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Catalog Number 1953.026.010
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 four horses and carrying six people who are wearing costumes to represent different people of the world. A seventh person on the float is dressed as Uncle Sam. A sign on the side of the wagon notes "Search Light Parlor Match, Made by the Diamond Match Co." A sign on the back of the wagon notes "Factories: America, Switzerland, England, Africa, Germany, Peru, Brazil." The horses are all wearing signs that note "Diamond Match Co." Four more costumed people are standing in front of the float and horses. A brick apartment building is visible in the background, but the address and street name are not known. A stack of clay sewer pipe sections and fittings is visible in the lower right corner of the photo. Handwriting on the verso notes "Diamond Match Co., Search Light Parlor Match."
Date 1901
Print size 10" x 12"
Dimension Details Image size is 7.5" x 9.5"
Collection Detroit Anniversaries
Search Terms Bicentennial
Parade Floats
Bicentennial Floral Parade
Search Light Parlor Match
Diamond Match Company
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