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Catalog Number 1953.026.002
Object Name Print, Photographic
Description 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 crown, and waving, presumably, a Blue Ensign British flag. A woman in a striped dress, wearing a crown and waving an American flag before an eagle-topped shield stands at the rear of the float. A small crowd of spectators are visible in the background behind the float. The parade is moving along a residential street with houses and trees in the background, but the street name is not known.
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
Parades
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