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    Sunrise over Cleveland, May 23, 1995Mr. Thomas J. Stepwith was a Cleveland resident, born in 1925, who graduated from the Ohio State University in 1949 with a degree in landscape architecture. Throughout his life, Mr. Stepwith traveled around the world, visiting several states and many countries in both Europe and Asia.

    Mr. Stepwith lived in a high-rise apartment building on West 25th Street that offered him an amazing view of the downtown Cleveland skyline, which he photographed. He took photos of the view several times a week from the late 1980s until his death in 2002. Most of the photographs are standard size, but he also shot...

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    Mr. Edwin J. Seelbach is best known as one of the leading checker book dealers in the 1920’s. The Seelbach Checker Services Collection is comprised of Seelbach’s business correspondence with a mix of some personal correspondence with some of the people he did business with.

    Seelbach also left his mark in checkers history as having arranged the book for the 7th American Checkers Tournament that took place in Chicago in March of 1929.

    On the surface Seelbach has lead a very bland life, but upon further investigation of his correspondence, it is clear that Seelbach was a key player in leading a checkers revolt against the Old Guard of checkers society.

    It may be impossible for many to think of our old childhood game of checkers as being a societal rave, but in the early 1900’s...

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