Category Archives: Photograph Collections

Do You Know this Man?

Our curatorial staff recently found and cataloged this remarkable photograph. Based on the gentleman’s jacket and shoulder marks, we are fairly certain that he was an officer in the Union Army during the Civil War. However, we can not see … Continue reading

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What Do You Know About Tintypes?

Recently a number of patrons have contacted us asking how to identify and care for tintypes they found in their famiy photograph collections. Read more to find out if you might have a tintype of your own. When were they … 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 Historical Center … Continue reading

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Fair History in Pictures

The Ohio State Fair has been a tradition since 1850. Revisit some highlights in Fair history with pictures from the Ohio Historical Society’s photographic archives. The Fair was not always held in Columbus. The first Fair was held in Cincinnati, … Continue reading

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Did President Warren G. Harding Spark a Baby Naming Trend?

In the large photograph collection transferred to the Historical Society from the now defunct Harding Memorial Association we found a group of photographs of babies and young children named Warren, or in two cases Harding. Do the photographs indicate that … Continue reading

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Stay Cool on Saturdays in June at the Ohio Historical Center

If you are looking for a way to beat the heat in June, visit the Ohio Historical Center. In addition to our new exhibit, Controversy: Pieces You Don’t Normally See, there will be staff talks on the museum floor every … Continue reading

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View of 1913 Flood in Columbus Might be New Addition

NBC4 reporter Marshall McPeek visited OHS on Tuesday, May 10 and did not come empty handed. He brought a panoramic view of the terrible damage that the 1913 flood had on Columbus, including the destruction of bridges on Town, Main … 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 Historical Center … 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 Historical Center … Continue reading

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Two Good Things: Cookies and History

Does munching on your Samoas and Thin Mints make you wonder about the history of Girl Scouts? How long have girls been dressing up in green uniforms and earning patches anyway? Answer: 99 Years! Juliette Gordon Low held the first … Continue reading

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