Excerpts from the Preface to Celebrating The City:
"Celebrating The City is the exhibition catalog that accompanied the photographic exhibition "Two Men's Toledo: A Pictorial Essay, 1890 - 1940." The catalog and display present the best photographs of two unique yet complementary photographers, Charles Mensing and Norman Hauger."
"The prints show changes in American society over the fifty year period, 1890 through 1940, and the economic and technological impact is obvious. The architectural heritage of downtown Toledo is preserved in these photographs."
"Hopefully this publication will raise some questions. Must progress mean the loss of our architectural heritage; and can we revive the vitality of the early twentieth century city?"
PRESENTED HERE ARE 23 PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE EXHIBITION CATALOG