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The first major expansion into Ohio was achieved through waterways and the construction of a system of canals. Creating access to the newest settlements was such a priority that the Ohio legislature passed the Ohio Loan Law in the 1830s to finance transportation infrastructure. Although the law was geared toward devel...

For a brief period in the 19th Century, blown glass bottles and flasks were made in large quantities by relatively unskilled glass blowers using handmade molds. Responding to the high demand created by a rapid western expansion of the United States by emigrants who brought little by way of modern convenience, industri...

April 24, 2015

 

On Friday, May 15th, Garth’s Auctioneers and Appraisers will host its spring Americana Auction featuring the 9th Annual Ohio Valley session highlighted by a collection of pottery from the late Jim Murphy (1941-2012). Richard “Jeff” Jeffers, Principal Auctioneer & CEO of Garth’s, noted, “It is our pleasure to handle t...

Ohio’s Western Reserve was described as a “near Eden” by the New England surveyors who assessed the nearly 3 million acres for the Connecticut Land Co. in the late 18th century.  Although the landscape was similar to the New England countryside, it also offered plenty of waterways, a diversity of wildlife and thick fo...

 

In the mid-1820s, northeast Ohio was welcoming terrain for New England craftsmen. The sheer survival of the pioneer era had given way to small villages and larger urban centers, and as the population expanded, so did the demand for utilitarian kitchen containers and utensils. Kiln-fired stoneware was the preferred ch...

Compared to the houses of today, Ohio’s early homes were little more than four walls and a fireplace. To stow their belongings, settlers relied on furniture such as chests and cupboards that could survive wagon travel and the migratory habits of a developing nation. Valuables and sentimental treasures made the journey...

 

In 1887, two Troy businessmen began the production of an innovative and patented sunshade for carriages and aptly named their new enterprise the Troy Sunshade Co. The business saw tremendous success as demand for its sunshades grew with the popularity of wheeled transportation of all types. With the advent of the aut...

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