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Catalog Number 1953.026.016
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 floral-decorated, horse drawn wagon that shows a large swan and a gondola. A gondolier is standing at the gondola stern, a woman is seated in the middle, and another woman is standing at the bow of the gondola. One girl is seated at the front of the float and another girl is seated at the rear. Three African-American men are standing by the horses. A floral sign on the side of the float notes "Breitmeyer," which was most likely John Breitmeyer Sons florists (as listed in the 1901 Detroit City Directory). The parade is moving along a residential street with several spectators, houses, and an apartment building (or hotel) being visible in the background, but the street name is not known. The apartment building (or hotel) has the sign, "The Imperial," over the doorway, but there is no listing for this name in the 1901 or 1902 Detroit City Directories.
Date 1901
People Breitmeyer, John
Print size 10" x 12"
Dimension Details Image size is 7.625" x 9.5"
Collection Detroit Anniversaries
Search Terms Parades
Detroit Bi-Centenary
Bicentennial
John Breitmeyer Sons
Florists
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