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ODN Item of the Week: Monsignor Joseph Jessing

John Joseph Jessing was born in Prussia (now Germany) in 1836. His father died when he was only 4 years old, so Joseph spent many hours of his childhood working in a printing shop to help support his family. The skills he learned in the printing industry would prove vital, but he had always wanted […]

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ODN Item of the Week: Northwest Library

Have you visited Northwest Library in Columbus? Opened in 1996, it is the first library in Ohio to be jointly operated by two library systems – Worthington Libraries and Columbus Metropolitan Libraries. The two systems came together on this project because of the overlap in service area between the two communities. Construction for the branch […]

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ODN Item of the Week: Photograph of Royce Shoes in the Middletown Mall

Have you ever heard the term ‘dead mall’? A dead mall is a shopping mall that’s either been completely abandoned or has a very low occupancy rate and no ‘anchor’ stores. Shopping malls cropped up all over the United States in the 1960s and 70s, and many of us remember spending teenage days at them […]

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ODN Item of the Week: Cardinal grosbeak

This week we are looking at the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, ODN’s largest contributor to date. With over 35,000 items, there are a lot of great opportunities for items to highlight. One of the more beautiful collections to review, especially since it’s starting to feel like Spring in Ohio, […]

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ODN Item of the Week: Portrait of the staff of the Ella P. and William Stewart pharmacy

Toledo Lucas County Public Library’s collection in DPLA spans a wide range of topics and material formats. Alongside hundreds of video and oral histories from local residents, they’ve shared yearbooks, stereoscopic photographs, and histories of the library itself. Recently I came across this photograph, Portrait of the staff of the Ella P. and William Stewart […]

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