[N. p., but Bellevue, O. 1892]. Image measures approx. 7.75 x 9.75 inches, on a somewhat larger plain mount. Somewhat soiled and worn; in good condition, sharp and attractive. Item #16373
Bands, banners, flags, and orphans: everything one needs for a fine 19th century patriotic celebration. A large, detailed view of a parade in this northern Ohio town. The evidence for the 1892 Columbus celebration is sprinkled throughout the photograph: a minute portrait banner of Columbus hangs from a utility pole alongside a view of the eponymous Ohio capital state house, the banner dated 1892; a large banner partially visible reads "Columbus Man o[f] . . .," while the numerous flags hung about the town sport 44 stars. The attractive advertising signs on the commercial buildings are those of Bellevue merchants, while a small banner for the grammar grades of the Bellevue public schools flies in the parade. (The Orphan Home has a fine float as well.).