22 images were received as possible candidates for this year’s poster. Through on-line voting in March members of SOA selected entries # 18, 4 (two parts) and 11 as the top three choices. See these choices and the entire set of entries below.
Entries are: (in alphabetical order):
CENTRAL STATE UNIVERSITY April 1974 Tornado
Image #1. In the photo “Tornado 1” the building in the center is the library. The archives, stored on the second floor, were totally exposed when the roof blew off. The house near the bottom of the photo is the Scarborough House, home to the university president and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Image #6. Car Destroyed by Bricks during the Xenia tornado.
Image #7. Photograph of the November 1934 fire that destroyed an important building on Hiram College Campus—the Association Building. This housed the local YMCA and the offices of the College President and administration. The building was completely destroyed.
Image #8. A Second photograph of the November 1934 fire that destroyed an important building on Hiram College Campus—the Association Building. This housed the local YMCA and the offices of the College President and administration. This photo shows the building the day after the fire it was completely destroyed by the fire.
Image #9. This photograph shows flooding that occurred in the nearby town of Hiram Rapids during the statewide flood of March 1913.
KENT STATE UNIVERSITY
Image #10. Photograph of the Brady Lake (Portage County, Ohio) Ice House fire of June 1924. Photograph is by Arthur J. Trory and is from the Arthur J. Trory photographs collection, Kent State University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives.
MAHONING VALLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Image #11. Photograph of the 1913 Flood.
Image #14. This photograph shows the aftermath of the 2006 tornado that struck in Lordstown, Ohio.
OHIO HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Image #15. Photograph of the cabin in Point Pleasant, Ohio, in which Civil War general and United States President Ulysses S. Grant was born in 1822. This view shows the cabin submerged in water up to its eaves during the flood of 1937.
Image #16. Photograph of spectators surrounding the Shenandoah airship wreckage, September 1925. The Shenandoah was the first of four United States Navy rigid airships, built in 1922-1923 and first flown in September 1925. On its 57th flight, it was torn apart by a squall line over Noble County, Ohio
Image #17. This March 26, 1913 photograph is a view of the flood waters in Trenton Avenue in Uhrichsville, Ohio.
PORTSMOUTH PUBLIC LIBRARY
Image #18. Photograph of the 1937 Flood.
WESTERN RESERVE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Image #19. East Ohio Gas Explosion. The East Ohio Gas Explosion and Fire took place on Friday, 20 Oct. 1944, when a tank containing liquid natural gas equivalent to 90 million cubic feet exploded, setting off the most disastrous fire in Cleveland’s history. Homes and businesses were engulfed by a tidal wave of fire in more than 1 sq. mi. of Cleveland’s east side, bounded by St. Clair Ave. NE, E. 55th St., E. 67th St., and the Memorial Shoreway.
WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES & SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
Image #20. Photograph of the 1913 Flood.
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