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Catalog Number 1953.026.009
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 consists of a decorated wagon that is being drawn by two horses and which carries a queen and three female attendants who are holding advertisement banners for the Parlor Match Company. The side of the wagon has a decorative painted sign which notes "Parlor Match. Flint and Steel, 1776; Sulphur Dip, 1805; Sulphur Match, 1827." The near horse is wearing a sign that advertises "The Diamond Match Company." Two men, dressed in colonial attire, are standing at the front of the float with the horses. A wood frame house and a brick apartment building are visible in the background, but the street name is not known.
Date 1901
Print size 10" x 12"
Dimension Details Image size is 7.625" x 9.625"
Collection Detroit Anniversaries
Search Terms Bicentennial
Parades
Parade Floats
Bicentennial Floral Parade
Parlor Match Company
Diamond Match Company
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