Aug 13, 2007

Playhouse Square, Cleveland

Playhouse Square, Cleveland

c. 1935

Lawrence Blazey

(American, 1902–1999)

Gelatin silver print

Image: 7.6 x 7.1 cm (3 x 2 13/16 in.); Paper: 8.4 x 14 cm (3 5/16 x 5 1/2 in.); Matted: 30.6 x 35.6 cm (12 1/16 x 14 in.)

Gift of Mark Bassett 1999.138



Blazey’s photograph suggests that, despite the Depression, Cleveland’s urban scene retained a sense of vitality. The photograph was taken from a high vantage point that allowed him to explore the modernist ploy of unusual camera angles. This photograph was a visual aid for his 1935 watercolor in the museum’s collection.

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Gift of Mark Bassett

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