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An early predecessor of the Main Ave. (Harold H. Burton Memorial) Bridge was this 200-foot hand-operated swing bridge, completed in 1869. WRHS.
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
Bird's-eye view of the 1903 Group Plan by Daniel Burnham. WRHS.
A meeting of the Mayor
Members of the Mayor's Advisory War Committee meet at a large table in City Hall, ca. 1917. WRHS.
Debate of Carl B. Stokes and Seth Taft at the City Club of Cleveland during the 1967 mayoral campaign. Cleveland Press Collection, CSU Archives/Photo by Bill Nehez.
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.
A class in session at Miss Mittleberger
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.
The Moses Cleaveland Statue on Public Square, ca. 1929. WRHS.
WPA artist Leroy Flint touches up a mural in the recreation room at CMHA
WPA artist Leroy Flint touches up a mural in the recreation room at CMHA's Woodhill Homes, ca. 1938. Special Collections, CWRU Library.
A young Margaret Hamilton, most well known for her role as the Wicked Witch of the West in the Wizard of Oz
Cleveland Memory
A young Margaret Hamilton, most well known for her role as the Wicked Witch of the West in the Wizard of Oz
Image of street musician Maurice Reedus, jr. on the sidewalks of playhouse square
Iconic Maurice "Sax Man" Reedus, Jr. playing on the sidewalks of Cleveland Playhouse Square in 2018.
Russian-language advertisement for a poetry recital by Vladimir Mayakovsky in Cleveland during his trip to the U.S.
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
Anastas Mikoyan (right) meets Cyrus Eaton (standing) and his wife, Anne (seated in a wheelchair) upon his arrival in Cleveland, 7 January 1959.
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 Portrait
Morris Black, 1932. Ethel Standiford Collection, WRHS
Cleveland
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.
Multiple aircraft fly in formation at the National Air Races held in Cleveland, July 1935. WRHS.
Fred Crawford (right) presents the Thompson Trophy to Roscoe Turner at the National Air Races. WRHS.
Fred Crawford (right) presents the Thompson Trophy to aviator Roscoe Turner at the Cleveland National Air Races. WRHS.
Nike Missile Base at its lakefront launching site, ca. 1958. WRHS, photo by Howard L. Newmarker.
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 (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 murder. Original Size:"
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 (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.
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 Portrait
Newton D. Baker, 1929. Ethel Standiford Collection, WRHS
Photograph of the hardcore band Nine Shocks Terror performing at Speak in Tongues
Ken Blaze
Nine Shocks Terror performing at Speak in Tongues
Inside the Northern Ohio Food Terminal as it appeared in 1929. WRHS.
Rows of produce and other goods fill the inside the Northern Ohio Food Terminal in 1929. WRHS.
Five buses are lined up in a row in front of the North Olmsted Municipal Bus Line garage in this circa 1932 photograph with several drivers posed with the buses.
Olmsted Historical Society
North Olmsted buses with the bus garage behind them, ca. 1932
A collage of ten black and white images showing individuals and vehicles of the North Olmsted Municipal Bus Line during its first year of operation in 1931
James Dubelko
A 1931 collage showing the first vehicles of the NOMBL and its first employees.
Russian-language advertisement for poetry reading by Vladimir Mayakovsky, Novy Mir newspaper, New York, NY, 26 September 1925.
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
Call for public celebration of the return of the Oberlin-Wellington Rescuers, July, 1859. Oberlin College Archives.
A broadside calling for public celebration of the return of the Oberlin-Wellington Rescuers, July, 1859. Oberlin College Archives.
State Boat No. 1, south of Stone Rd., on the Ohio-Erie Canal, 1902. WRHS, Courtesy of Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area.
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.
Interior view of the Olney Art Gallery, ca. 1890s. The collection was later transferred to the Dudley Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College. WRHS.
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.
Orlando Baking Co. delivery carriage, ca. 1909. Courtesy of the Plain Dealer.
A horse-drawn Orlando Baking Co. delivery carriage, ca. 1909. Courtesy of the Plain Dealer.
Ora Coltman Protrait
Ora Coltman. Ethel Standiford Collection, WRHS
The lagoon and fountain at Wade Park, ca. 1900. WRHS.
Two young girls watch boaters on the Wade Park lagoon in 1888. WRHS.
Cleveland Metroparks System.
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.
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, when it was situated on Public Square during the 1870s. WRHS.
The Perry Monument stands at the center of the intersection of Ontario and Superior in this 1870s photograph. WRHS.
Phyllis Wheatly Home, 4450 Cedar Ave., ca. 1927. WRHS.
The nine-story, newly completed Phyllis Wheatly Home at 4450 Cedar Ave., ca. 1927. WRHS.
Native American Trails, Mounds, and Fortifications.
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, 28 Oct. 1980. Cleveland Press Collection, CSU Archives.
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
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.
Dedication ceremonies at Outhwaite Homes, Aug. 1937. WRHS.
A crowd listens to an official speaking from a balcony at the dedication ceremonies for Outhwaite Homes, Aug. 1937. WRHS.
Riots and labor unrest, such as the mob violence of the Cleveland Rolling Mill Strikes of the 1880s, tested fledgling public safety forces. From Frank Leslie
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 with the Police Department
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.
Southeast quadrant of Public Square, ca. 1895. WRHS.
The Soldiers and Sailor’s monument as seen from the northeast quadrant of Public Square, ca. 1895. WRHS.
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
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
Paul Newman poses with Cleveland Indians players Leon Wagner, Chuck Hinton, and Rocky Colavito, 1966.
Cleveland Memory
Paul Newman poses with Cleveland Indians players Leon Wagner, Chuck Hinton, and Rocky Colavito, 1966.
Paul Newman at the Cleveland Play House Children's Theatre in a production of "St. George and the Dragon."
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.
Cleveland Public Bath House as it appeared early in the Twentieth Century. WRHS
The exterior of the Orange Avenue Cleveland Public Bath House as it appeared early in the Twentieth Century. WRHS.
Photograph of Peter van Dijk
Cleveland Arts Prize
A color photo of members of the organization PFLAG Cleveland, including Jane and Robert Daroff, holding a banner for the organization at Cleveland Pride in 1991
Western Reserve Historical Society
Members of the organization PFLAG Cleveland, including Jane and Robert Daroff, holding a banner for the organization at Cleveland Pride in 1991
Vintage Aerial View of Cleveland
Vintage Aerial View #1 of Cleveland
Phillip Smead Bird Portrait
Phillip Smead Bird. Ethel Standiford Collection, WRHS
The Perry Payne Building as it appeared in the 1880s. WRHS.
The exterior of the Perry Payne Building on Superior avenue as it appeared in the 1880s. WRHS.
The transmission room of WHK Radio, ca. 1930. Cleveland Press Collection, CSU Archives.
Equipment fills the transmission room of WHK Radio, ca. 1930. Cleveland Press Collection, CSU Archives.
Ahaz Merchant
Ahaz Merchant's map of 1835 shows Cleveland just prior to its incorporation as a city.
An open hearth furnace at Republic Steel
Glowing molten steel pours from an open hearth furnace at Republic Steel's Corrigan-McKinney Works, ca. 1940s. WRHS.
The Alf Landon Bandwagon in front of Public Hall at the 1936 GOP Convention. CPL.
Spectators crowd around the Alf Landon Bandwagon in front of Public Hall at the 1936 GOP Convention. CPL.
Otto Moser
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.
The Euclid Ave. starting line of the 1991 Revco Cleveland Marathon and 10K. Courtesy of Edward Howard and Co.; Stephen Crompton Photography.
Runners crowd the Euclid Ave. starting line of the 1991 Revco Cleveland Marathon and 10K. Courtesy of Edward Howard and Co.; Stephen Crompton Photography.
Announcement of the Moondog Coronation Ball at the Cleveland Arena, March 1952. WRHS.
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, 1964. Cleveland Press Collection, CSU Archives.
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.
The Roxy Theater on Short Vincent, 1956. 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.
WRHS
Two 1930s radio control men at work in the Cleveland Municipal Airport.
Richard Gildenmeister escorting Lauren Bacall to a book signing party.
Cleveland Memory
Richard Gildenmeister escorting Lauren Bacall to a book signing party, 1979.
Cleveland-born journalist and author Robert Sam Anson in 1985
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.
Russian folk dancers, Cleveland, 17 November 1949.
Courtesy of the Cleveland Public Library Photograph Collection.
Russian folk dancers, Cleveland, 17 November 1949.
A small metal plaque with writing in English and Russian on a red brick wall marks the interment site of Charles Ruthenberg
Pietro A. Shakarian, Moscow, November 2019.
This plaque marks the site of Charles Ruthenberg's interment in the Kremlin in Moscow.