Cuyahoga River Fire: Time Magazine
It depicts a fire in December of 1952 on the Cuyahoga River. Time Magazine ran this photo in its article "The Cities: The Price of Optimism" from its August 1, 1969 issue. The article brought national attention to the pollution of the Cuyahoga River, but it mislead readers to believe that this picture was of the June 22, 1969 fire, when in fact it was not.
Case Western Reserve University. Cleveland Public Library Collection, The Cuyahoga River Fire: June 22, 1969
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