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.