Book Launch Event and Pure Detroit Tour
Come celebrate with Pure Detroit and Wayne State University Press as we welcome Dan Austin’s third book to the shelves. Greetings from Detroit: Historic Postcards from the Motor City. Austin’s new book offers a glimpse into the past through more than two hundred historic postcards of Detroit from the early 1900s to the 1950s, compiled and presented in full color by Dan Austin.
Dan will be speaking at 2pm at the Fisher Building leasing office where Detroit food and beverages will be available from 1pm until 4pm.
In addition to buying your signed copy of Austin’s new book, Pure Detroit is hosting it’s FREE tours of the magnificent Fisher building starting at 12pm and 3pm. Please check in for the tours at the Pure Detroit store in the Fisher Building.
Admission is free, as is the food and beverages. The book is $24,99 + tax and signed copied are available on this day.
The event will begin at the Pure Detroit shop in the Fisher Building:
3011 W Grand Blvd.
Detroit, Michigan 48202
Early comments for Greetings From Detroit: –
“Old postcards not only give us a nostalgic view of the past, they show us what the past thought worth viewing. Dan Austin gives us the Detroit of the past as it saw itself and as we might like to see it.”
– William M. Worden, retired director of Historic Designation for the city of Detroit
“Dan Austin has created a remarkably broad and totally eye-popping collection of vintage postcards that will delight Detroit history newcomers and old-timers alike. This revealing book is packed with page after page of colorful views, terrific clothing, long-lost landscapes and stunning architecture. I bet there’s at least one building in this book you never knew existed!”
– Amy Elliott Bragg, author of Hidden History of Detroit
“This delightful book blends a lot of history and a bit of whimsy into a thoroughly engaging tour of Detroit’s past as seen through the medium of the humble postcard.”
– John Gallagher, author of Yamasaki in Detroit: A Search for Serenity (Wayne State University Press, 2015)
“Dan Austin delivers an enjoyable tour of Detroit during the great era of postcards—1890-1930—a period coinciding with vibrant growth and architectural development in the city. The color images show the most memorable structures and popular parks, but also the fleeting moments and trifling views enjoyed by our peers a century ago. Well-researched captions put the scenes in context, making this a valuable addition to any Detroiter’s collection.”
– Joel Stone, senior curator at Detroit Historical Society