Please Do Not Spit on the Sidewalk in Detroit

  • March 27, 2015

You read that correctly. Don’t spit in Detroit, in 1897. This photo shows part of the city from the end of the 1890s. We’re trying to find a much higher resolution version of this so we can read the sign.

Circa 1897. “Post Office, Detroit.” Sign on utility pole: “Please do not spit on the sidewalk.” 8×10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co.

Source: Shorpy

We are really loving the old photos that we find from Detroit. Make sure you check out what we’ve dug up so far.