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Image of 1945.088.001 - Postcard

1945.088.001 - Postcard

Color Postcard showing an elevated view of the Northway Motor and Manufacturing Co. plant. Printed on verso: "Northwat Motor and MFG. Co.'s factory turns out automobile motors in large quantities. Located on Maybury Ave. and G.T.R.R."

Image of 1945.099.001 - Postcard

1945.099.001 - Postcard

Color illustrated postcard depicting an aerial view of the Ford River Rouge Complex in Dearborn. On the Rouge River, a cargo ship is visible. Printed on verso: The River Rouge Plant covers an area of 1.096 acres. The Ford Motor Company also operates the plants in Highland Park, Dearborn and the Lincoln and Fordson plants; employs about 175,000 men in the U.S. and Canada and 8,000 abroad. The Fordson Plant covers 1,100 acres.

Image of 1945.100.001 - Postcard

1945.100.001 - Postcard

Black and white postcard depicting the blast furnaces at the Ford River Rouge Complex in Dearborn.

Image of 1945.101.001 - Postcard

1945.101.001 - Postcard

Black and white photographic postcard depicting the power house at the Ford Plant in Highland Park. Five smoke stocks have a "FORD" sign across them, and two water towers are in the background. In the foreground are automobiles and people. Printed on verso: Pub. By F.H. Mill, Dearborn, Mich.

Image of 1954.008.006 - Invoice

1954.008.006 - Invoice

Frederick Stearns and Company invoice for 5000 "Pr Rx Pills," sold to P.J. Winn and Company of Fork Union, Virginia for four dollars plus twenty one cents in postage, stamped July 20, 1900. The invoice is printed on letterhead including lithographs of Frederick Stearns and Company's Detroit laboratory, Windsor laboratory, and New York Office, as well as a coat of arms with a shield divided party per chevron and charged with three crosses, and a bird as a crest. The letterhead lists Frederick Kimball Stearns as the president, Frank C. McLaughlin as the vice president and treasurer, and Thomas Bennett as the secretary. "Bill F Stearns," is handwritten on the verso.

Image of 1954.008.007 - Invoice

1954.008.007 - Invoice

Frederick Stearns and Company invoice for two gallons of tar and cherry syrup sold to P.J. Winn and Company of Fork Union, Virginia for $4.50, stamped February 1, 1898. The invoice is printed on letterhead including lithographs of Frederick Stearns and Company's Detroit laboratory and a coat of arms with a shield divided party per chevron and charged with three crosses, and a bird as a crest. The letterhead lists Frederick K. Stearns as the president, Frank C. McLaughlin as the vice president and treasurer, and Thomas Bennett as the secretary. "Bill F. Stearns & Co., tar cherry 2 gallons, $4.50," is handwritten on the verso.

Image of 1954.008.009 - Invoice

1954.008.009 - Invoice

Frederick Stearns and Company invoice for "4 dz. tar & cherry 25¢," "2 dz. white pine expectorant 25¢," and "b. list and calendar," sold to P.J. Winn and Company of Fork Union, Virginia for $8.25, on April 13, 1892. The invoice is printed on letterhead including lithographs of Frederick Stearns and Company's Detroit laboratory and a coat of arms with a shield divided party per chevron and charged with three crosses, and a bird as a crest. The letterhead lists Frederick K. Stearns as the president, Frank C. McLaughlin as the vice president and treasurer, and Thomas Bennett as the secretary. The listing of Mark L. Dunning as the treasurer has been redacted beneath a red stamp. "Bill F. Stear

Image of 1954.008.011 - Invoice

1954.008.011 - Invoice

Frederick Stearns and Company, Manufacturing Pharmacists, monthly statement for the account of P.J. Winn and Company of Fork Union, Virginia. The leger is dated March 2, 1896, and is labeled as "Folio 55/5." A $6.92 balance is show for November 26th. "Paid Feb 26th, 1896, PM," is handwritten below. The invoice is printed on letterhead including lithographs of Frederick Stearns and Company's Detroit laboratory, Windsor laboratory, and New York Office, as well as a coat of arms with a shield divided party per chevron and charged with three crosses, and a bird as a crest.

Image of 1955.066.014 - Postcard

1955.066.014 - Postcard

Color photographic postcard depicting the HENRY FORD II docked at the Ford River Rouge Complex in Dearborn, on the Rouge River. Printed on verso: Ore Boat, Henry Ford, II. Docked at the Rouge Plant of the Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan. One of the fleet of ships that sails the Great Lakes bringing raw materials from Northern Michigan and Minnesota ports. Pub. By Hiawatha Card Co., Ypsilanti, Mich.

Image of 1955.066.024 - Postcard

1955.066.024 - Postcard

Color postcard with four images. They depict Henry Ford, a Quadricycle, Henry Ford's first workshop, and an aerial view of the Ford River Rouge Complex in Dearborn.

Image of 1957.329.001 - Poster

1957.329.001 - Poster

One advertisement poster entitled "Pingree & Smith's Shoe Factory, Detroit." The poster shows nine black and white half-tone images of the factory which was located on Jefferson Avenue. Printed text in the lower left corner shows "The Jefferson Press, Detroit."

Image of 1966.168.002 - Film, Motion Picture

1966.168.002 - Film, Motion Picture

Monochromatic, silent 16mm film with the introductory title card "What Makes Detroit A Great City? 'Industry and Henry Ford.'" The film features footage of automotive and other factories and industrial sites on Detroit's west, followed by a brief segment focusing on Dearborn. Each section is introduced with title cards. A Detroit News Pictorial newsreel story concerning the arrival of a Belgian ship is also included in the middle of the film. Following the introductory title card is one that reads, "Detroit's West Side, Heart of the Automobile Industry." The first auto factory featured is Cadillac's Detroit Assembly on Clark Street. A title card reads, "Cadillac Plant-moved from the e

Image of 1970.078.010 - Catalog

1970.078.010 - Catalog

104 page, 1886 catalog for Parke, Davis and Company. Sewn in a red cover bearing a lithograph of the Parke, Davis and Company laboratory and general offices between Guion Street, Atwater Street, Joseph Campau Street, and McDougall Avenue, as well as their New York office, and warehouse. Their laboratory of the manufacture of gelatin products is depicted on the back cover. Fluid extracts, normal liquids, German tinctures, concentrations, sugar-coated and gelatin coated pills, sugar coated granules, solid extracts, powdered extracts, concentrations, elixirs, syrups, medicinal wines, malt extracts, granular effervescent preparations, mineral water salts, compressed tablets, soluble elastic tabl

Image of 1970.078.013 - Catalog

1970.078.013 - Catalog

24 page, 1876 price list for Parke, Davis and Company. Sewn in a green cover bearing a lithograph of the Parke, Davis and Company laboratory on McDougall Avenue, Guion Street, and Atwater Street. Fluid extracts, sugar-coated pills, solid extracts, concentrations, powdered alcoholic extracts, elixirs, syrups, medicinal wines, granular effervescent preparations, granular and powdered effervescent mineral water salts, and spread plasters are listed within. A cut-away illustration of an abdomen demonstrating Dr. Wilson's Eureka Abdominal Supporter is featured on the last page.

Image of 1975.137.011 - Postcard

1975.137.011 - Postcard

Postcard featuring an illustration of the Peninsular Stove Company factory in Detroit on the recto. The card is addressed to "Mrs. Rosamund Kecuau" of Fairgrove, Michigan, and includes a handwritten recipe for a pineapple Jello dish on the verso.

Image of 1975.137.013 - Postcard

1975.137.013 - Postcard

Color postcard depicting the Hudson Motor Co. with a "Hudson" flag flying atop it. Printed on verso: Hudson Motor Co., Detroit, Mich. Hudson Motor Co., one of the largest Automobile factories in the world. Postmarked 1914.

Image of 1975.137.001 - Postcard

1975.137.001 - Postcard

Color postcard depicting an aerial view of the Burroughs factory complex. Printed on verso: Burroughs Adding Machine Co. - Burroughs Adding Machine Company, Detroit, Michigan, is the largest manufacturer of its kind in the world, building a complete line of adding, bookkeeping, billing, and calculating machines. It was first organized as the American Arithmometer Company in St. Louis in 1886, by William Seward Burroughs and his associates to produce and market the first practical adding machine, the invention of Burroughs.

Image of 1975.137.007 - Postcard

1975.137.007 - Postcard

Black and white photographic postcard depicting a street view of the Ford plant in Highland Park with several pedestrians visible. On the right side is the Highland Park State Bank. Also visible are utility poles and a water tower. Written on recto: Pesha Photo

Image of 1975.137.009 - Postcard

1975.137.009 - Postcard

Color postcard depicting a street view of the Ford plant in Highland Park. A water tower, and six American flags are visible. Handwritten message on verso reads "It is the only car on the streets.", postmarked Sep 18, 1913. Printed on verso: Ford Motor Company, Detroit, Mich. The Ford Motor Company is located at Highland Park and can be reached by taking Woodward Avenue Cars marked Log Cabin. There are more Fords made than any other car in the World, and much credit is given Henry Ford for his earnest efforts to make Detroit the Automobile City.

Image of 1975.137.030 - Postcard

1975.137.030 - Postcard

Color photographic postcard depicting the Ford River Rouge Complex in Dearborn, with the Rouge River in the foreground. Printed on verso: Located on the River Rouge on Detroit's southern boundary is the gigantic main plant of the Ford Motor Company, the capital of the Ford Empire. Pub. By Ludington News Co., Detroit, Mich.

Image of 1975.137.032 - Postcard

1975.137.032 - Postcard

Color photographic postcard depicting the Ford River Rouge Complex in Dearborn, with the Rouge River in the foreground. Printed on verso: The Ford Motor Company, River Rouge Plant, Dearborn, Michigan. Tours via motor bus are conducted through this vast plant, originating at the Ford Rotunda. Hiawatha Co., Ypsilanti Mich.

Image of 1975.137.035 - Postcard

1975.137.035 - Postcard

Color postcard depicting the Ford plant in Highland Park and thousands of employees standing in front. A water tower and "Ford Motor Company" sign are visible. Handwritten message on verso reads, postmarked Jan 17, 1916.

Image of 1978.083.010 - Music, Sheet

1978.083.010 - Music, Sheet

Sheet music for the "Acme March and Two Step", composed and arranged by Adelene Moran Holderness, published by the Acme White Lead & Color Works. Dedicated to the publisher. The cover features images of the composer and of the Acme White Lead & Color Works.

Image of 1981.021.018 - Drawing, Architectural

1981.021.018 - Drawing, Architectural

One architectural drawing entitled "Factory Building for Richard Bros. Die Works, Detroit, Michigan." The plan (Job 304) consists of black ink on linen and shows elevation views and a cross-section view of a proposed factory building at the corner of Orleans Street and Lyman Place Street. This drawing, shown at a scale of 1/4 inch = 1 foot, was part of a set of six sheets that were prepared by "J Lawson Miller, Architect."

Image of 1981.021.088 - Drawing, Architectural

1981.021.088 - Drawing, Architectural

Two architectural drawings with the first entitled "Factory Building for American Die Works, Detroit, Michigan" and the second entitled "East Side Elevation [and] West Side Elevation." The drawings (Job 279) consist of red and black ink on linen and show front and side elevation views as well as a cross-section detail for a proposed 1-story factory building. These drawings, shown at a scale of 1/4 inch = 1 foot, were part of a set of five sheets that were prepared by "J. Lawson Miller, Architect," for a proposed factory building on Milwaukee Avenue.

Image of 1981.021.127 - Drawing, Architectural

1981.021.127 - Drawing, Architectural

One architectural drawing entitled "Cross Section, Addition to Present Building, Allyne Brass Foundry Co." The drawing consists of red and black ink on linen and shows longitudinal and cross-section views of a proposed addition to an existing factory building. This drawing, shown at a scale of 1/4 inch = 1 foot, was part of a set of four sheets that were prepared by "J. Lawson Miller, Architect." Some blue and green pencil shading has been added on the verso to highlight various architectural details.

Image of 1981.021.137 - Drawing, Architectural

1981.021.137 - Drawing, Architectural

Two architectural drawings with the first sheet entitled "Branch Factory at Hillsdale, Michigan, for Richard Bros. Die Works, Detroit, Michigan." The drawing (Job 300) consists of black ink on linen and shows a front elevation view of a proposed factory building that has large windows along the side. The second sheet shows a cross-section view of the building, end elevation views, and various structural details. This drawing, shown at a scale of 1/4 inch = 1 foot, was part of a set of seven sheets that were prepared by "J. Lawson Miller, Architect."

Image of 1981.021.223 - Drawing, Architectural

1981.021.223 - Drawing, Architectural

One set of architectural drawings (4 sheets). The drawings consist of red and black ink on linen and show floor plans for a proposed building for "The Aluminum Castings Co., Owners, Detroit, Michigan." The floor plans include space for a testing room, laboratory, dark room, office, and stock rooms. The plans were drawn at a scale of 1/4 inch = 1 foot by "J. Lawson Miller, Architect." Some green, orange, and yellow pencil shading has been added on the verso to highlight various architectural details.

Image of 1981.021.288 - Specification

1981.021.288 - Specification

One booklet entitled "Specification for - Building: Solid Brick Two Story Factory Building Addition, Owner: C. M. Hall Lamp Company, Location: North Side of Hancock Ave., E., Between Hastings and Rivard Sts., Detroit, Michigan." The architectural specifications (Job 298, Set No. 1) are bound in a booklet that has two brass fasteners at the top. The cover is made of heavy tan paper and includes typewritten text for the title. Printed text beneath the title shows the name, "J. Lawson Miller, Architect." The cover interior and outside back cover have printed advertisements for many contractors, tradesmen, and building materials suppliers. The booklet contains 60 pages of typewritten text th

Image of 1981.021.290 - Specification

1981.021.290 - Specification

One booklet entitled "Specification for - Building: Solid Brick One Story Factory Building, Owner: Richard Bros. Die Works, Detroit, Michigan, Location: North of Hillsdale on the Hillsdale-Jonesville Road Between Mechanic St. and N.Y.C. Railroad, Hillsdale, Michigan." The architectural specifications (Job 300, Set No. 1) are bound in a booklet that has two brass fasteners at the top. The cover is made of heavy tan paper and includes typewritten text for the title. Printed text beneath the title shows the name, "J. Lawson Miller, Architect." The cover interior and outside back cover have printed advertisements for many contractors, tradesmen, and building materials suppliers. The booklet