New Arrivals · Ohio Travel/History

April 13, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The Cincinnati Panorama

April 12, 2018
Kesterman, M'Lissa, author.
Columbus, Ohio : Ohio Historical Society, 2001.
pages 14-25 : illustrations ; 28 cm
This article by M'Lissa Kesterman and Keith Kuhn discusses the Cincinnati Panorama of 1848 that is housed in the Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Collection.
"In September 1848 daguerreotypists Charles Fontayne and William S. Porter set up their bulky, wooden camera on a rooftop along the Ohio River in Newport, Kentucky. Their goal was ambitious: to take a multiview panoramic daguerreotype of Cincinnati. They panned their camera across Cincinnati's waterfront and with each exposure captured a different segment of the growing city from water's edge to skyline. The resulting images, eight 6 1/2 by 8 1/2 inch, or whole-plate, daguerreotypes, were titled simply Daguerreotype view of Cincinnati. Taken from Newport Kentucky"--Caption.

Escape from Black Bottom : an anthology of writings, reminiscences and reflections

April 11, 2018
Morris, Major, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : Blurb, 2016.
217 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Created by Laurie Brindle using the Blurb creative publishing service.
During his long life of 95 years, Major Morris was a photographer, a World War II veteran, a college professor, a Harvard University graduate and a champion of minority rights. He was also a man who grew up in desperate poverty in Cincinnati's all-black ghetto, dropped out of high school at 15 and endured great prejudice in the Army's segregated "buffalo soldiers" unit. Those extreme contrasts shaped his life and character. This is a book of his life story, collected writings, and photographs with his wife, Anne-Grethe.

A pen picture of Newark and vicinity, as it appeared in 1818

April 10, 2018
Columbus, O. : The Columbian Printing Company, 1887.
48 pages ; 28 cm
Includes index.

Homage to those who gave their lives to keep us free : facsimile. Volume I and Volume II.

April 10, 2018
[Cincinnati, Ohio] : Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, 2011.
2 volumes in 1 (112 pages) ; 28 cm
"In the lobby of this Memorial building is placed a Book of Homage in which are recorded all the names of those who thus gave their lives"--Carl Vitz, Director, page 5.

Cincinnati panorama

March 28, 2018
Schiff, Thomas R., photographer, author.
x, 167 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 x 43 cm
Includes index.
"Benefiting SPCA Cincinnati"--Back cover.

Vietnam War casualty list Ohio : the National Archives.

March 22, 2018
[North Charleston, S.C.] : [CreateSpace], [2008?]
211 pages ; 26 cm
"Source of data: the Vietnam Conflict Extract Data File, as of April 29, 2008 of the Defense Casualty Analysis System (DCAS) Files, part of Record Group 330: Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense. You can view the full DCAS record for an individual named in the list via the Access to Archival Databases resource, or AAD. The link to the AAD main page is as follows:" --Page 1.

Ohio, territory to statehood

March 20, 2018
Rees, Robert Ross, Jr., author.
203 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 26 cm
History of Ohio -- Cleveland, Ohio -- Standard Oil -- John D. Rockefeller -- Carnegie Steel Company -- Ivory Soap -- Owens Corning -- Jeep-Toledo -- Scott & Fetzer -- Kirby Company.
"This is about the history of the state of Ohio with additional history about John D. Rockefeller, Standard Oil, Owens Corning, Scott & Fetzer and Kirby Company"--Provided by publisher.

St. Bernard : 1912-1962 ; 50 years of progress.

March 14, 2018
[St. Bernard, Ohio] : 50th Year Celebration Committee, 1962.
49 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Cover title.
Copy in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Collection has original orange and white paper wrappers.

Best of Cincinnati.

December 14, 2017
Cincinnati, Ohio : Published by CityBeat
v. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Title from cover.

Washington County underground railroad

December 4, 2017
Burke, Henry Robert, 1940-
Charleston, SC : Arcadia, ©2004.
128 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.

Prohibition in Columbus, Ohio

November 27, 2017
Tebben, Alex, author.
Charleston, SC : American Palate, a division of The History Press, 2017.
142 pages : illlustrations ; 23 cm
Relates how both temperance groups and brewers in Columbus, Ohio adapted to the enforcement of the Eighteenth Amendment and the permanent mark it made on the city's heritage.

8 wonders of Cincinnati / Wendy Beckman ; illustrated by Allison Ranieri.

November 24, 2017
Beckman, Wendy Hart, author.
Charleston, SC : History Press, 2017.
176 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Architecture -- Art -- Commerce -- Customs -- Food -- Geography and natural wonders -- History -- People.
"Cincinnati is an amazing place to live and visit for so many reasons. Local author Wendy Beckman and illustrator Allison Ranieri celebrate the city's eight wonders--architecture, art, commerce, food, customs, geography, history and people. With its Venetian Gothic lancet arches and crystal chandeliers, the Cincinnati Music Hall stands as an architectural masterpiece. The Cincinnati Red Stockings made history as the first professional baseball team. Remnants of marine fossils from the Ordovician Period remind residents that the city was once under water. Limitless local varieties of goetta range from family recipes to trendy café dishes. And the city birthed trailblazers like track and field star DeHart Hubbard, the first African American to win an Olympic gold medal in an individual event. These stories and more reveal the unique character of the Queen City"--Back cover.

Cincinnati, Ohio : a photographic portrait

November 17, 2017
Wolf, J. Miles, photographer.
Rockport, Massachusetts : Twin Lights Publishers ; [2017]
128 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 29 cm
With vivid color and rich detail, J. Miles Wolf captures the beauty and the spirit of Cincinnati, Ohio. Images of handsome historic buildings, vital urban streets, and stunning natural beauty bring the excitement of life in this diverse, sophisticated community into sharp focus.

German pioneers of Montgomery County, Ohio : early pioneer life in Dayton, Miamisburg, Germantown

November 14, 2017
Rattermann, H. A. (Heinrich Armin), 1832-1923.
Baltimore, Maryland : Published for Clearfield Company by Genealogical Publishing Company, 2014.
viii, 152 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm

Annual manual : the local's guide to living in Cincinnati.

October 25, 2017
Cincinnati, Ohio : Published by CityBeat
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Title from cover.
Copies in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room have original printed wrappers.

Galion centennial souvenir : 1831-1931.

October 25, 2017
[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [200-?]
29 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 28 cm
Title from cover.
Reprint. Originally published in 1931.

Cincinnati cemeteries

October 24, 2017
Heizer, Roy.
Atglen, Pa. : Schiffer Publishing, c2017.
112 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.

Fairfield through time

October 16, 2017
Fowler, Scott.
Charleston, SC : Arcadia Publishing, 2016.
96 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Symmes Corner -- West-Great Miami River -- Northeast-Furmandale -- Southeast-Stockton
The City of Fairfield can trace its roots to the early 1950s, prior to becoming a city, when the City of Hamilton was initiating efforts to incorporate a large chunk of what was then Fairfield Township. But the history of this southwest Ohio city actually dates back almost 200 years. The city of Fairfield was originally part of the legendary Symmes Purchase, a small but major real estate transaction that resulted in the establishment of a major US city and led to a population outbreak that helped inaugurate statehood for Ohio. --Back cover.


October 16, 2017
Smith, Brian (Local historian), author.
127 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Downtown -- The moument and the courthouse -- Bridges -- Industry -- Architecture -- Churches -- Schools -- Neighborhoods -- Parks and recreation -- People and events.

The Ohio railroad guide, illustrated : Cincinnati to Erie, via Columbus and Cleveland.

October 16, 2017
Charleston, SC : Marula, an imprint of Arcadia Publishing, [2017]
135 pages, 27 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Facsimile reprint. Originally published: Columbus : Ohio State Journal Co., 1854.
"A Marula historical reprint, originally published in 1911."--Cover.
The Little Miami Rail Road did not exist twelve years since - nor any other railway in the Valley of the Ohio - but now it is here, to take you on your journey with all the speed, comfort and convenience of any such road, in any country ; and there are three thousand miles of railway in this valley. Year after year hundreds of miles are added to the number, and where it once took weeks to accomplish a journey, it now takes only hours. What a revolution. But the revulution is not in the gain of time only, nor even money. The great change is in society.

Picturesque Cincinnati

October 16, 2017
Dawson, James W., author.
Charleston, SC : Marula, an imprint of Arcadia Publishing, [2017]
241 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Facsimile reprint. Originally published: Cincinnati, Ohio : Jon Shillito Company, 1883.
"A Marula historical reprint, originally published in 1883."--Cover.
"A Bit of History. Cincinnati, or Losanteville as the place was first named (l'os-ante-ville, the town opposite the mouth), was settled in the latter part of 1788 or beginning of 1789 by a party under Israel Ludlow. The ground on which the city stands was purchased by Matthias Denman, who associated with himself Robert Patterson and John Filson. The latter was killed by Indians on a visit to the site of the proposed settlement, and Ludlow took his place in the enterprise. The date of the settlement is involved in doubt; although Dec. 28, 1788, is generally celebrated as the birthday of the town"--Back cover.

Short stories of Harrison, Ohio : remembering times gone by in Harrison, Ohio

August 29, 2017
Viel, Terry E., author.
[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [2017]
204 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"August, 2017"--Dedication page.
"A collection of short stories from Harrison, Ohio"--Cover.
"A collection of over 70 short stories from [Viel's] previously published Harrison historical writings of events, people, and happenings in Harrison, Ohio history"--Title page.

Madisonville sesquicentennial 1959.

August 4, 2017
[Cincinnati, OH] : Madisonville Sesquicentennial Corporation, 1960.
[v], 94 leaves : illustrations, photographs (some color) ; 64 cm
Cover title.
"Dedicated to those who made the Madisonville Sesquicentennial a reality, this record of events is presented by the Madisonville Sesquicentennial Corporation and the Madisonville Business Association - 1960"--page [iii].
Executive committee -- Committee chairmen -- Planning and publicity -- History of Madisonville -- Baseball night-Crosley Field -- Parade -- Brothers of the Brush -- Sesqui-Belles -- Merchants program -- Official Sesquicentennial program -- Pet contest -- Shaving contest -- Oldest citizens award -- Sunbonnets for Sesquicentennial -- Baking contest -- Merchants window display contest -- School ground activities -- Eastern Hills Journal (Sesqui Edition) -- Miscellaneous -- Resume.
A scrapbook documenting the sesquicentennial celebration of Madisonville, a Cincinnati, Ohio neighborhood, that was held June 24-28, 1959. Scrapbook includes clippings, photographs, and documents of the various events that were held including: the Sesquicentennial Baseball Night at Crosley Field, the parade, the merchants program, various contests, and a banquet held for organizers by the Madisonville Business Association. Scrapbook also contains the complete contents of the June 24, 1959 edition of the Eastern Hills journal (v. xxiv, no. 33) and the front page of the July 1, 1959 Eastern Hills journal (v. xxiv, no. 34).

A brief topographical description of the county of Washington, in the state of Ohio

August 2, 2017
Delafield, John, 1812-1866.
[Ohio?] : Republished by C. Montrose, 2003.
37 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm

The Belmont County, Ohio Board of Commissioners' journal, 1804-1807

August 1, 2017
New Albany, Ohio : Carol Montrose, 2014.
115 pages ; 28 cm.
The Board of County Commissioners were relative to county business, showing date of meeting, names of members present and action taken on motions and resolutions. Includes allowances of bills and claims ... ; approval of contracts for construction and repair of roads, bridges and other improvements ... ; approval of bond issues and sales ... ; appropriations to all departments, institutions, and for relief, and all other business.
Includes index.

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