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Catalog Number 1953.026.014
Object Name Print, Photographic
Description 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 "Cadillac before Louis XIV, 1700."
Date 1901
Print size 10" x 12"
Dimension Details Image size is 7.75" x 9.5"
Collection Detroit Anniversaries
Search Terms Bicentennial
Parades
Parade Floats
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