Description: Author Paul Laurence Dunbar riding in a horse-drawn buggy driven by an unidentified man, ca. 1890-1906. Dunbar was born in Dayton, Ohio, in 1872 to Joshua and Matilda Dunbar, both former slaves, and was encouraged by his mother in poetry and his schooling from an early age. He attended Dayton Central High School and was the sole African American student at that time. Following his high school graduation, Dunbar worked as an elevator operator while writing poetry in his free time. He built a reputation as a successful literary voice and writer of dialect poetry, and was the first African American poet to receive critical acclaim for his work. Dunbar authored twelve collections of poetry, five novels, one play, and a large number of newspaper articles before his death from tuberculosis on February 9, 1906. He is buried in the Woodland Cemetery in Dayton. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL05269 Subjects: Authors, American--Ohio; Dunbar, Paul Laurence, 1872-1906; Multicultural Ohio--African American Ohioans; Literary Ohio; Horse-drawn vehicles; Places: Dayton (Ohio); Montgomery County (Ohio)
Description: This photograph of two couples seated in horse-drawn carriages was taken by traveling photographer Albert J. Ewing, ca. 1896-1912. Like most of Ewing's work, it was likely taken in southeastern Ohio or central West Virginia. Born in 1870 in Washington County, Ohio, near Marietta, Ewing most likely began his photography career in the 1890s. The 1910 US Census and a 1912-1913 directory list him as a photographer. A negative signed "Ewing Brothers" and a picture with his younger brother, Frank, indicate that Frank may have joined the business. After 1916, directories list Albert as a salesman. He died in 1934. The Ewing Collection consists of 5,055 glass plate negatives, each individually housed and numbered. Additionally, the collection includes approximately 450 modern contact prints made from the glass plate negatives. Subjects include infants and young children, elderly people, families, school and religious groups, animals and rural scenes. In 1982, the Ohio Historical Society received the collection, still housed in the original dry plate negative boxes purchased by Albert J. Ewing. A selection of the original glass plate negatives were exhibited for the first time in 2013 at the Ohio Historical Center. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AV71_B10_F575 Subjects: Ewing, Albert J. (1870-1934); Portrait photography--United States--History; Couples; Horse-drawn vehicles; Places: Ohio; West Virginia
Description: This photograph shows a horse-drawn Standard Oil tank wagon in front of a building for a Standard Oil agent, or distributor. A man in a suit sits in the box seat, with a 350-500 gallon Standard Oil tank wagon behind him. The wagon's rear wheels are much larger to assist with bearing the weight of the oil tank, and the reflective metal tank has "STANDARD" on its side. In the background of the image, a long, low building with wooden siding has "AGENT FOR THE STANDARD OIL CO." painted on its side in white. The Standard Oil Company of Ohio established in 1862 by Cleveland oil baron John D. Rockefeller. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL04295 Subjects: Ohio Economy--Economy--Business; Milan (Ohio); Oil industry; Horse-drawn vehicles; Standard Oil Company Places: Milan (Ohio); Erie County (Ohio)
Harness racing with white horse in Urbana, OhioSave
Description: Picture of a man riding in a harness attached to a white horse. Man appears to be riding away from a horse stable that is depicted in the background.
Harness racing is a form of horse racing in which the horses race at a specific gait (a trot or a pace). They usually pull two-wheeled carts called sulkies, although racing under saddle (trot monté in French) is also conducted in Europe. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: SA1039AV_B14F04_004_001 Subjects: Horse racing; Horse-drawn vehicles; Urbana (Ohio) Places: Urbana (Ohio); Champaign County (Ohio)
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