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4:00 am
Mon October 1, 2012

UC to digitize four decades of city scenes

All photos courtesy of the University of Cincinnati

A collection of negatives and prints that gives you a look into Cincinnati's past is going on the Web.  Work begins today at the University of Cincinnati Libraries to digitize 8,000 images that include both interior and exterior shots of homes and city scenes from 1920 to 1956.   They were taken as part of the city's failed subway development and also to document various street projects. 

Kevin Grace, the head of UC's Archives and Rare Books Library where the collection resides, says the pictures give a crystal clear image of the city during that time.

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