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: 1947 photograph of a barn that has been painted with an advertisement for Mail Pouch chewing tobacco, taken by Joe Munroe. Barns are large structures that can be seen for miles, so their broad sides make a good spot for advertisements. Selling ad space on barns is a good way for farmers to raise additional funds without any cost or labor involved. Joe Munroe's career began in 1939 at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. He served in the Air Force during World War II and then joined Cincinnati-based Farm Quarterly magazine. Though raised in Detroit, agriculture became an important subject of Joe's photographs. He moved to California in 1955 and free-lanced, taking magazine assignments and selling his own work. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: P400_B27_F551_JPG044a Subjects: Joe Munroe; Advertisements; Signs; Dairy barns; Farms Places: Williamston (Michigan)
Description: This is an oversize advertisement for a play titled 'Ten 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
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