Friends of the Public Library
of Cincinnati and Hamilton County

· 8456 Vine Street (Hartwell) Cincinnati, OH 45216 · telephone: 513-369-6035 · email: friendsofplch1@fuse.net ·

Library Collection Souvenirs

Cincinnati Riverfront 1848-2006 Poster

Thanks to the generosity of the Hennegan Company, a commemorative poster featuring our treasured Fontayne-Porter eight-plate daguerreotype as well as a contemporary (2006) panorama taken by noted local photographer Thomas R. Schiff is available for purchase. The side-by-side images on the poster showcase the dramatic changes that have taken place on the Cincinnati Riverfront since 1848.

Place your order today by mailing in the Library Collection Order Form or calling the Library Friends’ Shop (513-369-6920). Unsigned posters are $10.00 each plus sales tax. A limited number of signed posters are also available for $15.00 each plus sales tax.

Cincinnati Riverfront Prints and Postcards

Own a high quality digital print from the Fontayne-Porter eight-plate daguerreotype taken in the fall of 1848—one of the great treasures of the Library. Each plate depicts a portion of a two-mile wide panorama of the Cincinnati riverfront including the oldest known photographic image of steamboats. Each duotone print features a 10½″ × 13¾ inch image printed on archival paper with exceptional detail. Plates 1-8 are furnished with descriptions of each view and its riverboats.

Place your order today by mailing in the Library Collection Order Form or calling the Library Friends’ Shop (513-369-6920). Prints are $30.00 each plus sales tax and shipping. Order any four for $100.00 plus tax—a $20.00 savings. Postcard sets measuring 5½″ × 8½″ containing plates 1-4 or 5-8 are also available for $10.00 including tax.