Saturday, July 19, 2014

1931 Tourist Camps Along Lake Erie, Ohio photos by Noah Elwood Weaver

More family camping, along the Lake Erie "coast" in the 1930's as photographed by Noah Elwood Weaver of West Carrollton Ohio. 

Page from the Green Album, at that time Dover Center, now Westlake area west of Cleveland.  From a post card found on line ""Schneider's 12 Miles west of Cleveland on U. S. 20 Halfway between Cleveland and Elyria Schneider's Tourist Camp Dover Center, Ohio Enjoy the Comforts of a Home in the Country, 50 Furnished Cottages, Good Camping Space, Running Water in Every..."
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Center Ridge Road entrance to the campgrounds which began operating in 1925 when John Schneider returned from a trip to Florida where he was unable to find accomodations. As reported by his grandson, Clark D. Schneider, John said, "All a tourist needs is a bed." Cabins cost.50 cents for one night's stay. The public restroom and kitchen were added later. Front of picture shows side view of the Barbecue after an addition. The family home is in the background (right) Car dealership is the brick building in front, garage behind dealership.

Tom Roehm, Edna Eicher Weaver,  Gladys Roehm and dark haired woman, likely 1931 Schneiders Tourist Camp.
 Paul Henry Weaver, age 21 on camping trip.  Was a student then at Antioch College in Yellow Springs Ohio.
 Paul Henry Weaver photographed by his father, Noah Elwood Weaver, ca 1931.  He smoked a pipe from about age 20 in college until he experienced angina in his 60's.   40 years he enjoyed inhaling his pipe.  Mostly Bond Street Tobacco at least in the 1960's .

Dark haired women, Noah Elwood Weaver, "Timmy"Laurence W. Reichelderfer, Gladys and Tom Roehm.  1931 CA photo by NEWeaver (Edna may have taken this one) Green Album
 CA 1931 back side of Schneider's Tourist Camp , Noah Elwood Weaver Green Album 4 images, near Akron OH
Looks like the airship Columbia here  ON line I discovered "Upon World War I's conclusion, the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company continued to manufacture zeppelins. The firm used most of these ships to advertise its products. By the late 1920s and the early 1930s, among the firm's completed zeppelins were the PonyPilgrimPuritanVolunteer,MayflowerVigilantDefenderRelianceResoluteEnterpriseRanger, and Columbia. Most of these ships utilized helium to become airborne, while zeppelins originally used heated air or hydrogen. During this period, other companies, especially European ones, were constructing airships to transport passengers, including across the Atlantic Ocean. Goodyear also manufactured two airships, the Akron and the Macon, for the United States military during the early 1930s. During World War II, the company manufactured 104 airships for the military at its Akron facility."

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  1. This Sunday morning a new Art work will be placed in public, free for the taking. Marc Breed, has for 42-years placed art in public, in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Ann Arbor, immediately prior to arriving here in 1997. While many within the arts field, cannot tell you exactly what Marc does. The reason is as complex as is the artist himself. Mr. Breed works in whatever medium is at hand, with an eye firmly following the global arts dialog. He also is fully-cognizant of first amendment issues surrounding the arts. A fight he relishes. If you yourself conduct a web-search, the impression you'll be left with, is of a simple confidence man, who happens to be an artist. When the truth is that his faux ads are negative space, to the art which you'll well remember. And yes, many of his works are prurient.
    But, when at 15 you created a trifle, which later became the symbol for the anti-war movement. The expectations for yourself, are on a somewhat different plane.
    A small graffiti-esque piece will be left in or around Lakewoods' Root Cafe'; sometime this Sunday morning. For a man who rumors swirl around, he has been leaving us a huge bounty, for the taking.
    So far, such far flung fans have included Viktor Shrekengost, Dr. Dre, and Museum curators internationally.
    Many of us collect this artist whenever and wherever possible. With Larry Flynt's collection boasted an entire portfolio.

    Dr. Stanley Workman, Art Historian
    & Professor Emeritus