detroit photographic co

Portrait of a young woman with her hair pulled back, wearing suit coat, vest and turned down collar with small bow tie. Printed on photo back: “Revenaugh & Co. successor to Geo. C. Gillett, photographic & art studio, Kelley’s Block, East Huron St., Ann Arbor, Mich., negatives preserved, old pictures enlarged to any size desired, and finished in ink, oil or watercolors in a superior manner.”

  • Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library

View of Henry Leland, Wilfred Leland, Robert Faulconer and stenographer in front office at the Leland and Faulconer Manufacturing Company. Office is furnished with chairs, table, desk and bookcase. Printed on front: “Detroit Photographic Co.” Label on back: “5. Henry Leland, Robert Faulconer, Wilfred Leland and stenographer about 1900.” Handwritten on back: “Photographs–Leland and Faulconer–Front office.”

  • Courtesy of the National Automotive History Collection, Detroit Public Library

This Detroit-based #Explorist Elise Mesner is well-known for the colorful, whimsical world she creates in her photography. We trace her sunshine roadtrip from Detroit to L.A. and back again.