26 Vintage Photos of The Great Lakes Expositions of 1936 & 1937


A celebration of Cleveland's centennial in 1936, the Great Lakes Exposition took place on the north coast of downtown Cleveland. It was so popular that it opened for a second season in 1937. The Great Lakes Exposition strove to improve Cleveland's reputation, financial situation, and morale during the Great Depression, and featured a Midway, Hall of Progress, Streets of the World Exhibit and more.

Photos courtesy of the Cleveland Memory Project