Studebaker, circa 1915
Studebaker, circa 1915
Friends
Friends
Mr. Day's Pontiac
Mr. Day's Pontiac
Model T, someplace in Detroit, circa 1915
Model T, someplace in Detroit, circa 1915
Atlantic City
Atlantic City
Dapper Gents, circa 1915.
Dapper Gents, circa 1915.
Football
Football
All Cracked Up
All Cracked Up
Mystery Man
Mystery Man
Baseball
Baseball
Buds
Buds
The Team
The Team
Slugger
Slugger
The Game
The Game
Christmas, late 1930's
Christmas, late 1930's
On the farm
On the farm
Chrysler Building
Chrysler Building
Circle Theater
Circle Theater
The Kid
The Kid
Proud Grandpa
Proud Grandpa
Swingers
Swingers
Feet First
Feet First
Follies
Follies
Fordson Graduation 11.jpg
Fordson Graduation3.jpg
Fordson Graduation9.jpg
Frank Day.jpg
gathering_crop.jpg
The Geyser
The Geyser
GM Diesel1.jpg
Draftsman
Draftsman
Grandma Moses
Grandma Moses
A Summer's Afternoon
A Summer's Afternoon
Way Out West
Way Out West
The Unknown Family
The Unknown Family
Ice Cream
Ice Cream
A December Wedding
A December Wedding
Our Gang
Our Gang
July 4, 1945
July 4, 1945
The Kid
The Kid
Buds
Buds
A Day at the Beach
A Day at the Beach
Lindeman's
Lindeman's
Sisters
Sisters
Get into my Big, Black Car
Get into my Big, Black Car
Detroit Zoo
Detroit Zoo
March 20, 1936
March 20, 1936
Model A
Model A
The Neighbors
The Neighbors
Father & Son
Father & Son
High School Friends
High School Friends
On the Beach
On the Beach
All Dressed Up
All Dressed Up
The Toast
The Toast
Doggin' It
Doggin' It
Handful of Blues
Handful of Blues
Pensive Miss
Pensive Miss
Cousins
Cousins
A Well, Dressed Man and his new Ford
A Well, Dressed Man and his new Ford
Radio City Music Hall, December, 1945
Radio City Music Hall, December, 1945
Skating at the Rock, December, 1945
Skating at the Rock, December, 1945
Goofy
Goofy
The Couple
The Couple
Wartime Family
Wartime Family
The Fordson Baseball Team, 1938
The Fordson Baseball Team, 1938
Tourists
Tourists
At the Track (meet)
At the Track (meet)
Grimmace
Grimmace
At the Tape
At the Tape
Photographing the Photographer
Photographing the Photographer
Things are Looking Up
Things are Looking Up
Look into the Lens
Look into the Lens
Man in a Uniform
Man in a Uniform
Glacier National Park, 1946
Glacier National Park, 1946
A Sunny Winter's Day in 1938
A Sunny Winter's Day in 1938
Yellowstone Falls, 1946
Yellowstone Falls, 1946
Frog Legs
Frog Legs
Well-Dressed Man, circa 1915.
Well-Dressed Man, circa 1915.
Going for a Walk
Going for a Walk
The Gang's all Here
The Gang's all Here
On the Farm
On the Farm
A Shaded Lane
A Shaded Lane
Afternoon Delight
Afternoon Delight
Downtown Detroit, circa 1915
Downtown Detroit, circa 1915
The Three Stooges (just kidding)
The Three Stooges (just kidding)
Mother and Daughter
Mother and Daughter
The "Big Tree" at Palmer Park, Detroit, circa 1915.
The "Big Tree" at Palmer Park, Detroit, circa 1915.
Detroit Skyline, circa 1915
Detroit Skyline, circa 1915
Detroit at Night, circa 1915.
Detroit at Night, circa 1915.
Studebaker, circa 1915
Studebaker, circa 1915From a 4X5 glass-plate negative.  A piece of the backing glass broke off sometime in the past which is why you see the black area in the lower left corner.  
Friends
FriendsTaken in 1938 or 1939 by my Dad probably in Dearborn, Michigan.  The guy in the hat flew B-17's during WW2.  
Mr. Day's Pontiac
Mr. Day's Pontiac
Model T, someplace in Detroit, circa 1915
Model T, someplace in Detroit, circa 1915From a 4X5 glass-plate negative.  Note that the street is paved with bricks.  This is when the Model T and the Ford Motor Company ruled the world.  About this time, about 50% of all cars sold in the world were Fords.
Atlantic City
Atlantic City Probably taken in 1939 by my Dad.  I gather he took a road trip to the east coast immediatedly after graduating from high school.
Dapper Gents, circa 1915.
Dapper Gents, circa 1915.From a 4X5 glass-plate negative.  One of my favorite pics.  No idea who these two guys are.  I love the bowler hats and the two hands holding the backdrop flat.
Football
Football
All Cracked Up
All Cracked UpFrom a 4X5 glass-plate negative dating back to about 1910.  The girl on the far left is my Great Aunt, the boy on the right is my Great Uncle.  
Mystery Man
Mystery ManNo idea who this is.  Probably taken in the late 1930's.  
Baseball
BaseballMy Dad loved playing baseball. He also loved photography.  Just a pic he took of a friend sitting on the bench.
Buds
BudsAgain, probably taken in the late 1930's.  No idea who these guys are.
The Team
The TeamTaken summer, 1941.  Little did they know how their lives would change after December 7, 1941.
Slugger
SluggerDon't know who this is.  But still, a nice portrait.
The Game
The GameNot the best negative, but a nice shot of the action.
Christmas, late 1930's
Christmas, late 1930'sMy Dad's family.  
On the farm
On the farmAn afternoon picnic on a farm my Dad's uncle owned.  Again, probably taken in 1938 or 1939.
Chrysler Building
Chrysler BuildingTaken in 1945.  Interesting to compare this shot with one taken today.
Circle Theater
Circle TheaterThe Circle Theater in Dearborn, Michigan in 1939.  Playing at the theater is "The Women," starring Norma Shearer and "Here, I am a Stranger."
The Kid
The KidAgain, taken in the late-1930's
Proud Grandpa
Proud GrandpaNo idea who these people are.
Swingers
SwingersOn a family farm my Dad's uncle owned.  On a warm, summer day.  1938 or 1939.
Feet First
Feet FirstMy second cousin in 1938 or 1939.
Follies
FolliesMy Dad took this in 1938 or 1939.  Not sure where, but probably in some theater in Detroit.
Fordson Graduation 11.jpg
Fordson Graduation3.jpg
Fordson Graduation9.jpg
Frank Day.jpg
gathering_crop.jpg
The Geyser
The Geyser
GM Diesel1.jpg
Draftsman
Draftsman
Grandma Moses
Grandma Moses
A Summer's Afternoon
A Summer's Afternoon
Way Out West
Way Out West
The Unknown Family
The Unknown Family
Ice Cream
Ice Cream
A December Wedding
A December Wedding
Our Gang
Our Gang
July 4, 1945
July 4, 1945
The Kid
The Kid
Buds
Buds
A Day at the Beach
A Day at the Beach
Lindeman's
Lindeman's
Sisters
Sisters
Get into my Big, Black Car
Get into my Big, Black Car
Detroit Zoo
Detroit Zoo
March 20, 1936
March 20, 1936
Model A
Model A
The Neighbors
The Neighbors
Father & Son
Father & Son
High School Friends
High School Friends
On the Beach
On the Beach
All Dressed Up
All Dressed Up
The Toast
The Toast
Doggin' It
Doggin' It
Handful of Blues
Handful of Blues
Pensive Miss
Pensive Miss
Cousins
Cousins
A Well, Dressed Man and his new Ford
A Well, Dressed Man and his new Ford
Radio City Music Hall, December, 1945
Radio City Music Hall, December, 1945
Skating at the Rock, December, 1945
Skating at the Rock, December, 1945
Goofy
Goofy
The Couple
The Couple
Wartime Family
Wartime Family
The Fordson Baseball Team, 1938
The Fordson Baseball Team, 1938
Tourists
Tourists
At the Track (meet)
At the Track (meet)
Grimmace
Grimmace
At the Tape
At the Tape
Photographing the Photographer
Photographing the Photographer
Things are Looking Up
Things are Looking Up
Look into the Lens
Look into the Lens
Man in a Uniform
Man in a Uniform
Glacier National Park, 1946
Glacier National Park, 1946
A Sunny Winter's Day in 1938
A Sunny Winter's Day in 1938
Yellowstone Falls, 1946
Yellowstone Falls, 1946
Frog Legs
Frog LegsFrom a 4X5 glass plate negative dating back to 1910 or so.  No idea who the photographer was, but it was somebody in our family.  
Well-Dressed Man, circa 1915.
Well-Dressed Man, circa 1915.From a 4X5 glass-plate negative dating to about 1915.  
Going for a Walk
Going for a WalkFrom a 4X5 glass-plate negative, circa 1915.
The Gang's all Here
The Gang's all HereFrom a 4X5 glass-plate negative, circa 1915.
On the Farm
On the FarmFrom a 4X5 glass-plate negative, circa 1915.  Someplace in southeast Michigan.  No idea who the people are.
A Shaded Lane
A Shaded LaneFrom a 4X5 glass-plate negative, circa 1915.  Note the horse droppings in the foreground.
Afternoon Delight
Afternoon DelightFrom a 4X5 glass-plate negative taken by somebody in my family around 1915.  No idea who the two gents are, though it looks like they're enjoying a glass of beer.
Downtown Detroit, circa 1915
Downtown Detroit, circa 1915From a 4X5 glass-plate negative.  Some of these structures are still standing while some are gone.  The Hotel Pontchartrain, seen in the distance, was once Detroit's premier hotel.  If you were involved in the auto industry at this time, this is where you stayed.  Newer, better hotels started to be built at this time and "The Ponch" soon became outdated.  It was torn down in 1920.
The Three Stooges (just kidding)
The Three Stooges (just kidding)From a 4X5 glass plate negative, taken around 1915.  No idea who these guys are.
Mother and Daughter
Mother and DaughterFrom a 4X5 glass plate negative.  No idea who the mother is.  
The "Big Tree" at Palmer Park, Detroit, circa 1915.
The "Big Tree" at Palmer Park, Detroit, circa 1915.From a 4X5 glass-plate negative.  The "Big Tree" was a staple at Palmer Park for many years back in the early 1900's.  If you went to the park, you had to be photographed in front of it.
Detroit Skyline, circa 1915
Detroit Skyline, circa 1915From a 4X5 glass-plate negative.  ANother view of the Detroit skyline and the Hotel Pontchartrain.
Detroit at Night, circa 1915.
Detroit at Night, circa 1915.From a 4X5 glass-plate negative.  Not sure of the road, though it may be Woodward.
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