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Billboard advertisement photograph
Description: Taken in the 1910s, this photograph shows a series of billboard advertisements managed by The Columbus Bill Posting Company in Columbus, Ohio. The billboard on the left advertises a performance by the Al. G. Minstrels at Hartman Theatre. The billboard on the left is divided into two panels, with the left panel promoting 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." The right panel advertises Garland Furnaces sold at Geo. Snyder & Son. 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_B01F37
Subjects: Columbus (Ohio); Electric utilities; Advertisements; Theater--Ohio; Arts and entertainment
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)