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A Good Place to Get Sick: Images of Urban Cleveland at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

March 28, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

$5.00 – $10.00

Date: Wed. March 28th, 2018, 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Location: Cleveland History Center, 10825 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106
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Between 1890 and 1910, Cleveland’s population grew from 261,353 to 560,353, a 115 percent increase. While some growth came from annexations, the bulk represented an influx of immigrants and migrants who came to work in the city’s industries.   Crowded into polluted urban neighborhoods, conditions were often appalling and unhealthy.   George Bellamy, head of Hiram House Social Settlement, photographically documented the situation and used the images to raise support for his settlement house.   His images form the core of this presentation by John Grabowski, CWRU’s Krueger-Mueller Joint Professor in History and Senior Historian at the Western Reserve Historical Society.   Like those of Jacob Riis in New York they tell a story of urban America at the turn of the twentieth century, one that speaks clearly to the connection between environment and personal health.

This event is sponsored by the Western Reserve Historical Society’s Cleveland History Center and is free with admission to the Center.


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March 28, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$5.00 – $10.00


Cleveland History Center
10825 East Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44106 United States
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