Description: A map of Ohio Indian village sites and trails, done by H.C. Shetrone and R.B. Sherman of the Ohio Historical Society. Also included on the map are American and European posts, the Greenville Treaty line, and notations for whether an Indian town was associated with the Delaware, Wyandot, Shawnee or Miami tribe. A chronology printed on either side of the map covers Ohio's history and settlement, as well as interactions between Native Americans and settlers, from 1669 until 1842. Shetrone was Curator of Archaeology for the Ohio Historical Society between 1921 and 1928 and served as the Society's director from 1928 until 1947. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: MAP_VFM0477_4 Subjects: American Indians in Ohio; Maps--Ohio; Map drawing; Native American history and society; American Indians--Maps; Treaty of Green Ville (1795); Places: Ohio
New Harmony, Indiana and Harmony, Pennsylvania mapsSave
Description: This is a photographic reproduction of a handdrawn map of New Harmony, Indiana on the front, and Harmony, Pennsylvania on the reverse. Drawn by Eusebius Bohm ca. 1825, the maps include streets, buildings, a river, and notations written in German. The Harmony Society was a Lutheran, German separatist group from Wurttemberg which first settled in Butler County, Pennsylvania, in 1804, led by pietist Johann Georg Rapp. but then moved to Posey County, Indiana, and finally established a permanent settlement in Economy, Pennsylvania in 1824. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: OVS0750_1 Subjects: Maps; Religious societies; Communal Societies; Religion in Ohio; Separatists Places: New Harmony (Indiana); Harmony (Pennsylvania)
'Map of the Seat of War in North America' printSave
Description: This image is a reproduction of a military map created by cartographer John Melish and included in his "Military and Topographical Atlas of the United States Including the British Possessions and Florida" (published in 1813 and 1815). The visual components of Melish's atlas depict areas affected by the War of 1812, and the text vividly describes their geography.
"Map of the Seat of War in North America" accompanies the atlas' first chapter, "Description of the Seat of War in North America." The map includes four of the Great Lakes in their entirety (only the tip of Lake Superior is represented); the St. Lawrence River and the Gulf of St. Lawrence; the Atlantic Ocean to the edge of Newfoundland and the tip of Delaware; "Upper" and "Lower Canada;" all or part of fifteen states (including Ohio); Michigan Territory; and the eastern edges of Illinois Territory and Indiana Territory. The map shows the mileage between cities, towns, and settlements. It also includes a table of population. Its dimensions are 21.5 x 15.5 inches.
John Melish (1771-1822) was born in Scotland and apprenticed to a cotton maker. His job brought him to America at various times, and he settled permanently in Philadelphia in 1811. He wrote extensively of his travels in America during the early 19th century and became one of his adopted country's best cartographers during this period. His most famous map, published in 1816, depicted the United States from coast to coast.
View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL06940 Subjects: Maps--United States; Historical map; Canada--Maps; Map drawing; Melish, John, 1771-1822
Description: Caption: Chickamauga Battlefield sketched by J.G. McElroy of the Ohio Commission, Late Captain 18th Ohio Infantry 1895.
The Great Seal of the State of Ohio lies below.
Made in 1895, this map includes Ohio monuments and tablet markers in relation to strategic movements of the Confederate and Union forces on September 18 and 19, 1863.
The battle pitted the Union's Army of the Cumberland, commanded by General William Rosecrans of Ohio, against the Confederate's Army of Tennessee, commanded by General Braxton Bragg. The Northern army numbered approximately sixty thousand men, while the Confederates had forty-three thousand soldiers.
Major General William S. Rosecrans from Delaware County, Ohio commanded the Army of the Cumberland. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: Chikamauga_ALConsWOH4261-9 Subjects: Maps--Topography; Pictorial maps; Maps--Midwest--Ohio; Civil War 1861-1865; Historical Marker; Places: Chickamauga (Georgia); Delaware County (Ohio)
Beauty Spots and Parks of Cleveland and Vicinity mapSave
Description: This map titled "Beauty Spots & Parks of Cleveland & Vicinity," was produced by the Federal Arts Project of the Works Progress Administration, with a note on its reverse which reads "Graphic Arts Map. Beauty Spots & Parks of Cleveland & Vicinity, Mr. Hawkins" and a stamp for Ernest Graham, Cleveland, Ohio. Main points on the map include the Stadium, Brookside Park Zoo, Garfield Park, Washington Park, Forest City Park, Rockefeller Park, Woodland Hills Park and several spots are marked 'Metropolitan Park System.'
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_B04F08_10_01 Subjects: Cleveland (Ohio)--Maps; Cleveland Region (Ohio)--Maps; Cleveland Metropolitan Area (Ohio)--Maps; Parks--Ohio--Cleveland Places: Cleveland (Ohio); Cuyahoga County (Ohio)
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