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Created by:
Howard F. Sims, American, 1933 - 2016  Search this
Subject of:
First Independence Bank, American, founded 1970  Search this
H x W: 1205 pixels × 2272 pixels
File size: 2.25 MB
digital images
digital media - born analog
Place depicted:
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States, North and Central America
A a single PDF file (.pdf) of a digital scan of a watercolor drawing from a 1973 company brochure. The digital image is black and white and depicts the interior of First Independence Bank. In the image, both tellers and customers can be seen inside the bank's lobby. Three rectangular columns in the lobby support a ceiling featuring four (4) rows of circles, while a barrier separates the tellers from the customers. This barrier is black at the bottom and white at the top, with a narrow, tiled band in the middle. On one side, patrons, many of whom carry briefcases and are dressed in business attire, can be seen, while only the heads of three tellers are visible on the other side.
African American  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Business  Search this
Design  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of SDG Associates, in honor and memory of Howard F. Sims, FAIA
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Restrictions & Rights:
© SDG Associates, LLC
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Rendering Visible
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture