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View of banks, church, public park, Belle Isle, busy streets and Bob-Lo steamship SS Columbia leaving dock in Detroit, Michigan

In Detroit Financial District, people in front of First State Bank Building at 751 Griswold at Lafayette in Detroit, Michigan. (The building was designed by Albert Kahn and Corrado Parducci, and later housed the Olde Discount Corporation). Interior of First State Bank Building, Detroit. Street view of First National Building under construction at 660 Woodward Avenue in Detroit (for First National Bank and other tenants). Automobile traffic on streets of Detroit. People leave Sweetest Heart of Mary, Roman Catholic Church, located on Russell Street at the corner of East Canfield avenue, in a historic Polish parish. (The neighborhood at the time was predominantely Polish.) In the distance is another Polish parish and Saint Josaphat Church located on East Canfield at the corner of Hastings Street (which is now the I 75 freeway). Heavy traffic on a main boulevard. Children play in playground on swings and slides. People and pigeons in a park. Heavy traffic on a street. Large crowd on shore and others in canoes in water at Belle Isle. Crowd streams through gate at dock to board the steamship ferry "Columbia" of the Detroit, Belle Isle and Windsor Ferry Company, with sign "Bob-Lo Route" on the side. Boblo Steamship SS Columbia (designed by Frank Kirby) filled with passengers underway on the Detroit River bound for Bob-Lo Island in Ontario Canada.

Date: 1921
Duration: 3 min 8 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
View of the harbor, railroad station and busy streets in Detroit, Michigan.

Sun over harbor and view of skyline in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit Financial District buildings visible. Steamship ferry boat leaves dock. View of skyline and waterfront. Several steamship ferry boats at a dock. Ore freighters in harbor and on river. View of the Michigan Central Station (or Michigan Central Depot, MCS) with passengers coming and going through the main entrance. Cars parked in front of the railroad station. Views of city from elevated area. Workers build a house. Vehicular and pedestrian traffic in business district, including streetcars and automobiles. Shops and businesses along downtown streets. A police officer directs traffic from a raised platform in the center of an intersection. Sidewalks crammed with pedestrians. Linked 2-car streetcars pass by on streets.

Date: 1921
Duration: 3 min 32 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Fordson Tractor advertising parade in Michigan.

A parade to primarily advertise the new Fordson Tractors. The rally includes several Road Graders attached to Fordson tractors.Heavy trucks with Fruehauf Trailers loaded with goods and people.Tractor drawn earth scoops,maulers, thrashers,and several industrial grade vehicles. Rally moves down the wet snowy streets with streetcars,trams and other vehicles moving on other side of road.1921.

Date: 1921
Duration: 3 min 14 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
View of residential areas, busy streets, Highland Park Plant and open markets in Detroit, Michigan.

View of large buildings in Detroit, Michigan. Cars parked around a public park. Pedestrian traffic on the streets. Several buildings along a river beach. View of residential area. Children on the steps of a large building. Boys play baseball. Detroit Public Library. Double Decker bus and automobile traffic on the street. Water truck washes street. Highland Park Plant workers in plant yard. Truck and streetcar traffic-workers. People in Eastern Market. Boy buying chicken. Men receiving money.

Date: 1921
Duration: 3 min 21 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Fordson tractors participate in a Fordson Tractor Advertising Parade in Detroit, Michigan.

A Fordson Tractor Advertising Parade in Detroit, Michigan. Fordson tractors in a single file pull wagons carrying advertising signs along a street. A streetcar and automobile traffic along the street.

Date: 1921
Duration: 44 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Henry Ford riding a Ford manufactured first quadricycle on the streets of Detroit in Michigan.

A quadricycle from Ford company during a demonstration drive. Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company, riding the first quadricycle, invented 1896, on the streets of Detroit. A light covering of snow blankets the area.

Date: 1921
Duration: 28 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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