Description: A truck drives past a Sohio filling station in the distance, at the Obetz exit along Route 23 south of Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 1870 by John D. Rockefeller, Sohio stations are now defunct, having been acquired by British Petroleum and converted to BP stations. In the foreground are several political posters advertising the re-election campaigns of Judges Johnson, Macklin, and Stark.
The High Street Photograph Collection is comprised of over 400 photographs of High Street in Columbus, Ohio, taken in the early 1970s. These photographs were taken primarily at street level and document people and the built environment from the Pontifical College Josephinum on North High Street in Worthington through Clintonville, the University District and Short North, Downtown and South Columbus. The photographs were used in a television photo documentary that aired on WOSU called "High Street." Photographers that were involved in this project were Alfred Clarke, Carol Hibbs Kight, Darrell Muething, Clayton K. Lowe, and Julius Foris, Jr. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AV254_B02F037_01 Subjects: Columbus (Ohio)--History--20th century; Street photography; Political campaigns; Political posters; Service stations; Truck driving Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)
Unidentified man with John Gilligan campaign posterSave
Description: Photograph showing an unidentified man and child posing next to a campaign advertisement for John Gilligan. John Gilligan started his political career in 1953 when he campaigned and won a seat in the Cincinnati City Council. Later, Gilligan ran for the United States House of Representatives and served for one term. However, he was not re-elected and suffered two more political defeats in running for the United States Senate. Despite these failed campaigns, Gilligan won the office of Governor of Ohio in 1971 and served until 1975.
His term as governor is remembered for several successes, the beginning of the state lottery, the graduated state income tax, the voting age lowered to eighteen, and an improved transportation infrastructure. After his term, Gilligan focused his political efforts towards international development and also taught at the collegiate level.
Influenced by her father's political career and ambitions, Kathleen Gilligan served as governor of Kansas from 2003 until 2009. Under President Barack Obama, she was appointed Secretary of Health and Human Services in 2009.
The advertisement reads: "KEEP JOHN J. GILLIGAN CONGRESSMAN WHO GETS THINGS DONE!" View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: MSS388AV_B01_F06_01 Subjects: Gilligan, John Joyce, 1921-; Political campaigns; Governors; Political posters; Political elections; Places: Cincinnati (Ohio); Hamilton County (Ohio)
'Vote the Republican Ticket!' political campaign posterSave
Description: This poster encouraged people to vote for Republican political candidates in 1932. An elephant with a red G.O.P. blanket over its body is pictured pushing a truck with "U.S. & CO." on its side up a hill near farmland, where a man raises his hat and waves. A small donkey can be seen running away from the truck and elephant. The large slogan reads "It's an Elephants Job - No Time for Donkey-Business!" in blank across the upper right corner. The words "Vote the Republican Ticket!" are printed in bright red ink along the bottom of the poster. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL05245 Subjects: Political parties; Ohio History--Presidents and Politics; Republican Party; Political posters
Description: This campaign poster titled "America First!" was created by artist Howard Chandler Christy for the 1920 presidential campaign of Warren G. Harding. Harding (1865-1923) was born in Corsica (now called Blooming Grove), a small town in Morrow County, Ohio. Harding graduated from Ohio Central College in Iberia at the age of 16. His family moved to Marion, where Harding taught school and briefly studied law. He worked occasionally as a reporter for a local paper before buying the Marion Star in 1884. Within five years, the Star was one of the most successful small-town newspapers in the state. Harding became popular as the leader of the Citizen's Coronet Band, which played at political rallies, and for his skill as an orator. Willing to follow the lead of political bosses, Harding advanced rapidly in Ohio politics, serving as state senator and lieutenant governor. In 1914, Harding was elected to the U. S. Senate. He went on to win the presidency with 60 percent of the popular vote, promising a "return to normalcy" following the wave of reforms begun during Theodore Roosevelt's administration. As president, Harding appointed several friends to federal office who proved untrustworthy. His administration was tainted by corruption, and the infamous "Teapot Dome" scandal (in which Harding's Secretary of the Interior leased a U.S. petroleum reserve to a private oil company) nearly destroyed his presidency. After he died in office in August 1923, other scandals were uncovered, further tarnishing Harding's reputation. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: Om1523_1505576_025 Subjects: Presidential elections; Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923; Christy, Howard Chandler, 1873-1952; Political posters; Artists--Ohio; Places: Marion (Ohio); Marion County (Ohio)
Description: This is a portrait of a well-dressed young woman sitting in front of an American flag which bears the images of President William McKinley and Vice President Theodore Roosevelt. Handwriting on the negative appears to identify the woman as Miss Rachel Riddle.
This photograph 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: AL06259 Subjects: Ewing, Albert J. (1870-1934); Portrait photography--United States—History; Cultural Ohio--Art and Artists; Women Suffrage; Political campaigns; Political posters; Flags--United States; McKinley, William, 1843- 1901 Places: Ohio; West Virginia
'The Life and Public Service of William H. Harrison' broadsideSave
Description: The broadside is titled "The Life and Public Service of William H. Harrison". The pictures around the poster depict scenes pertaining to Harrison's life. The headings in the paragraphs in the center are: Birth and Education, Services under General Wayne, Delegate in Congress - The Land Law, Governor of Indiana, Intercourse with Tecumseh and the Prophet, Battle of Tippecanoe, Services of War of 1812 - Major General in the Kentucky Militia, Commander of the North-Western Army, Battle of the Themes, Civil Services Subsequent to the War, Conclusion. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: OVS4853 Subjects: Ohio History--Presidents and Politics; Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841; Political posters
Description: Printed in 1914 in Columbus, Ohio, by Allied Printing Trades Council, this poster urges Ohioans to vote a dry ballot. The text reads "This Home Will Help Make Ohio 'Dry,' Will YOU?" and shows a young boy carrying the American flag. In the lower left corner is a sample ballot with proposed constitutional amendments listed and the appropriate vote marked. Ohio played an important role in the Temperance and Prohibition movements in America from their beginnings in the late 19th century with the formation of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1874 and the Ohio Anti-Saloon League in Oberlin, Ohio, in 1893. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: OVS4727 Subjects: Prohibition; Propaganda; Presidential elections; Political posters Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)
Description: Colored broadside depicting Ulysses S. Grant, the Republican candidate for president, and Henry Wilson, the Republican candidate for vice president, during the election of 1872. Text on the poster reads "Our People's Choice and Pride. Peace and Prosperity! Liberty and Equality. Victory in 1872." Both men are being crowned with laurels by a central figure. After his first term as president (1868-1872), the incumbent Grant won the 1872 election easily with fifty-six percent of the popular vote. Wilson had replaced former vice president Schuyler Colfax, a controversial figure involved with the Crédit Mobilier of America scandal during his vice presidency. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: OVS4770 Subjects: Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Presidential campaigns; Political posters; Ohio--Politics and government; Places: Ohio
Description: Campaign poster for Charles E. Hughes and Charles W. Fairbanks, the Republican candidates for President and Vice-President in 1916. An oval portrait of Hughes is on the left and an oval portrait of Fairbanks on the right, both photographed by Underwood & Underwood Studios of New York. Hughes (1862-1948) served as governor of New York and ran against Woodrow Wilson for the U.S. presidency in the campaign of 1916. He lost the election, but later served as Warren G. Harding's secretary of state, and in 1930 became chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Fairbanks was born in Delaware, Ohio, and attended Ohio Wesleyan University. Prior to his unsuccessful campaign with Hughes, he served as vice president under Theodore Roosevelt from 1904-1908. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: OVS7263 Subjects: Hughes, Charles Evans, 1862-1948; Fairbanks, Charles W. (Charles Warren), 1852-1918; Presidential campaigns; Political posters; Places: New York
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