Childhood Home of Julia Marlowe, depicted on a Wooden Nickel from the 150th Anniversary Celebration of the Northwest Ordinance in 1938


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Childhood Home of Julia Marlowe, depicted on a Wooden Nickel from the 150th Anniversary Celebration of the Northwest Ordinance in 1938

Portsmouth has celebrated their connection to Julia Marlowe's childhood since she first rose to fame in the 1880s. Henry A. Lorberg published post cards, with photographs of Marlowe's residence, in the 1890s and, as seen in this 1938 "wooden nickel," Marlowe's Front Street residence was prominently featured in the souvenirs produced as part of the 150th anniversary celebration of the creation of the North West Territory. In 1940, with the publication of the WPA's Ohio Guide, her Portsmouth childhood home would be further promoted in the age of auto-tourism.


This file appears in: Julia Marlowe and Madame Brough's Saloon on Front Street