Of course the struggles of Detroit have been well documented, but what is often forgotten is the rich history of this city. While not only being the birthplace of the automobile, it was also fittingly the first to construct an urban highway (Davison), the first to have a concrete road (Woodward), and the first city to install a stoplight (intersection of Woodward and Michigan Ave).
Some other fun facts:
Because of it’s rich architecture, Detroit was often referred to as Paris of the West. That too is fitting because Detroit is derived from the French word for strait.
Martin Luther King Jr gave a speech in June of 1963 incorporating many elements of his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, which was two months earlier than his famous Washington DC address.
Detroit has another nickname – Hockeytown – because of the unparalleled winning record of its hockey team, the Detroit Red Wings.
What more needs to be said about Motown music, birthed right here in Detroit?
Detroit is home to the first soft drink, Vernors.
It’s the only city in North America where you have to travel south to get to Canada, and has the busiest border crossing in the US (the Ambassador Bridge). Precisely because of its proximity to Canada, it was the last stop on the Underground Railroad.
It was the first city to assign individual phone numbers.
Detroit counts as Sister Cities Dubai of the UAE, Toyota in Japan, and Turin in Italy.
Despite the struggles here, there continues to be an influx of professionals and creatives who are finding a new home in Detroit. These are also the folks who will be writing the next chapters of history for this storied city.
Offered in 10" x 14" size.
This is a giclee (pronounced Gee’clay) print. The ink and paper used are of museum archival quality and specifically for fine art prints, ensuring that they will not deteriorate or discolor in your lifetime. The paper used in printing enhances the richness and depth of the image. My printer sources his paper from mills in Europe where they still believe in high quality old-world craftsmanship, and have literally hundreds of years experience in the paper business.
In other words, he uses only the best.
I use the same person (located in the United States) exclusively for the ultimate in quality control. Each file is reviewed by him personally before printing to ensure optimum quality. I deeply care about providing quality images and want you to enjoy them for years to come.
Please note that I do not keep a stock of my prints. They are only created upon your order. As such, please allow up to two weeks from the time of your order to receiving it at your shipping address.
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