Category Archives: Photograph Collections

Collections Cataloged and Available

The Manuscripts and Visual Resources Team at the Ohio Historical Society is pleased to announce that a variety of collections are now cataloged and available to researchers. These original manuscript and photographic collections are housed at the Ohio History Center … Continue reading

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Tips for Saving Your Digital Photographs

Many of us are taking many, maybe all, of our personal photographs with digital cameras and cell phones. There are steps that you can take to save them for the future. Saving *Download digital photographs from your camera and cell … Continue reading

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May is Labor History Month

Learn more about Ohio’s proud manufacturing history at the Ohio Historical Society! See the new photography exhibit, Vistas and Visions in the third floor lobby of the Ohio Historical Center. These stunning images document the work force in some of … Continue reading

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“New” Dunbar Poems!

With the recent opening of Controversy 2: Pieces We Don’t Talk About on February 29th, we’d like to let you know about some of our digital collections here on Ohio Memory that complement pieces in the exhibit. One of the Controversy 2 items is a draft … Continue reading

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Finding Short Bull

Written by guest blogger, Jeff Gill, program assistant at the Newark Earthworks Center. Gerard Baker is a Mandan-Hidatsa Native American, and has served in the National Park Service as Superintendent of the Little Bighorn National Battlefield, and in that same … Continue reading

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Collections Cataloged and Available

The Manuscripts and Visual Resources Team at the Ohio Historical Society is pleased to announce that a variety of collections are now cataloged and available to researchers. These original manuscript and photographic collections are housed at the Ohio History Center … Continue reading

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Temperance Collections at the Ohio Historical Society

Have you been watching the Prohibition documentary on PBS? Would you like to know more about the movement to outlaw the sale of alcohol? The Ohio Historical Society library holds collections related to the temperance movement in Ohio, the U.S., … Continue reading

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Watch Prohibition, Look for OHS Photographs

The latest documentary from Ken Burns and Florentine Films is about Prohibition. It is scheduled to air on PBS on October 2, 3 and 4. Ohio has a strong connection to the movement to ban consumption of alcholic beverages. The … Continue reading

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A New Installment of Columbus Neighborhoods is Coming Soon

Our local public television station, WOSU, has finished the latest installment of their documentary series Columbus Neighborhoods. The program about the University District, the most densely populated neighborhood in the city, is set to air on Thursday, October 6 at … Continue reading

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Why Don’t People Smile in Old Photographs?

I was recently asked why in photographs taken in 1800s people do not smile. It is sometimes difficult to interpret the motivations of people in the past, but I have a few ideas why we see so many serious faces … Continue reading

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