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Catalog Number 2014.002.573
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Description Monochromatic glass-plate negative taken on Kite Day, May 26, 1928, on Belle Isle of a semi-circle of children posing with decorated kites, while a uniformed marching band of children sit with their instruments in the foreground. A boy near the lower left holds a kite in the shape of an airplane, with a working propeller. The negative was previously housed in a non-archival envelope with the pre-printed return address, "H.W. Johns-Manville Co., 72 Jefferson Avenue, Detroit, Mich. Asbestos & Magnesia Products." A handwritten note along the torn right edge of the envelope read, "6[...] Line-up, Belle Isle, Kite Day, 5/26/28."
Date 1928
Collection General History
Search Terms Belle Isle
Parks
Kites
Kite Day
Children