This poster announces German Day, or Deutscher Tag, festivities in Cincinnati, Ohio on August 5, 1951, organized by the German-American Citizen’s League, or Deutsch-Amerikanische Buergerliga. The 1951 celebration was the first German Day to be held after World War II. Cleveland was the first city in the United States to host a German Day, in 1890. Cincinnati was the second to inaugurate the event, hosting its first in 1895. Music, dancing and refreshments were all part of the festivities. The poster is 11” x 17”
Interior of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County “Old Main” Building, photographer unknown, 1874.
In 1874 the Public Library of Cincinnati took possession of a small building intended to be an opera house. According to John Fleishman, “the parcel at 629 Vine Street was transformed in two stages into a library building that startled America with its cutting edge design. Its vast Main Hall featured five tiers of cast-iron book alcoves that could house over 200,000 volumes.”