: Photograph showing a man identified as "Mr. Nixon" greeting the athletes at a polo match hosted by River Ridge Riding and Polo Club. The photograph was originally preserved in the scrapbook of Ruth Herndon. The caption beneath the photograph reads: "Mr. Nixon congratulating the players." The caption at the top of the page where the photograph is preserved reads: "The 1932 Polo Season Opens When River Ridge Meets Ohio State on May 30." Ruth Weinman Herndon (1907-2002) was a life-long resident of Columbus, Ohio. Born September 6, 1907, she was the daughter of Henrietta Heinmiller Weinman (1869-1957) and William Nelson Weinman (1868-1950), owner of the Weinman Pump Manufacturing Company. The Weinmans were a prominent German-American family in central Ohio throughout the twentieth century. Ruth lived with her parents at 380 King Avenue in Columbus until 1914, when her parents hired Columbus architect Frank Packard to build a home at 1445 Roxbury Road in Marble Cliff. After graduating from Columbus School for Girls in 1925, Ruth studied sociology at Ohio State University, graduating in 1929. She married L. Kermit Herndon. View on Ohio Memory.
: MSS1344AV_B03_BOOK01_040 Subjects
: Athletes; Horseback riding; Horses--Training; Societies and clubs; Cultural Ohio--Ohio Sports; Animals; Places
: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)