These Pictures Of Vintage Detroit Will Surprise You
By Kiri Picone | Edited By Savannah Cox
Published March 12, 2015
Updated December 13, 2022
In spite of its infrastructure and landmarks, a city is not immortal. These vintage Detroit photos serve as a reminder of that.
In spite of its infrastructure, landmarks, and cultural significance, the city is not immortal. Detroit is no exception. While rebounding in some areas, for the most part, 21st-century Detroit remains a mere shadow of its former self.
Once known for powering most of the country, Detroit lost its steam and 70% of its population in the last 60 years and had to declare bankruptcy in 2013 to stay afloat.
Savannah Cox holds a Master's in International Affairs from The New School as well as a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, and now serves as an Assistant Professor at the University of Sheffield. Her work as a writer has also appeared on DNAinfo.