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1967: Alice in Wonderland

The 1967 report of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders opens with a now-famous conclusion: “Our nation is moving toward two societies, one black, one white–separate and unequal.” The closing of the report is less well known: One of … Continue reading

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1986: The Fist

Robert Graham: Monument to Joe Louis in Detroit, Michigan (1986) Louis—whose family moved to Detroit in 1926—was the world heavyweight boxing champion from 1937 to 1949 and one of the greatest heavyweights of all time. He is considered the first … Continue reading

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1905: Grotta Azzurra

Detroit Publishing Company: La Grotta Azzurra  [The Blue Grotto], Capri, photochrome print from “Views of Architecture and Other Sites in Italy” (1905) (source)

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1890: Castle

The castle, Hohenzollern, Germany; photochrom print published between ca. 1890 and ca. 1900 by the Detroit Publishing Co. (source)

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