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Cincinnati Riverfront 1848-2006 Poster
Thanks to the generosity of the Hennegan Company, a commemorative poster featuring our treasured Fontayne-Porter eight-plate daguerreotype as well as a contemporary panorama taken by noted local photographer Thomas R. Schiff is available for purchase. The side-by-side images on the poster showcase the dramatic changes that have taken place on the Cincinnati Riverfront since 1848.
Place your order today by mailing in the Library Collection Order Form, calling the Library Friends’ Shop (513-369-6920), or stopping by The Framery (Hyde Park Square, 513-871-9393), Row House Gallery (Milford, 513-831-7230) and Fabulous Frames (Downtown, 513-579-9998). Unsigned posters are $10.00 each plus sales tax. A limited number of signed posters are also available for $15.00 each plus sales tax.
Cincinnati Riverfront Prints and Postcards
Own a high quality digital print from the Fontayne-Porter eight-plate daguerreotype taken in the fall of 1848—one of the great treasures of the Library. Each plate depicts a portion of a two-mile wide panorama of the Cincinnati riverfront including the oldest known photographic image of steamboats. Each duotone print features a 10½″ × 13¾ inch image printed on archival paper with exceptional detail. Plates 1-8 are furnished with descriptions of each view and its riverboats.
Place your order today by mailing in the Library Collection Order Form, calling the Library Friends’ Shop (513-369-6920), or stopping by The Framery (Hyde Park Square,513-871-9393), Row House Gallery (Milford, 513-831-7230), or Fabulous Frames (Downtown, 513-579-9998). Prints are $30.00 each plus sales tax and shipping. Order any four for $100.00 plus tax—a $20.00 savings. Postcard sets measuring 5½″ × 8½″ containing plates 1-4 or 5-8 are also available for $10.00 including tax.
Buy a copy of Cincinnati’s Great Disasters by Betty Ann Smiddy
Cincinnati's Great Disasters explores catastrophes from 1905 to 1937, featuring floods, tornadoes, fires, explosions, winter storms, and crashes. Although tragic, disasters were popular postcard subjects with professional photographers in the early 1900s. The postcards documenting the 1907 and 1913 floods make up the bulk of this book, as these disasters dramatically affected Cincinnatians' lives and led to innovative flood prevention planning and health initiatives. Flooding ultimately determined where businesses and residences were located in the city and was a driving force behind urban renewal of the riverfront. Copies are available in the Library Friends’ Gift Shop (513-369-6920) and Amazon.