Old PhotographsReader Submission

Ojibway Conveyor - 1957

From the collection of John Morand Today’s photos come to us as a submission from regular reader and commentor JBM. These photos were in his father’s collection and his Great Uncle was an executive with the Salt Company. These two photos were dated 1957 and show…
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Action Hobbies Rail Slideshow # 13 - August 24 - 7:30 pm

Saturday, August 24th, 7.30pm – Action Hobbies hosts Historical Train Slide Show #13 Free admission! We’re pleased to announce the 13th instalment of the ever popular Historical Train Slide Show series. Show #13 will take place on August 24th, 2013 at the shop’s screening space. Showtime is 7.30PM. Show #13’s featured presenter is Pierre Ozorák from London, Ontario. Pierre…
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Ouellette Avenue - 1927

Happy Friday! Today’s picture is uncaptioned but is dated June 7, 1927. The sign up in the top left reads “Welcome Police Chiefs”, so there must have been a conference in town. A neat shot looking north up Ouellette Avenue from University. This is my…
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Jubilee Fountain - Then and Now

A neat old shot from the archives of the Detroit Publishing Company now residing in the collection of the Library of Congress. This one shows the fountain in all her glory on Devonshire Road, just south of the old Train Station, approximately across the street from today’s Taloola Cafe. This photo dates to about 1905. The top of the fountain featured an impressive crown at the top as well…
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Ferry Docks - 1925

No real info on the back of this one. It simply reads: “Scene at Windsor, Ont. Canada”, it’s dated May 26, 1925. Probably take from the intersection of what is today Ouellette and Riverside looking into Dieppe Park, this shot shows the Ferry Terminal at the…
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Goyeau & Elliott - 1945

The photo above was taken September 27, 1945. It was shot by the Detroit Bureau of the Acme Photo Co. It shows Goyeau at Elliott looking north. The caption on the back reads as follows: WINDSOR, ONT. — Hundreds of Detroit drivers form long lines prior to making their…