Judge and Eliza Jane Trimble "Mother" Thompson photographSave
Description: Photograph showing Judge Thompson and his wife, Eliza Jane Trimble "Mother" Thompson. Eliza (1815-1905) was the only daughter of Allen Trimble (1783-1870), Ohio's eighth and tenth governor. She was a national and local leader of the Temperance movement from Hillsboro, Ohio. She married James H. Thompson in 1837, and together they were the parents of eight children. The photograph was taken in one of the room's in Governor Trimble's home in Hillsboro. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: SC3875_001 Subjects: Women--Ohio--History; Women social reformers - Ohio; Temperance--History; Places: Hillsboro (Ohio); Highland County (Ohio);
Description: Dated 1950-1959, this photograph shows notorious Ohio Reformatory for Women inmate Velma West, who was serving a life sentence for beating her husband to death with a hammer for refusing to take her to a bridge game. She and another inmate escaped the Reformatory in 1939, but were captured and returned to the prison. In 1911, the Ohio General Assembly authorized the establishment of a separate women’s penal institution. On September 1, 1916, the Ohio Reformatory for Women opened in Marysville, Ohio, with a population of 34 inmates. When Marguerite Reilley was appointed superintendent of the Reformatory in 1935, she found dirty and unkempt inmates with excessively restricted living habits. She instituted the “human being” program which provided recreation, entertainment, jobs, and vocational training for the inmates. State Archived Series 1679 AV consists of 234 photographs which illustrate daily life in the Ohio Reformatory for Women, as well as photographs of the buildings and grounds, superintendents Marguerite Reilley and Martha Wheeler. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL00177 Subjects: Correctional institutions--Ohio; Multicultural Ohio--Ohio Women; Ohio History--State and Local Government--Corrections Places: Marysville (Ohio); Union County (Ohio)
Description: Photograph of Harriet Tubman (1820?-1913), who was a fugitive slave who returned to the South numerous times to abduct slaves and take them to freedom in the North. She led more than 300 slaves, generally through Delaware to Wilmington and Philadelphia. This cabinet card is from the H.G. Smith Studio in Boston, Massachusetts. The photograph was taken about 1887. It was collected by Ohio State University professor Wilbur H. Siebert (1866-1961). Siebert began researching the Underground Railroad in the 1890s as a way to interest his students in history. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL03231 Subjects: Underground Railroad--Massachusetts; Fugitive slaves; Women; Ohio History--Slavery, Anti-Slavery and Civil Rights Places: Boston (Massachusetts)
Description: Portrait of Sarah Worthington King Peter (1800-1877), daughter of Thomas Worthington, painted by Jean Aubery in 1854. Sarah Worthington King Peter was a nineteenth-century American philanthropist and patron of the arts who established the Ladies' Academy of Fine Arts. She converted to Roman Catholicism in 1855 and used her wealth and influence to establish a number of convents in the archdioceses of Philadelphia and Cincinnati. She also made several trips to Europe where she purchased artwork for the Ladies' Academy of Fine Arts and the Art School of Cincinnati. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL04649 Subjects: Multicultural Ohio--Ohio Women; Artists; Religion in Ohio; Art museums; Women--Ohio--History; Women--Charities
Description: This portrait shows Sarah Worthington King Peter (1800-1877). The second daughter of Thomas and Eleanor Worthington was born in Chillicothe, where her father was a rising political leader. She attended boarding school in Kentucky, spending holidays at the home of Henry Clay. In 1816 she married Edward King, son of Rufus King, a U. S. senator and diplomat. Following King's death, she married British Consul William Peter and lived in Philadelphia. Mrs. Peter was a devout member of the Episcopal Church and was active in philanthropic causes. While living in Philadelphia, she established the School of Design for Women. After the death of her second husband, Mrs. Peter returned to Cincinnati, where she established the Ladies' Art School and was instrumental in founding the Cincinnati Art Museum. After converting to Catholicism in the 1850s, she established several convents to assist the poor in Cincinnati. During the Civil War, she served as a nurse with the Franciscan Sisters. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: Om1515_1160695_001 Subjects: Multicultural Ohio--Ohio Women; Artists; Religion in Ohio; Art museums; Women--Ohio--History; Women--Charities Places: Chillicothe (Ohio); Ross County (Ohio); Cincinnati (Ohio); Hamilton County (Ohio)
Description: Dated 1920, this photograph shows Florence Kling Harding, wife of Warren G. Harding, smiling and standing outside.
This photograph is part of the Warren G. Harding Photograph Collection. Warren G. Harding, the 29th President of the United States from 1921-1923, was born near Marion, Ohio, in 1865. At age 14, Harding attended Ohio Central College, where he edited the campus newspaper and became an accomplished public speaker. He married Florence Kling de Wolfe in 1891, and embarked on his political career in 1898 by winning a seat in the Ohio legislature for two terms. Harding became Lieutenant Governor in 1903 for two years before returning to the newspaper business. While unsuccessful in a run for Governor in 1910, Harding won election to the U.S. Senate in 1914. Political insider Harry Daugherty began promoting Harding for the Republican presidential nomination in 1920. His campaign, known as “The Front Porch Campaign,” was centered on low-key speeches given from his home in Marion, Ohio, pledging to return the country to “normalcy.” Harding easily won the election, gaining 61 percent of the popular vote. On August 2, 1923, Harding died from a massive heart attack and is entombed in the Marion Cemetery. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: P146_B20_P02_02 Subjects: Presidential campaigns; Harding, Florence Kling, 1860-1924; First ladies (United States); Ohio Women; Ohio History--Presidents and Politics Places: Marion (Ohio); Marion County (Ohio)
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