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  • NuJak Jones

    "Black + white photograph from #1917 of the frozen Washington Boulevard fountain in Detroit, Michigan in 1987we went by the frozen fountain on Belle Isle when we went downtown for marriage license- just like this! FABULOUS

  • Paris Sato


  • John Dunney

    Ice Fountain, Washington Boulevard, Detroit, 1917

  • Claribel Byam

    Detroit circa 1917. Ice fountain, Washington Boulevard.

  • Joelene Brzezinski

    Detroit, Michigan...... circa 1917. "Ice Fountain, Washington Boulevard. - Looks like January 2014!

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'Who are you?' said the Caterpillar. This was not an encouraging opening for a conversation. Alice replied, rather shyly, 'I — I hardly know, sir, just at present — at least I know who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then.' - Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

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