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Original DETROIT OPERA HOUSE 1896 photo print
Photo #1209 (Use this photo number when ordering)
by Jan Kaulins
ORIGINAL DETROIT OPERA HOUSE photo picture print photography for sale. This is an extremely rate photo of the ORIGINAL Detroit Opera House in about 1896. This entire building and all of its contents burned to the ground on Oct. 7, 1897. It was rebuilt and opened up as The Detroit Opera House. It was located in Campus Martius about where Compuware currently stands. Even though this very early 1897 photograph is slightly 'soft', it would still look fine on display. This Opera House burned down the following year in 1898, making this an extremely rare image. To the left side of this OLD ORIGINAL DETROIT OPERA HOUSE photo picture print for sale we can see the Soldiers and Sailors Monument that is still at Campus Martius. Several people are seen walking in the middle of the streets wearing their fine suites, dresses and hats. It is one of the earliest Detroit photographs in this collection and a rare historic image indeed.
THESE BLACK AND WHITE DETROIT PHOTO ART PRINTS ARE VERY HIGH QUALITY REPRODUCTIONS OF ORIGINAL OLD VINTAGE HISTORICAL DETROIT PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINTS. THESE SEPIA TONED DETROIT BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOS ARE OFFERED FOR SALE HERE FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME. THEY HAVE BEEN MADE FROM ORIGINAL NEGATIVES OR ORIGINAL FIRST GENERATION PRINTS, MANY OF THEM ARE 50 YEARS OLD AND SOME DATE TO THE EARLY 1920's AND 1930's. THE RARE OLD DETROIT ORIGINAL PHOTOS AND BLACK AND WHITE NEGATIVES USED FOR THESE PRINTS HAVE BEEN OBTAINED FROM HISTORICAL SOCIETIES, NATIONAL ARCHIVES, THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS AND NUMEROUS PRIVATE COLLECTIONS. IT HAS TAKEN SEVERAL YEARS TO PUT THESE OFFERINGS TOGETHER ON THIS WEBSITE. MANY OF THESE PHOTOS ORIGINALLY CAME FROM OLD DEFUNCT NEWSPAPER AND MAGAZINE ARCHIVES, WHERE THEY WERE USED ONCE FOR A STORY AND THEN USUALLY JUST THIS ONE ORIGINAL PRINT WAS MADE AND KEPT FOR THEIR ARCHIVES. HENCE, THESE HISTORICAL IMAGES WERE NOT ORIGINALLY MADE TO BE FOR SALE, BUT WERE TO BE USED AS IMAGES FOR NEWS STORIES AS THEY UNFOLDED--MAKING THESE IMAGES EXTREMELY RARE HAVING SURVIVED SO MANY YEARS. VERY FEW OF THESE IMAGES HAVE EVER BEEN OFFERED FOR SALE TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL NOW.
THE ORIGINAL OLD DETROIT BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS HAVE DIGITALLY BEEN RE-MASTERED AND ALL MAJOR FLAWS, SUCH AS TEARS, SCRATCHES, MISSING PIECES, FOLDS, INK STAINS ETC. ON THESE RARE PHOTOS HAVE BEEN PAINSTAKINGLY REMOVED AND CORRECTED AND HIGH QUALITY PRINTS OF THESE HISTORIC RARE DETROIT BLACK AND WHITE SEPIA TONED PHOTOS ARE NOW OFFERED, FOR THE FIRST TIME, ON THIS WEBSITE WWW.OldDetroitPhotos.COM . THESE PHOTOS HAVE BEEN BEAUTIFUL RESTORED AND ARTISTICALLY SEPIA TONED AND OFFERED IN A LIMITED EDITION OF INDIVIDUALLY PRINTED PHOTO PRINTS. THEY ARE READY FOR DISPLAY IN YOUR HOME OR OFFICE. HERE IS YOUR CHANCE TO OWN AND ENJOY SOME VERY SPECIAL AND UNIQUE DETROIT PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY.
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