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1963 Press Photo First Federal Savings ceremony flag

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Caption: Tradition was observed Tuesday when the top piece of steel went aloft on the new 23-story First Federal Savings of Detroit building at Michigan and Woodward. Proud steelmen hoisted an American flag to the pinnacle of their work in a ceremony whose origins are lost in antiquity. In the old days a green branch was lashed to the ridgepole when the framwork was completed on a farmer's new barn.

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