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A Boston-Edison Tale: 65 Years, 4 Generations, 1 Home

Detroit native and artist, Michelle May shares her family story with Family Pictures USA about growing up in the historic neighborhood of Boston-Edison. “Historic Boston-Edison is a 36-block neighborhood area of Detroit containing approximately 900 houses.  The District is bordered by Boston Boulevard on the North, Edison Avenue on the South, Woodward Avenue on the east and Linwood on […]

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The Bruschitzkis of Linzee Street: Building Detroit Brick by Brick

This summer, Detroiter, Bonnie Schow shared her family story with Family Pictures USA. Read below to learn more about her incredible family. “My great-great-grandfather, Julius Bruschitzki came to Detroit in 1881. He had friends who had come to Detroit and he faced consistent economic and political unrest in the Prussian area of Germany, where he used to live. After he […]

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Detroit, 1960s. Photo by Albert S. Johnson, Jr.

Digital Diaspora Family Reunion Roadshow is Coming to Detroit!

I have been going back and forth to Detroit over the past few months preparing for our Digital Diaspora Family Reunion Roadshow as part of the Detroit Historical Society (DHS) Detroit 67 Project –  a citywide commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Detroit uprisings/riots. DDFR will be working with communities across the city to create an photographic celebration/investigation around the narratives of one of the […]

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