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Catalog Number 1953.026.006
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 on a streetcar truck and decorated to depict a scene from Detroit's history. An illuminated sign on the float's front notes "Navigation." At the front of this float, decorated to look like waves, are a pair of hippocampi drawing a chariot made from a giant shell. Behind this are models of a two-masted sailing ship, representing the Griffon, as well as the steamer, Walk-in-the-Water. The front end of the "Future City on the Straits" float is visibly on the left edge. 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
Parades
Parade Floats
Walk-in-the-Water
Griffon
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