Description: "Acme Laundry in Cincinnati," an oil-on-canvas work painted by Caroline Augusta Lord (1860-1927) in 1911. It is one of Lord's series of three paintings depicting Acme Laundry. This image depicts a large group of women working in a large laundry. They are wearing aprons over long dresses or skirts and blouses. The figures in the foreground have their backs to the viewer. Acme Laundry, established in 1907, was located at 911 Vine St. in Cincinnati. Caroline Augusta Lord (1860-1927) was a native of Cincinnati who studied at the Cincinnati Art Academy, the Art Students League in New York City, and in Paris. She exhibited paintings at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago (1893). She returned to Cincinnati, where she continued in her profession and also taught at the Cincinnati Art Academy. Her frequent subjects were the struggles of the common laborer, women, and children. This painting is part of the Ohio Historical Society's fine art collection. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL05926 Subjects: Paintings; Artists--Ohio--Cincinnati; Laundry workers--Ohio; Women--Employment--Ohio--Cincinnati; Women artists Places: Cincinnati (Ohio); Hamilton County (Ohio)
Description: This photograph shows Christina Stecher with her daughters Hannah Burkhardt (front left), Caroline Kinley (Harry Kinley's mother, back left), and Mary Class (back right). Two are standing and two are sitting on the porch of an unidentified house. Photograph by Harry Evan Kinley (1882-1969), a native of Upper Sandusky, Ohio. Kinley was active in local events and organizations, and spent his professional career as a clerk at his father's store, and later as a traveling salesman for the Marion Paper & Supply Company (1934-1962). Kinley was also an avid lifelong photographer, and the bulk of the Harry Kinley Collection is comprised of glass plate negatives documenting the Kinley family, the city of Upper Sandusky and Wyandot County and surrounding areas.
View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AV30_B01F02_82 Subjects: Families--Ohio; Women--Ohio; Group portraits; Places: Upper Sandusky (Ohio); Wyandot County (Ohio);
Description: The photograph shows Harry Kinley's sister, Villa Kinley Neidhart, standing inside. She wears a long dark coat and a light colored hat with large dark feathers. Photograph by Harry Evan Kinley (1882-1969), a native of Upper Sandusky, Ohio. Kinley was active in local events and organizations, and spent his professional career as a clerk at his father's store, and later as a traveling salesman for the Marion Paper & Supply Company (1934-1962). Kinley was also an avid lifelong photographer, and the bulk of the Harry Kinley Collection is comprised of glass plate negatives documenting the Kinley family, the city of Upper Sandusky and Wyandot County and surrounding areas. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AV30_B03F02_14 Subjects: Families--Ohio; Women--Ohio; Portrait photography Places: Upper Sandusky (Ohio); Wyandot County (Ohio)
Description: Mary A. Ball Bickerdyke, known as "Mother" Bickerdyke, was a nurse and healthcare provider for the Union Army during the Civil War. She was born on July 19, 1817, near Mount Vernon, Ohio. After attending Oberlin College, she studied nursing in Cincinnati. During the Civil War, Bickerdyke traveled with the armies of Generals Ulysses S. Grant and William T. Sherman, treating wounded soldiers, setting up field hospitals, and working as an agent for the United States Sanitary Commission. After the war was over, she assisted Union veterans with legal issues and helped them secure their pensions. Bickerdyke died on November 8, 1901, in Bunker Hill, Kansas. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL07064 Subjects: United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Nurses--Ohio; Nurses and nursing--Ohio; Women--Ohio--History Places: Mount Vernon (Ohio); Knox County (Ohio);
Description: This photograph, collected for use in the Ohio Guide, shows women workers making spark plugs at the Firestone Tire & Rubber Company in Akron, Ohio, ca. 1930. These workers were likely working as part of the Works Progress Administration project. In 1935, President 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: AL00029 Subjects: Rubber industry and trade--Ohio; Women--Employment; Firestone Tire and Rubber Company; Akron (Ohio); Works Progress Administration Places: Akron (Ohio); Summit County (Ohio)
Description: Lina Elise "Dolly" Grey, wife of Zane Grey, sitting in her husband's Morris chair where he wrote many of his first novels.
Lina Elise Grey, born Lina Elise Roth in 1883, was better known as Dolly. She married writer Zane Grey in 1905, and the couple settled in Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania, where they had three children: Romer, Betty, and Lore.
Zane Grey (1872-1939) was best known for his popular adventure novels and stories of American frontier. He self-published his first book entitled "Betty Zane" in 1903. His best-selling book "Riders of the Purple Sage" was published in 1912. Zane became one of the first millionaire authors, and was such a prolific writer that between his death in 1939 and 1963, his publishing company (Harper & Brothers) posthumously published the equivalent of a novel a year. His wife Dolly is considered to be his greatest supporter. She not only managed his career and raised their children, but also helped him proofread and edit his manuscripts. Their house in Lackawaxen has been preserved and now operates as the Zane Grey Museum. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: P49_B06F03_001 Subjects: Authors, American--Ohio; Women--Pennsylvania; Grey, Zane, 1872-1939; Literary Ohio; Places: Lackawaxen (Pennsylvania)
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