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How far back did Cincinnati endure April Fools hoaxes? Pretty far back, as it turns out—all the way to 1849.
A strict lockdown of travel and shipping earned Cincinnati’s Health Commissioner, Thomas C. Minor, short-term scorn and long-term gratitude.
In 1914, William C. Weidling took a photo of tree limbs in Covington's Linden Grove Cemetery. When he developed the film, he realized he photographed Jesus Christ.
The 10-year-old provided kid’s eye insights into Cincinnati life a century ago, then ventured off the political deep end as an adult.
Now hanging at the Cincinnati Art Museum, Charles T. Webber’s painting of the Underground Railroad helped cement Cincinnati’s historic connection with the anti-slavery movement.
State censors objected not only to the insidious portrayal of African Americans in the film itself, but to the film’s inflammatory potential to incite racial unrest in Ohio.
She was an African American who published a book at a time when most were enslaved and, in many states, it was illegal to be taught how to read and write.
Although he once achieved fame, Raymond Garfield Dandridge is sadly forgotten today.
In 1870, the Cincinnati Enquirer or, rather, an anonymous columnist writing for the Cincinnati Enquirer, called Mark Twain a liar.