World War Memorial rotunda at Ohio State MuseumSave
Description: This photograph shows two men at the "War Today" exhibit at the Ohio State Museum, meant to teach visitors about the current world conflict. The building pictured, also called Sullivant Hall, is located at Fifteenth Avenue and North High Street and was the former home of the Ohio History Connection (then known as the Ohio Historical Society), which moved to the near the state fairgrounds in 1970. The bronze relief sculptures on the walls are part of a series by Bruce Wilder Saville, an artist and professor at the Ohio State University, depicting World War I scenes. They were dedicated April 6, 1926. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: P365_B18_F13_002 Subjects: World War I, 1914-1918; World War II; Museum exhibits; Ohio Historical Society; Military Ohio Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)
Description: Photograph of Aaron R. Fisher receiving an award for fifty years of continuous service in the Armed Forces. Aaron R. Fisher was a highly decorated African American soldier during and after World War I; he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the Croix de Guerre, Purple Heart, Mexican Service Medal, World War I Victory Medal and Army Commendation Medal for his services. After his discharge, he served as an ROTC instructor at Wilberforce University. He retired as a Chief Warrant Officer in 1947. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: NAM_MSS9_B01F13_B Subjects: African American men; World War I, 1914-1918; African American soldiers; Wilberforce University; Military officers; Awards; Medals
Description: Homer Ruh in pro Football gear taken sometime during his years with the Columbus Panhandles and the Columbus Tigers, two early pro football teams: 1914-1917, 1920-1925.
Homer L. Ruh of Columbus, Ohio, served in the American Expeditionary Force during World War I. He trained at Camp Sheridan, Alabama, where this photograph was taken. Homer was with the 37th Infantry Division in France and Belgium from June 15, 1918, until March 23, 1919. On April 12, 1919, Ruh was honorably discharged. He was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry by General John J. Pershing. After service in World War I, Ruh was a professional football player with the Columbus Panhandles (later the Columbus Tigers), an early National Football League franchise. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL07046 Subjects: Columbus (Ohio); World War I; Football--Ohio--History Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)
Description: This statue of a World War I American soldier by sculptor Bruce Wilder Saville sits on the lawn of the Ohio Historical Center in Columbus, Ohio. Saville, a professor at The Ohio State University, cast the scuplture, named "The Victorius Doughboy" in 1924 to honor veterans of the First World War. The soldier is depicted in mid-stride with his proper left leg forward and his proper right arm holding his gun which rests on his proper right shoulder. In this photograph, the statue is being moved to the Ohio Historical Center from the Ohio State Museum when the Ohio Historical Society (now the Ohio History Connection) moved to its new home near the State Fairgrounds in 1970. The photograph is 6.25" x 6.25" (15.88 x 15.88). Founded in 1885, the Ohio History Connection conducts a range of activities related to interpreting, collecting and preserving the state's heritage. In the last century, the organization has collected more than 1.5 million items pertaining to Ohio's history, archaeology, and natural history. The organization's services include managing the state archives, administering the state's historic preservation office, and operating a network of historic sites and museums. At a press conference held in November 10, 1964, Governor James Rhodes announced financing for the construction of a new archives, library, and museum building for the Ohio Historical Society. Groundbreaking ceremonies for the building that would become the Ohio Historical Center were held on August 22, 1966. The new building opened on Sunday, August 23, 1970, and was dedicated to "the people of Ohio whose illustrious deeds are herein enshrined and proclaimed for the inspiration of all." Upon its opening in 1970, the American Institute of Architects applauded the Ohio Historical Center as a "bold, imaginative, almost startling structure." Architectural Record, in a July 1971 article, called it "no doubt the most architecturally significant public structure built in Ohio since the State Capitol Building." W. Byron Ireland & Associates, a Columbus architectural firm, designed the Ohio Historical Center building. The building is an example of "Brutalism," a rational, structuralist, monumental style exported in the early 1950s by French and British architects. Distinguished by its structural honesty and undisguised, blunt use of materials, Brutalism departed from conventional bourgeois styles. Stone and marble were rejected in favor of form-textured concrete, or beton brut, a technique employed by the French architect LeCorbusier. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: Om3385_4919409_001 Subjects: Architecture; Ohio Historical Society; Museums; Archives; Libraries; Sculpture; World War I Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)
Description: A black and white 35mm negative showing the statue of a World War I American soldier by sculptor Bruce Wilder Saville, outside the Ohio History Center in Columbus, Ohio. This image was taken by A.V. Shirk, 1968-1972. Saville, a professor at The Ohio State University, cast the scuplture, named "The Victorious Doughboy" in 1924 to honor veterans of the First World War. The soldier is depicted in mid-stride with his left leg forward and his right arm holding his gun against his shoulder. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AV283_B01F03_008 Subjects: Ohio Historical Society; Museum exhibits; Sculpture; World War I; Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio);
Description: Photograph showing nine women standing along the "Road to Remembrance," a designated stretch of the "River Road" (possibly Olentangy River Road) where members of the Columbus Federation of Women's Clubs planted trees. This effort was likely in honor of those Columbus soldiers who were killed during World War I. This image was included in a "Memory Book" compiled by Mrs. H. V. Cottrell, historian for the Clinton League (sometimes called the Clinton Welfare League) from 1938-1943. The book shows the development of the Clintonville neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio, and records the history of the League. The Clinton League was a women's group founded in 1912 to promote child welfare and later general welfare in Columbus, but which was based in and primarily focused on the area of Clintonville. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: P285_MB1_166 Subjects: Clintonville (Ohio); Clinton League; Women--Charities; World War I, 1914-1918; Commemorations Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)
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