Broken piano from Detroit

Photographer: Sean Doerr
Location: Detroit, Michigan, USA

Broken grand piano from Detroit
Who were these lost Detroiters? Mayors and matrons, train conductors and auto workers, honeymooners and jitterbugging young couples out for a Saturday night—all the rich panoply of faces that make up Detroit’s story. The buildings they inhabit in these pages—the Michigan Central Station, Vanity Ballroom, Cass Tech High School and others—held a central place in the story of Detroit’s Auto Century. It was America’s story, too. Detroiters lived, loved, toiled, played, celebrated and dreamed great dreams in these buildings and thereby helped shape a nation.