Description: Photograph of Aaron R. Fisher receiving an award for fifty years of continuous service in the Armed Forces. Aaron R. Fisher was a highly decorated African American soldier during and after World War I; he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the Croix de Guerre, Purple Heart, Mexican Service Medal, World War I Victory Medal and Army Commendation Medal for his services. After his discharge, he served as an ROTC instructor at Wilberforce University. He retired as a Chief Warrant Officer in 1947. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: NAM_MSS9_B01F13_B Subjects: African American men; World War I, 1914-1918; African American soldiers; Wilberforce University; Military officers; Awards; Medals
Description: The photograph shows a young girl in a dress with a ribbon in her hair proudly holding a ribbon while a dog sits next to her. The dog has a ribbon tied around its neck. The girl's ribbon reads, "Special Prize / Greenhills / DOG / AND / PET / CLUB / 1st Annual / SHOW / 1939"
A crowd of people and canines is visible in the far background. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: SA1039AV_B13F02_010_001 Subjects: Dog shows; Dogs; Awards; Contests Places: Greenhills (Ohio); Hamilton County (Ohio)
Description: A silver cup engraved with "Ohio State Board of Agriculture Premium" was awarded at the Ohio State Fair in Cleveland in either 1852 or 1856. Premiums were awarded for the best agricultural products such as animals, agricultural implements, field crops, fruits, domestic goods and mechanic arts. The cup was produced by Ralph Cowles and Joseph Albertson, whose company was located at 49 Superior Avenue in Cleveland. It measures 3.14 by 3.14 by 4.52 inches (8 by 8 by 11.5 cm). The Ohio State Fair was an important opportunity for farmers to promote their crops and livestock and to learn about advances in agricultural machinery. The first state fair was held in Cincinnati in 1850. In the ten years that followed, Newark, Sandusky, and Zanesville hosted the fair . Cleveland hosted the fair in 1852 and 1856, before it settled permanently in Columbus. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: Om1383_1132022_001 Subjects: Agriculture; Expositions and fairs; Awards Places: Cleveland (Ohio); Cuyahoga County (Ohio)
Description: Dated 1854, this is a diploma awarded by the Hocking County Agricultural Society to Catherine C. Hopley for the best specimen of fancy drawing at the Annual Fair in Logan, Ohio, in Hocking County. The diploma is signed by R. Wright, president, presumably of the Fair Board. The text is surrounded by a detailed drawing which features agricultural tools and equipment at the top, and two women sitting on statue bases. Catherine was the elder sister of John P. Hopley of Bucyrus, Ohio. She authored one of the first popular books on snakes, titled "Snakes: Curiosities and Wonders of Serpent Life" in 1882. She made a number of other important contributions to the study of herpetology and did fieldwork on snake populations in Ohio. Hopley authored a variety of other texts, including "Sketches of the Ophidians" (1873), "Life in the South" (1863), and "Adventures in the Wilds of the West" (1872). View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: OVS5553 Subjects: Hopley, Catherine Cooper, 1817-1911; Fairs--Ohio; Drawings (visual works); Awards Places: Logan (Ohio); Hocking County (Ohio)
Description: Aviator Jerrie Mock (at left) of Bexley, Ohio, pictured with Marjorie Whiteman at Women's Recognition Day at the Ohio Women's Hall of Fame, 1979. Mock was being inducted into the Women's Hall of Fame for her remarkable accomplishment of completing the first solo flight around the world by a woman, made in a single-engine Cessna 180 named "The Spirit of Columbus" in 1964. Marjorie Whiteman was being inducted the same day for her contributions to the field of law, including her roles as legal advisor to Eleanor Roosevelt, advisor to ten Secretaries of State over a span of 40 years, vice president of the American Society of International Law, and author of "Digest of International Law."
The Ohio Women's Hall of Fame honor women who have played a significant role in Ohio's history through their trailblazing contributions, and who serve as inspiration and role models for future generations. The Hall of Fame is administered by the Women's Bureau of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, which began the program in 1978. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: SA1869_B04F17_01 Subjects: Women air pilots--United States; Aviation--History; Awards; Ohio Women's Hall of Fame; Women--Ohio--History; Law & legal affairs; Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)
Description: Photograph of aviator Jerrie Mock of Bexley, Ohio, receiving an award at Women's Recognition Day as she is inducted into the Ohio Women's Hall of Fame, 1979. Pauline Riel is pictured handing her the award, with Billie Sewell, a member of the organization's advisory council, seen at left. Mock was being inducted into the Women's Hall of Fame for her remarkable accomplishment of completing the first solo flight around the world by a woman, made in a single-engine Cessna 180 named "The Spirit of Columbus" in 1964. Pauline Riel was an Ohio educator and active volunteer who was later inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1993.
The Ohio Women's Hall of Fame honor women who have played a significant role in Ohio's history through their trailblazing contributions, and who serve as inspiration and role models for future generations. The Hall of Fame is administered by the Women's Bureau of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, which began the program in 1978. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: SA1869_B04F17_02 Subjects: Women air pilots--United States; Ohio Women's Hall of Fame; Women--Ohio--History; Aviation--History; Awards; Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)
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