In 1873, when the photograph above was taken, cameras were not able to photograph the interiors of businesses like the store above until electric lights came into existence. Instead they had to move their products outside and in their windows to be photographed properly. This is what you see in the Thomas Holliday & Co. Hardware business above. Located on the n.e.corner of 5th and Central, they also made hobby horses and children's carriages.
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14 Arcade (1905) 17 Arcade (1907) Covington shop Newport shop
Opening of James K. Stewarts Postcard Shops
Stewart published Arcade cards This is an actual photo of the 1905 Photo of the Arcade
interior of Stewart's Arcade shop
Compare this card with the Postcard publisher Pugh Building Present Day Photograph
next one. Somebody moved. Tom Jones was here Tenants
The Feicke-Desch printing Co.
sec 5th & Sycamore. 4th Floor
HENDERSON LITHOGRAPHY CO.
The first three images above show a very rare postcard sent out by the Henderson Lithography Co. located in Norwood. The green tab you see over the top of the figure's ear, in the 1st image top row, was inserted into a slot located next to the ear, this is what held the card closed during mailing. When you open the card up, what you see is the 2nd image. This makes the card too large for my scanner so it is divided into 2 parts. The 1st image in the 2nd row is the back of the card. The 2nd image shows their first factory that was located at 418-422 Sycamore plus this illustration also shows the president, W. G. Henderson. After they moved sometime in 1909 .the 3rd image shows the new factory that was located at 3509 Wilson Ave, Norwood. The last image above is a separate postcard.
John S. Swift Co.
I believe the Swift Co. was into print and print related services. Their local facilities were at 2524 Spring Grove Ave.
The Osborne Co. Norwood Park
The card above shows a building on the corner of Gilbert & Lincoln Ave. Why one of the windows is covered over, I do not know. If I was to guess I would say that the advertiser, Ford's Souvenir Post Card Shop, saw something in the window they did not like. Possibly a competitor?
Samuel C. Tatum Co
3301-3321 Colerain Ave.
W. B. Carpenter Co. 424 Main St.
AABA Health Institute Ace Radiator Shield Co. High Diver
Physiopathy Specialists Westwood
Corn Cob Pipe Co. The Ice Delivery Co. Queen City Printing Ink Co.
1913 - 1935 South Street
"High Brown" Fox Trotting Aerial Sensations Gracie Orton
Bobby Burns 495' In The Air
Busse and Borgmann
Houston & Son Jamison and Jamison Jr.
Funeral Home Cincinnati's leading
Colored (sic) Morticians
The Neidhard Funeral Home is now known as the Neidhard Gillen Funeral Home and is still located at the same address, 7401 Hamilton Ave. Mount Healthy as seen in the 2nd present day image above.
Renfro Funeral Service The Charles E. Meyer Funeral Home.
The Charles E. Meyer Funeral Home before WWI was located at 1804 Vine Street. By the time the above card was made in 1941 the home had moved to 5578 Montgomery Road in Pleasant Ridge. As it states on the back of the card, they had moved once again to 4826 Section Avenue.
Norwood Ambulance Service
H. Ihlendorf Co. Main & Monroe
Craver Funeral Home, Milford
Located at 529 Main St. in Milford the Craver Funeral Home was started in 1913 by Charles Johnson. In 1928 John Carver became his assistant and would purchase the business in 1936. In 1966 his son-in-law bought the home and ran it until 1994 when it was again sold to the Riggs family. In that year John Carver rejoined the firm as a board member until his death in 1999. To honor him his name has been retained by the firm.
Queen Optical Company at 12 East 6th St.
Scott Water Heater Sales R.O.W. Wooden Windows Tri-State Butter Company Kar-A-Van Coffee.
7th and Main Millwork Van
The E. A. Kinsey Co. 331-333-335 W. 4th St. Barton's Painting Gallery Rosenberger's Wall Paper
128 West 4th Street. 1720-26 Vine Street.
Burck-Bauer Inc. A radio store at 11th W. 7th Street. French Bros. Dairy Co.
(Larger than normal card)
Julius H. Bauer grandfather of Fred Bauer, the well known Kraemer postcard collector, was the Bauer in the Burck-Bauer card above. His grandfather was also vice-president of the famous French-Bauer milk & ice cream company, (French Bros.- Bauer Co.) which had 20 stores by 1915. The store seen most often in postcards was across the street from the Post Office on Government Square to the left of the Peebles store. The last image is not a postcard.
Young and Carl Photographers makers of Tiffanytone photos. Back of last two cards
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