: This photograph depicts a smiling bus driver standing outside of his COTA bus, along North High Street in the Clintonville neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio. The driver, who is wearing sunglasses, stands by the door of the bus, which has a sign posted on the window advertising Columbus city fare as 50 cents. The sign also reminds riders to have the exact fare. COTA, the Central Ohio Transit Authority, is a public-sector transit agency created in 1972 which serves Franklin County and Central Ohio.
The High Street Photograph Collection is comprised of over 400 photographs of High Street in Columbus, Ohio, taken in the early 1970s. These photographs were taken primarily at street level and document people and the built environment from the Pontifical College Josephinum on North High Street in Worthington through Clintonville, the University District and Short North, Downtown and South Columbus. The photographs were used in a television photo documentary that aired on WOSU called "High Street." Photographers that were involved in this project were Alfred Clarke, Carol Hibbs Kight, Darrell Muething, Clayton K. Lowe, and Julius Foris, Jr. View on Ohio Memory.
: AV254_B13F340_01 Subjects
: Columbus (Ohio)--History--20th century; Street photography; Clintonville (Ohio); Buses; Transportation--Ohio; Places
: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)