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OLD DETROIT FIRE ENGINES photo print picture
OLD DETROIT FIRE ENGINES photo print picture
Photo #656
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by Jan Kaulins


OLD DETROIT FIRE ENGINES and OLD DETROIT FIRE STATION photo print photograph picture for sale. The restored prints made from this fabulous old vintage Detroit Fire Department photo print and Old Detroit Fire Engines photo show two of the earliest Detroit Fire Engines in service in Detroit---Engine Company No. 3. This photo was taken in front of the company quarters on Clifford at Griswold Street ca. 1910. The vehicle on the left is the Webb construction hose and chemical truck and on the right is the Webb construction pumping engine with Thomas chassis. " The Detroit Fire department acquired the first motorized fire engine in the world, a Packard. A fury of objections by firefighters and Detroiters over their beloved horse's replacement continued for several years. The horse, it was argued, was much more reliable. The motorized vehicles were hard-starting and breakdowns too frequent. By l922, the age of mechanization had arrived. The future of the fire horse was doomed. The tough decision was made to retire the fire department's horses. On April 10, l922, more than 50,000 people turned out to witness the historic last run. The city's last five fire horses, Pete, Jim, Tom, Babe and Rusty, made their final dash down Woodward Avenue as a make-believe alarm sounded at the National Bank Building. Spectators lining the streets cheered as the fire department's band played 'Auld Lang Syne'. Many in the crowd, according to The News, cried as the horses passed. " THIS IS A FABULOUS VINTAGE DETROIT FIRE ENGINE PHOTO PRINT OF THE BEGINNING OF THE NEW ERA.

THESE BLACK AND WHITE DETROIT PHOTO ART PRINTS ARE VERY HIGH QUALITY REPRODUCTIONS OF ORIGINAL OLD VINTAGE HISTORICAL DETROIT PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINTS. THESE SEPIA TONED BLACK AND WHITE DETROIT PHOTO PICTURE PRINTS 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, SRACTCHES, 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 HISTORY.









 

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[EASTERN MARKET 1932 old Detroit photo print][DIME BUILDING Detroit photo DIME Bldg. Dime][DETROIT Skyline Old Detroit skyline photo 1928][DETROIT BRIGGS STADIUM Michigan Ave. photo][STROH'S BREWERY Stroh's Brewery photo print][DRC DETROIT RACE COURSE D.R.C. photo print][STATE THEATER Detroit State Theater photo print][GRAND RIVIERA THEATER DETROIT photo print][Vintage Detroit TUGBOAT RACE 1951 photo print ][UNIROYAL Factory Detroit US Tire Plant photo][BOOK-CADILLAC HOTEL old Detroit photo print][DETROIT SKYLINE OLD AERIAL  photo print #A5][GAR WOOD Miss America Harmsworth Race photo][KERN'S CLOCK Detroit Kern's Clock photo print][OLD DETROIT FIRE ENGINES photo print picture][OLD DETROIT NEWS DC3 AIRPLANE photo print][FORD ROTUNDA Dearborn photo art print picture][Vintage DETROIT NEWS boat photo print][KINSEL DRUG STORE Detroit 1934 photo print][WYANDOTTE Steamer photo print S.S. WYANDOTTE][WOODWARD AVE. FYFE BLDG. Parade 1937 photo][HAMTRAMCK MARS MOVIE THEATER photo print][Vintage Detroit HOLLYWOOD Movie Theater photo][Vintage Detroit Norwood Telenews Theater photo][OLD BELLE ISLE Detroit Beach 1910 photo print][DETROIT STEAMSHIP IDLEWILD 1901 photo print][ALHAMBRA THEATER Detroit photo picture print][Detroit Newsboys WWII 1943 photo picture print][OLD BELLE ISLE BRIDGE Electric Park photo][GAR BUILDING Detroit vintage photo G.A.R. Bldg.][BELLE ISLE Detroit BELLE ISLE aerial photo print][FORD ROUGE PLANT Ford Rouge Plant photo 1953][BRIGGS STADIUM Detroit photo picture prints]

The quality of the Jan Kaulins' photographic prints is much higher than we can show within limits of this web site. Slight tonal changes and blurring around the areas of strong contrast are a result of the JPEG compression process, and are not part of the high quality originals.

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