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Image of 1945.086.001 - Postcard

1945.086.001 - Postcard

Black and white postcard depicting the Windsor skyline, with the Detroit River in the foreground.

Image of 1959.200.011a - Certificate

1959.200.011a - Certificate

Certificate of appreciation given to Henry D. Brown in 1959. The certificate is in color and features a pink border at the top and a blue border on the bottom. The upper border contains the logo of the International Freedom Festival and the bottom border depicts the Spirit of Detroit. The text of the certificate is as follows: "Certificate of Appreciation Award to Henry D. Brown by the people Detroit and Windsor for outstanding contributions to the first annual International Freedom Festival. Michael Patrick Mayor, Windsor T. Stewart Guderson Chairman, Canadian Activities Louis C. Miriani Mayor, Detroit Carl Johnson Chairman, American Activities" Copy 1 of 2. Other copy 1959.20

Image of 1959.200.011b - Certificate

1959.200.011b - Certificate

Certificate of appreciation given to the Detroit Historical Museum in 1959. The certificate is in color and features a pink border at the top and a blue border on the bottom. The upper border contains the logo of the International Freedom Festival and the bottom border depicts the Spirit of Detroit. The text of the certificate is as follows: "Certificate of Appreciation Award to Detroit Historical Museum by the people Detroit and Windsor for outstanding contributions to the first annual International Freedom Festival. Michael Patrick Mayor, Windsor T. Stewart Guderson Chairman, Canadian Activities Louis C. Miriani Mayor, Detroit Carl Johnson Chairman, American Activities" Copy

Image of 1961.001.037 - Map

1961.001.037 - Map

Map, on paper, of downtown Detroit highlighting 35 notable hotels, stores, and buildings and advertising the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel. Text at the top of the map reads "Welcome to Detroit take this opportunity to visit Canada only 3 minutes by auto or Tunnel Bus." Crossed American and Canadian flags are at the top left. The back of the page features a a photograph showing the Detroit entrance to the Detroit-Windsor tunnel with one bus entering and one bus emerging. The City-County Building is in the background. Text underneath the photograph reads as follows: "Cross the border... through the only International Auto Tunnel in the World Direct rout, 3 minutes downtown Detroit to Winds

Image of 1963.227.001 - Map

1963.227.001 - Map

One map entitled "Historical Map of the Essex Frontier." The map is printed in color ink and shows the Detroit River region including Detroit and Wayne County on the U. S. side of the river as well as Windsor and Essex County on the Canadian side. The map includes many small drawings and historical notes concerning people and events that were part of the early history of the area.

Image of 1968.205.003 - Newspaper

1968.205.003 - Newspaper

One sheet, containing pages 151-154 of the October 23, 1886 edition of Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. Pages 152-153 features a composite of illustrations titled "Michigan. - Views In and About the City of Detroit and the City of Windsor, Canada." from sketches by C. Upham. The views featured include as follows: View of Detroit from Windsor ; "Ole Bone" Man ; City Hall ; Water Works and Stand Pipe ; Griswold Street ; Market House ; Grand Circus Park ; Custom House at Windsor Detecting a Smuggler ; View of Windsor ; Jars with Spawn Undergoing the Hatching Process ; Filling the Jars with Spawn ; White Fish Hatchery ; Interior of the Hatchery.

Image of 1991.064.553 - Poster

1991.064.553 - Poster

Four pieces of paper taped together to create a poster showing the world-wide manufacturing facilities of the Champion Spark Plug Co. The 14 facilities depicted include ones in Detroit, Windsor, ON, Cambridge, OH, and Toledo, OH, Burlington, IA, and Hellertown, PA.

Image of 1991.064.555 - Poster

1991.064.555 - Poster

Black and white poster depicting eight manufacturing facilities of the Champion Spark Plug Co. These include the Ceramic Division in Detroit, Champion Spark Plug Co. of Canada in Windsor, ON, the Cambridge Plant in Cambridge, OH, and the Aircraft Spark Plug Division in Toledo, OH.

Image of 1991.064.556 - Poster

1991.064.556 - Poster

Black and white poster depicting the General Office and Factory of the Champion Spark Plug Company of Canada Limited in Windsor, ON. Published by Howard W. Soper, Windsor, Ont.

Image of 1991.064.564 - Poster

1991.064.564 - Poster

Black and white poster depicting eight manufacturing facilities of the Champion Spark Plug Co. These include the Ceramic Division in Detroit, Champion Spark Plug Co. of Canada in Windsor, ON, the Cambridge Plant in Cambridge, OH, and the Aircraft Spark Plug Division in Toledo, OH. Inset are the images of board chairman R. A. Stranahan, board co-chairman F. D. Stranahan, and president R. A. Stranaham, Jr. along with a short written summary of the company.

Image of 2004.060.005 - Letter

2004.060.005 - Letter

Handwritten letter and envelope sent by Andrew Inglis of London, England to David Birrell, of Windsor, Canada, concerning matters of religion and the effect of the Civil War on the supply of cotton in England. London 31st January 1861 My Dear Birrell, I had much pleasure in receiving your letter, and note[?] all you say. It is, as you remark, a delightful thought "God loves us," for had our salvation depended on our love to God we could and have been saved as all after the fall. But may you and I not be thankful that we have been led by the Spririt to choose the better part which shall not be taken away from us, may we not be thankful that we have had the light that is denied to so many

Image of 2005.048.008 - Program

2005.048.008 - Program

Program for the Lodge of Instruction held by Great Western Lodge No. 47 of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons at the Masonic Temple in Windsor, Ontario, on March 21, 1912. The program contains the list of members, the menu, a list of toasts, a list of members who are bring conferred new degrees, and portraits of several officers. The program is bound in a white cardstock cover with a small gold embossed image of the compass and square along with the title.

Image of 2007.050.023 - Postcard

2007.050.023 - Postcard

Color postcard depicting the Windsor approach to the Michigan Central Railway Tunnel, with men near the tunnel entrances and utility poles in the background. Printed on verso: The Detroit River Tunnel, has the unique distinction of being the only tunnel of its type ever built. It was constructed in sections, all work being done from the surface of the water without the use of compressed air. The Tunnel is operated electronically. Construction was started October 1, 1906, and completed July 1, 1910. The length from portal to portal is 1 3/8 miles, and from summit of grade 2 ½ miles. It was built by the Detroit River Tunnel Company for the M. C. R. R. at a cost of $8,500,000.

Image of 2008.112.224 - Card, Greeting

2008.112.224 - Card, Greeting

Single-sided holiday greeting card printed on off-white textured paper bearing a print from an engraving titled, "Steamer MAYFLOWER and Detroit Riverfront from Canada in the Year 1852." Depicted within are well-dressed people standing in the foreground among the foliage on Windsor's shore. The steamer MAYFLOWER is in the center of the composition, heading down river. Surrounding it are smaller sailing ships and steamers. Detroit is in the background. The domed roundhouse of the Michigan Central Railroad yard is visible among the buildings. A note in the corner credits the engraving to an 1852 issue of Gleason Pictorial, and the etching to Charles E. Curry. "Christmas and New Year Greetings,

Image of 2008.112.246 - Print

2008.112.246 - Print

Mounted black and white print of a drawing of the Detroit River circa 1826 taken from page 375 of volume one of Silas Farmer's book, The History of Detroit and Michigan. The drawing is inspired by the painting, Detroit as Seen from the Canadian Shore in 1821, by Alexander Macomb. The Windsor shore of the river is pictured at the lower right, where a man sits atop a rock, fishing. To his right, a woman sits inside a tipi. A pair of rowboats are nearby in the river, while several sailing ships are docked along the opposite shore, in Detroit. The twin steeples of St. Anne's Catholic Church rise above the city's roof tops. The western tip of Belle Isle is visible in the distance. "Somner del., fr

Image of 2009.019.287 - Postcard

2009.019.287 - Postcard

Oversize color photographic postcard depicting the Canadian patrol boat PCT-762 docked in Windsor, with the Detroit downtown skyline in the background across the Detroit River. Near the Detroit shore is the steamship EASTERN STATES. Buildings in view include Book Tower, Greater Penobscot Building, Buhl Building, Guardian Building, Veterans Memorial Building, and the City-County Building under construction. Printed on verso: Detroit, Michigan, located on the banks of the Detroit River between Lakes Huron and Erie. With a population of 1 1/2 million it is the 4th largest city in the United States. This view taken from Windsor, Ontario. 94% of all American passenger cars are manufactured here.

Image of 2012.020.690 - Postcard

2012.020.690 - Postcard

Color postcard depicting a view along Ouellette Avenue in Windsor, facing north towards a ferry in the Detroit River. Commercial buildings and pedestrians line the street.

Image of 2012.020.002 - Postcard

2012.020.002 - Postcard

Oversize color postcard depicting an aerial view of Elmwood Casino and Motor Hotel on the west side of Dougall Avenue in Windsor. Printed on verso: The strikingly modern Elmwood Casino and Motor Hotel is conveniently located on Highway 3B, just 12 minutes from downtown Detroit. Easily accessible from all direction, the 90-unit Elmwood Hotel provides the ultimate in guest facilities and comfort. Ultra modern rooms, Completely air conditioned, Heated year-round outdoor pool, Dial direct room telephones, Room T.V., F.M. music, Complete room service, Baby sitting service, Complete car service, Ample parking, American and Cantonese food, Breakfast and luncheon room, Cocktail lounge, Two shows ni

Image of 2012.020.688 - Postcard

2012.020.688 - Postcard

Black and white postcard depicting a view along Ouellette Avenue in Windsor, facing north towards a ferry in the Detroit River. Commercial buildings and pedestrians line the street. Handwritten message on recto, postmarked Jun 6, 1908.

Image of 2012.044.058 - Postcard

2012.044.058 - Postcard

Color photographic postcard depicting the WORLD DISCOVERER docked in Windsor, with the downtown Detroit skyline in the background. In the foreground is a parking lot. Printed on verso: MV Lowell Thomas World Discoverer; Cruising the Great Lakes; Midwest Cruises, Inc. of Indianapolis (317-257-4186) offers the only exclusive luxury ship with all out-side cabins with facilities and dining at its best.

Image of 2012.044.061 - Postcard

2012.044.061 - Postcard

Color postcard depicting an elevated view along Ouellette Avenue in Windsor, facing north towards the Detroit River. Commercial buildings line the street which is filled with streetcars. Handwritten message on verso, postmarked May 26, 1912.

Image of 2012.045.460 - Postcard

2012.045.460 - Postcard

Oversize black and white postcard depicting the Detroit skyline with Windsor, Ontario in the foreground. Several ships are docked on the Detroit River. The Fort Shelby Hotel, Michigan Bell Building, Book Cadillac Hotel, Buhl Building, Greater Penobscot Building, Guardian Building, and First National Building are visible. Printed on verso: Detroit Skyline. A fine view of downtown Detroit with its skyscrapers grouped around the river front at the foot of Woodward Avenue. Tied up at the docks are two of the large boats that ply the Great Lakes. In the foreground, by contrast, are the flat roofs of the low buildings in Windsor, Ontario, on the Canadian side of the Detroit River. Just below Detro

Image of 2012.046.778 - Postcard

2012.046.778 - Postcard

Color postcard depicting an elevated view of commercial buildings along a street in Windsor. Signs read "J.E. Banwell" and "Wm. Gray & Sons Co."

Image of 2012.046.779 - Postcard

2012.046.779 - Postcard

Color postcard depicting the District Courthouse on the east side of Sandwich Street in Windsor. Superimposed on the scene is a coat of arms with the motto, "On Whose Dominions the Sun Never Sets".

Image of 2012.046.780 - Postcard

2012.046.780 - Postcard

Color postcard depicting a view along Ouellette Avenue in Windsor, facing north towards a ferry in the Detroit River. Commercial buildings and parked cars line the street. A sign reads "Gibson Bros Tobacconists, Souvenirs". Superimposed on the scene is coat of arms with the motto, "On Whose Dominions the Sun Never Sets".

Image of 2012.046.828 - Postcard

2012.046.828 - Postcard

Color postcard depicting the Windsor approach to the Michigan Central Railway Tunnel, with a train on the tracks. Printed on verso: The Detroit River Tunnel, has the unique distinction of being the only tunnel of its type ever built. It was constructed in sections, all work being done from the surface of the water without the use of compressed air. The Tunnel is operated electronically. Construction was started October 1, 1906, and completed July 1, 1910. The length from portal to portal is 1 3/8 miles, and from summit of grade 2 ½ miles. It was built by the Detroit River Tunnel Company for the M. C. R. R. at a cost of $8,500,000.

Image of 2012.046.832 - Postcard

2012.046.832 - Postcard

Color postcard depicting the Windsor approach to the Michigan Central Railway Tunnel. Printed on verso: East Portal, Michigan Central R. R. Tunnel, from the Canadian Side. The Detroit River Tunnel, has the unique distinction of being the only tunnel of its type ever built. It was constructed in sections, all work being done from the surface of the water without the use of compressed air. The Tunnel is operated electronically. Construction was started October 1, 1906, and completed July 1, 1910. The length from portal to portal is 1 3/8 miles, and from summit of grade 2 ½ miles. It was built by the Detroit River Tunnel Company for the M. C. R. R. at a cost of $8,500,000.

Image of 2012.046.833 - Postcard

2012.046.833 - Postcard

Color postcard depicting the Windsor approach to the Michigan Central Railway Tunnel Handwritten message on verso, postmarked Sep 15, 1911.

Image of 2012.046.836 - Postcard

2012.046.836 - Postcard

Color postcard depicting an electric train engine with men crowded onto it at the Windsor entrance to the Michigan Central Railway Tunnel. Printed on verso: Electric Engine, Detroit, Mich. The Detroit River Tunnel was built for the M. C. R. R. at a cost of $8,500,000. It is 1 3/8 miles in length. Construction was started in July 1906 and completed July 1, 1910. Electricity, the third rail system, furnishes the motive power for the engines. Handwritten message on verso, postmarked Aug 20, 1912.

Image of 2013.042.869 - Map

2013.042.869 - Map

One Canadian topographic survey map entitled "Ontario, Windsor Sheet - Essex, Kent, and Lambton and portions of Elgin, Middlesex, and Huron Counties." The map area includes the Ontario shoreline region from the southern half of Lake Huron to the northern shore of Lake Erie and also Pelee Island. The adjacent Michigan and Ohio shorelines are also shown. The map was prepared by the Department of the Interior, Canada, at a scale of 1:250,000 and is dated 1916. The map includes details such as lakes, rivers, cities, towns, roads, railroads, Indian reservations, and some elevations as well as township names, township boundaries, concession and section numbers. Water areas are shaded pale blue