'Your Victory Garden Counts More Than Ever' posterSave
Description: This poster, titled "Your Victory Garden Counts More Than Ever," encourages Americans to grow victory gardens during World War II. The poster measures 19" x 21" (48.26 x 53.34 cm). During World War II (1941-1945), many people supplemented the food they had available for personal use by planting vegetable gardens, both to support the war effort and due to food shortages and rationing. The gardens were promoted widely by the government and industry, and were known as "victory gardens" due to their importance to the war effort. Gardens were planted during World War I as well, but were called "war gardens" until the end of the war, when the term "victory garden" came into use. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: Om3330_4692176_002 Subjects: Daily Life; Agriculture; Military Ohio; World War II; Victory gardens Places: Ohio; Washington (District of Columbia)
Description: Harriet Taylor Upton was born in 1853 in Ravenna, Ohio. In 1880, her father, Judge Ezra B. Taylor, was elected as a Republican representative to Congress. Harriet accompanied her widowed father to Washington, D.C., where she served as his hostess and companion. In Washington, she met George Upton and they were married in 1884. While living in Washington, Upton became involved in the women's suffrage movement. In 1890, she joined the National American Woman Suffrage Association, and was elected treasurer in 1894, an office she held until 1910. Upton also served as president of the Ohio Woman Suffrage Association from 1899 to 1908 and again from 1911 to 1920. A life-long member of the Republican Party, Upton became the first woman to serve on the Republican National Executive Committee, in 1920. She ran unsuccessfully for the United States House of Representatives in 1926. Harriet Taylor Upton died in 1945 in Pasadena, California, at the age of 90. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: SC2850 Subjects: Upton, Harriet Taylor; Suffrage--Ohio; Suffragists; Social reformers Places: Ravenna (Ohio); Portage County (Ohio); Washington (District of Columbia);
Description: Photograph of Douglas R. Stanfield (right), former president of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, with William Moore McCulloch (center) and a third unidentified man on their annual Farm Bureau trip to Washington, D.C., ca. 1957. The men are posed in front of an Ohio apportionment map. A signed note on the photo reads, "Best wishes, always, to my good friend "Doug" Stanfield. Sincerely yours, William M. McCulloch, 5/27/57." McCulloch was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Ohio's 4th District, and was in office from 1947 until 1973. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: P3_B01_F08_001 Subjects: Ohio Farm Bureau Federation; Agriculture--Ohio; United States. Congress. House; Politicians; Places: Washington (District of Columbia);
Description: Handwritten on reverse: "Monument at Washington D.C."
The Washington Monument is an obelisk near the west end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., built to commemorate the first U.S. president, General George Washington. The monument, made of marble, granite, and sandstone, is both the world's tallest stone structure and the world's tallest obelisk, standing 555 feet 5⅛ inches. There are taller monumental columns, but they are neither all stone nor true obelisks. It is also the tallest structure in Washington D.C.. It was designed by Robert Mills, an architect of the 1840s. The actual construction of the monument began in 1848 but was not completed until 1884, almost 30 years after the architect's death.
The cornerstone was laid on July 4, 1848; the capstone was set on December 6, 1884, and the completed monument was dedicated on February 21, 1885. It officially opened October 9, 1888. Upon completion, it became the world's tallest structure, a title previously held by the Cologne Cathedral. The monument held this designation until 1889, when the Eiffel Tower was completed in Paris, France. The monument stands due east of the Reflecting Pool and the Lincoln Memorial. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: SA1039AV_B09F10_050_1 Subjects: Washington, D.C. Washington Monument; Mills, Robert, 1781-1855; Washington, George, 1732-1799 Places: Washington (District of Columbia)
Description: Evva and Henry Heath photographed with their foster child, Harry. Harry lived with the couple for while they practiced law in Washington, D.C.
Evva Kenney was born and grew up in Cardington, Ohio, where she attended the predominantly white Cardington-Union Schools and graduated from high school in 1897. After teaching for a year in West Virginia, Evva moved Columbus in the spring of 1898 and began taking business courses at Parsons Community College. She later married Henry Heath and the couple attended Howard University Law School. She and Henry founded their own law firm, Heath & Heath Attorneys and Counselors at Law, and practiced in Washington, D.C. In 1907, Evva returned to Cardington to care for her ailing mother. Evva became ill early in 1908 and died in 1909 at the age of 29. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: MSS1274_B05F05_01 Subjects: African American Ohioans; Families; Lawyers; Law firms Places: Washington (District of Columbia)
Description: A photograph of the famous George Washington sculpture by Horatio Greenough (1840). The statue was original placed in the US Capitol rotunda before being moved to the East Lawn in 1843, where this picture was taken. It remained there until 1908 when it was moved indoors. It is currently on display at the Smithsonian Museum of American History.
This photograph was taken by traveling photographer Albert J. Ewing, ca. 1896-1912. 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_b06_f387 Subjects: Ewing, Albert J. (1870-1934); Portrait photography--United States--History; Sculptures; Washington, George, 1732-1799; Places: Washington (District of Columbia);
Description: This poster, titled "Plant a Victory Garden: Our Food is Fighting ," encourages Americans to grow victory gardens during World War II. The poster measures 19" x 21" (48.26 x 53.34 cm). During World War II (1941-1945), many people supplemented the food they had available for personal use by planting vegetable gardens, both to support the war effort and due to food shortages and rationing. The gardens were promoted widely by the government and industry, and were known as "victory gardens" due to their importance to the war effort. Gardens were planted during World War I as well, but were called "war gardens" until the end of the war, when the term "victory garden" came into use. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: Om3330_4692170_001 Subjects: Military Ohio; Agriculture; Daily Life; World War II; Victory gardens Places: Ohio; Washington (District of Columbia)
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