5. You have probably seen this image, and know this is Chief Pontiac – but what is this portrait all about?

The City of Pontiac blossomed economically with the growth of the Pontiac brand in the late 20s and early 30s. The City commissioned renowned artist Jerry Farnsworth to do this portrait, and presented it to Pontiac Motor Division as a token of appreciation in 1935. It has remained an iconic painting, with copies hung in many schools and municipal buildings throughout the city.