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16:13, 23 April 2015 OHS Om3164 3780160 001.jpg (file) 22 KB This photograph of women workers making sparkplugs at the Firestone Tire & Rubber Company in Akron, Ohio was taken around 1930. It measures 8" x 10" (20.32 x 25.4 cm). Harvey S. Firestone (1868-1938) was born in rural Columbiana County, Ohio and incorp... 1
15:44, 23 April 2015 OHS AL04206.jpg (file) 28 KB This illustration of the city of Akron appears in "Historical Collections of Ohio" published by Henry Howe in 1907. Akron was originally laid out in 1825 and in 1841 became the seat of Summit County. The name came from a Greek word meaning "an elevatio... 1
15:29, 23 April 2015 OHS AL04283.jpg (file) 10 KB Portrait of American industrialist John D. Rockefeller, ca. 1910. Rockefeller was born in New York in 1839, but his family settled in northeast Ohio in the early 1850s. Rockefeller eventually became the first American billionaire after the massive succ... 1
15:15, 23 April 2015 OHS AL03915.jpg (file) 13 KB Terence V. Powderly (1849-1924) led the Knights of Labor, a powerful advocate for the eight-hour day in the 1870s and early 1880s. Under Powderly's leadership, the union discouraged the use of strikes and advocated restructuring society along cooperati... 1
14:37, 23 April 2015 OHS AL02896.jpg (file) 17 KB Portrait of Anthony Wayne, ca. 1795. General Wayne led a military campaign against Native American tribes in the Northwest Territory that culminated with the Battle of Fallen Timbers in 1794 and the signing of the Treaty of Greenville in 1795. These ev... 1
13:44, 23 April 2015 OHS AL03937.jpg (file) 6 KB Portrait of Aaron Burr (1756-1836), who was an attorney in New York. Burr served as the Vice President to Thomas Jefferson in 1800 after tying on electoral votes, but losing in the House of Representatives. Near the end of his term as Vice President, a... 1
13:35, 23 April 2015 OHS AL07002.jpg (file) 27 KB View of a mastadon skeleton known as the Conway Mastodon that is on display at the Ohio Historical Center in Columbus, Ohio. During the Ice Age, mastodons roamed the North American continent. This skeleton was found in 1887 in a swamp located between C... 1
13:29, 23 April 2015 OHS AL00571.jpg (file) 15 KB Reproduction of an engraved copper portrait of Governor John Brough. He was elected in 1864 during the Civil War and pledged to continue military support for the Union cause. Brough died in 1865 and did not complete his two year term. 1
13:17, 23 April 2015 OHS Om1526 4400787 003.jpg (file) 12 KB These photographs, taken between July 31 and August 2, 1939, were compiled in a scrapbook as a report to the Ohio adjutant general by two National Guard officers, Brigadier General L. S. Conelly and Captain L. J. Abele. The officers were sent to the Fi... 1
13:03, 23 April 2015 OHS AL04038.jpg (file) 21 KB Governor's portrait of Arthur St. Clair (1736-1818) that hangs in the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio. St. Clair served as governor of the Northwest Territory from 1788 to 1802. He actively opposed Ohio's admittance to the United States. 1
12:42, 23 April 2015 OHS AL00524.jpg (file) 14 KB Photographic reproduction of a portrait of abolitionist John Brown, ca. 1855-1859. Brown gained national attention when, on October 16, 1859, he led a group of twenty one men on a raid of Harper's Ferry, Virginia (modern-day West Virginia). A federal a... 1
12:33, 23 April 2015 OHS AL04648.jpg (file) 23 KB Portrait of Thomas Worthington as a young man, age 23, by N. Gwinn, ca. 1800. Worthington settled on a large estate in Chillicothe, Ohio, that he called Adena. He served as one of the first United States Senators from Ohio and as Ohio's sixth governor.... 1
12:26, 23 April 2015 OhioGuide SA1039AV B03F06 004 001.jpg (file) 25 KB Caption reads "Pioneer Jewish Cemetery. Central Ave. and Chestnut Street, Cincinnati, Ohio. January 9, 1941". The Pioneer Jewish Cemetery is also sometimes called the Old Jewish Cemetery, the Chestnut Street Cemetery, or the Bene Israel Burying Ground.... 1
12:07, 23 April 2015 Ermal Fraze.JPG (file) 24 KB Fraze was born in 1913 in Indiana but spent most of his life in Dayton, Ohio. Fraze founded the Dayton Reliable Tool Company, in Dayton, Ohio, whose clients included General Electric, Ford, Chrysler, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administratio... 1
11:51, 23 April 2015 OHS Om1289 793634 001.jpg (file) 11 KB Two images show a human effigy pipe created by the prehistoric Adena culture, which lived in the Ohio Valley between 800 B.C. and 100 A.D. In the first image, taken during excavation of Burial 21 of the Adena Mound in Ross County in 1901, the pipe is i... 1
11:39, 23 April 2015 OHS AL03890.jpg (file) 6 KB Engraved portrait of Charles F. Brush, an electrical engineer from Cleveland and developer of the Brush arc lamp (1879), ca. 1880. Below picture: Western Biogl Pub. Co. Signature at bottom: C.F. Brush 1
11:31, 23 April 2015 OHS AL05216.jpg (file) 46 KB Painting from the "Ancient Ohio" art series depicting an Archaic base camp along the Maumee River in northwest Ohio. Men and women can be seen carving canoes, building fires, fishing and making food along the bank. 1
11:20, 23 April 2015 OHS AL02705.jpg (file) 7 KB Reproduction of a portrait of African American inventor Granville T. Woods. Woods was born in Columbus, Ohio in 1856. He and his brother formed the Woods Railway Telegraph Company in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1884. Woods received 35 patents for electrical an... 1
11:12, 23 April 2015 OHS AL03892.jpg (file) 9 KB George B. Cox (1853-1916) of Cincinnati was a delegate to the 1900 Republican National Convention from Ohio. He was indicted on corruption charges in 1906, but was never convicted. He served as a Cincinnati City Councilman in 1879, but continued to inf... 1
11:02, 23 April 2015 OHS AL04123.jpg (file) 25 KB William Lloyd Garrison (1805-1879) was a dedicated supporter of abolition and women's rights. During the 1830s, a new type of radical abolitionist appeared calling for an immediate end to slavery. Garrison was one of the most prominent radical abolitio... 1
10:33, 23 April 2015 OHS AL02841.jpg (file) 5 KB Engraved portrait of Salmon P. Chase created from a painting by F. B. Carpenter. He was elected governor of Ohio in 1855. He lectured on abolition, assisted in the establishment of the Free-Soil Party and served as Lincoln's secretary of the treasury. 1
10:17, 23 April 2015 OHS AL00195.jpg (file) 33 KB Perry's Victory, painted by William Henry Powell of Cincinnati in 1865, illustrates Oliver Hazard Perry's decisive victory over the British fleet in the Battle of Lake Erie (Sept. 10, 1813). This victory ensured American control of the Great Lakes. The... 1
16:49, 16 April 2015 OHS AL00323.jpg (file) 22 KB Grave of Simon Kenton, spy, frontiersman, and militia commander. The grave and monument is in Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio. The photograph was taken ca. 1940-1949. 1
16:39, 16 April 2015 OHS AL05152.jpg (file) 38 KB This postcard is illustrated with an aerial view of the campus of Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, ca. 1940-1949. The green area in the center foreground, crisscrossed with paths, is known as the Oval, and several significant buildings includin... 1
16:12, 16 April 2015 OHS SA2675 01.jpg (file) 20 KB Constitution of the State of Ohio. We, the people of the State of Ohio, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, to secure its blessings, and promote our common welfare, do establish this Constitution. Article 1. Bill of Rights. Section 1. All men are... 1
15:46, 16 April 2015 OHS AL00565.jpg (file) 14 KB Portrait of Governor Asa S. Bushnell who served two, two year terms as Governor from 1896-1900. Bushnell supported the Spanish-American War and saw that Ohio troops mobilized quickly when a call for volunteers was issued in April 1898. 1
15:37, 16 April 2015 OHS AL03833.jpg (file) 16 KB Portrait photograph of Black Bear, inscribed "J.F. Bush, 1882." The photograph was taken by Mitchell & McGowan, traveling photographers who were headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. 1
15:26, 16 April 2015 OhioGuide SA1039AV B13F07 002 001.jpg (file) 15 KB Reverse reads: "District #5, 902 Municipal Bldg. Akron, Ohio. November 19, 1937. Public Square, Canton, Ohio, looking north on Market Ave. County courthouse does not show but is on the immediate left. Stark Co." This photograph depicts downtown Canton,... 1
15:17, 16 April 2015 OHS Om2896 1980868 001.jpg (file) 13 KB This map bears the title "A Map of the Country on the Ohio and Muskingum Rivers Shewing the Situation of the Indian Towns with Respect to the Army under the Command of Colonel Bouquet." A second map on the same sheet is titled "A Survey of that part of... 1
14:59, 16 April 2015 OhioGuide SA1039AV B07F11 013 1.jpg (file) 9 KB Reverse reads: "This is the first National Cash Register opened, this register used roll paper. It was first used in the Miners' Supply Co. in Coalton, Ohio." This is a photograph of the first National Cash register ever used at the Miners' Supply Co. ... 1
14:41, 16 April 2015 Lambert Photo.jpg (file) 101 KB Portrait of John W. Lambert and view of Lambert and two passengers posing in a Lambert car. Handwritten on front: "J.W. Lambert, 1909. Buckeye Mfg. Co. J.H. [undecipherable], 1908. J.H.C. in Lambert friction drive en route to Bay City. 30 + 3 clincher ... 1
12:31, 16 April 2015 OHS AL03980.jpg (file) 14 KB Portrait of President Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), who was the first man elected president from the West. Before winning the office of the president, Jackson was a war hero in the War of 1812 who successfully pushed Native Americans off their land and d... 1
12:10, 16 April 2015 OhioGuide SA1039AV B13F03 0030 001.jpg (file) 13 KB North Olmsted (Ohio) Description The photograph shows Cleveland Metroparks naturalist or employee showing a snake to a group of children inside of a museum. The snake the park ranger is holding appears to be a black rat snake (Elaphe obsoleta). The nat... 1
11:59, 16 April 2015 OHS Om3000 3623433 001.jpg (file) 15 KB Four photographs document P. Z. Blue's farm in Henry County, Ohio. Located five miles from Hamler, the farm consisted of a house and several outbuildings. Blue owned three farms consisting of more than 350 acres in 1910. 1
11:44, 16 April 2015 OHS AL04165.jpg (file) 23 KB "Scene at the Ohio Penitentiary, Columbus" illustration from "Historical Collections of Ohio" by Henry Howe, 1847. The view was taken within the inner enclosure of the penitentiary, and shows inmates and guards in the courtyard. The Ohio Penitentiary o... 1
11:31, 16 April 2015 OHS SC2697 Girty 001.jpg (file) 22 KB Illustration of Simon Girty, Ohio Country frontiersman, printed in Volume 6 of the Ohio Archaeological and Historical Publications by the Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society. Girty was born in Chambers Mill, Pennsylvania, in 1741. During t... 1
11:15, 16 April 2015 OhioGuide SA1039AV B05F08 027 1.jpg (file) 17 KB Caption reads: "John H. Patterson directing rescue work, the Dayton flood, March 1913." John H. Patterson was a business man who founded the National Cash Register Company. He led recovery efforts during the flood and formed the Dayton Citizen's Relief... 1
16:41, 14 April 2015 OHS AL05767.jpg (file) 40 KB This image is a reproduction of a print depicting the courthouse and jail in Marietta, built in 1798. The structure was built at the southeast corner of today's Second and Putnam Streets. (Original print is in "American Pioneer" opposite page 163, call... 1
15:40, 14 April 2015 OHS AL04307.jpg (file) 25 KB This engraved portrait is of Ohio Congressman Clement Laird Vallandigham, ca. 1860s. Vallandigham is well-known for being the leader of the Ohio Democratic Party and for opposing the US Civil War. The original illustration is from Henry Howe's "Histori... 1
15:19, 14 April 2015 OHS AL02982.jpg (file) 26 KB View of the Glacial Grooves on the north side of Kelleys Island, Ohio, ca. 1930-1960. These are the largest such grooves in the world that can be easily seen. They were created in limestone bedrock about 18,000 years ago during the Ice Age. A trough 40... 1
14:33, 14 April 2015 OHS AL00232.jpg (file) 30 KB "Charge of the Dragoons at Fallen Timbers," painted by R.T. Zogbaum, ca. 1895. The painting illustrates General Anthony Wayne's campaign against the Ohio natives in 1794. 1
13:37, 14 April 2015 OHS AL02696.jpg (file) 11 KB Photograph of the leaves and fruit of the Buckeye tree, ca. 1960-1969. The Buckeye, Aesculus glabra, was designated as Ohio’s official state tree in 1953. The tree is called the buckeye because its nuts resemble the shape and color of a deer's eye. T... 1
13:31, 14 April 2015 OHS AL02729.jpg (file) 32 KB Digital print of the first page of the 1802 Ohio Constitution. In November 1802, thirty-five delegates of the Ohio Constitutional Convention convened to draft a state constitution. In order for Ohio to become a state, representatives of the territory h... 1
13:09, 14 April 2015 OHS AV200 b03 f33 41.jpg (file) 23 KB Carte de visite of General Ambrose Everett Burnside, who served in the Union Army during the Civil War. A very well-liked general, he was nevertheless roundly criticized for his handling of troops in battle. He is particularly known for his sloth in as... 1
12:56, 14 April 2015 OHS AL02712.jpg (file) 36 KB Close-up view of Blue Jacket from the painting "The Signing of the Treaty of Greene Ville, 1795" as depicted by Howard Chandler Christy. The painting was created in 1945 and is hanging in the rotunda of the Ohio Statehouse. During the early 1790s, Blue... 1
12:39, 14 April 2015 OHS AL00567.jpg (file) 12 KB Portrait of Governor James M. Cox who served three, two year terms as Governor from 1913-1915 and 1917-1921. In 1920 he was the Democratic candidate for President, but lost the election to fellow Ohioan Warren G. Harding. 1
12:07, 14 April 2015 OHS AL03086.jpg (file) 26 KB Reproduction of a picture depicting a fugitive slave that is typical of the images that appeared on handbills of southern slave owners offering rewards for escaped slaves. It appeared in the New York paper "The Anti-Slavery Record" in July 1837. The pa... 1
11:51, 14 April 2015 OHS AL06946.jpg (file) 40 KB This images shows the first page of a two-page, printed version of "An Ordinance for the Government of the Territory of the United States" signed by Charles Thomson, Secretary of the Continental Congress from 1774-1789. The Northwest Ordinance, officia... 1
11:35, 14 April 2015 OHS Om3162 4401994 001.jpg (file) 24 KB The northern copperhead, Agkistrodon contortrix, is found in southern and eastern Ohio. It grows to between two and three feet long and can be copper, orange, or pink in color. The snake camouflages itself in the leaves, where it waits to catch its pre... 1
11:26, 14 April 2015 001.jpg (file) 22 KB John M. Hutchinson account of Margaret Garner case, titled "A Poor Slave Mother with Three Children". 1
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