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Catalog Number 1953.026.015
Object Name Print, Photographic
Description 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 trees in the background, but the street name is not known. A wood pile is in the foreground. Not pictured is the person dressed as the Nain Rouge who attended this float, as described in The Bi-Centenary of The Founding of Detroit on page 44.
Date 1901
Print size 10" x 12"
Dimension Details Image size is 7.75" x 9.625"
Collection Detroit Anniversaries
Search Terms Bicentennial
Parade Floats
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