Here are just a few images and videos of Dayton. Please check back as I will add more when I can. And please consider sharing some of your own photographs, ads and memorabilia with us here at Dayton History Books Online. If you are interested, contact Curt Dalton at email@example.com.
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Dayton Arcade Photos of the magnificent Dayton Arcade during 1969. More images from other years will be added later.
Posters depicting sporting, theater and other events that took place in Dayton over the years
Dayton Drive-In Theaters Includes signs, logos and Grand Opening ads of drive-in theaters in and around the Dayton area that can be found in Greater Dayton Drive-In Theaters by Curt Dalton. The book is out of print at present, but can be found at your local Dayton library.
Photographs of Dayton Today The photos of various Dayton landmarks were taken since 2008. They show that the city is alive and well and that there are many historical buildings left to see. Walk down any block and you will not only remember what Dayton was, but will see what it still is today.
Plat Map of Montgomery County, Ohio 1938(Downloadable PDF File) The maps of the 14 townships show property lines and owners, as well as the locations of roads, railroads, rivers, streams, schools, churches, and cemeteries.
Rollyn E. Puterbaugh Sr. Gallery This gallery contains images of Dayton, Parkmoor and Rike's that have been created from large format negatives that Rollyn E. Puterbaugh Sr. took over his long photography career.
Bob Chester and His Orchestra, Mayfair Restaurant, Hotel Van Cleve
Bob Chester, his saxophone, and his orchestra, playing Shoot the Sherbet to me Herbert for dancers at the Mayfair Restaurant of the Hotel Van Cleve in Dayton, Ohio on September 21st, 1939. Kathleen Lane sings lead vocal. Chester's group, billed "The New Sensation of the Nation," had its own radio show on CBS briefly in the fall of 1939.
Classic Theatre - A Tribute by garygadjet
The Classic Theatre was located on West Fifth Street. Gary Smith has created a beautiful video of the theatre and is allowing DHBO to share it with its members. Please click here to watch the video and read more about Gary's tribute.
Dayton Canoe Club The Dayton Canoe Club is one of the few still active canoe clubs in the United States. Click here to learn more about this great organization.
Dayton Gospelaires singing, circa 1966 Once acclaimed as the "hottest gospel group in America", the Dayton Gospelaires were just as popular overseas. Their lead singer, Paul "Easy" Arnold, passed away in 2006. Click here to learn more.
Dayton Street Names How some of the streets in Dayton got their names. Courtesy of the Montgomery County Report.
Golden Sahara II Daytonian Jim Street shows off his custom car on a June 25, 1962 broadcast of I've Got a Secret.
"We now conclude our broadcasting day." Historical film of High Flight. TV station WHIO used to sign off the air for the night immediately after airing this film clip in the early 1960's. Since there was a USAF SAC bomber B-52 wing based at Wright-Patterson AFB it was truly fitting during the cold war to remind us all that the Air Force never sleeps.
History of Camp Chautauqua This is a slideshow of the history of Camp Chautauqua, formerly known as Miami Valley Chautauqua. Pictures are taken from the early 1900's to the late 1970's. Chautauqua is in Montgomery County, northeast of Carlisle.
I Saw Kitty Hawk (VIDEO)
Interview with man who was present at the Wright Brothers' first flight.
John L. Janning
Inventor John L. Janning perfected the liquid crystal display (LCD) and invented the thermal printing wafer. A self-educated high school dropout, Janning discusses creativity and learning through experience. Courtesy of www.DaytonInnovationLegacy.org
Julienne High School An effort is being made to save Julienne High School from demolition. A video of photographs and memorabilia can be seen here and on YouTube, as well as whom you can contact if you'd like to get involved in this worthwhile project.
Loews Dayton Theatre - A Tribute by garygadjet The Lowes Dayton Theatre was located on the west side of North Main St., across from the Victoria Theatre. Gary Smith has created a beautiful video of the theatre and is allowing DHBO to share it with its members. Please click here to watch the video and read more about Gary's tribute.
The Magic Wheel
Imaginative telling of the history of the National Cash Register Company through a 25 year veteran of it's chemical engineering division. Produced in 1952.
Montgomery County's War Memorials A tour of the many war memorials honoring those from Montgomery County who served their country. Courtesy of the Montgomery County Report.
Annie Oakley Shooting Glass Balls, 1894 Annie Oakley is shown here shooting glass balls and possibly coins. She lived in Dayton with her husband, Frank Butler, in 1925-1926 at 706 Lexington Avenue.
The Old Court House A history of the Old Court House at Third and Main. Courtesy of the Montgomery County Report.
The Osborn Story History of the removal of the town of Osborn, Ohio, following the devastating 1913 Great Dayton Flood.
The Reibold Building A short history of the Reibold Building. Courtesy of the Montgomery County Report.
Shock Theatre Opening Credits, 1977 1977 program opening for Shock Theatre. Shock Theatre was a local TV late night movie show in Dayton Ohio, hosted by Dr. Creep (Barry Hobart). The show ran from 1972 to 1985
Sounds of Montgomery County This feature from Montgomery County Report looks at sounds from churches in Dayton and Montgomery County Ohio, Deeds' Carillon, and revelry and retreat at Wright Patterson Air Force Base.
United States Air Force Museum, 1958
A glimpse of the USAFM (also known as the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Museum) through a film a family took during their visit there in 1958.
Woodland Cemetery & Arboretum's History The history of this beautiful cemetery is told here in two parts. Founded in 1841, Woodland Cemetery & Arboretum is the resting place of many Daytonian notables, including Paul Laurence Dunbar, Orville and Wilbur Wright, Adam Schantz, Erma Bombeck and Charles Kettering, to name just a few. More videos about Woodland can be found here on their YouTube website.