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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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Public Square Panorama: 1908

Public Square Panorama: 1908

Cleveland circa 1908. "The Public Square -- Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument. Panorama made from two 8x10 inch glass negatives. View full size.

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Jam packed

What is going on in that second block up on the right? The sidewalk is crammed with people! Am I seeing this correctly?

[You'll come for the Kodaks, but stay for the $2 Hats. - Dave]

City Flag

The lower flag on the pole just left of center is the Cleveland City Flag, adopted in 1896.

GWS Society

The GWS Mission (lower right) is run by the Gospel Worker Society. The society published nondenominational fundamental Christian literature, and set up missions in "gospel-neglected towns". They moved their headquarters to Cleveland in 1907, and changed their name to the Union Gospel Press in 1922. They are still publishing; they specialize in Sunday School lessons.

Different times

Where are all the Zombies with their smartphones?

SHORPY OLD PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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