Original UM Botanical Gardens, with old univeristy library in the background


Original UM Botanical Gardens, with old univeristy library in the background

The original botanical gardens were right on campus in front of the old library, about where the Graduate Library now sits.

Read more in The Botanical Gardens on Iroquois by Grace Shackman.

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Bentley Image Bank: BL005208




Getting into wardrobe for the Michigan Union Opera


Getting into wardrobe for the Michigan Union Opera

Since the Michigan Union was an all-male club, men played all the roles-both male and female.

Read more in When Football Players Danced the Can-Can by Grace Shackman and Ann Arbor Founders: Let's Put on a Play.

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All-female cast of the Junior Girls' Play, 1914


All-female cast of the Junior Girls' Play, 1914

Cast of the 1914 Junior Girls' Play.

Read more in When Football Players Danced the Can-Can by Grace Shackman and Ann Arbor Foudners: Let's Put on a Play.

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MUO star Lionel Ames.


MUO star Lionel Ames.

Star Lionel Ames went on to a vaudeville career as a female impersonator.

Read more in When Football Players Danced the Can-Can by Grace Shackman and Ann Arbor Founders: Let's Put on a Play.

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Summary: Bentley, nobib




Main Street, Ann Arbor, ca. 1861


Main Street, Ann Arbor, ca. 1861

Main Street, circa 1861. Note the Argus Printing Press sign on the roof of the building on the corner of Main and Huron.

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

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Keywords: H. Schlotterbeck, John W. Hunt, C.H. Millen & Co., Argus Printing Rooms




West Side Dairy buildings in 1994


West Side Dairy buildings in 1994

The West Side Dairy buildings in 1994.

Read more in West Side Dairy by Grace Shackman.

Image courtesy of Stan Shackman.

Summary: 722-726 Brooks




Postcard of Michigan Central Depot


Postcard of Michigan Central Depot

No amount of fine detailing—stained-glass windows, French tile floors, and even its own garden and fountain—could mask the depot's location in what was then a gritty industrial district. The dark mass looming on the left in this early postcard was the huge illuminating gas plant on Broadway.

Read more in The Michigan Central Depot by Grace Shackman, 401 Depot Street by Marjorie Reade & Susan Wineberg, and The Finest on the Line.

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Bentley Image Bank: BL004910




Lyra Male Choir


Lyra Male Choir

Rueben Kempf organized the Lyra Male Choir to bring town and gown together through the universal language of music. Elsa Kempf served as the group's mascot.

Read more in The Remarkable History of the Kempf House by Grace Shackman, The Music Makers, and Liberty and Division: Residential life in mid-19th-century Ann Arbor.

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Bentley Image Bank: BL003586




Hoelzle's Butcher Shop building in 2006


Hoelzle's Butcher Shop building in 2006

Washington Street and Fourth Avenue in 2006.

Read more in Hoelzle's Butcher Shop and Metzger's Restaurant by Grace Shackman and 201 East Washington Street.

Image courtesy of Stan Shackman.




MUO Star Jimmy Lobaugh mugging with Governor G. Mennen Williams


MUO Star Jimmy Lobaugh mugging with Governor G. Mennen Williams

Star Jimmie Lobaugh mugs with audience member Governor G. Mennen Williams.

Read more in When Football Players Danced the Can-Can by Grace Shackman and Ann Arbor Founders: Let's Put on a Play.

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