: Dated ca. 1930s, this photograph shows the Anthony Wayne suspension bridge in Toledo in Lucas County, Ohio, looking northwest from the east bank of the Maumee River, connecting Clayton Street to Woodville Road. The bridge was constructed in 1931 and spans the Maumee River in downtown Toledo. The bridge, also known as the "The High-level," was constructed by the McClintic-Marshall Company. Anthony Wayne (January 1, 1745 – December 15, 1796) was a United States Army general and statesman. Wayne adopted a military career at the outset of the American Revolutionary War, where his military exploits and fiery personality quickly earned him a promotion to the rank of brigadier general and the nickname of Mad Anthony. This photograph is one of the many visual materials collected for use in the Ohio Guide. In 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt established the Works Progress Administration by executive order to create jobs for the large numbers of unemployed laborers, as well as artists, musicians, actors, and writers. The Federal Arts Program, a sector of the Works Progress Administration, included the Federal Writers’ Project, one of the primary goals of which was to complete the America Guide series, a series of guidebooks for each state which included state history, art, architecture, music, literature, and points of interest to the major cities and tours throughout the state. Work on the Ohio Guide began in 1935 with the publication of several pamphlets and brochures. The Reorganization Act of 1939 consolidated the Works Progress Administration and other agencies into the Federal Works Administration, and the Federal Writers’ Project became the Federal Writers’ Project in Ohio. The final product was published in 1940 and went through several editions. The Ohio Guide Collection consists of 4,769 photographs collected for use in Ohio Guide and other publications of the Federal Writers’ Project in Ohio from 1935-1939.
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: SA1039AV_B13F12_032_001 Subjects
: Maumee River; Suspension bridges--Ohio; Civil engineering; Ohio Federal Writers' Project; Works Progress Administration Places
: Toledo (Ohio); Lucas County (Ohio)