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Catalog Number 1953.026.021
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 "Wayne's Army in Possession." Five men in colonial-era army costumes, bearing muskets, a bugle, and a drum, stand before a small mock-up of a battlement bearing a cannon and a flag pole. The British Union flag is draped on the tower, while an American flag is raised. Foliage both painted and real, composes the front of the float. A man in a police helmet is in the foreground at the lower left. The Detroit fire float is visible to the far left and the tree from the back of the Bloody Run float is on the right edge. The parade is moving along a residential street with houses and trees in the background, but the street name is unknown.
Date 1901
People Wayne, Anthony
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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