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Billboard advertisement photograph
Description: This photograph shows a billboard advertisement, managed by The Columbus Bill Posting Company, which is divided into three panels with each featuring a different company. The left panel advertises "The Light from St. Agnes" at B.F. Keith's Theatre featuring Bertha Kalich. The center panel advertises a performance by the Anderson Gaiety Company at the Hartman Theatre. The right panel promotes electricity in Columbus homes with the caption "Electricity in the Home; Just press the button, easy, quick, clean; Now on, see demonstration of everything electrical, 104 North Third Street." This photograph is part of the Columbus Railway, Power, and Light Company collection, consisting of 53 glass plate negatives with images related to the Columbus Railway, Power and Light Company in Columbus, Ohio. In the mid to late nineteenth century, there were many power and streetcar companies in Columbus, Ohio. These companies eventually merged into four main companies, and by 1914 all the remaining companies merged to form the Columbus Railway, Power and Light Company. In 1933, with 1,509 employees, the Company was the largest employer in Columbus, Ohio. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AV118_B01F25
Subjects: Columbus (Ohio); Electric utilities; Advertisements; Theater--Ohio; Arts and entertainment;
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)