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'Tis the Season

'Tis the Season
Made by Bobby Alcott
Gifts come in all sizes. Happy Holidays from Bobby, Tiki, Abby and Baby Girl Alcott. A chance to say Merry Xmas and Happy Holidays to all my FlickrFriends. I've had an amazing year personally, and I owe a good lot of my happiness and success to you, this Flickr community. Thanks so much to all of you that had such a profound influence on my life and career this year. I started this year a confused man, both professionally and creatively. This year, I made the jump from amateur to professional, became a Photo Assistant and eventually, a full-time commercial shooter -- and now, as of January 1, I will have representation for my photography (more about this when I'm able to make an official announcement). I can honestly say that I would not be where I am, and be where I'm going, without the support and encouragement of all of you. And now, as you can see, my family is growing, too. I sincerely hope this holiday season holds for you great times and promises for the future, both near and distant.

How Can You Protect And Serve When Those Who Were Supposed To Protect And Serve YOU Failed?

How Can You Protect And Serve When Those Who Were Supposed To Protect And Serve YOU Failed?
Made by DetroitDerek Photography ( ALL RIGHTS RESERVED )
It's still unbelieveable to me, several years later, that the city of Highland Park went bankrupt, closed their Police Station, Court, Fire Department, and Libraries, and went without those services for a few years. Wayne County provided coverage for Police/Fire until a few years later the city was able to operate a much smaller Police Department out of a strip mall. I've read a lot about this over the years, talked to people that live in that area, etc - but still can't understand completely how it got that far, and how the almost unthinkable became reality. This building, built in 1917, closed in 2002. A Police Department was re-established in 2007. Shame on you, Granholm, and whoever else should have prevented this from even being a worst case scenario and actually letting it happen.

He Wondered If Annie Would Be There After He Got Off Work Like She Said She Would, Plate 2

He Wondered If Annie Would Be There After He Got Off Work Like She Said She Would, Plate 2
Made by Thomas Hawk
The Highland Park Ford Plant was a production plant for Ford Motor Company in the city of Highland Park, Michigan, which is surrounded by Detroit. The Highland Park Ford Plant was designed by Albert Kahn in 1908 and was opened in 1910. The complex included offices, factories, a power plant and a foundry. Because of its spacious design, it set the precedent for many factories and production plants built thereafter. In 1913, the Highland Park Ford Plant became the first automobile production facility in the world to implement the assembly line. In the late 1920s Ford moved automobile assembly to the River Rouge Plant complex in nearby Dearborn. Automotive trim manufacturing and tractor assembly continued at the Highland Park plant.

Devolution of Industry

Devolution of Industry
Made by Angela Anderson-Cobb
Sample shot for the Exposure.Detroit Woodward: Mile By Mile Project In the background, the Albert Kahn designed Ford Motor Company's Model T plant where Henry Ford revolutionized the streamlining of automobile production. Turning Highland Park, Michigan from a small enclave within the city of Detroit into a boom town as it's population grew by over 1000 percent in the ten years following the plant's opening. Manufacturing was once the powerhouse that kept much of southeast Michigan and many other cities strong. In recent years those jobs have faltered, replaced by those in the service industry offered by the types of businesses seen in the foreground with much lower pay scales and benefits.

Another view of the Ford Model T Plant - Highland Park MI

Another view of the Ford Model T Plant - Highland Park MI
Made by DetroitDerek Photography ( ALL RIGHTS RESERVED )
On Manchester at John R - looking East. This building is literally 1 mile long and was designed by Albert Kahn. Building of this structure started in 1909 and was completed in 1914 ( even though it started spitting out cars in 1910 ) . It is located in on Woodward Ave (although this view is from a side street ) in Highland Park, an encalve of Detroit and was the first Assembly Line plant. It was named a National Historic Landmark in 1978. This section of the building is 895 feet long. At it's peak in 1920 it produced a car a minute. Part of it is used as a storage facility now but the majority is deserted. I modified the sky a little using Photoshop Elements.

Side view of the Ford Model T Plant in Highland Park ( an enclave of Detroit )

Side view of the Ford Model T Plant in Highland Park ( an enclave of Detroit )
Made by DetroitDerek Photography ( ALL RIGHTS RESERVED )
This building is literally 1 mile long and was designed by Albert Kahn. Building of this structure started in 1909 and was completed in 1914 ( even though it started spitting out cars in 1910 ) . It is located in on Woodward Ave (although this view is from a side street ) in Highland Park, a suburb of Detroit and was the first Assembly Line plant. It was named a National Historic Landmark in 1978. At it's peak in 1920 it produced a car a minute. It also produced Ford Tractors here until the 70's. Part of it is used as a storage facility now but the majority is deserted. Kerry actually shot this while we were doing 35 miles an a hour. Not too bad!

model t plant

model t plant
Made by gsgeorge
An interior view of the home of the world's first assembly line, Henry Ford's Model T Plant (1910) in Highland Park, Michigan. In an effort to clear up some confusion about how i got to photograph this place, I went as part of a film scout for an upcoming feature film project with permission from all the proper authorities. Do NOT attempt to enter or photograph this building without permission, and do NOT use, publish, or blog this photo without express written permission from Ford Motor Company, Woodward-Manchester Co. LLC, and myself. Highland Park, Michigan

Orchestra

Orchestra
Made by LTULib
In its infancy, the orchestra was composed of sixteen pieces, thus, closely resembling a symphonic group. The early duties of this unit consisted of providing music for each Friday Assembly and for occasional student functions, in addition to broadcasting weekly over radio station WEXL in behalf of the Institute. . . Johnny Matyas and the Techtonians was the first collegiate band to become incorporated. They carry their own amplifying system on all engagements and have added a vocal unity to the band. p. 67, The L-Book, 1935

Lawrence Lensmen

Lawrence Lensmen
Made by LTULib
The Camera Club is now two years old. Its sphere of influence is ever widening as it grows. The pictures the Club has taken of sports and other events of interest to the students, have aided the Tech News and the L-Book staffs. The series of enlargements showing the electrical classes, laboratories, and the constructing of laboratory equipment by students were prepared recently by the Club. These have been framed and hung on the walls of the electrical laboratory to create a more pleasing atmosphere. p. 51, L-Book, 1939

Officer Of The Month ( Abandoned Police Station in Highland Park )

Officer Of The Month ( Abandoned Police Station in Highland Park )
Made by DetroitDerek Photography ( ALL RIGHTS RESERVED )
Opening in 1917, this is the former Police Headquarters for Highland Park, an enclave of Detroit. I believe it closed in 2002, along with the court and firehouse located across the street, as the city went bankrupt. The average median income in this poor city, as of last year, was just under $18,000. A great deal of the beautiful libraries and public buildings such as these have closed since the year 2000. The Police Department was re-established in 2007, but operates out of several mini-stations located in strip malls.

Woodward Avenue, Detroit

Woodward Avenue, Detroit
Made by AV8NLVR
Ok, technically its not Detroit but the city of Highland Park which is surrounded by Detroit. In this view, we are looking down Woodward Avenue from the Davison Freeway to Palmer Park. Another significant thing in this photo is the Ford Motor Company's Highland Park plant - also known as the Model T factory. It is the complex to the right of Woodward north of the freeway. This was the first mass-production automobile factory, built in 1909. Parts of it are still used by some other company.

An unknown family photo, box cars in a tall building? Solved- Highland Park Model T Assembly Plant

An unknown family photo, box cars in a tall building? Solved- Highland Park Model T Assembly Plant
Made by cam phone guy
My family is from Detroit but I have no idea where this photo was taken- it was with the family collection. Any ideas? I've never seen anything like this! Mystery solved! Thanks to Doctor Dearborn! Now I know who took it too, great uncle Floyd. Oops, wrong. It may have come from my grandfather, Elmer LeSuer or from Edward Gray, a friend of my grandfather's and one of the designers of the building although Albert Kahn is the main name always mentioned- see more below in the note from my mother.

MacArthur visits Lawrence Tech

MacArthur visits Lawrence Tech
Made by LTULib
Surrounded by an attentive group, General MacArthur delivered a short speech. The Lawrence Tech campus was greatly honored in the spring of 1952 by a visit from the great general and national hero, Douglas MacArthur. A large crowd was on hand to welcome the general and gave him a loud ovation after his short speech. The school was decorated in a regal fashion with a huge American flag draped over the front and a large sign reading 'Welcome General MacArthur'. L-Book, 1953. p. 79.

Highland Park Municipal building and Derek

Highland Park Municipal building and Derek
Made by SCOTTS WORLD
This is the abandoned Highland Park Municipal building. From what I could gather, it was built in 1917 or 1918 along with the now abandoned police headquarters and fire department which are all by each other. The person in the shot is my best friend Derek, I didn't realize at the time that he was standing where he was, but I thought it a great shot because it had two things I like to do....photo shooting and hanging with my best friend, both of which I don't get to do a lot!

Junior Class J-Prom Committee

Junior Class J-Prom Committee
Made by LTULib
This year's J-Prom committee really came up with an efficient promotion plan to foster ticket sales. The plan incorporated the sale of 'shares of stock' initially to capitalize the event. The wide approval of the student body was evident as witnessed by the immediate sale of the limited shares. Share holders were rewarded by a dividend on all of the profits in addition to taking part in one of the finest J-Proms at Lawrence. The 1949 L Book, p. 63

I think the office is closed

I think the office is closed
Made by SCOTTS WORLD
This is at historic Highland Park Ford Plant. Henry Ford in 1913 began the mass production of automobiles on a moving assembly line. By 1915 Ford built a million Model T's. In 1925 over 9,000 were assembled in a single day. Mass production soon moved from here to all phases of American industry and set the pattern of abundance for 20th century living. These stairs were just inside the window of an entrance to the plant.

Fencing

Fencing
Made by LTULib
The fencing squad, coached by Dr. Graeffe, had their most successful year in the school's history. They defeated such opponents as Wayne, Michigan State, University of Detroit, tied with Notre Dame and lost only to Toronto. Fencing is the only squad at Tech to date, which has the strength to engage major schools in matches on an equal basis. . . Congratulations, fencers, on a very successful season. p. 83, L-Book, 1939

MacArthur visits Lawrence Tech

MacArthur visits Lawrence Tech
Made by LTULib
The Lawrence Tech campus was greatly honored in the spring of 1952 by a visit from the great general and national hero, Douglas MacArthur. A large crowd was on hand to welcome the general and gave him a loud ovation after his short speech. The school was decorated in a regal fashion with a huge American flag draped over the front and a large sign reading 'Welcome General MacArthur'. L-Book, 1953. p. 78.

Lawrence Tech Band

Lawrence Tech Band
Made by LTULib
The organization has access to a library of music that is equal to any similar library in the country. It has grown from thirty men to over forty members in a year's time, and similar increase is expected next year. Martial music does put into its listeners a spirit and confidence, and this has been apparent at Lawrence athletic events when the band makes an appearance. L Book, 1941, p. 87

Lawrence Tech News

Lawrence Tech News
Made by LTULib
'The Lawrence Tech News' presents the events as they happen on the campus week by week. The paper is run entirely by undergraduates of Lawrence, with the Student Council as the sponsor... While the staff for the most part was made up of inexperienced men, they have worked hard to put the news of the college before all the student body and deserve a good deal of credit. p. 50, L-Book, 1938



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