Description: Frontispiece portrait of A.J. Downing from "A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening; Adapted to North America; with a View to the Improvement of Country Residences, with Remarks on Rural Architecture" by A.J. Downing. Andrew Jackson Downing (1815 - 1852) was one of the most important pre-Civil War designers and writers in America. He began his career as a landscaper and founded the magazine "The Horticulturist," which he used to promote scientific agriculture. As an architect, he designed buildings that mixed romantic architecture with the pastoral, picturesque architecture of the English countryside. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL04842 Subjects: Landscape architects; Ohio Economy--Agriculture; Authors, American--Ohio Places: New York
Description: John Locke (1792-1856), a geologist and inventor, was among the first in the nation to advocate soil conservation. As a geologist, he participated in government-backed surveys of the Old Northwest, and in the survey of Ohio completed in the mid-1830s. In 1823, Locke opened a School for Young Ladies in Cincinnati, Ohio, and five years later, he also helped establish the Ohio Mechanics Institute. He also worked as a professor of chemistry at the Medical College of Ohioand published textbooks on English grammar for children and on botany. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL04136 Subjects: Geology--Ohio; Ohio Economy--Agriculture; Surveying; Educators; Schools--Ohio Places: Cincinnati (Ohio); Hamilton County (Ohio);
Description: Poster advertising the Ohio State Fair, taking place August 31 through September 4, 1896. Notable events and highlights include horseless carriages, electric lights, band concerts, great floral shows and more. The Ohio State Fair is an annual exhibition that showcases Ohio farming and commercial products and achievements. The first fair was held in 1850, and after moving to various locations around the state for several decades, the event settled at its permanent location at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus in 1886. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL04153 Subjects: Columbus (Ohio); Ohio Economy--Agriculture; Fairs--Ohio Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)
Description: Cover of premium list, rules and regulations for the 1904 Ohio State Fair and Industrial Exposition. That year, the fair was held August 29 through September 2. The Ohio State Fair is an annual exhibition that showcases Ohio farming and commercial products and achievements. The first fair was held in 1850, and after moving to various locations around the state for several decades, the event settled at its permanent location at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus in 1886. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL04154 Subjects: Columbus (Ohio); Ohio Economy--Agriculture; Fairs--Ohio Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)
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