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  • Subject: Works Progress Administration
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    • 15th Defense

    • Karamu House; Works Progress Administration (U.S.); African Americans; Artists
    • "Fifteenth Defense" refers to boxer Joe Louis' triumph after the 15th round. Elmer W. Brown (1909-1971) was a painter, printmaker, muralist, illustrator, set designer, cartoonist, enamelist, ceramist, and educator. He came to Cleveland at the age...
    • Aerial view of Lake Shore Boulevard

    • Cleveland (Ohio); Works Progress Administration; Aerial views; Waterfronts; Lake Erie; Lake Shore Blvd.
    • "Aerial view of the 5-mile Lake Shore boulevard in Cleveland, Ohio. Constructed by the WPA, this thoroughfare has greatly relieved traffic congestion in Ohio's largest city. - Lakefront - General" - photo verso.
    • Artist's Life #1

    • Karamu House; Works Progress Administration (U.S.); African Americans; Artists
    • In a series of three prints Hughie Lee-Smith muses about the role of the artist in American society during the Depression. Should one stay in the studio creating lofty works of art and teaching, as the artist at the bottom does? Or should one join...
    • At Ease

    • Karamu House; Works Progress Administration (U.S.); African Americans; Artists;
    • William E. Smith (1913-1997) moved to Cleveland from Chattanooga, Tennessee at the age of twelve after his mother’s death. During the early 1930s, he studied at the Playhouse Settlement of the Neighborhood Association of Cleveland (now called...
    • Boy Drawing

    • Karamu House; Works Progress Administration (U.S.); African Americans; Artists;
    • Hughie Lee-Smith (1915-1999) was born in Florida and moved to Cleveland at age 10. After finishing high school in 1934, Lee-Smith won a scholarship from the Scholastic Awards exhibition held at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Institute, which enabled him to...
    • Boy Seated

    • Karamu House; Works Progress Administration (U.S.); African Americans; Artists
    • Zell (originally "Rozelle") Ingram (1910-1971) was born in Carrothersville, Ohio and came with his mother to Cleveland in 1922. A gifted child, he soon enrolled in art classes at Karamu House. Ingram went to East Technical High School. It appears...
    • Boy Thinking

    • Karamu House; Works Progress Administration (U.S.); African Americans; Artists
    • Hughie Lee-Smith (1915-1999) was born in Florida and moved to Cleveland at age 10. After finishing high school in 1934, Lee-Smith won a scholarship from the Scholastic Awards exhibition held at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Institute, which enabled him to...
    • Bridge construction in Gordon Park

    • Cleveland (Ohio); Gordon Park; Parks; Doan Brook; St. Clair Avenue (Cleveland, Ohio); Works Progress Administration; Bridges; Bridge construction
    • "Scene where a double-barrel bridge (one barrel near completion) is being built across lower boulevard in Gordon Park under St. Clair Ave. At left - the puddle shows the old bed of Doan Creek - and at right the new location. Concrete is being...
    • Brush Road, 1938

    • Works Progress Administration; Roads
    • "Brush Road W P A job - [text cut off]" -- photo verso. (Works Progress Administration created 1935; name changed to Work Projects Administration, 1939)
    • Carter Road Lift Bridge, 1986

    • Carter Road Vertical Lift Bridge (Cleveland, Ohio); Bridges, Steel; Vertical lift bridges; Works Progress Administration (WPA); Cuyahoga River
    • "This bridge is significant as it reflects the work of famous Cleveland engineer, Wilbur J. Watson. The bridge is representative of the design for moveable bridges of the vertical lift type being built during the 1940's. It is similar to the...
    • Carter Road Lift Bridge, 1986

    • Carter Road Vertical Lift Bridge (Cleveland, Ohio); Bridges, Steel; Vertical lift bridges; Works Progress Administration (WPA); Cuyahoga River
    • View looking southeast from lift-tower showing corner of machinery room of the Carter Road Lift Bridge in Cleveland, Ohio. This bridge is significant as it reflects the work of famous Cleveland engineer, Wilbur J. Watson. The bridge is...
    • Carter Road Lift Bridge, view inside machine room, 1986

    • Carter Road Vertical Lift Bridge (Cleveland, Ohio); Bridges, Steel; Vertical lift bridges; Works Progress Administration (WPA); Machinery
    • View inside machine room belonging to the Carter Road Lift Bridge in Cleveland, Ohio.
      This bridge is significant as it reflects the work of famous Cleveland engineer, Wilbur J. Watson. The bridge is representative of the design for moveable...

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