trolley pole from the overhea

Image of 1953.026.024 - Print, Photographic

1953.026.024 - Print, Photographic

Photograph. Sepia-toned gelatin silver photo of a parade float that was part of the Detroit Bi-Centenary Parade. The float is mounted on street car trucks and is decorated to show early French explorers who have placed a large wooden cross on land. Three explorers and a horse are standing on the float. A sign at the right side of the float notes "First Cross" along with several additional words that are not legible due to the angle of the sign. The parade is moving along a residential street with several houses and trees being visible in the background. There are about ten spectators who are standing behind the curb.

Image of 1953.026.025 - Print, Photographic

1953.026.025 - Print, Photographic

Photograph. Sepia-toned gelatin silver photo of a parade float that was part of the Detroit Bi-Centenary Parade, in the intersection of Miami Avenue and Wilcox Street. The float consists of a wagon that is being drawn by four horses and decorated as a log cabin trading post. Five figures are standing on the float in front of the trading post with one dressed in colonial attire and the other four dressed as Indians. A sign across the top of the trading post notes "Dry Goods; 1701 - Burnham, Stoepel & Co." Three men are standing beside the horses in the street. A small crowd of spectators can be seen on the right side of the photo. The "Index Printing Co." building is visible in the back