I have many hundreds of real photo postcards spread thru-out this site but I still have some that do not easily fit into a certain slot, ergo I have created this page. The middle card shows a playground in the Clifton area. The writers two children are the ones on top of the slide. I am not sure but it's my guess the last card is supposed to be humorous I never heard of a cow pulling a mail wagon, (unless of course it's a milk run!}, sorry about that.
U.S. Tour June 1907
These flying over Cincinnati cards were taken in various studios around town.
I have some evidence that these cards may have been taken at Chester Park. When, and if, I can verify this I will move them to that section.
Studio shots of people posing in automobiles.
A rare tinted color studio card.
This studio shot of three people on a boat called the Forest Park was taken at the Carthage Fair Grounds.
These two cards are called paper moon photographs.
A local studio shot A pair of angels Off The Water Wagon
of a soldier in 1917 Maly's 535 Vine St Bachelor Studios
536 & 1225 Vine
531 & 703 Central
A WALNUT HILLS FAMILY
Let me start out by saying there are no postcards involved in the following section. I decided to add it despite this shortcoming because of the significance of the first two images below. In front of the Walnut Hills Library you will find the memorial seen in the first photograph. This memorial lists the names of all the Walnut Hill citizens who served in combat during WWII. The second image is a close-up of a portion of this memorial showing the names of seven brothers who fought with one, James Lynch a marine, dying on the Island of Okinawa on 6/10/45. Having seven brothers serving at one time during the war only occurred 3 times in the U. S. The 3rd photograph shows Paul A. Lynch not long after he had enlisted posing with his parents with their Service Flag with seven stars for a article in the Time Star Newspaper in 1945.
The next photograph shows a chicken retail business, Lynch's Chicken that was started by Peter John Lynch in 1880 on the corner of May & Lindsay Sts. in Walnut Hills. You can see the building is still standing in the center image. This was a retail business that purchased live chickens from the stockyards along Deer Creek (AKA Bloody Run) where I-71 now runs. After Peter's death his son Peter Jr. took over the business. He had seven sons and two daughters (see memorial). When Peter Jr. and his wife both died within a week of each other in 1948 the business was dissolved due to lack of interest and a decline in business. The third image below shows the family home that was next to the chicken business. They also owned the residence next door that was used by the many relatives from Ireland that were constantly coming and going.
The image below shows 3 of the brothers and a border & worker Joseph Meyer besides a truck used in the grocery business that was located a couple of blocks away from the Chicken business at 2400 Concord St. The Murphy half of the grocery partnership was Daniel Murphy who also happened to be a policeman plus he was also an in-law. The grocery was dissolved not long after this picture was taken and the Lynch family returned to the poultry business exclusively.
The source for these items and the information was provided by the Lynch family archives.
THE A. NIELEN CO.
Andries Nielen was a photographer who traveled the world in the 1920s taking photographs which he then made into postcards. He had a publishing company for many years in downtown Cincinnati at 221-223 W. 4th Street known as The A. Nielen Co. They were known as a publisher and importer of cheap and fast selling ten cent serial books. Nielen almost always typed little gems of wisdom on the back of his postcards. On the front it usually said Nielen Cin. O. followed by a number. The first part of the number was the negative number and the last part was the year taken. If someone could tell me about the significance of the cane in the 2nd image I would be be very grateful.
A. Nielen's Lantern Slide Cabinet Nielen With Century Cane
Donated to library Dec. 1936
This card was sent from Cincinnati to a residence in Westwood. The A.O.S. could stand for the American Ontology Society, or the American Orchid Society, or (?). They were headed to Miami which is what Miamitown was called in 1905. Anybody have any Ideas?
The card reads, "No sense in me monkeying around Cincy anymore so I'll be home Saturday night. Dick
Someone went to all the trouble to cut up a postcard for use in making the third card then put Ohio on up-side down! (On purpose?) The cover was also produced for this convention.
The first image above is a RPPC, the last two are not real photos but they obviously needed to be grouped with these cards. The ASHE you see stood for All States Hobby Convention.
Carthage Water Works College Hill views
This RPPC with a man sitting on a donkey was produced by F. Boellinger, Photo Supplies. 23 West Liberty St., Cincinnati. "Brewery Cincinnati" is written on the back but I take that with a grain of salt.
Modern Woodmen and its subsidiaries provide life insurance plus
annuity, investment and banking products to the family market. Life insurance in
force totaled over $33.7 billion in 2009. Modern Woodmen has two wholly owned
subsidiaries: MWA Financial Services Inc. distributes investment products to
Modern Woodmen members, and MWA Bank offers checking, savings, and loan services
as a direct bank.
Joseph Cullen Root founded Modern Woodmen of America on January 5, 1883. He operated a number of businesses, including a mercantile establishment, a grain elevator, and two flour mills. He sold insurance and real estate, taught bookkeeping classes, managed a lecture bureau, and practiced law. Root was a member of several fraternal societies through the years. He wanted to create an organization that would protect families following the death of a breadwinner. During a Sunday sermon in Lyons, Iowa, Root heard the pastor tell a parable about the good that came from woodmen clearing away the forest to build homes, communities, and security for their families. He adopted the term Woodmen. To complete the name, "Modern" reflected the need to stay current and change with the times. "Of America" was added to symbolize patriotism. Root visualized a society that was not limited to a certain religion, although membership was first restricted to rural Midwestern white men between the ages of 18 and 45. Certain professions were not allowed to join because of the danger present in their profession. In 1884, the head office was organized in Fulton, Illinois. The first death claim was paid to Henrietta Mayer of Davenport, Iowa, in 1884; the amount was $698.58. Root left Modern Woodmen in 1890 and began Woodmen of the World. He was instrumental in the growth of fraternal benefits societies throughout his life. Modern Woodmen moved its home office to Rock Island, Illinois, in 1897 and continues to be located in downtown Rock Island today.
The Montgomery, Ohio card above says "A pretty Spot", It may all be in the eyes of the beholder but, I'm sorry, I can't agree with that assesment.
Labor Day-1914 Parade Entry Hayride Terrace Park H.S. Seniors-1912
The two cards above are related. Everyone that was on the hayride in the 2nd card is listed on the back. The 1st card was mailed to one of those people (Francis Williamson).
Milford Telephone Exchange This is L. C. Settle in 1925
inside the Hartwell Substation.
All I know about the first card is the kid is holding a Cincinnati Post newspaper. The 2nd card was taken by F. Bollinger, whose shop was at 23 W. Liberty St. It shows a group of youngsters wielding what looks like hockey sticks although a couple look more like something you would use for golf. Whatever sport they were preparing for it was being watched over by the Religious gentleman on the left.
The back of the first card states that one of the signs on the buildings says Avondale, I personally can not read them so I can not confirm it one way or the other. The next card shows what I believe is downtown Cincinnati with Christ Church seen in the distance, (4th street).
The first card was made by the person who built this model of a passenger coach in1907. The second card shows the shop of John Mall who was an upholsterer and mattress maker. His business was located at 559 E. Liberty.
The 1st postcard was taken in 1920 on the 10th anniversary of the formation of this German-Hungarian organization for the support of the various trades in the Cincinnati area. The top five gentlemen were the original organizers. The men around the center circle show the President and various officers. The 2nd card shows the William Dinkelacker Bakery that was located at 3021 Colerain Ave.
The first card is stamped on the back L. J. Sick 1514 Race St. Cin., O. Telephone Canal 4347-R. A little research shows that a Helen Sick had a confectionary at this address and that L. J. Sick owned a business called The Liberty Art Co. next door at 1516 Race Street. The 2nd card shows the Gottfried Rothacker Meat Market that was at 32 E. University Avenue ca. 1910. The last image shows the building still standing today. The ground floor is being used as a Barber Shop.
I have no information on Wills' Club or the White Horse Inn. (there was a White Horse Inn in Northern KY.) This Real Photo was taken By F. Boellinger 23 W Liberty St.
This interior shot of a unknown paint store was taken by Commercial Photographer W. H. Cubberly 1401 Vine St. The 2nd card above was also taken by W.H. Cubberly although his studio is now listed as 1332 Walnut Street. The image seems to show the interior of a butcher shop. The 1st card was dated 1908 and the 2nd card was mailed in 1913.
I was told that the calendar on the wall is a Cincinnati one. I can not verify this bakery was in Cincinnati.
This group of men were employees of the Schreiber Iron Works that was located at Ivanhoe & Montgomery Avenues in Norwood.
These large barrels or casks were known as hogsheads and generally held 63 gallons. I always thought these were barrels of beer/wine or liqueur but who knows?
This real photo postcard taken in 1915 show several men standing on the steps of the Loveland Western Union tower.
This card states the these men were camped in Cincinnati. Why and who they were is not known. Can anyone help me?
This image of an early shovel was taken by N. A. Berthol in Cincinnati.
This card was taken on Feb. 13, 1911 in front of what appears to be the Loveland RR depot. It shows the Loveland RFD #4 mail wagon and mailman.
This is another Loveland card as stated in the message written on the back on 9-10-1911. The address is unknown.
This card shows a water line being built from Northern Kentucky to Cincinnati.
This card says North Bend, Ohio. Does anyone know what this "rock" is all about?
I really have no clue what the card above is all about. All three columns have Inc. above them. They seem to be the yearly results of some type of sales (?), in any case it seems F.G. Ledder was the top salesman.
This real photo postcard is of the delivery truck of Dan Veith & Sons of Symmes, Ohio. (near Loveland)
Two Ice Delivery Businesses
The Avondale Ice Company was located at 652 Melish Ave. The Ice Delivery Company was located at the n.w. corner of Race & Canal.
Hill Top Ice & Coal Delivery
Thanks to Ron Grothaus for sending the two items above. His mother's uncle, Edward Schulz, is shown standing next to the team of horses. The postcard image was taken in front of the house at 807 Academy Ave. in Price Hill. As stated in the accompanying ad, Hill Top was located at 900 Enright Ave. in Price Hill.
Mandery Pure Milk Co.
2045 Harrison Ave.
Another real photo of what appears to be a delivery business called Schaefer & Sons (no information). The photo was taken by Cincinnati Photographer N.A. Berthol.
Frank Gerrard Fruits & Vegetables, 3155 Reading Road. ( Photographer N. A. Berthol).