Allen E. Cole Photographs 

This collection of Cleveland images represents photographs dating from the late nineteenth century through the 1960s. Included are historic views of Cleveland neighborhoods, downtown, and industrial areas. Of special interest are 1930s industrial scenes by Arthur Gray, and 1950s photos of African-American life in the Scovill neighborhood by award-winning photographer Jasper Wood. A series of photographs of the Hough neighborhood were taken by Cleveland City government as documentation for an urban renewal program in the 1960s. Streets and buildings in the Tremont, Gordon Square, and Brooklyn Centre neighborhoods taken by the Board of Zoning Appeals provide glimpses of these areas from the 1930s through the 1970s. Clevelanders are represented through newspaper photographs and formal portraits by Cleveland photographers George Mountain Edmondson and Ethel Standiford. Views of lanes, courts, and alleys taken in 1939 by William A. Barnhill are preserved in his album Byways of Cleveland.