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Cincinnati's Golden Age



  • Students will interact with the Cincinnati Art Museum staff through a sixty-minute videoconference.
  • Students will learn about Cincinnati history from 1850 to 1900.
  • Students will use Museum objects to reinforce activities completed in preparation for this videoconference.

A videoconference conducted by the Cincinnati Art Museum staff extends student learning through emphasis on the viewing and discussion of art objects. During this videoconference with the Museum, students will explore Cincinnati art history and the methods and practices of many of the artists working in the city.


  • 5 minutes - Introduction to CAM staff (This is also buffer time in case of connection complications)
  • 10 minutes - Brief discussion of student pre-videoconferencing activities.
  • 10 minutes - Museum staff will lead an interactive discussion with students on the history of Cincinnati from 1850-1900
  • 20 minutes - Museum staff will lead students in an in-depth investigation of selected Museum objects. Objects include:
  • 10 minutes - Questions and student sharing of art projects.
  • 5 minutes - Closing (This is also buffer time in case of connection complications)


7th Industrial Exposition of CincinnatiEvening Scene at Mt. AdamsBroadway AvenueCincinnati Art Museum Great Hall
Cincinnati 1883-84  Plate 1Cincinnati 1883-84  Plate 2Cincinnati Canal 1875The Cincinnati Centennial Exposition Venetian Canal
The Cincinnati Industrial ExpositionThe Cincinnati Industrial ExpositionCincinnati Public LandingCincinnati Zoological Gardens
Court Street Market House  Destroyed 1915Court Street Market Scene, Cincinnati, OhioOpening of the Presidential Campaign  The Democratic National Convention at Music HallDuhme and Company
Fifth Street Market Demolition, 1870Centennial Exposition and Music HallEden Park and Cincinnati Art MuseumMusic Hall
Cincinnati Zoological GardensCincinnati 1800  Foss-Schneider Brewing Co.Fountain Square EsplanadeFountain Square
Fountain SquareGibson House and Spencer HouseHorace Greeley Inspecting the Art Gallery in the Exposition Building, CincinnatiHughes High School, Cincinnati, Ohio
Iceboat and Crew, 1888; Machinery Hall of ExpositionMeeting in the African Church, Cincinnati, OhioMary Louise McLaughlinMrs. Sarah Worthington King Peter
Mt. Adams from 4th and Walnut Streets, CincinnatiMt. Adams Incline, Cincinnati, OhioMusic HallThe New Music Hall
New Court House, Cincinnati, OhioNew Custom House and Post Office  Cincinnati, OhioNew Federal Building - CincinnatiThe New Reservoir in the Course of Construction in Eden Park
Nicholas Longworth VineyardNicholas LongworthPre-1900 Winter Scene Shows the Miami Erie CanalPresident Harrison Laying the Cornerstone of the Grant Monument, 1892
Public Landing, Cincinnati, OhioRuben SpringerThe Squirrel Rifles Entertained by the People of CincinnatiSt Francis Hospital
Summer Night Amusement on the Bluff at CincinnatiSunday Afternoon Promenade, Eden Park, Cincinnati, USAThe New Cantilever Bridge Over the OhioThe Flood at Cincinnati  Swept Away
The Burnett House  Cincinnati, OhioThe Cincinnati Panorama of 1848 - Plate 1The Cincinnati Panorama of 1848 - Plate 2The Cincinnati Panorama of 1848 - Plate 3
The Cincinnati Panorama of 1848 - Plate 4The Cincinnati Panorama of 1848 - Plate 5The Cincinnati Panorama of 1848 - Plate 6The Cincinnati Panorama of 1848 - Plate 7
The Cincinnati Panorama of 1848 - Plate 8The Cincinnati Panorama of 1848 - Plate 9The Dramatic Festival  Cincinnati, OhioThe Great Fire
The Great Flood - CincinnatiThe Great Floods - 1883The Levee at Cincinnati, OhioThe Pitman House  I
The Pitman House  IIThe Pitman House  IIIThe Rookwood Pottery- Overlooking the CityThe Rookwood Pottery- Overlooking the River
The Rookwood Pottery, Cincinnati, OhioTyler Davidson FountainCincinnati, Queen City of the West From Covington, KentuckyView of Cincinnati from the Hill Back of Newport Barracks
View of Mt. Adams Incline, Cincinnati, OhioView on the RhineViews of CincinnatiViews of Cincinnati II  Mt. Adams Incline, Great Fire, Mt Lookout
Wharf Boats On the Ohio RiverWoodbridge High School, Cincinnati, Ohio


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