Cleveland State University, Michael Schwartz Library, Special Collections.
Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company Vice President of Marketing, Karl H. Rudolph standing near the “Best Location in the Nation” billboard near Cleveland Hopkins Airport in January 1962. Cleveland State University. Michael Schwartz Library. Special Collections.
Matthew Chasney
"Dominance of the City" mural by Ora Coltman in the Cleveland Public Library's main branch, 2018.
Courtesy of Cleveland Call and Post
Picture published in the November 4, 1967 Cleveland Call and Post article titled “Mets Campaign For Stokes.” Women are shown with campaign signs reading “Stokes for Progress Nov. 7th” and “Let’s Do Cleveland Proud…. Elect Carl Stokes Mayor.”
Cleveland Memory
Early 20th century postcard for “Cleveland: Sixth City.” “Scene along the Ohio Canal.”
A production photo from “The Key to the City” (1963) with (left to right) Ray Culley, President of Cinecraft, Julius Potocsny, Vice President and Director at Cinecraft, and Chet Huntley, best known as co-anchor of the NBC evening news program, The Huntley–Brinkley Report, for 14 years. The film was made for Haines & Company Publishers.
Cleveland Memory
1952 Cuyahoga River Fire. Fire and black smoke are rising from the Cuyahoga River with onlookers from a bridge. Cleveland Memory.
A crowd gathers at the catafalque on Public Square to view the body of Abraham Lincoln, 28 Apr. 1865. WRHS.
The Academy of Music, ca. 1880s. WRHS.
The International Salt Co. (now Akzo-Nobel) mine underneath Whiskey Island, 1966. CPL.
Muhammad Ali watches Chuck Wepner fall to the canvas in the 15th round, 24 Mar. 1975. Cleveland Press Collection, CSU Archives.
Alta House, Mayfield Rd. and E. 125, ca. 1920. WRHS.
This sculpted head of Amasa Stone, first used as a keystone at the old Union Depot, now adorns the Amasa Stone Chapel. Wendell Morningstar Photography.
Engineers survey Ambler Parkway, 1895. WRHS.
Cleveland Ship Building Co., a forerunner of the American Ship Building Co., 1890. WRHS
Samuel Andrews's mansion, also called 'Andrews's Folly,' located on Euclid Ave., ca. 1890. WRHS.
The S.S. Aquarama docks in Cleveland, 1956. Cleveland Press Collection, CSU Archives.
The Wayfarer's Lodge provided temporary shelter for people in need during the Great Depression, ca. 1930. WRHS.
Charcoal Plant of the Austin Powder Company, near the Five Mile Lock of the Ohio-Erie Canal, ca. 1870. The facility exploded in 1907. WRHS.
The Astor House as it appeared in the early 1900s. WRHS
Balto and his owner, Gunnar Kasson, ca. 1925. CPL
The crowd and players stand for the National Anthem at the 1954 All Star Game held at Cleveland's Municipal Stadium, 13 July 1954. The Sporting News.
The blizzard of 1913 impedes traffic on West 25 Street. WRHS.
Carriage exits the Blue Rock Mineral Springs at the foot of Cedar Hill, ca. 1900. In 1995, the site was the location for the Lincoln Storage Co. WRHS.
First location of the Booth Memorial Hospital on Kinsman Rd., n.d. Cleveland Press Collection, CSU Archives.
Standard Oil Co.'s No. 1 Refinery in Cleveland when the city was the center of the world petroleum industry, 1889. WRHS.
Standard Oil Co. founder John D. Rockefeller (with cane) escorts sister-in-law Lucy Spelman through Coit Rd. Station in East Cleveland, en route to Rockefeller's Forest Hill summer home, 1912. WRHS.
Cleveland State University, Special Collections
Adele von Ohl Parker, ca. 1930
Alexander Blazys. Ethel Standiford Collection, WRHS.
Alfred Benesch. Ethel Standiford Collection, WRHS
Cleveland Public Library
Allen Memorial Medical Library, 1929.
Courtesy of the Plain Dealer Archives
Advertisement for Anna Pavlova and Mikhail Mordkin in Cleveland at the Hippodrome Theater, "The Plain Dealer," 22 May 1910.
Annie Spencer Cutter. Ethel Standiford Collection, WRHS
Archie Bell. Ethel Standiford Collection, WRHS
Cleveland Memory
Arial view of the 1936-1937 Great Lakes Exposition grounds with Municipal Stadium is in the foreground
The intercity championship baseball game between White Auto and Omaha 'Luxus' at Brookside Park Stadium, 10 Oct. 1915. Over 100,000 spectators viewed the contest. WRHS.
Barnett Brickner. Ethel Standiford Collection, WRHS
Sponsored film studios based in Cleveland helped launch a number of beer brands and beer packaging innovations – like these from the Carling Brewing Company. Here, Sherlock Holmes actor, Basil Rathbone, is on a Cinecraft Productions set promoting the Leisy Premier Theatre, a 1951 weekly TV show.
Benedict Crowell. Ethel Standiford Collection, WRHS
Benjamin P. Bole. Ethel Standiford Collection, WRHS Archive
Courtesy of Western Reserve Historical Society
Hagley Museum and Library
Cinecraft founders Betty and Ray Culley (behind the camera), circa 1940.
Courtesy of the Plain Dealer
Betty Cope, founding president of WVIZ Channel 25 and television pioneer, with camera on the set of WVIZ.
From the Ohio Archivist, Fall 1970
Image from the Society of Ohio Archivists newsletter, Fall 1970
Bob Feller pitching against the St. Louis Browns on 23 Aug. 1936. The Indians would win the game, 4-1.
The Cataract House Hotel, Broadway and South Miles avenues, 1867. CPL.
The Gothic style Central High School building, ca. 1888
Central Market, E. 4th St., ca. 1946. WRHS.
The Central Viaduct spans the Cuyahoga River, ca. 1910. WRHS.
Al Sutphin's Cleveland Arena, 1947. Courtesy of the Plain Dealer.
Newsboys gather in front of the Call & Post building, ca. 1935. Photo from the Allen Cole Collection, WRHS.
City of Cleveland Wards, 1840
City of Cleveland Wards, 1860
City of Cleveland Wards, 1880
City of Cleveland Wards, 1900
City of Cleveland Wards, 1920
City of Cleveland Wards, 1949
City of Cleveland Wards, 1963
City of Cleveland Wards, 1986
City of Cleveland Wards, 1995
Firefighters rescue workers at the Cleveland Clinic Disaster, 15 May 1929. Courtesy of the Archives of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and the Plain Dealer.
Dedication ceremonies at the American Cultural Garden, July 1943. Courtesy of the Plain Dealer.
The Cleveland Fire Department's Engine NO. 2 on Public Square, ca. 1910. WRHS.
The Cleveland Gatling Gun Battery, at Lake Chatauqua, ca. 1895. WRHS.
The Cleveland Grays gather at Camp Wise, ca. 1890s. WRHS.
The Cleveland Herald Building, Bank Street (W. 6th) and Superior Avenue, ca. 1870s. WRHS.
Passenger car of the Cleveland, Southwestern, & Columbus Interurban Railway, ca. 1920. WRHS.
An aerial view of the Cleveland State Hospital complex, ca. 1951. Cleveland Press Collection, CSU Archives.
Cleveland Workhouse, ca. 1880s. WRHS.
The smoldering remains of Lakeview Elementary School after the Collinwood school fire, 4 Mar. 1908. WRHS.
A ceramist at work at Cowan Pottery's studio, 1928. Cleveland Press Collection, CSU Archives.
The Cunningham Sanitarium, ca. 1930. The five-story steel sphere was utilized for oxygen-therapy for the sanitarium's patients. Cleveland Press Collection, CSU Archives.
The Cuyahoga Building on Public Square, designed by Daniel H. Burnham and erected in 1893, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. Cleveland Press Collection, CSU Archives.
A view of the Cuyahoga River, looking north from the riverbank at Superior Ave., 1870. WRHS.
Soldiers stand in formation at Central Armory during World War I. WRHS.
Cleveland Memory
The sign for the Cadillac Lounge in 1949
Cleveland Public Library
"Blast Furnace" by Jolan Gross-Bettelheim.
Cleveland Memory
Carl Stokes and his wife Shirley outside a voting booth on Election Day, 1967. By winning the election, Stokes became the first African-American to be elected mayor of a large U.S. city.
Glenn Curtiss' flight from Euclid Beach, ca. 1905-1910.
CEN-PE-CO owner at the induction ceremony for The One Hundred Years Club of Western Reserve
Case Hall as it appeared in the early 1900s. WRHS.
Cleveland City Hall as it appeared in the 1880s. WRHS.
Chester Castle Bolton, 1932. Ethel Standiford Collection, WRHS
1948 still from the Cinecraft, Inc. film, "Television Televised"
Paul Burik
The lobby of Cleveland's Bohemian National Hall, dedicated to the Cleveland Agreement of 1915 during the centennial celebration of Czechoslovakia in October 2018.
Paul Burik
Minutes of the Cleveland Agreement conference. The last item (item #8) indicates that, once signed by the two parties, these minutes constitute the agreement. Presidents Dr. Ludvik Fisher signed for “České národní sdružení” – the Bohemian National Alliance, and Mr. Albert Mamatey signed for the Slovak League.
Cleveland State University Digital Collection
The Cleveland Film Exchange building in 1965
Exterior view of the 1930s Cleveland Municipal Airport building.
Photo by Oleg Makarov, courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra Archives
George Szell leading the Cleveland Orchestra at the Leningrad Philharmonia Bolshoi Hall, Leningrad, May 1965.
Cleveland Public Library Logo
Cleveland Memory
School gardeners at Ben Franklin Garden
Cleveland Recording Co. Studio
Cleveland Municipal Stadium
Doctors' Hospital at 12345 Cedar Rd., ca. 1948. Courtesy of the Plain Dealer.
Dudley Blossom. Ethel Standiford Collection, WRHS
City of University Heights
County Engineering employees search through the wreckage of the East Ohio Gas Co. explosion, 1944. Cleveland Press Collection, CSU Archives.
Interior of the Elysium, n.d. WRHS, courtesy of the Kekic Collection.
Stately homes line 'Millionaires' Row' on Euclid Ave., looking west from Erie St. (E. 9th), ca. 1870. Courtesy of the Plain Dealer.
Euclid Ave. Baptist Church, ca. 1900. WRHS.
Construction of the Euclid Ave. Opera House, ca. 1870s. WRHS.
Patrons at Euclid Beach Park, ca. early 1930s. Pictured: Members of the Eppley family, including Arleen Eppley Gannon and her brother George Eppley, and sisters Marcella and Dorma. Courtesy of Amusement Park Books, Inc./Ed Chukayne.
Matthew Chasney
Site of the Glenville Shootout from the intersection of E. 123rd and Beulah looking east toward Lakeview Avenue, 2018.
Courtesy of the Cleveland Public Library Photograph Collection.
Cyris Eaton (standing) and Nikita Khrushchev (sitting) at the Biltmore Hotel lunch reception, September 30, 1960.
Courtesy of the Western Reserve Historical Society.
Cyrus Eaton (standing) and his wife Anne (seated in a wheelchair) meet with Nikita Khrushchev in Moscow, 1964.
Courtesy of the Cleveland Public Library Photograph Collection.
Cyrus Eaton (extreme right) meets with visiting Soviet journalists at his Acadia Farms in Northfield, Ohio, October 28, 1955. The Soviet journalists (from left to right) are as follows: Anatoli V. Sofronov, Viktor V. Poltoratski, Aleksei I. Adzhubei, Boris N. Kampov-Polevoy, and Valentin M. Berezhkov.
Courtesy of the Cleveland Public Library Photograph Collection.
The troika gifted by Anastas Mikoyan to Cyrus Eaton at his Acadia Farms in Northfield, Ohio, 2 March 1959.
Euclid Avenue near East 9th Street circa 1920s
A 1910 F.B. Stearns sedan. Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum, WRHS.
First Baptist Church at Euclid Ave. and Erie (E. 9th) St., 1875. WRHS.
The Old Stone Church (First Presbyterian Church) on Public Square, flanked by the Cleveland Electric Illuminating building, ca. 1910. WRHS.
Aerial view of the Fisher Body Plant on Coit Rd., ca. 1949. WRHS.
Members of the Forest City Baseball Club in the early 1880s. WRHS.
Public Square celebration of Germany's victory over France in the Franco-Prussian War, 1871. WRHS.
Members of the Future Outlook League, ca. 1938. Photo from the Allen Cole Collection, WRHS.
Florence Allen. Ethel Standiford Collection, WRHS
A 1935 quilt made with a Florence LaGanke "Nancy Page" laurel wreath quilt pattern. This particular pattern series appeared in newspapers across the country from 1934-1935
Courtesy of Western Reserve Historical Society
Forbes Chocolate Company
Cleveland Memory
Frances Taft (in light coat) presents a box of roses to Shirley Stokes, wife of mayor-elect Carl B. Stokes, congratulating her on her husband's successful election, 1967
Ohio Genealogical Society Library
“The Ohio Story” radio and TV series was written by Frank Siedel (left) and produced by Stu Buchanan (right). The series ran state-wide from 1947 to 1955 on radio and 1953 to 1961 on TV. At the time, the filmed series held the record as the longest-running scripted radio and TV program in the nation.
Ohio Genealogical Society Library
Frank Siedel standing amidst 1,300+ radio scripts and 175 cans of TV show filmstock for "The Ohio Story."
Services at the Garfield Monument, Lake View Cemetery, commemorate the centennial anniversary of the birth of James A. Garfield, 1932. Cleveland Press Collection, CSU Archives.
The Ironing Department of L.N. Gross Co., ca. 1930. WRHS.
Conceptual Cross-Section of Local Geology
Ancient Shorelines of Lake Erie
Major Rivers and Streams of Cuyahoga County
Workers relax after completing work on a Martin Bomber, ca. 1920. WRHS.
Harness racing at Glenville Track, ca. 1900. WRHS.
Ohio National Guard soldiers on duty in Cleveland following the Glenville shootout, July 1968. CPL.
Congressional Districts, 48th Congress
Congressional Districts, 61st-82nd Congress
Congressional Districts, 93nd-97th Congress
Congressional Districts, 104th Congress
Grand Army of the Republic Convention, 1901. WRHS.
IMG Motor Sports driver Paul Tracy maneuvers through the course at the 1994 Grand Prix of Cleveland. Courtesy of IMG Motor Sports.
Mall A was the site of the Sherwin-Williams Plaza at the Great Lakes Exposition of 1937. WRHS.
Cleveland Memory
Sandy Block (left) and Tony Rogers, members of Cleveland’s Gay Activists Alliance in 1972
George Adomeit. Ethel Standiford Collection, WRHS
George Crile. Ethel Standiford Collection, WRHS
Courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra Archives
George Szell meets with Armenian Orthodox Patriarch (Catholicos) Vazgen I (seated), Etchmiadzin, Armenia, May 3, 1965. Photographer unknown.
The Plain Dealer
Photo caption reads “George Voinovich throws out the first plum at an Indians-Yankees game, launching a campaign [Cleveland is a Plum] to sweeten Cleveland’s image nationally.” Courtesy of Cleveland Public Library and The Plain Dealer.
George G. Jones with assistant at Favorite Brass Foundry, 2539 Central Ave.
Cleveland Public Library Digital Gallery
Germania Hall in 1940, then used as the Goodwill Industries headquarters. The building, designed by Cudell and Richardson and built in 1887, was demolished circa 1954.
Dad (right, second row from top) - 1928.
Senior Editor John J. Grabowski
Senior Editor John J. Grabowski, Krieger-Mueller - Associate Professor of Applied History
Dad (second row from the top) Washington Park, Memorial day 1928
Dad (second row from the top) Washington Park, Memorial day 1928
Dad (second row from the top) Washington Park, Memorial day 1928
Dad (second row from the top) in 1928.
Cleveland Memory
Aerial view of the main entrance to the Great Lakes Exposition, Sherwin-Williams Plaza, Cleveland Convention Center, and Cleveland City Hall
Cleveland Public Library
Gross-Bettelheim's print of a blast furnace for the Federal Art Project in Cleveland.
Courtesy of the Cleveland Public Library Photograph Collection.
The Armenians have long played a major role in Cleveland's Oriental Rug business. This photograph from December 30, 1940 shows Vahe Gulbenkian repairing such a rug on a loom at 12551 Euclid Ave.
The early Euclid Ave. location of Halle Bros. Department Store, ca. 1900. WRHS.
Patrons of Haltnorth's Garden, Willson (E. 55th) and Woodland aves., ca. 1890. WRHS.
The Haymarket area along Ontario Ave., ca. 1930. The facilities for the Gateway sports complex now occupy much of the site. WRHS.
Hollenden Hotel at Superior Ave. and E. 6th St. 1906. WRHS.
Stone carvers pose on a pylon of the Lorain-Carnegie Bridge, later renamed the Hope Memorial Bridge, ca. 1931. WRHS.
Bakers hand-decorate cakes at the main plant of Hough Bakery, 1973. CPL.
Cleveland Memory
Built in 1921, the Hanna Theater was a cornerstone of the Cleveland theater scene. In this photograph, general manager Milton Krantz, releases a homing pigeon in front of the theater on May 6, 1976. The pigeon took thirty minutes to reach its roost in North Olmsted. Krantz was know as "Mr. First Nighter."
Harris Cooley. Ethel Standiford Collection, WRHS
Influential newspaper man, Harry Volk
Larry Gorjup
The emperor showing off his “new clothes” to townspeople in The Emperor’s New Clothes. Note the wide range of ages, because actors were drawn from all grades in Cleveland Heights schools.
Larry Gorjup
In dress rehearsal for the Emperor's New Clothes: Left to right, Frank Porath as a tailor to the Emperor; unknown actor as the chamberlain; Wally Wood as a tailor to the Emperor.
Larry Gorjup
Frank Porath as a tailor, being visited by the emperor’s chamberlain early in the play, The Emperor’s New Clothes.
Larry Gorjup
At left, scenery for Emperor’s throne room in The Emperor’s New Clothes. At right, street scene with actors preparing for the dress rehearsal. All scenery for this and other plays in this television series were painted by Barbara Wood.
Larry Gorjup
In The Emperor’s New Clothes, the two tailors (played by recent Cleveland Heights HS graduates Wally Wood and Frank Porath) are convincing the Emperor (unknown actor) to buy new clothing only visible to honest people. Scene takes place in Emperor’s throne room.
Smith College Special Collections
Helen Maria Chesnutt class of 1901 photograph, courtesy of Smith College
Holy Name High School
A Map Ethnic Settlements in Cuyahoga County based on census tract data, ca. 1923.
A Conceptual map of Traditional Ethnic Neighborhoods in Cuyahoga County, 1900-1950.
The Carlin House, at 3233 Euclid Avenue, one mansions of Euclid Avenue served as the Headquarters for the International Ladies Garment Workers' Union when this photograph was taken in the 1950s. Courtesy of the Plain Dealer.
A Lakeshore Electric Railway interurban car passes an automobile during the 1920s. WRHS.
This advertisement for the Jordan Playboy coupe is considered a landmark in the history of automobile promotion, 1920. WRHS.
Hagley Museum and Library
1937 Cleveland Play House press photo of K. Elmo Lowe and his wife, Dorothy Paxton
Langston Hughes sits at a table with four performers at the Karamu Theater. Courtesy of the Karamu House.
The May Co. store on Public Square during a busy day in 1941. Courtesy of the Plain Dealer.
Edris Eckhardt five other Kokoon Club members pose in their costumes at the 1929 Bal Masque. Courtesy of the Cleveland Artists Foundation.
Courtesy of the Cleveland Public Library Photograph Collection.
Fr. Jason Kappanadze at St. Theodosius, 1931.
Culley Family Collection at Hagley Library
Kirk Willis starred in a number of sponsored films and TV commercials produced by Cleveland-based Tri-State Motion Pictures and Cinecraft Productions.
Courtesy of Sarah Willis
Actor Kirk Willis
Violence erupts as strikers overturn a vehicle outside the Fisher Body Plant, 1939. Cleveland Press Collection, CSU Archives/Photo by Fred Bottomer.
A row of automobiles forms a funeral procession at Lake View Cemetery, ca. 1911. Increased automobile use in the 1910s necessitated paving the cemetery's numerous pathways for motor traffic. Courtesy of Lake View Cemetery Association.
The Lakeside Nursing Unit is received by King George V and Queen Mary at Buckingham Palace, 18 May 1917. CWRU Archives.
Ernest J. Bohn (left) escorts Eleanor Roosevelt on a tour of Lakeview Terrace at Lakeview's dedication ceremonies in 1937. Special Collections, CWRU Library.
A detailed drawing showing League Park and its surrounding neighborhood in 1924. CPL.
An artist's rendering of the Leisy Brewing Co. facilities on Vega Avenue, ca. 1890. WRHS.
A band heads the procession at the Feast of the Assumption parade in Cleveland's Little Italy, ca. 1950. WRHS.
A large arch dominates the entrance to Luna Park, Cleveland’s fairyland of pleasure, ca. 1910s. WRHS.
CIO Director Lee Hall addresses a crowd of CIO members on Public Square during the Little Steel Strike, early July 1937. Cleveland Press Collection, CSU Archives.
Mayor Harold Burton and Safety Director Eliot Ness meet with the Steel Workers' Organization Committee at City Hall, July 1937.Cleveland Press Collection, CSU Archives.
Cleveland Public Library Digital Gallery
Poet Langston Hughes in 1947
Matthew Chasney
LeBron James banner being removed from the Sherwin Williams building July 3, 2018
Cleveland Memory
Little Ted's Restaurant and Bar in 1949
Cleveland State University, Michael Schwartz Library Special Collections
Louise Winslow with guests John Kennedy and Cleveland Mayor, Anthony Celebrezze, on her WERE “Brunch Time” radio show.
An early predecessor of the Main Ave. (Harold H. Burton Memorial) Bridge was this 200-foot hand-operated swing bridge, completed in 1869. WRHS.
Bird's-eye view of the 1903 Group Plan by Daniel Burnham. WRHS.
Members of the Mayor's Advisory War Committee meet at a large table in City Hall, ca. 1917. WRHS.
A large crowd sits at tables to hear Carl B. Stokes and Seth Taft debate at the City Club of Cleveland during the 1967 mayoral campaign. Cleveland Press Collection, CSU Archives/Photo by Bill Nehez.
Young girls sit at tables and desks during a class at Miss Mittleberger's School, 1020 Prospect St., ca. 1900. WRHS
The Moses Cleaveland Statue on Public Square, ca. 1929. WRHS.
WPA artist Leroy Flint touches up a mural in the recreation room at CMHA's Woodhill Homes, ca. 1938. Special Collections, CWRU Library.
Cleveland Memory
A young Margaret Hamilton, most well known for her role as the Wicked Witch of the West in the Wizard of Oz
Iconic Maurice "Sax Man" Reedus, Jr. playing on the sidewalks of Cleveland Playhouse Square in 2018.
Courtesy of Natalie Ryabchikova, Moscow
Russian-language advertisement for a poetry recital by Vladimir Mayakovsky in Cleveland during his trip to the U.S. The text translates as: "Hey, Clevelander, listen up! The theater isn't going anywhere. The movies aren't going anywhere. Your acquaintances aren't going anywhere - but - Mayakovsky is going back to the USSR, but before he departs, h
Courtesy of the Cleveland Public Library Photograph Collection.
Anastas Mikoyan (right) meets Cyrus Eaton (standing) and his wife, Anne (seated in a wheelchair) upon his arrival in Cleveland, 7 January 1959. Soviet Ambassador to the U.S., Mikhail Menshikov, stands in the top right corner in a hat and scarf.
Morris Black, 1932. Ethel Standiford Collection, WRHS
Cleveland's First Masonic Temple as it appeared in the 1880s. WRHS.
Multiple aircraft fly in formation at the National Air Races held in Cleveland, July 1935. WRHS.
Fred Crawford (right) presents the Thompson Trophy to aviator Roscoe Turner at the Cleveland National Air Races. WRHS.
A Nike Missile stands at the ready at its Cleveland lakefront launching site, ca. 1958. WRHS, photo by Howard L. Newmarker.
Postcard (1 of 5) sent to Elliot Ness in 1954 by an asylum inmate believed by some to be the Torso Murderer.
Postcard (2 of 5) sent to Eliot Ness in 1954 by an asylum inmate who some people believe may have been the torso murderer.
Postcard (4 of 5) sent to Eliot Ness in 1954 by an asylum inmate believed by some to have been the Torso Murderer. WRHS.
Postcard (5 of 5) sent to Eliot Ness in 1954 by an asylum inmate believed by some to have been the torso murderer.
Newton D. Baker, 1929. Ethel Standiford Collection, WRHS
Ken Blaze
Nine Shocks Terror performing at Speak in Tongues
Rows of produce and other goods fill the inside the Northern Ohio Food Terminal in 1929. WRHS.
Olmsted Historical Society
North Olmsted buses with the bus garage behind them, ca. 1932
James Dubelko
A 1931 collage showing the first vehicles of the NOMBL and its first employees.
Courtesy of the Cleveland Public Library
Russian-language advertisement for poetry reading by Vladimir Mayakovsky, Novy Mir newspaper, New York, NY, 26 September 1925. From the book Mayakovsky by Aleksandr Mikhailov (Moscow: Molodaya Gvardiya, 1988
A broadside calling for public celebration of the return of the Oberlin-Wellington Rescuers, July, 1859. Oberlin College Archives.
A group of four people stand on State Boat No. 1 as it is pulled by two horses just south of Stone Rd., on the Ohio-Erie Canal, 1902. WRHS, Courtesy of Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area.
Collections fill the Olney Art Gallery in the Tremont neighborhood, ca. 1890s. The Olney collection was later transferred to the Dudley Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College. WRHS.
A horse-drawn Orlando Baking Co. delivery carriage, ca. 1909. Courtesy of the Plain Dealer.
Ora Coltman. Ethel Standiford Collection, WRHS
Two young girls watch boaters on the Wade Park lagoon in 1888. WRHS.
Map of the Cleveland Metroparks System.
This 1932 Peerless, with a complete aluminum body and engine, was one of only 3 built by the Peerless Motor Car Co. Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum, WRHS.
The Perry Monument stands at the center of the intersection of Ontario and Superior in this 1870s photograph. WRHS.
The nine-story, newly completed Phyllis Wheatly Home at 4450 Cedar Ave., ca. 1927. WRHS.
Map of Native American Trails, Mounds, and Fortifications in Cuyahoga County.
Pres. Jimmy Carter and Republican candidate Ronald Reagan shake hands at the conclusion of the Presidential Debate in Cleveland, 28 Oct. 1980. Cleveland Press Collection, CSU Archives.
Edward Kuekes' 1953 Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoon 'Aftermath' depicts two soldiers carrying a young soldier on a stretcher. One asks “Wonder if he voted?” The other replies “No…He wasn’t old enough.” Courtesy of the Plain Dealer.
A crowd listens to an official speaking from a balcony at the dedication ceremonies for Outhwaite Homes, Aug. 1937. WRHS.
This newspaper drawing documents a group of strikers breaking down a door during the Cleveland Rolling Mill Strikes Strike of 1885, tested fledgling public safety forces. From Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. WRHS.
Mayor Harold Burton (left) and Safety Director Eliot Ness pose on the Mall with the Police Department's new fleet of police cars, 10 Aug. 1938. WRHS.
The Soldiers and Sailor’s monument as seen from the northeast quadrant of Public Square, ca. 1895. WRHS.
Hagley Museum and Library
On the set of the Yale & Towne Manufacturing Company film, “The Talking Hoist” (1948). (left to right) Paul Culley, Frank Benish, Bob Welchans, Harry Horrocks, and Ray Culley
Cleveland Memory
Paul Newman poses with Cleveland Indians players Leon Wagner, Chuck Hinton, and Rocky Colavito, 1966.
Cleveland Memory
Paul Newman and Jeanette Klima in the 1936 production of "St. George and the Dragon." This was produced by The Cleveland Play House Children's Theatre, founded in 1933. Paul Newman is the most esteemed of the Curtain Pullers Alumni.
The exterior of the Orange Avenue Cleveland Public Bath House as it appeared early in the Twentieth Century. WRHS.
Cleveland Arts Prize
Vintage Aerial View #1 of Cleveland
Phillip Smead Bird. Ethel Standiford Collection, WRHS
The exterior of the Perry Payne Building on Superior avenue as it appeared in the 1880s. WRHS.
Equipment fills the transmission room of WHK Radio, ca. 1930. Cleveland Press Collection, CSU Archives.
Ahaz Merchant's map of 1835 shows Cleveland just prior to its incorporation as a city.
Glowing molten steel pours from an open hearth furnace at Republic Steel's Corrigan-McKinney Works, ca. 1940s. WRHS.
Spectators crowd around the Alf Landon Bandwagon in front of Public Hall at the 1936 GOP Convention. CPL.
The faces of Otto Moser's Bar on East 4th St., a favorite of the theater-going crowd, as it looked in the mid-1960s. Cleveland Press Collection, CSU Archives.
Runners crowd the Euclid Ave. starting line of the 1991 Revco Cleveland Marathon and 10K. Courtesy of Edward Howard and Co.; Stephen Crompton Photography.
A poster announcing the “first” rock concert, the Moondog Coronation Ball at the Cleveland Arena, March 1952. WRHS.
The new addition to the city greenhouse in Rockefeller Park stands at the end of a large grass field, 1964. Cleveland Press Collection, CSU Archives.
Pedestrians walk beneath the marquee of The Roxy Burlesque Theater on Short Vincent, 1956. Cleveland Press Collection, CSU Archives.
Two 1930s radio control men at work in the Cleveland Municipal Airport.
Cleveland Memory
Richard Gildenmeister escorting Lauren Bacall to a book signing party, 1979.
Courtesy of Sigrid Estrada
Robert Sam Anson in 1985. Anson was a Cleveland-born journalist and author who penned six non-fiction books and scores of articles for magazines such as Vanity Fair, Time, Esquire, Life, and The Atlantic.
Courtesy of the Cleveland Public Library Photograph Collection.
Russian folk dancers, Cleveland, 17 November 1949.
Pietro A. Shakarian, Moscow, November 2019.
This plaque marks the site of Charles Ruthenberg's interment in the Kremlin in Moscow.
This large wooden hall was specially built and decorated for the German Saengerfest in Cleveland in 1874. WRHS.
This exterior view shows St. Agnes Catholic Church at Euclid and E. 81st. during the 1940s. All but the bell tower was demolished in 1975. Cleveland Press Collection, CSU Archive.
St. Joseph's Church, ca. 1973. Cleveland Press Collection, CSU Special Collections.
A detailed drawing of St. Mary's on the Flats, the first Catholic church in the city, 1838. WRHS.
The Great Lakes steamer, the S.S. Seeandbee docked in Buffalo, ca. 1930. Cleveland Press Collection, CSU.
Children in ethnic costume fill the Hiram House float in the 1919 Community Fund Parade. WRHS.
Severance Hall, home to the Cleveland Orchestra and the Musical Arts Association as seen from the corner of Euclid and East Boulevard in an undated photograph. WRHS.
Dr. Sam Sheppard and Defense Counsel Fred Garmone outside the court chambers, 26 Oct. 1954. Courtesy of the Plain Dealer.
A policeman patrols the bars and nightclubs along Short Vincent street, 1964. Cleveland Press Collection, CSU Archives.
Players vie for control of the ball during a soccer match at Luna Park in 1938. WRHS.
Map of the City of Cleveland Statistical Planning Areas in 1995.
Women members of the Soldiers' Aid Society of the U.S. Sanitary Commission stand in front of the Society’s offices on Bank (West 6th Street) in 1865. WRHS.
Soldiers and Sailors Monument on a nearly empty Public Square in the 1890s. WRHS.
Archibald Willard’s famous painting, THE SPIRIT OF '76. WRHS.
An advertisement for Stadium Opera Week held at Cleveland Municipal Stadium, July 1931. Cleveland Press Collection, CSU Archives.
This large, lavishly decorated indoor Christmas tree at the Sterling-Lindner company, as seen in this ca. 1967 photograph, was a regional holiday highlight. ca. 1967. CPL.
Crowds converge and stop traffic during the streetcar strike of 1899. WRHS.
Cleveland Mayor Tom L. Johnson inspects a city street repair crew and its work, ca. 1907. WRHS.
Map of Civil Subdivisions of Cuyahoga County, 1843.
Map of Civil Subdivisions of Cuyahoga County, 1903.
Map of Civil Subdivisions of Cuyahoga County, 1928.
Map of Civil Subdivisions of Cuyahoga County, 1995.
Map showing the proportional distribution of the population of Cuyahoga County, 1910.
Map showing the proportional distribution of the population of Cuyahoga County, 1930.
Map showing the proportional distribution of the population of Cuyahoga County, 1980.
Map showing the proportional distribution of the population, 1990.
Cleveland Memory
A 1911 photograph of St. Ignatius High School on West 30th Street
Image courtesy of Judy Hardiman of Hardiman Images
Surrealist artist Salvador Dalí with his friends Reynolds and Reese Morse.
Samuel R. Brodsky directing cameraman Ernest M. Reynolds in "House without Children," shot at the Samuel Andrews house.
This drawing of the Superior Ave. Viaduct from the 1880s shows the full extent of the structure with traffic moving both east and west. WRHS.
A horse-drawn streetcar stands on the eastern end of the Superior Avenue Viaduct in the 1890s. WRHS.
Cleveland Memory
Republican Seth C. Taft [right] congratulates Mayor Carl B. Stokes [left] at the Cuyahoga County Election Board, after the election recount was completed. The recount gave Stokes a 1,679 vote victory over Taft. 11 Nov. 1967
Cleveland Public Library
Joe Shuster, one of Superman's two creators, attends a freehand drawing course at Fenn College.
A large crowd and flags and banners fill this image of the cornerstone ceremony for the Slovenian National Home on St. Clair Avenue., ca 1924. WRHS.
Olmsted Historical Society
Spring Vale Dance Hall in 1923
Dave Hall
Modern wing of the St. Martin DePorres High School. It is attached to the 1909 building that was formerly the Kausek Department Store.
Courtesy of the Cleveland Public Library Photograph Collection.
Russian émigré artist Andrei Bicenko puts the finishing touches on the altar fresco at St. Theodosius, 1954.
From the personal collection of Pietro A. Shakarian.
Members of the St. Theodosius Church Choir, under the direction of A. P. Glagolev, 2 November 1933.
Cleveland Memory
Legendary Cleveland Indians player Stan Coveleski (right), kneels with Indians manager Steve O'Neill (left) and photographers, c. 1946-1950.
Western Reserve Historical Society
Stella Walsh in 1937.
U.S. House of Representatives
International Documentary Association
Still from "The Plow That Broke the Plains"
The Stribling and Schmeling heavyweight championship boxing match, July 3, 1931.
County Coroner Samuel Gerber and Cleveland Police detectives search among the rocks of the lakefront for remains of victims of the Torso Murderer, 1938. CPL.
The ironwork for the Terminal Tower is complete and stone façade reaches nearly two-thirds of the way to the top in this construction image taken in Aug. 1927. Courtesy of Tower City Archives.
A large crowd watches an indoor balloon release at the grand opening of 'The Avenue' at Tower City Center, March 1990. Courtesy of the Plain Dealer.
A fork lift is tested for load capacity outside the Towmoter Corp. plant in Aug. 1942. Cleveland Press Collection, CSU Archives.
Map of ground transportation routes in Cuyahoga County, 1860.
Map of ground transportation routes in Cuyahoga County, 1910.
Map of ground transportation routes in Cuyahoga County, 1995.
Members of Troop A patrol the Mexican Border on horseback, ca. 1916. WRHS.
Cinecraft Productions Collection at the Hagley Museum and Library
An Ohio Story TV episode set. Nelson Olmsted is sitting in the antique car in front of a screen projecting the outdoor background. Ray Culley is in the director's chair. Stu Buchanan, the producer, is sitting to Ray's right.
Katie Kuckelheim
Cleveland script sign in Tremont with the Cleveland skyline in the background. Picture taken on May 2, 2020.
This postcard shows the initial “tower-less” design for the New Union Terminal, ca. 1919. WRHS.
This image, taken from above the railroad tracks shows the Union Depot, Cleveland's second railroad terminal, on the lakefront, ca. 1866. WRHS.
Mason A. Hargrave, Pres. of the Marcus Garvey Foundation, places the African national flag in the City Hall Rotunda to commemorate the Universal Negro Improvement Association, 10 Feb. 1984. CPL.
Map of City of Cleveland Electric Railways, 1900.
Trees and lawns surround the U.S. Marine Hospital at the northwest corner of Lakeside and E. 9th St. in this 1915 image. WRHS.
Union Club of Cleveland, second building, at E. 12th St. and Euclid Ave
The ironwork for the main span of the Detroit-Superior (Veterans' Memorial) High-Level Bridge in this image taken on 1 Nov. 1915. WRHS.
Student demonstrators block Euclid Ave at Adelbert Road on the campus of CWRU in protest U.S. involvement in Southeast Asia on May 4, 1970. CWRU Archives.
Cleveland Memory
A victory garden at the Mall in downtown Cleveland
Women and children and family walk along the promenade on top of the Kentucky Street Reservoir, ca. 1872. WRHS.
Vita-Mix Corporation
William “Papa” Barnard in one of the first TV infomercials. Ray Culley, the film’s director, is in the left foreground. Chris Hofstetter, a Cinecraft employee, is on the right.
These circa 1929 elevation drawings depict one of the four Guardians of Transportation pylons designed by Walker and Weeks for the Lorain-Carnegie (Hope Memorial) Bridge. WRHS.
Workers populate the shop floor in this interior view of the Turret Lathe Assembly Department at Warner & Swasey Co., ca. 1912. Cleveland Press Collection, CSU Archives.
Map of Water and Sewage Treatment Facilities in Cuyahoga County.
Garrett Morgan rescues a victim of the Waterworks Tunnel Disaster, July 1916. WRHS.
Horse drawn wagons and automobiles can be seen in this image of the Weideman Building, on W. 9th St. near Lakeside Ave., ca. 1920. (CPL).
A crowd of well-dressed men and women walk along boardwalk in this postcard illustration the White City Amusement Park, ca. 1900s. WRHS.
Workers assemble half-trac combat vehicles at the White Motor Co. Plant, 1941. CPL.
Horse-drawn wagons and pedestrians fill the streets in this image of the Williamson Building on Public Square, ca. 1910. Courtesy of the Plain Dealer.
Members of the Wings Over Jordan Choir, wear military-style uniforms and stand in the “V for Victory” formation in this early 1940s image. WRHS.
Members of the Wings Over Jordan Choir, wear military-style uniforms and stand in the “V for Victory” formation in this early 1940s image. WRHS.
A brand new 1899 Winton automobile stands on a muddy road outside the Winton factory. Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum, WRHS.
This poster promotes the Workers Olympiad, which was held in Cleveland in 1936 as a protest of the Olympic Games held in Nazi Germany and the capitalist control of sports in the United States. WRHS.
Crowds surround an allied tank on exhibit during a World War I Liberty Loan drive on Public Square, July 1918. WRHS.
The War Services Center occupies a temporary structure on the northwest quadrant of Public Square while pedestrians and pigeons populate the surrounding area circa 1943. CPL.
Cleveland area veterans commemorate the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt with a memorial service on Public Square, 14 Apr. 1945. WRHS.
Walter Baker. Ethel Standiford Collection, WRHS
Courtesy of John Kuluris
A new line of black Chevrolet cabs in front of the Westlake Hotel, November 1937.
Courtesy of the Plain Dealer
Smoke billows from the Westlake Hotel during the fire on 25 Jan. 1962.
Courtesy of the Plain Dealer
An aerial shot of the Westlake Hotel fire of 25 Jan. 1962
Courtesy of Sarah Ellis Jackson
William "Bill" Donohue Ellis
Members of the Slovenian Zarja Singing Society perform the opera Il Trovatore, in November 1934. WRHS.