Posts tagged: detroit
visual history of the Detroit Tigers D logo
via the Detroit Free Press
- Found this 1947 “Enjoy Detroit” booklet on Scribd.com looking for photos of George Corsan for work. The illustration in the pamphlet are lovely, and there’s information in the pamphlet about what kind of activities used to be held at some of the buildings around town that are now empty.
For those of you who don’t know, George Corsan came to the YMCA in Detroit in 1909 and invented group swim lessons. Doesn’t seem like a significant historical event, but Corsan’s lesson are still the foundation of every group swim class and water safety course we have today. Read one of his books about swimming & water safety here.