Today, an old photo from Chattanooga, Ohio, taken in front of the Chatt Bar some time before 1918. As far as I know, the Chatt Bar has always been in the same location.
Category: Chattanooga Ohio
In the past, Christmas was the time when businesses gave away small handy and useful items to thank their customers as well as to advertise their business. These items often included calendars, notebooks, pencils, pens, and the like. Some businesses still send out promotional items, but it doesn’t seem as many do today as in years past.
At one time, likely in the late 1800s or just after the turn of the century, Chattanooga, Ohio, had a photographer–Morrison Photography. I know this because I have a couple of these photos, with Morrison, Chattanooga, O, incised in the frame mat.
That is all I know about this photographer. He is somewhat of a mystery.
Most everyone who grew up in the Chatt area has heard about the murder of 13-year-old Mary Secaur in June 1872 and of the lynching of the two men who were jailed for her murder, Absalom Kimmel and Alexander McLeod. Mary Arabelle Secaur was murdered on her way home from church one Sunday, murdered east …
A few weeks ago I received the Holy Grail of postcards—an honest-to-goodness, authentic, 1912 picture postcard of Chattanooga, Ohio. Mary Anne Bollenbacher gave me the postcard a few minutes before the beginning of our church service and I was so excited I had a little trouble concentrating on my music. I knew there were probably …