Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center

 

Reinhard Grob

 

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Introduction

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content

Inventory

 

Introduction

The Reinhard Grove glass plate negatives were donated to the Hayes Presidential Center Jeff Lemmon of Clyde, Ohio in 1995. 

 

Biographical Sketch

 

Reinhard Grob, a German immigrant who settled in Sandusky County in the 1860's, first worked at the Ochs carriage and wagon shop as a blacksmith.  Later, he did silver plating on the carriages built by John P. Moore.  Grob learned photography while working for portrait painter and photographer F.B. Zay of Findlay, Ohio.  In 1875, Grob returned to Fremont and established a photography studio at the corner of Front and State Streets.  Grob built a new studio in 1885 on West State Street.  For forty years, he conducted business from this location.  Shortly before his death in 1925, Grob purchased a lot on Justice Street for a new gallery.  During his fifty years as a photographer, Grob produced thousands of images of Fremont and Sandusky County families.  At the time of his death, the local papers reported that the Grob Studio held thousands of glass plate negatives of several generations of area families.

 

Scope and Content

 

The Grob Collection consists of over two thousand glass plate negatives of formal studio portraits of children, couples, grandparents, babies, and family groups.  They demonstrate remarkable clarity and technical accomplishment.  Many represent baptisms, confirmations, weddings, and family gatherings of Fremont and Sandusky County residents.  The images span a relatively small time period, circa 1900 to 1910  The identification on each envelope generally indicates the individual who ordered the photograph rather than the person(s) in the image.  Grob marked each envelope with the day and month of the order.  By using other sources, it may be possible to determine the year the photograph was taken.  The Grob Collection envelopes contain the names, photo order dates (month and day), numbers, and some miscellaneous information that Grob placed on individual envelopes. Below is a alphabetical list of the photos.

 

Inventory

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The Grob Collection consists of over two thousand glass plate negatives of formal studio portraits of children, couples, grandparents, babies, and family groups. They demonstrate remarkable clarity and technical accomplishment. Many represent baptisms, confirmations, weddings, and family gatherings of Fremont and Sandusky County residents. The images span a relatively small time period, circa 1900 to 1910 The identification on each envelope generally indicates the individual who ordered the photograph rather than the person(s) in the image. Grob marked each envelope with the day and month of the order. By using other sources, it may be possible to determine the year the photograph was taken. The Grob Collection envelopes contain the names, photo order dates (month and day), numbers, and some miscellaneous information that Grob placed on individual envelopes. Below is a alphabetical list of the photos.

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