Shorpy September 3, 2016

Detroit circa 1899. "Detroit N.E. from Chamber of Commerce." The elevated vantage affords an excellent view of at least a dozen of the city's celebrated "moonlight tower" carbon arc lamps -- giant electric fixtures 165 feet tall, each illuminating several blocks. 8x10 inch glass negative.

Detroit circa 1899. “Detroit N.E. from Chamber of Commerce.” The elevated vantage affords an excellent view of at least a dozen of the city’s celebrated “moonlight tower” carbon arc lamps — giant electric fixtures 165 feet tall, each illuminating several blocks. 8×10 inch glass negative.

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