Fantastic Photogravures

Photogravures provide the lifelike detail’s of photographs and the beautiful range of whites, charcoals and blacks found in high quality prints. For many years photogravures were far superior to any photomechanical reproduction processes. Since photogravurs are created outside of the darkroom they are not really photographs. Negatives are transferred to …

Paving Paradise

In 1893, Court Avenue in Bellefontaine, Ohio became the first American street paved with concrete. George Bartholemew is still celebrated for his “artificial stone” pavement. Bartholemew convinced the Bellefontaine City Council to try it around the Logan County Court House by posting a bond that guaranteed the pavement would last …

At the Hotel Camfield

Only a block away from Dayton’s, the 100 room fireproof Hotel Camfield sat on the corner of 8th and Marquette for over 50 years. Back in 1914 the hotel placed advertisements in newspapers all over the state. Single room with a private baths could be had for a buck a …