Forgotten Cincinnati: Photographs from the 1880s

Forgotten Cincinnati: Photographs from the 1880s

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In 2013, a private collector rediscovered a trove of large glass-plate negatives. These fragile documents by unidentified photographers constitute a time capsule of late-19th-century Cincinnati. Group portraits reveal the faces of former residents. Street scenes show life in a bustling city and record buildings that no longer exist. Construction views and industrial interiors portray Cincinnati as a developing modern metropolis. The exhibition features twelve recent photographic prints made from the original negatives, as well as examples of the negatives themselves. These astounding images conjure the Queen City’s vibrant past.

Forgotten Cincinnati: Photographs from the 1880s
November 18, 2016 – March 5, 2017

Taft Museum
316 Pike St Cincinnati, OH 45202
www.taftmuseum.org

Fourth and Race Streets, gelatin silver contact print, 2013, from glass-plate negative, 1888 or 1889.  Collection of Mike Hoeting

Fourth and Race Streets, gelatin silver contact print, 2013, from glass-plate negative, 1888 or 1889. Collection of Mike Hoeting

7th and Plum Streets with Streetcar Track and St. Paul’s Cathedral, gelatin silver contact print, 2013, from glass-plate negative, late 1880s.  Collection of Jeffrey J. McClorey

7th and Plum Streets with Streetcar Track and St. Paul’s Cathedral, gelatin silver contact print, 2013, from glass-plate negative, late 1880s. Collection of Jeffrey J. McClorey

Forgotten Cincinnati: Photographs from the 1880s

Forgotten Cincinnati: Photographs from the 1880s

Christie Chapel, Court & Wesley Avenues, West End, gelatin silver contact print, 2013, from glass-plate negative, between 1888 and 1892.  Collection of Mike Hoeting

Christie Chapel, Court & Wesley Avenues, West End, gelatin silver contact print, 2013, from glass-plate negative, between 1888 and 1892. Collection of Mike Hoeting

Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad Bridge, Under Construction, August 4,1888, gelatin silver contact print, 2013, from original glass plate negative, 1888.  Collection of Jeffrey J. McClorey

Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad Bridge, Under Construction, August 4,1888, gelatin silver contact print, 2013, from original glass plate negative, 1888. Collection of Jeffrey J. McClorey

Looking East along the Ohio River, gelatin silver contact print, 2013, from glass-plate negative, late 1880s.  Collection of Mike Hoeting

Looking East along the Ohio River, gelatin silver contact print, 2013, from glass-plate negative, late 1880s. Collection of Mike Hoeting


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