Aug 21, 2007

Early Traffic

Early Traffic


Lawrence Schreiber

(American, 1904–1982)

Gelatin silver print

Image: 17.4 x 20.5 cm (6 7/8 x 8 1/16 in.); Matted: 35.6 x 45.7 cm (14 x 18 in.)

Gift of Mary and William Kubat 1996.407



The Terminal Tower, seen in the background of Schreiber’s image, was an apt symbol for a city on the rise when it opened in 1928 as the second-tallest building in the world. But the Depression hit Ohio hard. In 1933, 67% of construction workers in Ohio were unemployed, as were 50% of Cleveland’s industrial workforce.

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