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Detroit Michigan USA 1951 stock footage and images

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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
 
 
Road testing of 1951 Ford cars in Dearborn, Michigan and American Southwest.

New 1951 Ford test car comes over the crest of a hill, being driven through deep mud, in deep water, and over cobble stones, on the Ford Dearborn Michigan test track. View of test driver at the wheel. Test car hits hard bumps. View of Ford's 'Automatic Ride Control' suspension on test track and in the Ford laboratory. View of suspension attached to drive train in laboratory with view of suspension spring. 1951 Ford being tested over desert road in Southwest United States. New 1951 Ford convertible in showroom.

Date: 1951
Duration: 1 min 54 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The Magill jewelery shop in Detroit, where young Henry Ford worked evenings repairing clocks and watches, Michigan.

The Magill jewelery shop in Detroit, Michigan. A window of the two storey building with jewelery items on display. Engraved sign in front of the shop: 'Magill Jewelery Store. Young Henry Ford worked evenings, repairing clocks and watches in this shop. 'Baker Street Detroit'

Date: 1951, November
Duration: 2 min 1 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
1951 Ford sedan being tested by machines, on test track, driving in the desert, and driven by mother with children.

Commercial advertisement for the new 1951 Ford Sedan automobile. Setting is a suburban neighborhood post-war. Woman leaves a house with her children. They all get into their 1951 Ford Custom Fordor sedan automobile. The children bounce on the car seat. View of Ford car seat springs tested by an automatic machine at Dearborn test facility. A car door hooked up to motor which continuously slams and opens the door. Car on the Dearborn Michigan test track, replica of Independence Hall in the background. Test car goes over steep hill, and cobble stones. The 1951 Ford is then seen in the Southwest United States, on a mountain road and a desert road. Label on side of car reads, 'Ford Test Car' View of speedometer. The new car arrives at an amusement park. Children get out of the car and run towards a merry-go-round. Ford emblem on front of car. Narrator stating "You can pay more, but you can't buy better."

Date: 1951
Duration: 2 min 0 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
World premiere of movie 'The Prince Who Was a Thief' starring Tony Curtis and Piper Laurie. Detroit, Michigan.

The movie 'The Prince Who Was a Thief' starring Tony Curtis and Piper Laurie premieres at the Michigan theater in Detroit, Michigan. People dance in the street in front of the theater marquee while Tony Curtis and Piper Laurie lead the event from the band stand.

Date: 1951, June 29
Duration: 51 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Baseball game between Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox, likely Memorial Day 1916

A baseball game being played at Navin Field, in Detroit, Michigan. Based on the uniforms, the size of the crowd, and the action seen in the clip, this is very likely the second game of a doubleheader played by the Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox May 30, 1916, on the holiday then known as Decoration Day (now Memorial Day). Clip opens with shots of one White Sox player, two Tigers players hitting. Camera pans across packed stands. Tigers outfielder and Hall of Famer Ty Cobb (with split grip on bat) reaches out to get a hit. White Sox catcher Ray Schalk removes mask, gets ready for throw. Detroit player tries to score; Schalk receives the ball, applies the tag. Umpire's call is difficult to discern. Action shifts to an overhead view. Three White Sox players score on a hit, the last one sliding past an attempted tag by Detroit catcher Oscar Stanage. Detroit pitcher Harry Coveleski gets final out of the inning. Detroit player reaches first base on infield error. The next batter pokes a ball over first baseman for a single. Other Tigers players hit. The Tigers would win this game 9-8.

Date: 1916, May 30
Duration: 1 min 3 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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