Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Lost & Found

When rummaging through an old box recently, I ran across these prints that I completely forgot I owned. Actually, they're just copies on old card stock, but good images nonetheless - a couple which I haven't seen anywhere else (online). Unfortunately there wasn't any other information on them - no date, location, description - so any corresponding info is through research or reader contributions. If I labeled something incorrectly, or missed something altogether, please let me know.

As always, click on any image to enlarge.

Delta Queen, Ohio River (undated).

Island Queen at Coney Island, Ohio River (undated).
More info about the steamer here.

Island Queen with onlookers (undated).

Over-the-Rhine (undated).
Not sure where this is exactly, but it reminds me of looking south
on Race Street, with Washington Park on the right.

Mount Adams Incline (1938).
From the top of Mt. Adams, looking west over downtown, "...
this would have been 1938, as the viaduct (Columbia Pkwy) is under construction and nearing completion." (Source.)

Mt. Adams Incline (1908).
From downtown, looking east up at Rookwood Pottery.

Tyler Davidson Fountain (undated). 
Looking east on 5th Street, at the back of the fountain 
(toward Cincinnati's European immigrants' homeland).
More info about the fountain's placement here.

Tyler Davidson Fountain (undated).
Looking west on 5th Street, at the front of the fountain.

Freeman Avenue Streetcar line + Fairview Incline (1898).
Looking north, with the canal at the end of the street
(now Central Parkway) and the Incline in the distance.

Miami & Erie Canal (undated).
Now Central Parkway with abandoned subway tunnels below.
Crowds at Eden Park (undated).
Specifically, a band concert at the promenade
on Fulton Avenue (at the park entrance).
Info source [scroll to the bottom of that page
for more pics of the event].

Friday, December 12, 2008

Briol's Vine Street

Vine Street, Downtown Cincinnati (undated).
Photo by Paul Briol (1889-1969).

Source: The Photography of Paul Briol: A Centennial Tribute.

Another interesting photo from a landmark Cincinnati artist, probably from the early 1920s.

This is looking south on Vine, standing between 5th & 6th Street (then Opera Street), showcasing statured architecture from an early pre-Carew Tower era.

Just for reference, the still-standing Union Central Life building is in the background, then the original Carew Building is the one with the clock tower
(at the southwest corner of Fifth & Vine, before they razed the block for the massive Carew Tower complex). The next closest is Rollman's department store (on the northwest corner of Fifth & Vine, the lighter-colored building with the arches), and in the immediate foreground is the old Hotel Havlin.