An organ grinder and his monkey work Belle Isle in 1959 as a park visitor looks on.

These guys were assigned to keep the peace on Belle Isle in 1940. Does the city council know about this?

In honor of playoff hockey

How happy is Al Sobotka that he’s not asked to be a human Zamboni between periods at Joe Louis Arena? Shown above is an unnamed member of the Olympia Stadium ice crew, circa. 1947.

The Coast Guard dumps bootleg beer into the Detroit River during a Prohibition-era bust.

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A crowd lines up for Tigers tickets outside Navin Field in 1937.

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An undated photo of passengers at the Michigan Central depot in Detroit.

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Visitors line the canal banks and ride in canoes as they listen to a concert on Belle Isle in 1902.

Detroit.   Year unknown.