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4th-8th Streets

These photos were taken on February 22, 2012.

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1911 PHS Yearbook

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Ackerman Collection

Aerial photographs from the Carl Ackerman Collection. Provided by the Southern Ohio Museum and Cultural Center.

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Centennial Souvenir of Picturesque Portsmouth 1903

Photos from the book "Centennial Souvenir of Picturesque Portsmouth 1903".

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Chillicothe and Gallia Streets

Photos taken on January 21st, 2012.

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Front and 2nd Street

Photos taken on July 30, 2010.

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Historic Item Collection

The Portsmouth Public Library houses many items that have been donated to the library to ensure their preservation and their place in our area history. The library welcomes donations of historical significance.

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Historic Library Architecture

Photos of the Portsmouth Public Library's historic features.

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Industrial Portsmouth

Selected photos from a booklet entitled 'Industrial Portsmouth, Ohio, 1880-1980: The All American City' prepared by William Born, History and Government Instructor at Scioto County Joint Vocational School.

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Industrial Portsmouth 1910

Industrial Portsmouth 1910

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Pictorial Portsmouth

Due to the condition of this item, it is only available for viewing online.

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New PHS School Site (pre-demolition)

Homes, schools and businesses that were demolished before the construction of the new Portsmouth High School.

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Portsmouth Churches

Historic Churches of Portsmouth, Ohio

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Portsmouth Ohio

Early photos of Portsmouth, Ohio.

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Portsmouth Postcard Collection

The library postcard collection spans several decades of Scioto County history. Although the library owns most of the cards, there are among those posted, some which are provided by individuals who wished to allow the library to use the image. The library would like to thank Tim Jennings and Karla Howard Buckmaster for their contributions.

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Roy Rogers Photo Collection

Born Leonard Franklin Slye on November 5, 1911 in Cincinnati, a son of Andrew Earlin and Mattie Womack Slye, Roy Rogers spent his formative years in Scioto County, Ohio. Originally from Portsmouth, Andrew brought his family back to Portsmouth on a house boat when Leonard was only one year old. Leonard attended Union Street School until his father purchased land in Rush Township on Duck Run Road. Leonard attended McDermott High School until his sophomore year when his family moved back to Cincinnati, where his father worked in a shoe factory. During 1930-31, Leonard moved to California and onto fame as one of America's cowboy heroes. Portsmouth's local hero is remembered through his many visits, a mural on Portsmouth's floodwall, a star on the floodwall signed by Roy, a downtown esplanade and a county road named for him. Roy's homestead still stands as a reminder of Portsmouth's own. These photos are used with permission from the Southern Ohio Museum and Cultural Center.

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Scioto Tribune Newspaper

Weekly Newspaper from Portsmouth, 1838

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Taylor Stone Building Collection

Buildings constructed of stone from the Taylor Stone Company.

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The Community Herald

The Community Herald (1925)

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The Portsmouth Blade - Industrial Edition

The Portsmouth Blade Newspaper - Industrial Edition - Saturday, August 6, 1898

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Third, Market and Madison Street Photos

Photos taken on September 8th, 2010.

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Views of Portsmouth

Photos from the book, Views of Portsmouth, Ohio.

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