Happy birthday, Detroit! Today is Detroit’s 311th birthday. Take a look at this work by Alexander Macomb that depicts the Detroit cityscape from the Canadian shore in 1821. Fun fact: Alexander Macomb was the Commanding General of the United States Army from May 29, 1828 to June 25, 1841, and a highly decorated veteran of the War of 1812. He is also the namesake for Macomb County!