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Caricature of Mayor Ralph J. Perk
Perk, Ralph J.; Mayors; Caricatures
A caricature of Mayor Ralph J. Perk. Although unsigned, the work is that of Cleveland Press artist Jim Herron. The text in the drawing reads, "I'm for Perk."
Carl B. Stokes
Stokes, Carl B.; Mayors
A calm Carl B. Stokes relaxes in a chair. The day before this photo was taken, Stokes lost his bid to become mayor of Cleveland, having been defeated by his Republican opponent Ralph S. Locher. Stokes...
Carl B. Stokes and his family at his mayoral inaguration
Stokes, Carl B.; Mayors; Inaugurations; Stokes, Shirley; Stokes Jr., Carl B.; Stokes, Cordi; Stokes, Louis; Rutkowski, Anthony A.
Mayor Carl B. Stokes, fourth from left, at his mayoral inauguration. From left to right: Municipal Judge Anthony A. Rutkowski, who administered the oath of office; Louis Stokes, the mayor's brother; Shirley,...
Carl B. Stokes and his wife Shirley
Stokes, Carl B.; Mayors
State Rep. Carl B. Stokes and his wife Shirley
Carl B. Stokes as a GI
Stokes, Carl B.; Mayors; United States. Army; Soldiers
"Carl Stokes as a GI, soon after going into service in 1945." --photo verso. Stokes was discharged from the Army in 1946.
Carl B. Stokes is sworn in as mayor of Cleveland
Stokes, Carl B.; Mayors; Inaugurations; Stokes, Shirley; Rutkowski, Anthony A.
Municipal Judge Anthony A. Rutkowski, left, administers the oath of office to new mayor Carl B. Stokes. Looking on is Stokes's wife Shirley.
Carl Stokes and his brother Louis
Stokes, Carl B.; Mayors; Stokes, Louis; Walker, William Otis
Mayor Carl Stokes, at microphone, with his brother Louis Stokes (left) and W. O. Walker, editor of the Call & Post newspaper, in a photo taken on Election Day, 1971. Stokes did not run for re-election....
Carl Stokes and his family look at a cake
Stokes, Carl B.; Mayors; Cakes; Celebrations; City Hall
Newly-elected mayor Carl B. Stokes, center, examines a cake with his family in the Tapestry Room of City Hall. At left is his wife Shirley; in front are their children, Carl Jr. and Cordi. Man at right...
Carl Stokes and his wife Shirley outside a voting booth on Election Day, 1967
Stokes, Carl B.; Mayors; Stokes, Shirley; Political elections; Voting
Carl B. Stokes, left, and his wife Shirley emerge from a voting booth on Election Day, 1967. Stokes, a Democrat, won election as mayor of Cleveland, defeating his Republican challenger Seth C. Taft by...
Carl Stokes and Seth Taft at a debate
Stokes, Carl B.; Mayors; Debates; Taft, Seth
Mayoral candidates Seth Taft (left) and Carl B. Stokes (right) at their third and final mayoral debate. Three days later, Stokes defeated Taft to become the first African-American to be elected mayor of...
Carl Stokes as an infant
Stokes, Carl B.; Mayors; Babies
"Carl Stokes at age 13 months, shortly before his father's death in 1928." --photo verso.
Carl Stokes debates Seth Taft at Alexander Hamilton Junior High School
Stokes, Carl B.; Mayors; Taft, Seth; Debates; Alexander Hamilton Junior High School; Seltzer, Louis B.
"Scene of debate between rival candidates for mayor was held in the auditorium of the Alexander Hamilton Junior High School 10/16[/1967]. On stage, left to right: Carl B. Stokes, Democrat; Seth Taft, Republican;...
Carl Stokes' pointy gavel
Forbes, George L.; Stokes, Carl B.; Gavels; Municipal government; Judges; Cleveland City Council
The handle of Carl Stokes' gavel is sharpened like a pencil, looking like a stake. The gavel is resting on a chair labeled "Forbes," most likely George Forbes of Cleveland City Council.
Changing the Guard!
Combes, Willard; Editorial cartoons; Cleveland; Lausche, Frank John; Burke, Thomas A. (Aloysius); Politics; Politicians; Automobiles
Editorial cartoon by Willard Combes depicting Governor Frank Lausche being driven in a car with the words "To Columbus" on the side of it. The car is splashing through a large puddle that has the words...
Charles, Prince of Wales, and Ralph J. Perk
Perk, Ralph J.; Mayors; Princes; Charles, -- Prince of Wales, -- 1948-
Charles, Prince of Wales (far left) and Ralph J. Perk (far right). Man and woman between them not identified. Although undated, this photo was likely taken during the prince's visit to Cleveland in October...
Choo-choo chugs along: $1 billion boondoggle
Regional Transit Authority; Cuyahoga County Mayors And City Managers Assn.; Dobrea, George; Mass transit; Tober, Ronald J.
Choo-choo chugs along: $1 billion boondoggle.
City Club president Richard Campbell is flanked by mayoral candidates Frank Celeste and Carl B. Stokes
Stokes, Carl B.; Mayors; Celeste, Frank Palm; Campbell, Richard; City Club Of Cleveland; Debates
" . . . And come out fighting," City Club President Richard Campbell told mayoral candidates Frank Celeste (left) and Carl Stokes at the beginning of today's debate. Campbell, associate editor of The Press,...
City council president George Forbes and Mayor-elect Dennis Kucinich
Forbes, George; Kucinich, Dennis; City council members; Mayors
"Council President George L. Forbes [left] and Mayor-elect Dennis J. Kucinich at "truce" meeting at The Press." --photo verso. Forbes had backed the mayoral campaign of Ed Feighan, who lost the 1977 mayoral...
City Council President James Stanton and Mayor Carl B. Stokes
Stokes, Carl B.; Mayors; Stanton, Jim; City council members; City Hall
City Council President James Stanton and Mayor Carl B. Stokes shake hands at City Hall. The two men, often political rivals, held a brief meeting to try to resolve some issues between them.
Cleveland civic leaders congratulate Ralph J. Perk upon his inauguration as mayor of Cleveland.
Perk, Ralph J.; Boardman, Thomas; Mack, Bill; Kucinich, Dennis; Kucinich, Helen; Polk, Franklin A.; Krueger, Verdun; Mayors; Inaugurations
"L to R: [Cleveland Press editor] Thomas Boardman; Bill Mack, insurance broker (ran against Louis Stokes for 21st Cong. dist.); L to R (background): Mrs. Helen Kucinich; Councilman Dennis Kucinich; Atty....
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