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1913 George Ring Great Dayton Flood

The Great Dayton Flood of 1913

A striking and extremely rare 1913 chromolithographic view of the Great Dayton Flood during which water and fire laid waste to much of downtown Dayton, Ohio. The worst natural disaster in Ohio history, the Great Dayton Flood was caused by a series of heavy rainstorms in March 1913. After several days of rain, on March […]

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Patriotic advertisement for “Schultz’s Star Soap”

A striking example of antique advertising¬†with a patriotic theme,¬†produced by a pioneer in direct-to-consumer marketing. The Schultz family of Zanesville, Ohio entered the soap business in the 1850s, when William Schultz purchased an existing soap factory. He brought his son Robert and nephew John Hoge into the business, and on his retirement in 1866 they […]

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A rare case map of Toledo Ohio from 1852

A rare and informative map of Toledo, Ohio, on the cusp of becoming a major Midwest manufacturing center. In the early 1830s a group of Cincinnati investors began to develop Port Lawrence on the west bank of the Maumee River, several miles upstream from its outlet into Lake Erie. Another group, from Lockport, New York, […]

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