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United States of America -- Ohio -- Hamilton County -- Cincinnati
Scope and Contents:
The folders include work sheets, copies of landscape plans, newspaper and periodical articles, additional visual images, and planting lists.
"River High" represents one of Cincinnati's most characteristic architectural types: the large house set on a wooded hill-top and oriented toward a view of the Ohio River Valley. Built in 1912, the house combines English Georgian and American Colonial Revival with influences of the Arts and Crafts style. "River High" is perceived at first as a long, substantial, dark red brick mass with the original slate roof, lying athwart a shallow bowl of lawn, with the drive winding down to the entrance and sweeping back to the road. The architects' intent was to block the view until the house had been penetrated; when the riverscape appears at the end of the central hallway. The house consists of three main blocks. The lower porch on the left opens onto the reconstructed formal garden that extends the axis of the house eastward. The lower porch leads out onto the lawn that descends gradually through a formal parterre with a pool and fountain. Symmetrical plantings frame this lower lawn. In 2005 the front arrival courtyard was transformed and is now centered with the formal front entrance in keeping with the symmetrical Georgian style of the house. The new design features a fountain with waterfall and a sculpture of two great blue herons as well as seasonal display beds for annuals, a serpentine retaining wall, landscape lighting, and a unique bench sculpture. Completing the picture are custom-designed wrought iron gates, 19th-century Italian urns, and ornamental and shade trees.
Person(s) associated with the property and garden include: George H. Warrington (former owner, 1912-1951); Rosemary Sawyer Richardson (former owner, 1951-1989); Albert Davis Taylor (landscape architect, 1917); Eleanor H. Christie (landscape architect, ca. 1917-1951?); Dalton W. Battin (landscape architect, 1980); Stu Hoffman, Natorp Landscape Organization, Inc. (landscape designer, 1987); Steele & Whittaker Landscapes, Inc. (landscape architects, 1991); Vivian Llambi & Associates Inc. (landscape architects, 1996); and John A. Bentley (landscape architect, 2005).
River High related holdings consist of 2 folders (51 35 mm. slides; 5 photographic prints)
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A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Weather forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Scope and Contents:
This subject category- Weather consists primarily of receipts, invoices, postcards with images of weather conditions, weather reports, articles, and advertisements relating to tobacco, clothing and other various stores.
Series 1, Manufacturers and Distributors of Weather Instruments: circa 1866-1926; undated, includes bills, receipts, printed advertisements, catalogs and invoices from manufacturers and distributors of weather vanes, weather stripping, thermometers, weather forecasters, barometers and various other instruments. Such businesses were located in the Northeastern United States, primarily New York, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania, with several from other areas in the United States and a few from England, France, Germany, and Canada. These materials indicate that the businesses were often family owned and operated. The materials also reflect the changing ownerships/partnerships in many of the businesses. Materials in this series are arranged in alphabetical order by business name. The foreign company is Askania, which was located in Berlin, Germany. Its printed catalog dating to 1887 contains various meteorological instruments.
Series 2, Weather Reporting Agencies and Organizations, circa 1873-1959; undated, includes pamphlets, reports, correspondences, protection guidelines, explanations of storm warnings, weather maps, crop bulletins and weather reports from weather agencies and organizations. The majority of them are United States federal agencies located in New York City and Washington DC. Others are privately owned and located in London, France, Japan and other areas of the United States, such as Ohio and Massachusetts. One foreign agency is the Imperial Meteorological Observatory in Tokyo, Japan, which compiled several weather maps into one work in 1884. The other is a French agency called Meteorographe Universel that created a small work in 1874.The materials indicate that governments played a central role in providing information about the various aspects of reporting weather and promoting warning systems. The materials are arranged in alphabetical order according to the agencies and organizations.
Series 3, Publications, 1797-1966; undated, contains almanacs, short publications describing various weather phenomenon, magazine articles, whole magazines and reports regarding different aspects of weather such as the temperature, storms, tornadoes and hurricanes. Some go into detail about how forecasting is done and about meteorologists in general. The miscellaneous folder contains an advertisement from Weather Trends, Incorporated located in New York, New York soliciting a subscription from the Warshaw Collection of Business. The materials are arranged in alphabetical order by subject.
Series 4, Related Materials, 1783-1954; undated, contains advertising cards, postcards, photographs, pictures from magazines and newspapers, short publications, pamphlets and weather reports. The photographs of the flood that occurred in March 1913 devastated parts of Ohio, Iowa, Indiana and Illinois in the Upper Mississippi and Ohio River Valleys. There was state wide flooding in Ohio with Dayton being the hardest hit area. The United States Storm and Weather Signals show the flags and their meanings on one side and on the other side advertisements from various types of companies, such as tobacco, pharmacies, clothing, electrical supplies and restaurants. Unk and I is a short caricatured pamphlet from 1954 regarding forecasting and various aspects of the weather in New York. The materials in this series are arranged in alphabetical order by subject of title.
Materials in the Archives Center:
Archives Center Collection of Business Americana (AC0404)
Forms Part Of:
Forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana.
Series 1: Business Ephemera
Series 2: Other Collection Divisions
Series 3: Isadore Warshaw Personal Papers
Series 4: Photographic Reference Material
Weather is a portion of the Business Ephemera Series of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Accession AC0060 purchased from Isadore Warshaw in 1967. Warshaw continued to accumulate similar material until his death, which was donated in 1971 by his widow, Augusta. For a period after acquisition, related materials from other sources (of mixed provenance) were added to the collection so there may be content produced or published after Warshaw's death in 1969. This practice has since ceased.
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Weather, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Funding for partial processing of the collection was supported by a grant from the Smithsonian Institution's Collections Care and Preservation Fund (CCPF).
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The 1971 Ohio program featured some 150 participants invited to demonstrate their talents, skills and knowledge. The State of Ohio funded more extensive fieldwork than the Festival had been able to undertake in the past. The bounty from which the State presentation was drawn supported organizers' belief that all areas of the nation, no matter how urbanized or industrialized, contained a wealth of folk culture. Even though the fieldwork in Ohio spanned seven months time, Festival researchers did not imagine the results to be definitive. Choices were necessarily influenced by a fieldworker's intuition causing him or her to drive down a certain street to ask the right question at the right time, which led to a particular person's door.
Each year, the program book noted, the Festival became a broader representation of what people do and involved more of the special folklife of large communities of people. At the 1971 Festival, for example, there were several industrial craftspeople from glass factories in the Ohio River valley. There was one who cut glass in traditional patterns, and another who was a mold maker who chiseled similar patterns into the heavy steel molds from which pressed glass is made. In this way, the 1971 program sought to expand its view of craftsmanship beyond the family artisans or cottage industries that had predominated in previous Festivals.
The 1971 Ohio program was sponsored by the Governor of Ohio, the Ohio Congressional Delegation, the State of Ohio Development Office, and the Governor's Advisory Committee on Partnership for People.
Daniel R. Barnes, Ray Browne, John Charles Camp, Carlos Drake, Richard Hulan, Stuart Kerr, Martin Koenig, Vince Leo, Larry Lissner, Mack McCormick, George Mitchell, Patrick Mullen, Ethel Raim Zinsar, Mike Seeger, Nancy Sweezy, Francis Utley, Art Walker, Barry James Ward, David Weber
Ralph Aling, 1897-1995, weaver, Millersburg, Ohio
John Ascherl, 1912-2010, stained glass cutter, Hinkley, Ohio
Michael Ascherl, 1889-1975, stained glass cutter, Sheffield, Ohio
Earl Taylor and the Stoney Mountain Boys -- Earl Taylor and the Stoney Mountain BoysEarl Taylor, 1929-1984, mandolin, Norwood, OhioJim McCall, 1932-, guitar, Norwood, OhioTim Spradlin, 1951-1996, banjo, Lucasville, OhioGerald Evans, fiddle, Ohio
Ukrainian -- chutsl -- music -- Ukrainian chutsl musicGregory Kowal, brass, OhioJohn Heckewelder Memorial Church Congregation, Brass Choir, congregational singing, Ohio
Robert Junior Lockwood, 1915-2006, blues singer and guitarist, Cleveland, Ohio
Sam Bowles, banjoist and Dobro player, West Union, Ohio
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1971 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Jan Van der Marck papers, 1942-2010. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.