Detroit Edison Damage Assessment, Detroit, Michigan, 1967

Summary

Throughout the 20th century, Detroit Edison photographers documented the company’s work to develop and maintain the electrical infrastructure of Southeast Michigan. This image, part of a larger series, was taken immediately following the July 1967 Detroit Riot. Detroit Edison staff, accompanied by state and local officers and federal troops, inspected and repaired damaged lines after one of the era's largest episode of civil unrest.

Throughout the 20th century, Detroit Edison photographers documented the company’s work to develop and maintain the electrical infrastructure of Southeast Michigan. This image, part of a larger series, was taken immediately following the July 1967 Detroit Riot. Detroit Edison staff, accompanied by state and local officers and federal troops, inspected and repaired damaged lines after one of the era's largest episode of civil unrest.

Artifact

Negative (Photograph)

Subject Date

27 July 1967

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

87.1.1717.23B67.5

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 2.25 in

Width: 2.50 in

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