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These photographs reflect the people, industries, built environment, and commercial activities of the Kalamazoo area in the mid 20th century.
In the 1930s Harvard Business School colleagues Donald Davenport and Frank Ayres contacted leading businesses and requested photographs for classroom instruction—images Davenport hoped would “reveal the courage, industry and intelligence required of the American working man.” They amassed more than 2,100 photographs. But the pictures were more than documentary records. They...
This is a full website of all elements of Detroits history from exploration to industries and buildings.
This site is the web companion to an exhibit of the same name held in 2005-2006 at the Clarke Historical Library. The exhibit included a printed catalog telling the story of oil and natural gas exploration in Michigan, and a large number of documents and photographs that discussed the industry's history and the people who worked in it. The web component of the exhibit supplements the physical...
Michigan mines have produced iron, copper, and minerals. This gallery of photos presents mine headframes and structures as they appeared between 1900 and 1950. Most of the old mine structures have since been salvaged or removed. Photographs were taken by staff of the Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences Department at Michigan Technological University.
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