Old Detroit Postcards

Detroit from an Airplane in 1929

I have a pretty good collection of old postcards.  These are a few of the pictures of Detroit.  The Belle Isle “air view” is retouched a bit, obviously.  I think it’s a hand colored black and white photo.

My family used to go to Scott Fountain, as a “family outing.”  We’d watch the colors change.  It was like a light show.  Maybe it was a light show.

Some times we’d drive by it.  Other times we’d get out of the car and walk around.

Scott Fountain at Night

From the verso of this card:  “This beautiful fountain was bequeathed by James Scott in 1925 for the enjoyment of the people of Detroit.  The main portion of Vermont white marble, is 112 feet in diameter and 37 feet high.  Various colored lights play on the water spraying from 109 outlets.”


Belle Isle, as seen from an Airplane



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