Merts & Riddle Coach and Hearse Company advertisementsSave
Description: Dated ca. 1880-1900, these are advertisements for coach and hearse models from Merts & Riddle Coach and Hearse Company in Ravenna, Ohio. The first page features an Improved No. 9, page 2 features No. 70 and includes a description which reads "This cut represents our medium size Funeral Car. It has finest quality polished French plate glass; hammer cloth on seat, black broad-cloth lambrequin curtains, trimmed with heavy black silk fringe and tassels; large, hand carved wood center urn on top; late style silver-plated inside drop rails, with bouquet holders. Table plates, table rollers, bier pins, hub-caps, hub-bands, seat rail and pole crab, silver-plated; elegant silver lamps; best Collinge axles; best oil-tempered Swede steel springs and best steel tire. Foot rug, pole straps and wrench, " and provides its dimensions. Page 3 advertises Improved No. 132, page 4 No. 136, and page 5 No. 236. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: MSS1606A_B01F15_009 Subjects: Ravenna (Ohio); Carriages & coaches; Ohio Economy--Economy--Business; Funeral industry; Funeral vehicles; Advertisements Places: Ravenna (Ohio); Portage County (Ohio)
Merts & Riddle Coach and Hearse Company advertisementsSave
Description: Dated ca. 1880-1900, these are advertisements for coach and hearse models from Merts & Riddle Coach and Hearse Company in Ravenna, Ohio. The first page features a No. 857 model with text to either side which reads "Builders of Fine Funeral Cars and Funeral Coaches, Broughams, Landaus, Palace Pall Bearers' Coaches, Berlin Coaches and Coupes." The text below the image reads "New Styles! Handsome Designs! Silver grey funeral cars a specialty; a large Stock of finished work constantly on hand to select from. Also some excellent second-hand Hearses, Landaus, Coaches, Broughams, Coupes, etc. Correspondence solicited." Page 2 advertises model No. 887, a back funeral car, page 3 No. 83, page 4 No. 356, and page 5 No. 479. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: MSS1606A_B01F16_857 Subjects: Ravenna (Ohio); Carriages & coaches; Ohio Economy--Economy--Business; Funeral industry; Funeral vehicles; Advertisements Places: Ravenna (Ohio); Portage County (Ohio)
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)
Description: This is an oversize advertisement for a play titled 'Two Nights in a Barroom' (1858), a prohibitionist play by William W. Pratt based on a story by T. S. Arthur. The play tells the story of Joe Morgan, the village drunkard, who is encouraged to drink by Simon Slade, the owner of the Sickle and Sheaf bar. Even Morgan's daughter, Mary, can not stop Morgan from visiting the bar. In a barroom brawl Mary is accidentally struck by a glass thrown at her father, and the shock helps Morgan reform. Although the play was was not popular in major cities, it was second only to Uncle Tom's Cabin on rural circuits. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: OVS7448_1 Subjects: Theaters; Advertisements; Prohibition; Alcohol; Temperance--United States
Description: Dated 1895, this is an advertisement from The Specialty Glass Co. in East Liverpool, Ohio, for their Crystal Pennova Ware. The Specialty Glass Co. manufactured blown, pressed, cut, and engraved tableware. The company was founded in 1882, but was not prosperous until 1888. Because the Ohio Gas Company could not provide sufficient gas supplies, glass production stopped several times throughout the 1890s, and the company also fought the city for a railroad from the city streets to the plant. By 1897, the company decided to leave the city due to the lack of cooperation with the city council, but in 1898 the plant caught fire and burned down and the decision was made to not rebuild. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: OVS4253 Subjects: Glass industry; Glassware; Tableware; Advertisements; Ohio Economy Places: East Liverpool (Ohio); Columbiana County (Ohio)
Carmazzie's Fruit Store in Urbana, Ohio photographSave
Description: Dated ca. 1935-1940, this photograph shows Carmassie's Fruit Store in Urbana, Ohio. A popcorn machine sits outside next to the storefront window in which advertisements hang for fireworks and Philip Morris tobacco products. Carmazzie's Fruit store was opened in 1893 by Sam Bainchi. It was named Bainchi Fruit Store until 1931 when Frank Carmazzie and Sam Bainchi's niece took over the operations. Generations of families have bought candy in this small store in the oldest building in Urbana. The store is located in downtown Urbana on Monument Square.
This photograph is one of the many visual materials collected for use in the Ohio Guide. In 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt established the Works Progress Administration by executive order to create jobs for the large numbers of unemployed laborers, as well as artists, musicians, actors, and writers. The Federal Arts Program, a sector of the Works Progress Administration, included the Federal Writers’ Project, one of the primary goals of which was to complete the America Guide series, a series of guidebooks for each state which included state history, art, architecture, music, literature, and points of interest to the major cities and tours throughout the state. Work on the Ohio Guide began in 1935 with the publication of several pamphlets and brochures. The Reorganization Act of 1939 consolidated the Works Progress Administration and other agencies into the Federal Works Administration, and the Federal Writers’ Project became the Federal Writers’ Project in Ohio. The final product was published in 1940 and went through several editions. The Ohio Guide Collection consists of 4,769 photographs collected for use in Ohio Guide and other publications of the Federal Writers’ Project in Ohio from 1935-1939.
View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: SA1039AV_B01F09_001 Subjects: Storefronts; Grocery stores; Urbana (Ohio); Advertisements Places: Urbana (Ohio) Champaign County (ohio)
Description: Dated ca. 1899, this Christmas card advertisement for L. Lesquereux, seller of jewelry, watches, clocks, and silverware, is addressed to Miss Rose Sallie of Lithopolis, Ohio. The card shows multiple names, including A.L. Sallie, Millard F. Sallie, Sidney Sallie, Blanche Sallie, Minna Sallie, and Albert Leroy Sallie. The advertisement is printed on black pasteboard and shows a chromolithograph die cut of a dove holding a rose. The front of the card reads "Wishing You a Merry Christmas" and the reverse reads "Before purchasing your Jewelry, I take the liberty of asking you to call at our store and examine our full line of watches, clocks, fine jewelry, silverware, etc. Very respectfully, L. Lesquereux, 59 South high Street, Columbus, Ohio." View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: VFM5884_1 Subjects: Christmas; Greeting cards; Advertisements; Jewelry Places: Lithopolis (Ohio); Fairfield County (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)
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