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Cincinnati

Cincinnati: "The Queen City, The Queen of the West, The Blue Chip City," and another "The City of Seven Hills"Created by: PICRYLDated: 2016
The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph
Cincinnati wasn't always known by the present name. It was first called Ft. Washington in honor of George Washington. Then, in 1788, it was named Losantiville. There is no data on just who dreamed that name up, but in 1789, the local Indians came calling bent on destroying the tiny settlement. They failed. Another attack came in 1790 and 91. By 1802, the Indians gave up, and the settlement was named Cincinnati, in honor of the Society of the Cincinnati by General Arthur St. Clair, then the governor of the Northwest Territory.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was the one who named it "The Queen City of the West". Looking at any police car will remind you of the nickname.
Winston Churchhill called Cincinnati one of the most beautiful cities in the Union. Harriet Beecher Stowe started writing "Uncle Tom's Cabin" while living in Cincinnati. Washington Roebling built a magnificent suspension bridge spanning the Ohio river long before the Brooklyn Bridge was built and it is still standing, looking as good as it did when it was first built in 1867.
In the late 1800's, William Proctor and James Gamble established the company known as Proctor and Gamble, who made Star Candles. The candles were shipped to the Ohio River and each box was marked with a star inside of a circle. This logo evolved into the Moon and Stars logo that was recently removed from their products because a few people thought that it was satanic. Actually, the logo featured a moon with 13 stars, one for each of the original colonies.
Cincinnati is located in Hamilton county, which was named for Alexander Hamilton.
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View of Cincinnati, Ohio from Covington, Ky. / drawn from nature by E. Whitefield ; printed in colors by Jones & Newman, 128 Fulton St., N.Y.

View of Cincinnati, Ohio from Covington, Ky. / drawn from nature by E....

Title from item. This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card.

Explosion of a steam fire engine, Cincinnati

Explosion of a steam fire engine, Cincinnati

Wood engraving by Bobbett-Hooper(?). Illus. in: Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, 1855 Dec. 22. This record contains unverified data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Publ. Ind.; Steam engines; Disa... more

The death chamber

The death chamber

Title from item. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, v. 2, no. 38 (1856 Aug. 30), p. 189 (top).

Grand Celebration of the Cincinnati Steam Fire Dept. in honor of the opening of the Ohio and Mississippi Railroad. "A Steamer" of the fire dept. of Cincinnati turning out to a fire; Procession of the steam fire-engines of the Cincinnati Fire Dept., on the occasion of the Opening of the ... Railroad

Grand Celebration of the Cincinnati Steam Fire Dept. in honor of the o...

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, 1857 June 6, p. 8 & 9. Reference copy may be in LOT 4428. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Firefighting...; St... more

Grand Celebration of the Cincinnati Steam Fire Dept. in honor of the opening of the Ohio and Mississippi Railroad. Trial of all the steam engines of Cincinnati on the occasion of the opening of the ...Railroad

Grand Celebration of the Cincinnati Steam Fire Dept. in honor of the o...

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, 1857 June 6, p. 8 & 9. Reference copy may be in LOT 4428. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Firefighting...; St... more

The recent inundation of the Ohio [River] at Cincinnati

The recent inundation of the Ohio [River] at Cincinnati

Horse-drawn wagon, rowboat and barge on flooded street; steamboat in background.

View of Cincinnati, Ohio

View of Cincinnati, Ohio

490 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright entry no. 490 dated August 15, 1866 in volume covering time period, Nov. 9, 1864 - May 9, 1867. Transfer; U.S. District Court. Ohio. Southern District.

Our national chart, a supplement to the "Cincinnati Weekly Times" for 1866

Our national chart, a supplement to the "Cincinnati Weekly Times" for ...

Print showing right side illustration of "The soldier's dream" in which a soldier asleep on the ground during the Civil War dreams of returning home to loved ones; left side illustration shows bust portrait of ... more

Hog slaughtering - the "cutting" room, Cincinnati, Ohio

Hog slaughtering - the "cutting" room, Cincinnati, Ohio

4 men working. Illus. in: Harper's Weekly, (1868 Jan. 11), p. 28. This record contains unverified data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Geogr.; Food processing; Industry meat processing.

Beauty--Manufactured by R. Wilson & Co., Cincinnati, O. / lith. of Strobridge & Co., Cin. O.

Beauty--Manufactured by R. Wilson & Co., Cincinnati, O. / lith. of Str...

Tobacco label showing little girl dressed in white nightgown, with blue trim, powdering her cheek with a large powder puff. Copyright by R. Wilson & Co.

Presentation of a champion bat to the "Red Stocking" base-ball club, Cincinnati, Ohio, on its return home / sketched by J.A. Gervis.

Presentation of a champion bat to the "Red Stocking" base-ball club, C...

Illustration showing members of the Red Stocking baseball team and distinguished guests standing around "champion" baseball bat, 27 feet in length, presented to the team after amassing a 21-0 record. Title from... more

C. & C. Suspension Bridge over the Ohio River

C. & C. Suspension Bridge over the Ohio River

Photograph shows Cincinnati and Covington Bridge suspension tower and cables. Title from item.

Cincinnati, Industrial exposition, 1873

Cincinnati, Industrial exposition, 1873

C12322 U.S. Copyright Office. This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Ehrgott & Krebs.

Formosa.  Chewing tobacco.  Spence Brothers and Co., Cincinnati, O. / Strobridge Co. lith, Cin., O.

Formosa. Chewing tobacco. Spence Brothers and Co., Cincinnati, O. / ...

Tobacco label of Spence Brothers and Co., Cincinnati, Ohio, showing an elephant bearing a visitor to greet an Eastern potentate.

Charm of the East--Chewing tobacco--O.P. Shattuck, Worcester, Mass. / Strobridge & Co. Lith. Cincinnati, O.

Charm of the East--Chewing tobacco--O.P. Shattuck, Worcester, Mass. / ...

Tobacco label showing half-length portrait of a woman holding a tray with carafe and glass. 1086C(?) U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by Allen & Ellis.

The Cincinnati Exposition - Horticulture Deparmtent

The Cincinnati Exposition - Horticulture Deparmtent

Interior. Engraving from a sketch by William R. McComas. Illus. in: Harper's Weekly, 1874 Oct. 3, p. 821. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Exhibitions 1874; Ar... more

Cincinnati

Cincinnati

G2948 U.S. Copyright Office. This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Cincinnati.

Ohio--opening of the presidential campaign--the National Democratic Convention in session in Music Hall, Cincinnati / from sketches by Jos. B. Beale.

Ohio--opening of the presidential campaign--the National Democratic Co...

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, 1880 July 3, p. 304-305.

Grand banquet, given by the citizens of Cincinnati, to the visiting merchants from the south, at the Music Hall, March 18th 1880, in commemoration of the completion of the Cincinnati Southern Railway, number of guests seated 1,776

Grand banquet, given by the citizens of Cincinnati, to the visiting me...

5297 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Levyeau.

[Hugh Nicol, Cincinnati Red Stockings, baseball card portrait]

[Hugh Nicol, Cincinnati Red Stockings, baseball card portrait]

Baseball card title devised by Library staff. Issued by: Goodwin & Company. Forms part of: Baseball cards from the Benjamin K. Edwards Collection.

Smithsonian Exhibit at the 1888 Cincinnati, Ohio, Exposition

Smithsonian Exhibit at the 1888 Cincinnati, Ohio, Exposition

Description: A general view of the Smithsonian Institution Exhibit looking north at the 1888 Centennial Exposition of the Ohio Valley and Central States in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Smithsonian coordinated all of t... more

County Libraries Book Auto, Cincinnati & Hamilton Ohio

County Libraries Book Auto, Cincinnati & Hamilton Ohio

Historical File of the Office of Information, Department of Agriculture

Cincinnati, U.S.A. / engraved by Chas. P. Ulrich.

Cincinnati, U.S.A. / engraved by Chas. P. Ulrich.

This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Ulrich.

T.B.C. children attending the little red school house [...]

T.B.C. children attending the little red school house [...]

School children seated at two tables, with their teacher, outdoors, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Panoramic view, city of Cincinnati, U.S.A. 1900.

Panoramic view, city of Cincinnati, U.S.A. 1900.

Perspective map not drawn to scale. Bird's-eye-view. LC Panoramic maps (2nd ed.), 685 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. AACR2: 651/1; 710/1