Currently on display in Special Collections is a sample of some souvenir pamphlets from the 19th and early 20th centuries, with photographs of various scenes in Cleveland. These images give a unique insight into the history and life of our city, reflecting its’ economic and social growth. One image from 1889 shows an alligator on display in a pool on Public Square. One wonders if it survived a Cleveland winter!
Cleveland Public Library has a large collection of souvenir pamphlets from other United States cities as well as from countries around the world. These are all available to look at in the John G. White room, located on the 3rd floor of the Main Building, during regular library hours.