Description: Taken ca. 1935-1943, this aerial photograph of Toledo, Ohio, also referred to as the "Glass City" due to its long history as an important part of the glass industry, shows downtown Toledo and the Maumee River.
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.
View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: SA1039AV_B13F11_008_001 Subjects: Maumee River (Ind. and Ohio); Bridges--Ohio; Toledo (Ohio)--History--Pictorial works; Aerial photographs--1930-1950; Central business districts--Ohio--Toledo; Ohio--History--Pictorial works; Works Progress Administration; Ohio Federal Writers' Project Places: Toledo (Ohio); Lucas County (Ohio)
Description: Caption reads: "Lake Freighters on the Maumee River. Location-Toledo, Ohio. Indent-11-to Michigan-National 1/8/41 Picture Book. Code-022. Class- Rivers, etc. Ident- Lake Freighters."
Freighters are pictured on the Maumee River in Toledo, Ohio. The Anthony Wayne Suspension Bridge is pictured in the background.
The Anthony Wayne Suspension Bridge was constructed in 1931 and spans the Maumee River in downtown Toledo, Ohio. The bridge, also known as the "The High-level," was constructed by the McClintic-Marshall Company, and is a Ohio landmark named after General Anthony Wayne. The bridge has some features that give it a unique aesthetic quality, including a sky blue color and various lattice patterns.
View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: SA1039AV_B04F11_28_01 Subjects: Maumee River (Ind. and Ohio); Cargo ships; Bridges--Ohio; Toledo (Ohio)--History--Pictorial works. Places: Toledo (Ohio); Lucas County (Ohio)
Molten glass at Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass CompanySave
Description: Note affixed to the pictures reads in type: "This interesting photo shows a pot of molten glass being removed from one of the ovens in the huge Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Company's factory in Toledo."
Photograph shows large machinery at work in the Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Company in Toledo Ohio. A man holds onto a handle of a 20-plus foot steel clamp as he pulls a crucible of molten glass out of the oven.
The Libbey–Owens–Ford Company (LOF) was a producer of flat glass for the automotive and building products industries both for original equipment manufacturers and for replacement use. The company's headquarters and main factories were located in Toledo, Ohio. The company was formed by the merger of Libbey-Owens' flat-glass operation with the Edward Ford Plate Glass Company, both located in Toledo, in 1930. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: SA1039AV_B07F07_032_1 Subjects: Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Company--History; Glass industry--United States--1920-1950; Glass manufacture--Ohio--Toledo--History Places: Toledo (Ohio); Lucas County (Ohio)
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