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The Argus Museum

I Spy: September 2021

by Sally Bjork

From the October, 2021 issue

Catherine Si identified last month's image "by memory alone ... Am I a bonafide townie yet?" she asks. "Should I take a picture of it with my Argus C3 35mm?" quips Orest Mykolenko.

They and twenty-four other entrants correctly guessed "the Argus Museum," or, as Joe Cialdella specifies, "the new camera-look-a-like sign in front of the Argus Museum ... on the corner of William and Third." Jerri Jenista writes that her granddaughter "thinks it is a real camera," as they walk by on their way to school.

"Argus started out in 1931 as the International Radio Corp. [and] started making cameras" in 1935, says David Karl. "During WWII," writes Judy Chrisman, "they made bomb sights and other opticals." "My dad's old camera, which I think he bought when he was stationed in Japan ... was an Argus," says David Frye, "stamped 'made in Ann Arbor.'"

The Ashley and Fairst switch to two-way traffic constituted the clue, traffic changes nearby. Susan Pollans--a 45-year resident of the Old West Side--writes, "this will take us a while to get used to."

Jamie Haberichter is our winner and chose a $25 gift certificate to 'Zingerman's. To enter this month's contest, use the image and clue on October's Back Page and send your answer to the address at the bottom of the page.     (end of article)

[Originally published in October, 2021.]


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