View of man at stone drinking fountain in Bay View, Michigan. Sign on lawn reads: “Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters.” Printed on front: “Drinking fountain, Bay View, Mich.” Printed on back: “This water comes from a depth of 497 feet. At one time the well supplied Bay View with water for all purposes, with a flow of 316,800 gallons daily. The temperature of the water is about 54 degrees Fahrenheit. Mrs. C.C. Graham, Petoskey, Mich. Genuine Curteich-Chicago ‘C.T. Art-Colortone’ post card (reg. U.S. Pat. Off.)” Handwritten on back: “Having a grand time at Bay View. Spent sometime with Frances and husband last week. We came up with Florence J. and she is staying in her sister’s cottage. We see her quite often. Heard some grand concerts and a lecture or two. It is plenty warm, up in the nineties, the Bay is beautiful. 'Be good.’ Ethel & Eveline.” Card is postmarked August 12, 1947.
Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library
I think the greatest injustice of the modern world is that it’s socially unacceptable to play in public fountains. Like this thing is giant with a basin that’s definitely big enough for people to be in and its spraying beautiful sheets of water and I’m just supposed to look? Smh