Michigan Argus Staff, ca. 1850


Michigan Argus Staff, ca. 1850

The oldest known Ann Arbor photograph, this daguerreotype shows the staff of the Michigan Argus, the city's Democratic weekly newspaper, circa 1850. Editor and publisher L. W. Cole (he was always referred to by his initials, even in his obituary) is in the center of the picture in black suit and top hat, surrounded by his youthful staff in rolled-up shirtsleeves.

Read more in L.W. Cole and the Michigan Argus by Grace Shackman.

Image courtesy of Henry Ford Museum.

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George Voelker & Sam


George Voelker & Sam

George Voelker delivered beer for Dupper's with the aid of a horse named Sam.

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

Image courtesy of Louis Velker.




Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church


Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church

Bethel A.M.E. Church was located in this building at 632 North Fourth Avenue from 1895 to 1971.

Read more in Bethel AME by Grace Shackman.




Eli Gallup's house after the Delhi tornado, 1917


Eli Gallup's house after the Delhi tornado, 1917

The tornado demolished the house that Eli Gallup was renting and threw his Model T across the road.

Read more in Delhi Village by Grace Shackman.

Image courtesy of Al Gallup.




Washtenaw County Infirmary, ca. 1970


Washtenaw County Infirmary, ca. 1970

An 1830 Michigan law required each county to have a poorhouse. The county infirmary, the successor to the poorhouse, was for poor people who needed continual medical care. Built in 1917, it closed in 1971 and was torn down in 1979.

Read more in The County Poor House by Grace Shackman.

Image courtesy of Washtenaw County.




Adam and Pauline Goetz standing in front of Athens Press


Adam and Pauline Goetz standing in front of Athens Press

The Athens Press second home was a storefront at 208 North Main.

Read more in The Athens Press on Main Street by Grace Shackman.

Image courtesy of Larry & Paulette Goetz.




Delhi after the 1917 tornado, looking south.


Delhi after the 1917 tornado, looking south.

Delhi after the 1917 tornado, looking south.

Read more in Delhi Village by Grace Shackman.

Image courtesy of Al Gallup.




Dupper children in front of their home and the barn


Dupper children in front of their home and the barn

The Dupper family lived at 439 Fifth Street, now the north end of the Bach School playground, and ran a beer distributorship from their barn.

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

Image courtesy of Louis Velker.




Plymouth Road looking east into Dixboro, ca. 1916


Plymouth Road looking east into Dixboro, ca. 1916

Plymouth Road looking east, ca. 1916, eight years before it was paved.

Read more in Dixboro by Grace Shackman.

Image courtesy of Tom Freeman.




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.




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