I chose these photos based on all of them being in Black and White. Also that they are all taken in Michigan and of people.

Throughout these photos it really show a much simplier time. People doing things without their phones in there faces. Most of the photos I chose were based in the 70s & 80s to really show how it was in Michigan during that time frame. It is not often that you see a group of photos that are just from Michigan. 

Elephant Man with Traveling European Circus, South Lyon, Michigan

Accession Number

Elephant Man with Traveling European Circus, South Lyon, Michigan

D. James Galbraith

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
vintage gelatin silver print on paper, laid down on board

11 x 14 in. ( 27.94 x 35.56 cm )

Credit Line
Gift from the D. James Galbraith Family

Physical Description
An elephant trainer in a hat and jacket standing in the center of the image and there are elephants behind him lined up.

Primary Object Classification

Primary Object Type
black and white print

Collection Area

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circuses (performances)
men (male humans)

5 Related Resources

Art from Michigan
(Part of: Land and People)
Rust Belt
(Part of 7 Learning Collections)
Work and Workers
(Part of 9 Learning Collections)
The Circus
(Part of 5 Learning Collections)
Men at Work
(Part of: Masculinities)

& Author Notes

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