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37th Infantry Division soldiers celebrating Christmas, probably at Bougainville, Solomon Islands, December, 1943. Via Ohio Memory

Merry Christmas to All!

It may be a few days early, but Merry Christmas from all of us here at Ohio Memory! We hope that everyone …

"The Afternoon of the Great Run," from "The Day the Dam Broke" via Ohio Memory

Happy Birthday, Mr. Thurber!

Tomorrow, December 8th, is the birthday of one of Columbus’s most famous native sons–humorist, illustrator and author James Thurber. In the preface …

"Entry of Morgan's Raiders into Washington, Ohio," from Harper's Weekly, August 15, 1863, via Ohio Memory.

Prison Break 1863

An exciting chapter in Ohio history unfolded almost 150 years ago this past Wednesday when John Hunt Morgan (of Morgan’s Raid fame) …

Company I of the 6th OVI eating Thanksgiving dinner with the 1st West Virginia Volunteer Infantry Company I at Camp Poland in Knoxville, Tennessee,1898. Courtesy of the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center via Ohio Memory.

Happy Thanksgiving!

A slightly-belated Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at Ohio Memory! As many of us spend the day getting in some …

Daguerreotype showing an unknown family in 1855, via Ohio Memory.

The Father of Commercial Photography

This Sunday, November 18th, is the birthday of Louis-Jacques-Mand√© Daguerre, the eponymous inventor of the daguerreotype method of antique photography. Born just …

Harding supporter selling buttons for the 1920 campaign, via Ohio Memory.

Election 2012!

Now that the 2012 election season has wrapped up, we wanted to take a look back at some of the historical campaign …

Waiting for judges during a Halloween costume contest at Edgemont Elms, a park in Dayton, ca. 1940. Courtesy of the Ohio Guide Collection via Ohio Memory.

Happy Halloween!

With Halloween quickly approaching, it’s the perfect time of year to show off some of the great costumes and celebrations of years …