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July 19, 2019
 

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Methodist Episcopal sanctuary 1902

Here's the sanctuary of the "Methodist Episcopal ChurcH" in Ada in 1902. The photo is from a book of photographs of Ada and Ohio Northern University titled "Ada and the O.N.U." TYhe New and the Old.

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Ada young man circa 1892

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Here is a photograph from Lindsley's Art Gallery, Ada, which states on the front "finest enamel finish." The subject is Fred Hahn and the photo was probably taken at his 16th birthday, which dates this photo close to 1892. The Hahn family lived in Ada, where his parents had a bakery.

A photographic joke

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Bluffton pioneer photographer, Will A. Triplett, had an interesting sense of humor. This photo is a photographer's "set up." There are several items to check.

For example, the colt on the ground is playing dead, the boy in the chair holds the horse harness, but so does the dog - also sitting in a chair - behind the boy.

A young Ada youth

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Here's a young Ada boy probably dressed for his first-ever photograph. This photo was taken by M.V. Gilbert "artistic photographs" Ada, Ohio, 1882. Sorry to say, the youth is not identified.

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M.V. Gilbert, Ada photographer, photograph

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Here's a handsome but unknown Ada couple. The photo was taken by M.V. Gilbert, Artistic Photographs, Ada, in 1882. No other information is available on this couple. 

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An Ada couple

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Here's another early Ada couple, sorry to say, unidentified.

The back of the photo reads: 

M.V. Gilbert, artistic photographs

Ada, Ohio, 1881

Seventeen years experience.

Photographs of all sizes and latest styles made from life or old pictures. Negatives preserved.

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