Local History Collections

Collection ID: 285
Location: LH PH 5

(Description ID: 595659)

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center

Doris Koch Photograph Collection



Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content



Sandusky, Ohio resident Doris Koch donated a collection of photographs and stereoviews to the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center in 2006.

                                                       Scope and Content

The Doris Koch Photograph Collection contains 66 images.  Forty-three are stereo views cards; the rest are photographs.  The majority of the stereo view cards and all of the photographs picture locations in north central Ohio near the Lake Erie shore.  The other stereo view cards show various landmarks in the United States.  All images date from the late nineteenth century to the 1920s.

Only one photographer is known; a photograph of a clergyman in front of a church is the work of the Reverend Henry Cooke. Unfortunately neither the clergyman nor the church, a small white structure with a rose window under the visible dormer and a demilune window under the peak of the hip-on-gable roof, is identified.

Most of the stereo view cards are labeled “The Isles of Lake Erie/ Put-in-Bay and Vicinity published by A.C. Platt, Photographer, Sandusky, Ohio.”  


Ac. 5648

66 items

1. A.C. Platt Isles of Lake Erie stereo view cards: identified images


Regatta Home Stretch

Dollar [Doller] Boats

Steamer B.F.Ferris       

Pound Boat Regatta

Pound Boats Underway

Under the Rocks at Gibraltar [Island]

North Side Gibraltar [Island]

East of Lakeside [Ohio]

Steam Power Plant, Sandusky, Ohio


Interior – Floral Hall

Lakeside [Ohio] Hotel

South Glacial Grooves, Kelleys Island, Ohio

Put-in-Bay from Gibraltar [Island] No. 2

Lakeside, Ohio

“The Approaching Storm”

Standpipe, Sandusky, Ohio (two images)

Military Parade near the Lewis and Dwelle’s store, corner Columbus Avenue

and Water Street, Sandusky, Ohio

L. Traub’s American Central Insurance Company office, Jackson Street,

Sandusky, Ohio

Crew and Wheelhouse, steamer B.F. Ferris           

Atlantic Billiard Hall

2. A.C. Platt Isles of Lake Erie stereo view cards: unidentified images (8)

3. International Photo Enlarging Co., Publishers, Norwalk, Ohio stereo view

Cards: unidentified images (4 cards, 3 images)

4. Cosmopolitan Series stereo view cards: identified images

Whale Totem, Fort Wrangle, Alaska  #518

The Natural Bridge, Virginia,  #519

Snow Scene, Niagara Falls, #527

Laughing Waters, Minnehaha, #529

Totem Poles, Alaska, #559

Stereo view cards without publishers’ names

Remains of Table Rock, #201

New Suspension Bridge, # 724

Indian Pappoose [sic], Niagara Falls #690

5. Photographs of Sandusky, Ohio

Grand Pavilion, Cedar Point

Switchback Coaster, Cedar Point ca. 1890-1900

Steam Power Plant

Monroe School

Moss-Augustus Dauch house, Wayne Street

Peoples Electric Railway Company Car 16

Bing Carriage and Wagon Works [?] July 1918

Market Street after a fire

Manufacturers and Expositions Halls, fairgrounds

Cable Park, fairgrounds

Imperial Café, Columbus Avenue at Water Street

Aftermath of tornado June 28, 1924

On East Market Street – marked “June 28, 1924 - 4 p.m.”

On East Market Street

Kilbourne Manufacturing Company

Perry Street between Market and Water


6. Photographs of other north central Ohio locations

Green Island Lighthouse, Lake Erie

Grain Elevator and Church, Castalia, Ohio

Thomas Edison Home, Milan, Ohio

 Town Square, Milan, Ohio

7. Miscellaneous photographs

Schlessman Taxi – “7 passenger car with heaters”

Baltimore & Ohio steam engine with three trainmen

Unidentified clergyman in front of unidentified church, photographed

by the Reverend Henry Cooke

Two electric railway cars at unidentified location