Local History Photos

Louis Otto's Band


Louis Otto's Band

Louis Otto's band marching down North University, returning from playing at a Forest Hills Memorial Day program. Note Jonas Otto, son of one of the band members, riding near the band. He was later reprimanded.

Read more in Otto's Band by Grace Shackman and Ann Arbor Founders: The Music Makers.

Image courtesy of Bentley Historical Library.



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Postcard of Carnegie Library


Postcard of Carnegie Library

Post card view of Ann Arbor's Carnegie Library. It was said to be the only one in the country attached to another building.

Read more in Ann Arbor's Carnegie Library by Grace Shackman and State and Huron: Schools and Churches.

Image courtesy of Bentley Historical Library.

Bentley Image Bank: BL004933



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Kelsey Museum


Kelsey Museum

In 1929, two year's after Kelsey's death, his collection was moved into what is now the Kelsey Museum, a 1891 building originally home of the Student Christian Association.

Read more in The Remarkable Legacy of Francis Kelsey by Grace Shackman and 434 South State Street by Marjorie Reade & Susan Wineberg.

Image courtesy of Bentley Historical Library.


Places: 434 South State Street

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Man Looking at Chicken on Lap, BL005499


Man Looking at Chicken on Lap, BL005499

Read about Saline Valley Farms in Ann Arbor Observer: Then & Now.

Bentley Image Bank: BL005499

Keywords: farms, farming, agriculture, Saline Valley Farms, poultry



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Henry Otto's Band


Henry Otto's Band

Henry Otto's band in front of the old courthouse.

Read more in Otto's Band by Grace Shackman and Ann Arbor Founders: The Music Makers.

Image courtesy of Bentley Historical Library.



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Signal of Liberty


Signal of Liberty

An issue of the Signal of Liberty, Ann Arbor's abolitionist newspaper.

Read more in The Underground Railroad in Ann Arbor by Grace Shackman, Pictorial History of Ann Arbor: Churches, Theater, and Newspapers, and Ann Arbor Founders: Ann Arbor, Abolition, and the Civil War.

Image courtesy of Bentley Historical Library.

Summary: Bentley, nobib; pictorial history?



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Fred Dupper


Fred Dupper

Fred Dupper behind the counter of his shop.

Read more in 439 Fifth Street: From Drinking Spot to Play Yard by Grace Shackman.

Image courtesy of Louis Velker.


People: Fred Dupper

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Hog Barn, BL005447


Hog Barn, BL005447

Read about Saline Valley Farms in Ann Arbor Observer: Then & Now.

Bentley Image Bank: BL005447

Keywords: farms, agriculture, farming, Saline Valley Farm



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Allen's Creek meets Huron River below Argo Dam


Allen's Creek meets Huron River below Argo Dam

Invisible for most of its course, Allen's Creek emerges to join the Huron below Argo Dam.

Read more in The Rise and Fall of Allen's Creek by Grace Shackman, Allen Creek Valley Shapes the Town, and Industry and Recreation on Allen Creek.

Image courtesy of Stan Shackman.



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Detroit Observatory & Director's House


Detroit Observatory & Director's House

The Observatory with the director's house on the west side. While Brunnow was able to live in the president's house, Watson, the next director, needed a home, so one was built that connected to his office in the Observatory.

Read more in The Detroit Observatory by Grace Shackman, Ann Arbor Streets: University of Michigan Campus, 1907, and 1308 East Ann Street by Marjorie Reade and Susan Wineberg.

Image courtesy of Bentley Historical Library.

Bentley Image Bank: BL001681


Places: 1308 East Ann Street

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