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Historic Photos of Cleveland (Historic Photos.)

by Ronald L. Burdick

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This is a beautiful book; I even liked the writeups on the endflaps of the jacket: "Cleveland is an American city quintessentially founded upon change...." It comes to us by way of Turner Publishing in Nashville. What struck both Gloria and me when we first opened it was that it featured the Breuer Tower and a picture of Marcel Breuer right in the beginning, opposite the Acknowledgments. This gesture of architectural advocacy did not go unnoticed and will not go unappreciated in our circles.

The authors, Ronald Burdick and Margaret Baughman, have done a great job of compiling a photographic history of my hometown, where both sides of my family came from Germany, Bohemia, and Ireland to find new opportunities between the Civil War and the First World War. The book spans the period 1850 to 1979, and I would imagine that the editorial assumption here is that anything from 1980 onwards qualifies as current events. What was especially useful to me was defining the eras: Village to City, Cleveland's "Golden Era," Economic Growth/The Great Depression/World War II, and The City [as it] Deals with Adversity. ( )
  TimFerris | Nov 7, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 159652331X, Hardcover)

Cleveland is an American city quintessentially founded upon change. From its birth to the present, Cleveland has consistently built and reshaped its appearance, ideals, and industry. Through changing fortunes, Cleveland has continued to grow and prosper by overcoming adversity and maintaining the strong, indepen-dent culture of its citizens. Historic Photos of Cleveland captures this journey through still photography selected from the finest archives. From Cleveland as a principal stop for the Underground Railroad to its beginning stages of revitalization in the 1970s, Historic Photos of Cleveland follows life, government, education, and events throughout the city's history. This volume captures unique and rare scenes through the lens of hundreds of historic photographs. Published in striking black and white, these images communicate historic events and everyday life of two centuries of people building a unique and prosperous city.

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