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Delphos, Ohio Negative Collection - MS 338

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Introduction

The Delphos, Ohio Negative Collection consists of approximately 300 negatives. The majority of the negatives depict scenes and events from the town of Delphos, Ohio during the early part of the 20th century, including portraits, farm scenes, and images copied from prints, postcards, newspapers and books. The collection includes fifty negatives taken in 1951 by the Hoverman Photographic Studio during the Delphos Centennial parade and celebration.

The negatives were transferred to the Center for Archival Collections during 1983 from the Delphos Public Library. This register was prepared by Andrew Gulliford, doctoral student in American Culture, Bowling Green State University, Spring, 1985, and revised by Marilyn Levinson, Curator of Manuscripts, Center for Archival Collections, May, 1989. No restrictions exist on the use of this collection.

Agency History

The negatives were collected by the Delphos Public Library beginning in October, 1982, with federal funding administered by the Ohio State Library for project PUP or "Photos Used for Programming" in slide-tape shows. Federal funding enabled the library to collect original negatives, prints, and newspapers from which copy negatives were made. Work was begun under the direction of Alan Hall, Director, Delphos Public Library. The negatives were donated to the Center for Archival Collections, with prints and slides provided for the Public Library.

Scope and Content

Delphos, Ohio is a small, northwestern Ohio town of approximately 3,000 people, fifteen miles northwest of Lima, Ohio. Delphos is located on State Routes 309, 66, 190, and Highway 30, which runs east and west of Interstate 75. The town is situated in the far northwest corner of Allen County, where it borders Van Wert and Putnam counties.

The negatives in this collection document the history, growth, and townspeople of Delphos, Ohio. The town is typical of hundreds of small Midwestern towns which came into existence in Ohio in the mid-19th century. The photographs of Delphos show how small town commercial areas developed in response to local industrialization and expanded agricultural commerce.

The majority of the images are 4 x 6 cm. copy negatives made by the Center for Archival Collections. These photographs show historic buildings, Main Street, local businesses, churches, quarries, the Flood of 1913, family portraits, school classes, trains, social clubs, baseball teams, factory interiors with workers, fires, members of the police and fire departments, and the Blizzard of 1978. The copy material came from original prints, postcards, The Delphos Herald, and a variety of books and pamphlets, including Delphos Vincenqui-Bicentennial Historical Book, 1851-1976 (1976), Old Cars (1977), Historical Atlas of Allen County, Ohio, 1875-1880 (1880), Fireman's Yearbook (1953), History of Delphos (n.d.), and St. John's Centennial Edition (1981).

The larger format 4 x 5 in. negatives are primarily of the 1951 Delphos Centennial Celebration and parade taken by the Hoverman Photographic Studio. The pictures in this group show numerous views of the parade, scenes from the "dramatic spectacle" entitled "One Hundred Years along the Tow-path", and shots of an original conestoga wagon complete with a team of oxen.

A separate collection of Hoverman Studio 8 x 10 glass and film negatives is cataloged as MS-476.

Series Description

PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIALS.

NEGATIVES. (4 x 6 cm. format)
1872-1981, n.d.
Copy work done from prints, newspapers, postcards, and books by the Center for Archival Collections. Negative quality varies. Includes scenes of businesses, people, schools, churches, and events, such as the Flood of 1913, and the Blizzard of 1978.

NEGATIVES. (4 x 5 in. format)
1930, 1951-1955, n.d.
Original negatives taken during the 1951 Centennial Celebration of Delphos by the Hoverman Photographic Studio, including the parade and a "dramatic spectacle;" photographs of Delphos, Ohio churches; and miscellaneous negatives including a picture of a canal boat, the Homer Meacham.

Inventory

Box 1

Negatives (4 x 6 cm.)

1. Lye & Zimerle, embalmers & undertakers, with hearse and horses, Delphos, Ohio, c.1905. Photo by Roloson.

2. Shenk & Lang Eagle Flouring Mills, four story brick building, Delphos, Ohio, c.1910. Photo by Roloson.

3. Mr. Brown, the mail carrier, with horse and mail wagon, Delphos, Ohio, c.1900.

4. Lang's Elevator, Delphos, Ohio, c.1910.

5. Locomotive, "William Crooks", St. Paul & Pacific Rwy., n.d.

6. Main Street, Delphos, Ohio, looking north, 1879.

7. Third Street Bridge, Delphos, Ohio, looking east, c.1915.

8. Locomotive, "William Crooks", next to two other locomotives, c.1950.

9. Delphos, Ohio street scene, Labor Day, n.d.

10. Open-cab style locomotive, n.d.

11. Business office interior, possibly in Delphos, c.1918.

12. Jefferson School, Delphos, Ohio, class of 1905 in a science classroom. Identified (left to right): Richard Baxter, Arthur Lindeman, John McCabe, Bill Helmkamp, John I. Miller (principal and teacher), Lucille Rial, Pat Walsh, Rowena Reeve, Lola Morton, Mamie Bidwell. Every member of this class went to college: McCabe, Lindeman, and Baxter became lawyers; Walsh and Helmkamp became architects.

13. Waterworks Park, Delphos, Ohio, during 1913 flood.

14. Suthoff Street, Delphos, Ohio, during 1913 flood.

15. Restaurant & saloon on Main Street, Delphos, Ohio, c.1900. Original had the inscription: Joe Hotz (1884) and John Hotz (1892).

16. Charred ruins of the Pittsburg Keg and Barrel Co., burned Oct. 10, 1883.

17. Factory interior, unidentified, n.d.

18. Methodist Church and Parsonage, Delphos, Ohio, n.d. (postcard)

19. Delphos Fire Department returning from fire, c.1909. (postcard)

20. Canal south of 3rd Street, Delphos, Ohio, c.1910. (postcard)

21. Methodist Church and Parsonage, Delphos, Ohio, c.1908 (postcard published by William A. Wagner)

22. Interurban between Lima and Ft. Wayne, n.d.

23. Jettinghoff Bros. Mid-Summer Clearance sale, street parade, c.1900.

24. First and Peirce (sic) Street, during flood, March 25, 1913. Photo by Hoverman.

25. Snyder's delivering bread, Delphos, Ohio, during flood, March 25, 1913. Photo by Hoverman.

26. Looking west from Fisher's Stone Quarry, during flood, March 25, 1913. Photo by Hoverman.

27. Main Street, Delphos, Ohio, looking south from 2nd Street, c.1960.

28. Break in the canal, cause of the Delphos flood, March 25, 1913. Photo by Hoverman.

29. Cleveland Street, Delphos, Ohio, during flood, March 25, 1913. Photo by Hoverman.

30. Cleveland and Canal Street, Delphos, Ohio, during flood, March 25, 1913. Photo by Hoverman.

31. Delphos, Ohio, unidentified location, during 1913 flood.

32. Clover Leaf and Jefferson Street, Delphos, Ohio, during flood, March 25, 1913. Photo by Hoverman.

33. Delphos, Ohio, during flood, March 25,-1913. Photo by Hoverman.

34. Delphos, Ohio, during flood, 1913.

35. Waterworks Park, Delphos, Ohio, during flood, March 25, 1913. Photo by Hoverman.

36. Standard Oil Co. to the rescue, Delphos, Ohio, during flood, March 25, 1913. Photo by Hoverman.

37. Cleveland and Jefferson Street, Delphos, Ohio, looking south, during flood, March 25, 1913. Photo by Hoverman.

38. Main Street, Delphos, Ohio, 1879.

39. J.T. Horine & Son Building Material, Delphos, Ohio, c.1900. Identified (left to right): Clarence Horine (on wagon), Henry Louth, George Horine, John T. Horine.

40. Delphos, Ohio, during 1913 flood.

41. Jefferson and Cleveland St., Delphos, Ohio, during flood, March 25, 1913. Photo by Hoverman.

42. Flat Fork at Brewery, Delphos, Ohio, during flood, March 25, 1913. Photo by Hoverman.

43. South Main Street, Delphos, Ohio, during flood, March 25, 1913. Photo by Hoverman.

44. Jonestown General Store, n.d. (postcard)

45. Group of unidentified men, including three with a banjo, fiddle, and mandolin, n.d.

46. Delphos Planing Mill, Herman Ricker, n.d. (postcard)

46B Man in front of a store, Delphos, Ohio, n.d. (Metzger album)

47. Family group portrait, c.1910. Photo by Hoverman.

48. Briderce Family home, Cass Street, Delphos, Ohio, n.d. (Metzger album)

49. School interior with children, Delphos, Ohio, c.1910. (Metzger album)

50. Stone church, unidentified, n.d. (Metzger album)

51. W.H. Clinger & Sons, Furnaces, Roofing & Spouting, n.d. (Metzger album) Identified (left to right): William, Herman, Kenneth, Paul, James, Albert, and Henry Clinger.

52. Costume party, primarily women, with two wearing World War I uniforms, c.1920. (Metzger album)

53. Large group of women, unidentified, c.1930. (Metzger album)

54. Gasoline service station run by Ed Morris, selling "Purol" products, 1928. (Poor copy, from a newspaper or book)

55. Delphos, Ohio street scene, showing City Hall, 1908. (Poor copy, from a newspaper or book)

56. Phelan Hotel, Delphos, Ohio, c.1890. (Poor copy, from a newspaper or book)

57. Leslie Peltier looking through his 12-inch telescope at his observatory in Delphos, Ohio, n.d. (Poor copy, from a newspaper or book)

58. Mr. Peltier in front of his observatory in Delphos, Ohio, n.d. (Poor copy, from a newspaper or book)

59. Jefferson Street School, Delphos, Ohio, primary grade children, May 1, 1891. Identified: (front row) Robbie Evans, Florence Smith, Dana Strome, Effie Longsworth, Ralph Michaels, Zoa Cowan, Lounie Roush, Laura Krutch, Ollie Leivis, Dollie Gellispie, Francis Waltrick, Essie Gellispie, Reynold Klages (back row) Willie Harter, Willie Rekie, Mamie Point, William Pharis, Aeltie Miller, Johnnie Manning, Lulu Lotzenhirser, Joseph Krotinger, Amy Rhoushart, Lilly Redmon, Peter Findley, Luther Briggs, Mabel Harter, Frank Fisher.

60. Group at a Fourth of July picnic, 1890. Identified (order not specified): Bert Espey, Elmer Mathis, Dr. Marsh, John Roby, Dr. Morgan, Charlie Ray, Dane Scott, Ed Conklin, Tom Price Charles Harter, Ed Morton, Charles Boehmer, Dr. Muell, Nell Williams, Myrtle Clover, Maggie Lytle, Mame Hersey, Lela Arnold, Anna Loyd, Christine Shenk, Minnie Conklin, Zella Schauber, Nelie Hedricks, Hattie Hale, Addie Berryman, Millie Shackleton.

61. Charles Stenk home, Delphos, Ohio, c.1900.

62. Delphos Public School, Henrietta Eysenbach, teacher, 1880.

63. Family group along a stream, unidentified, n.d.

64. Jefferson Street School, Delphos, Ohio, primary grade children, May 1, 1891. Identified: (front row) Clarence Edwards, Ivan May, Mamie Slant, Blain Metcalf, Floyd Tildon, Freddie Klein, Mamie Kuhn, Otie Benson, Daisy Harter, Walter Webster, Sherman Nackleson, Ada Pharis (back row) Eddie Mankins, Nora Stockwall, Eddie Manhart, Alice Rigdon, Sammie Bonebreak, Mary --, Lenie Fetzer, Pearl Welker, Freddie Ringler, Meta Davis, Cloid Runyan, Henry May, Bennie Kramer, Earl McCabe, Lonnie Guthrie.

65. Small factory, interior view, c.1900.

66. Factory interior, with a Howe Scale, c.1900.

67. Delphos, Ohio, school class picture, unidentified, c.1900.

68. Log barn or outbuilding, from east side, n.d.

69. Second Street drawbridge, looking east, Delphos, Ohio, built by the Massillon Bridge Co., c. 1900.

70. Log barn or outbuilding, from west side, n.d.

71. Locomotive no. 5320, "President Cleveland" of the B & 0, c.1934. (postcard)

72. Pennsylvania Flyer, crossing the Mattox Creek Bridge, Van Wert, Ohio, n.d. (postcard)

73. Jefferson Street High School, Delphos, Ohio, n.d. (postcard)

74. Jefferson Street School, Delphos, Ohio, front view, n.d.

75. Canal Street, from Clover Leaf, Delphos,' Ohio, during flood, March 25, 1913. Photo by Hoverman.

76. Heindelider's residence, Franklin Street, Delphos, Ohio, during flood, March 25, 1913. Photo by Hoverman.

77. Fisher's Stone Quarry, Delphos, Ohio, during flood, 1913.

78. Four couples around a pole in a playground, Aug. 25, 1913. (postcard)

79. Group of men near a barn, including three with a banjo, fiddle, and mandolin, n.d.

80. Jettinghoff & Beckman delivery wagons with teams, n.d. (postcard)

81. Four horse team pulling a thresher, n.d.

82. Log barn or outbuilding, from south side, n.d.

83. Public Library, E. Second St. & North Jefferson, Delphos, Ohio, n.d. (postcard)

84. Public Library and Library Park, with cannon, Delphos, Ohio, n.d. (postcard)

85. Soldier's Monument, Delphos, Ohio, c.1911. (postcard)

86. Third Street, looking east, Delphos, Ohio, during flood, March 25, 1913. Photo by Hoverman.

87. Franklin Street School, Delphos, Ohio, n.d. (postcard)

88. St. John's High School, Delphos, Ohio, n.d. (postcard)

89. Recreation Park, Delphos, Ohio, Sept. 1913 (postcard)

90. Recreation Park, Delphos, Ohio, with couple in a boat, Sept. 1913 (postcard)

91. Fisher's Stone Quarry, Delphos, Ohio, during flood, March 25, 1913. Photo by Hoverman.

92. Chief and Rescue party, S. Main Street, Delphos, Ohio, during flood, March 25, 1913. Photo by Hoverman.

93. Corner of Cleveland & Jefferson Street, Delphos, Ohio, during flood, March 25, 1913. Photo by Hoverman.

94. Commercial Bank building, Delphos, Ohio, n.d. (postcard)

95. Main Street looking north, Delphos, Ohio, c.1910. (postcard)

96. North Main Street, north side, Delphos, Ohio, c.1940.

97. West Market Street, showing interurban station, Lima, Ohio, c.1903. (postcard)

98. Interurban station, Second Street, Delphos, Ohio, n.d. (postcard)

99. Main Street, looking south from Court House, Lima, Ohio, c.1908. (postcard)

100. Goo-Goo Club, Delphos, Ohio, during flood, 1913.

101. Washington Township Cadet Band, with horses and wagon, n.d.

102. Jonestown Grain Company, n.d.

103. Group of people wading in a stream, August 1898.

104. Group of people picnicking, August 1898.

105. Sherger & Son, marble & granite quarrying company, employees, c.1890.

106. Factory interior with employees and owner, c. 1900.

107. Factory interior, employees with a Howe Scale, c. 1900.

108. Water tower in City Park, Delphos, Ohio, c.1890.

109. Tom, fire-horse for the Delphos Fire Department for 27 years, c.1916. (poor copy from the Delphos Herald)

110. Delphos Fire Department firefighters group portrait, 1927. Identified (left to right): (front row) Amanda Lang, Hilary Dunn, Paul Stallkamp, Milton Westrich, Connie Scherger, Steve Wahmhoff, Albert Kleman (middle row) John Lehmkuhle, Frank Grothouse, Gus Weger, Charles Kimball, Syl Grothouse (back row) Bill Scherger, Bill Gladen, Joe Beckman, Jack Cowan. (poor copy from the Delphos Herald)

111. Delphos Fire Department ladies group, 1927. (poor copy from the Delphos Herald)

112. Delphos Fire Department volunteers, 1942. (poor copy from the Delphos Herald)

113. Washington Volunteer Fire Company of Delphos (organized 1872) taken July 17, 1884. Group roster: C.F. Hauber, J. Hemme, C. Schosker, H.J. Weible, H.J. Moennig, J.F. Dolt, R. Bell, F. Brickner, H.J. Bergfeld, B.W. Dalk, M. Cover, W.A. Fisher, A. Fisher, 0. Good, J. Garrity, P. George, J. George, A.C. Grothouse, C. Geise, W.M. Haas, J.T. Hartwell, J. Herlihy, G.H. Hauber, W.J. Hockenberry, A.F. Irick, F.J. Laudick, J.P. Lauer, W. Lehmkuhl, G.F. Lang, L. McCollister, L. Metzger, F.A. Raushard, A.B. Ruggles, J. Risk, S.F Shenk, D. Sudmoeller, B. Trentman, C. Uhlenhake, E.J. Williams, H.J. Wulfhorst, J.H. Wahmhoff. (poor copy from the Delphos Herald)

114. Delphos Fire Department horse-drawn equipment, c.1908. (poor copy from the Delphos Herald)

115. Delphos Fire Station and equipment, 1927. (poor copy from the Delphos Herald)

116. Delphos Lager Brewery, advertising etching from city directory, 1882.

117. Ed Stallkamp with two fish caught in Helmich Quarry, 1905. (poor copy from the Delphos Herald)

118. Family portrait, unidentified, c.1910. (Metzger album)

119. Miss Ida M. Holdgreve working in the Wright Brothers Sewing Department, Dayton, Ohio, c.1910. (Metzger album)

120. Ben Gramm, owner/founder of Gramm Truck Manufacturing, 1911. (poor copy from Old Cars)

121. Gramm truck, which unloads from a bottom hopper, c.1912. (poor copy from Old Cars)

122. Condor/Gramm truck, with locally built cab, 1932. (poor copy from Old Cars)

123. Gramm-built Willys-Knight 2-ton chassis adopted for bus service, 1928. (poor copy from Old Cars)

124. Gramm factory in unspecified location, n.d. (poor copy from Old Cars)

125. Amelia J. Bredeick Lang portrait, n.d.

126. Amelia Bredeick and George F. Lang, Oct. 16, 1872.

127. Rev. John Otto Bredeick, pastor of St. John's Church, c.1855.

128. Canal boat, "Eugene" on the Miami-Erie Canal, n.d.

129. J.W. Feely Hook & Ladder Company (organized in Nov. 1880), Delphos, Ohio, c.1895.

130. Washington Volunteer Fire Company of Delphos (organized 1872) taken July 17, 1884. Group roster listed with neg. #113.

131. St. John's German Department School, erected 1869, Delphos, Ohio, n.d.

132. First orchestra in Delphos, organized in 1854: Sam Chambers and Joseph W.'Huck on violin, and Joseph M. Marbell on guitar, n.d.

133. Delphos, Ohio baseball team, unidentified, 1892-1893.

134. Locomotive and crew, unidentified, n.d.

135. Cloverleaf Railroad passenger train at the station in Delphos, Ohio, c. 1886.

136. First steam engine owned by the Delphos Fire Department, a "Patterson" steamer purchased in 1884, etching, n.d.

137. Leslie Peltier, amateur astronomer from Delphos, portrait, n.d.

138. Delphos Can Company factory on South Pierce St., Delphos, Ohio, c.1905.

139. Delphos Fire Department, located in the City Building, Delphos, Ohio, c.1910.

140. Air Dome Theatre, lst theater in Delphos, at 405 N. Main Street, c.1912.

141. Delphos Public Library, which also houses the Delphos Historical museum, opened in 1962.

142. Civil War cannon, in front of the old Public Library, n.d.

143. Garfield School, South Clay Street, Delphos, Ohio, n.d.

144. Lincoln School, Euclid Street, Delphos, Ohio, c.1915.

145. Franklin School, first building, later torn down, Delphos, Ohio, n.d.

146. Delpha Chevrolet, West Second Street, Delphos, Ohio, 1948.

147. People's Block building, Delphos, Ohio, etching, c.1885.

148. Mueller Implement Company, Delphos, Ohio, with several farm machines in front, c. 1900.

149. Interurban car, operated on line between Lima, Ohio and Ft. Wayne, Ind., c.1910.

150. Delphos Interurban depot at Ill East Second Street, with people in front, c.1910.

151. Christmas tree decorated in the home of Joseph Weber, Delphos, Ohio, c. 1900.

152. Labor Day Parade, Delphos, Ohio, 1910.

153. Mittler & Geier Shoe Company, Delphos, Ohio, float in July 4th Parade, 1900.

154. West side of Main Street, Delphos, Ohio, looking north, 1879.

155. East side of Main Street, Delphos, Ohio, looking north, 1879.

156. Isaac Sawmiller, residence and farm, German Twp., Allen County, Ohio, etching, c.1880.

157. Trinity M.E. Church, Delphos, Ohio, etching, c.1880.

158. J.F. McShane, residence, hotel, and store rooms, Delphos, Ohio, etching, c.1880.

159. Delphos Mills, Delphos, Ohio, with residence of owners, P.W. Morton, and A. Miller, etching, c.1880.

160. Pioneer log cabin in Allen County, Ohio, etching, c.1880.

161. G.W. Hall residence, Delphos, Ohio, etching, c.1880.

162. R.K. Lytle residence, Delphos, Ohio, etching, c.1880.

163. Dr. H.P. Wagner residence and office, Delphos, Ohio, etching, c.1880.

164. Jemima Boop residence and farm, Perry Township, Allen County, Ohio, etching, c.1880.

165. Daniel Campbell residence and farm, Monroe Township, Allen County, Ohio, etching, c.1880.

166. James H. Clime residence, Delphos, Ohio, etching, c.1880.

167. Employees of the Delphos Can Company, Qelphos, Ohio, May 1, 1905. (poor copy from the Delphos Herald)

168. Delphos Can Company advertisement "Listening for Delphos Gurgle," n.d. (poor copy from the Delphos Herald)

169. Delphos Can Company horse-drawn float in unidentified parade, "The Can that made Delphos famous", n.d. (poor copy from the Delphos Herald)

170. Switchboard of the United Telephone Company of Delphos, Ohio, n.d. in use until 1968. (poor copy from the Delphos Herald)

171. National Bank of Delphos building, later known as People's National Bank, c.1925.

172. Four fashionable women in Delphos, Ohio, c.1908.

173. Canal boat "H.W. Myers", from Defiance, Ohio, spring, 1906.

174. Label from Delphos Beer, Steinle Brewing & Ice Company, n.d.

175. Sheeter Business Block, corner of Canal and Second Street, Delphos, Ohio, c. 1900.

176. Civil War cannon on the lawn of the park, Delphos, Ohio, c.1958.

177. Delphos Public Library interior, 1948.

178. Delphos Public Library, opened in 1912, front view, n.d.

179. People's National Bank fire, Delphos, Ohio, exterior view with fire truck, in August 1961.

180. People's National Bank fire, Delphos, Ohio, interior view, in August 1961.

181. People's National Bank fire, Delphos, Ohio, exterior view of building front, in August 1961.

182. J.H. Beckman, with ceremonial Masonic sword, c. 1900.

183. St. John's School, Delphos, Ohio, lst graders, 1907-1908.

184. Cutting wheat by hand with sickles, c.1870.

185. Delphos Fire Department firemen with pumper, 1942. Identified (left to right): John Goergens, Lyl Baumgarte, Chief Lewis Leonard, Carl Imber, and Frank Grothouse.

186. Delphos Fire Department firemen, 1930.

187. Three trucks used by the Delphos Fire Department, 1964.

188. Delphos Fire Department firemen, 1953. Identified (left to right): Roscoe Thompson, Clarence Mox, Everett Buettner, Howard Ditto, John Wellman, Eugene Sheeter, Alphonse Warnecke, Ed Wurst, Melvin Hempfling, John Goergens, Carl Imber, Paul Clinger, and Chief Lewis Leonard.

189. Delphos Grain & Soya Products Company, Delphos, Ohio, 1953.

190. Delphos Grain & Soya Products Company, Delphos, Ohio, 1943.

191. Union Holiness Mission Church, Delphos, Ohio, 1953.

192. Assemblies of God Full Gospel Church, Delphos, Ohio, 1953.

193. Delphos Fire Department firemen, by two trucks, 1953. Identified (left to right): Carl Imber, Paul Clinger, Donald Thithoff, John Goergens, Chief Lewis Leonard.

194. Delphos Police Department, 1953. Identified (left to right): Elmer Friemoth, Carl Brown, Norbert Grewe, Harold Fritz, Marion Wells, Doyle Fuller, Chief J.S. Link.

195. Jefferson Auditorium, Delphos, Ohio, 1953.

196. Mayor John B. Lehmkuhle, Delphos, Ohio, 1953.

197. Delphos area men with beards grown for the Bicentennial "Brothers of the Brush", 1976.

198. Delphos City Building, Delphos, Ohio, 1976.

199. Ben Gramm, Delphos truck maker, with three other men, c.1927. (poor copy from Old Cars)

200. U.S. Army class B trucks, built by Gramm-Bernstein, lined up on a Lima, Ohio street, c.1940. (poor copy from Old Cars)

201. Map of Ohio canal, 1825-1913.

202. Delphos City League softball champion team, 1947. Identified (left to right): (top row) Mike Wilson, Jim Clark, John Kill, Newt Ellerbrock, John Neumeier, Bounce Huysman (bottom row) Sandy Sendelbach, Rog Miller, George Friemoth (sponsor), Pug Thitoff, Gene Laudick, Buck Hammons.

203. Economy Oil & Gas Company, Delphos' first modern gas station, 1920.

204. Young women of Delphos, dressed in their finest, 1898.

205. Shenk Family group portrait, 1976. Identified (left to right): (front row) Janet, Robert, Linda (back row) Judy, Beth, Marjorie, Cathy.

206. Shenk Family group portrait, 1926. Identified (left to right): John, Mary, Eugene, Alex J. Gertrude, Robert, Gerald.

207. Shenk Family group portrait, 1915. Identified (left to right) : (front row) Alex J., Frank, Sylvester F., Martin (back row) Sylvester A., Richard, Robert.

208. St. John's High School basketball team, 1922.

209. St. John's High School basketball team, 1919. Identified (left to right): Herman Korb, Carl Imber, Otto Kihm, Raymond McKowen, Lawrence Stippich, Charles Keller.

210. Gramm Motors factory, Delphos, Ohio, n.d. (poor copy from the Delphos Herald)

211. Class of 1906, Riverside District School, Delphos, Ohio. Identified (left to right): (bottom row) Grandine Wagonor, Olive Bliss, Earl Baxter, Leota Baxter, George Kelbley, Charlotte Cochran, Lena Kelbley (middle row) Boyd Robison, Otto Rufus, Roy Humphrey, Victoria Rufus, Ruth Cochran, Velva Humphrey, Mollie Rufus (top row) Carl Baxter, teacher J.D. Judkins, Harry Bellis, Dick Judkins, Ben Allen, Clyde Baxter, Dick Baxter, Penrose Red, Simon Allen.

212. Locks on the Delphos end of the Miami-Erie Canal, 1976.

213. West Cleveland Street Bridge of the Miami-Erie Canal, in Delphos, Ohio, 1976.

214. Delphos Airport, with some small planes, 1972.

215. Modern Needlecraft Club, Delphos, Ohio, 1912. Identified (left to right): (front row) Mrs. Schosker, Mrs. Helmkamp (second row) Mrs. Ricker, Mrs. Vonderemse, Mrs. Jettinghoff (back row) Bell Stallkamp, Mrs. Wolke, Mrs. E.G. Stallkamp, Mrs. Wagner.

216. Front of the Delphos Post Office during the Blizzard of Jan. 26-28, 1978.

217. Front of the People's National Bank, Delphos, Ohio, during the Blizzard of Jan. 26-28, 1978.

218. Window in front of Shenk's Store, Delphos, Ohio, during the Blizzard of Jan. 26-28, 1978.

219. Emergency shelter at the St. John's Little Theatre, Delphos, Ohio, during the Blizzard of Jan. 26-28, 1978.

220. Drifted-in automobiles, Delphos, Ohio, during the Blizzard of Jan. 26-28, 1978.

221. Snowmobile approaching the emergency shelter, Delphos, Ohio, during the Blizzard of Jan. 26-28, 1978.

222. Earthmover clearing snow at Main & Second Street, Delphos, Ohio, during the Blizzard of Jan. 26-28, 1978.

223. Pedestrians looking at snowdrifts, Delphos, Ohio, during the Blizzard of Jan. 26-28, 1978.

224. Deserted Main Street, Delphos, Ohio, during the Blizzard of Jan. 26-28, 1978.

225. Pierce Street, Delphos, Ohio, during the Blizzard of Jan. 26-28, 1978.

226. Delphos Wesleyan Church, Delphos, Ohio, 1949.

227. St. Paul United Methodist Church, Delphos, Ohio, 1979.

228. Delphos Wesleyan Church, Delphos, Ohio, 1979.

229. Trinity United Methodist Church, Delphos, Ohio, 1979.

230. Morris Chapel United Methodist Church, Delphos, Ohio, 1979.

231. First Christian Union Church, Delphos, Ohio, 1979.

232. First Assembly of God Church, Delphos, Ohio, 1979.

233. St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, Delphos, Ohio, 1979.

234. First United Presbyterian Church, Delphos, Ohio, 1979.

235. Tombstone of Rev. John Otto Bredeick, founder of St. John Church, Delphos, Ohio, 1981.

236. Priest's circle in the old cemetery, Delphos, Ohio, 1981.

237. Ordination of Rev. Michael Ricker, Delphos, Ohio, Aug. 14, 1955.

238. Bethel Mennonite Church, Delphos, Ohio, 1979.

239. Altar in St. John's Catholic Church, Delphos, Ohio, 1981.

240. Chest of drawers that served at the first altar in St. John's Catholic Church, Delphos, Ohio, 1981.

241. Key to the first St. John's Church, Delphos, Ohio, on display at the Delphos Historical Museum, 1981.

Negatives (4 x 5 in.)
Delphos Centennial Parade and Celebration, 1951

1. Costumed parade participants seated on benches.

2. Photographer shooting costumed parade participants.

3. Centennnial revelers in an unidentified Delphos bar.

4. Marching band at the parade.

5. Delphos citizens dressed as Indians, with three teepees.

6. Delphos citizens dressed as Indians, similar to above.

7. Group of Delphos women in costume, doing the can-can.

8. Group of Delphos women in costume, dressed as gypsies.

9. Older man and driver, unidentified, in vintage automobile.

10. Parade float "Welcome" with key to the city, sponsored by the jewelry stores, service stations, and garages.

11. Parade float, sponsored by monument companies, florist, funeral homes.

12. Parade float, "Her majesty" at head of parade.

13. Parade float, "Kitchen band" sponsored by Independent Grocers and Meats.

14. Automobiles on display outside of Chevrolet dealer.

15. New Studebaker pulling a float.

16. Costumed couple by a Conestoga wagon.

17. Group of costumed people by a car.

18. Parade float sponsored by Delphos Grain & Soya Co.

19. Costumed couple in parking lot.

20. Parade float sponsored by Lumber Companies, building materials & contractors.

21. Parade float sponsored by Men's clothing & shoe stores.

22. Group of costumed people drinking from bottles.

23. Parade float, sponsored by Bars and restaurants, passing Hotel Phelan.

23A Parade float, sponsored by Bars and restaurants, passing W.T. Grant Co.

24. Parade float, sponsored by Equity Dairy Stores.

25. Parade float, sponsored by Auto & appliance hardware stores.

26. Costumed couple by rear of a Conestoga wagon.

27. Parade float, with children at desks.

28. Parade float, sponsored by Farm Implement Dealers & Egg and Grain Dealers.

29. Parade float, sponsored by the Automobile Dealers, pulled by a Dodge convertible.

30. Delphos Centennial Queen being crowned.

31. Delphos Centennial Queen receiving a watch.

32. Delphos Centennial Queen receiving a large bouquet of flowers.

33. Vintage automobiles being filmed at the Sohio service station at the corner of Fifth and Main Streets, film camera obscured.

33A Vintage automobiles being filmed at the Sohio service station at the corner of Fifth and Main Streets, film camera visible.

34. Costumed woman preparing to climb onto the Conestoga wagon.

35. Group of nine bearded men, with a boy wearing a false beard.

36. Young women in formal dresses at the Centennial ball.

37. C.D. Motor Sales' vintage 1898 Oldsmobile along with a 1951 model.

38. Vintage 1918 automobile in parade.

39. Costumed woman cranking a Model T automobile at Raabe Motor Sales, with four people standing beside her.

40. Cinematographer looking through camera, with costumed group, in front of theater.

40A Cinematographer standing by camera, with costumed group, in front of theater.

41. Family costumed as pioneers, with ox-drawn Conestoga wagon.

42. Two men in contemporary clothing with horse-drawn Conestoga wagon and sign "Delphos or bust".

43. Group of Delphos women in costume, wearing long skirts and bonnets.

44. Large group of Delphos men and women in costume.

45. Harter & Son antique hearse drawn by two Percheron horses.

46. Costumed woman cranking a Model T automobile at Raabe Motor Sales, with three women in the car.

47. Group of costumed people inside a clothing store.

48. Group of costumed people sitting in 1898 Oldsmobile in C.D. Motor Sales showroom.

48A Two men sitting in 1898 Oldsmobile in C.D. Motor Sales showroom.

49. Man in buckskin costume with rifle inside Pitsenbarger Supply Co. store.

49A Man in buckskin costume with rifle outside Pitsenbarger Supply Co. store.

50. Costumed women in front of a Model T automobile at Raabe Motor Sales, distant view.

51. Costumed women in front of a Model T automobile at Raabe Motor Sales, close view.

52. Costumed family with horse-drawn Conestoga wagon and sign "Delphos or bust".

53. Costumed group, in front of theater, side angle.

54. Costumed group, in front of theater, front angle.

Miscellaneous Delphos, Ohio Negatives

55. St. Peter Lutheran Church, 422 N. Pierce Street, Delphos, Ohio, n.d.

56. Christian Union Church, S. Franklin Street, Delphos, Ohio, n.d.

57. Evangelical United Brethren Church (now St. Paul's United Methodist Church), 335 S. Main Street, Delphos, Ohio, n.d.

58. Pilgrim Holiness Church (now Wesleyan Church), Bredeick Street, Delphos, Ohio, n.d.

59. Assemblies of God Church Pentecostal, llth and Washington Street, Delphos, Ohio, n.d.

60. Raabe Motor Sales service area, showing mechanics at work, Delphos, Ohio, c.1953.

61. Delphos Fire Department testing hoses, at W. Second Street and the Miami-Erie Canal, long view, c.1955.

61A. Delphos Fire Department testing hoses, 'at W. Second Street and the Miami-Erie Canal, side view, c.1955.

62. Canal boat, "Homer Meacham" from St. Mary's, on the Miami-Erie Canal, n.d. (see below)

Canal Boat Homer Meacham (MS 337)

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