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10 Cool Cleveland Artifacts currently on Ebay (1850-1936) 

(Ebay link) Baldwin was a well known businessman and politician in the Cleveland area and served as mayor of Ohio City in the late 1830s.
(Ebay link) Seller's description: "It has been folded and probably came from a book. The paper is very thin same thickness of onion skin. This is 150+ years old. It measures app 11 1/2" x 18". some tearing along the folds and edges."
(Ebay link) Per the Cleveland Encyclopedia, the Grays were formed in "1837 as an independent volunteer militia company to bolster the local constabulary and to protect the city in case of invasion from Canada" and "saw military service as a unit in the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, the Mexican Punitive Expedition (1916), and World War I."
(Ebay link) A letter dated July 31, 1896, from Cleveland's Central High School
(Ebay link) Seller's description: "Here is a fabulous 1909 Special Catalog No 609 from the Cleveland Window Glass & Door Company entitled “Official Catalog The National Ornamental Glass Manufacturers Association Cleveland Ohio 1909.”. The title page has separated from the rest of the catalog. The first thirty-two pages are black and white illustrations of some marvelous stained glass but pages 33 to 64 are spectacular! These plates are in colour and the glass is fantastic."
(Ebay link) Car theft is not a new problem in Cleveland. This 1921 document offers a reward for the return of a "1920 Cole Sports Model."
(Ebay link) This 1929 map of downtown Cleveland is extremely detailed. Every lot is labeled and it's definitely worth checking out.
(Ebay link) Seller's description; "A guestbook from a luncheon of the Cleveland Chamber of Commerce, held January 11, 1930, held at the onset of the Great Depression just two and a half months after the Wall Street Crash of 1929. There are 25 signatures of industrialists, businessmen and officials contained within, including C.E. Shafter, Simon Resek, Ralph H. West, D.W. Glanzer..."
(Ebay link) An undated "Hough Penny Transfer" ticket from The Cleveland Railway Company. Per the Encyclopedia of Cleveland History, the company "held the city's public transit franchise from 1910-42. During that time its streetcar lines carried hundreds of millions of passengers on a fleet that numbered as many as 1,702 streetcars and buses."
(Ebay link) Baldwin was a well known businessman and politician in the Cleveland area and served as mayor of Ohio City in the late 1830s.
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