The Ward M. Canaday Center

for Special Collections

The University of Toledo

Finding Aid

Dennis Soldner Collection

Photographs (Reproductions), 1900



Size: 3 in.

Provenance:  Dennis Soldner’s photograph collection was donated to the University of Toledo Libraries by Dennis Soldner in January 1996. 


Access: open

Collection Summary: A collection of photographs taken by an unknown traveler on a trip around the eastern United States in 1900. Some of the areas represented are Toledo, Cleveland, Archbold, and Canton, Ohio; Brooklyn, New York; and Johnstown, Pennsylvania.


Subjects: Collectors and Collecting, Music, Art, Drama, and Theatre, and Travel

Copyright: The literary rights to this collection are assumed to rest with the person(s) responsible for the production of the particular items within the collection, or with their heirs or assigns.  Researchers bear full legal responsibility for the acquisition to publish from any part of said collection per Title 17, United States Code.  The Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections may reserve the right to intervene as intermediary at its own discretion.


Completed by: Jennifer K. Myers, February 1996

Reformatted by: Arjun Sabharwal, July 2010; last updated: June 2014



The Dennis Soldner Collection consists of 73 photo reproductions and negatives (from his originals).


            The photographs were acquired by Mr. Soldner and are a record of an unknown individual’s trip through various U.S. cities in the year 1900.  Some of the areas represented in the collection are: Coney Island, NY; Brooklyn, NY; Gettysburg, PA; Lebanon, PA; Johnstown, PA; Mt. Gretna, PA; East Toledo, OH; Cleveland, OH; Archbold, OH; Canton, OH; and some unidentified areas.



Folder List







Photographs (1900) - Ohio


“A Family Gathering”


“A Jovial Group”


“Among the Hills”


Rustic Bridge, Water Works Park

Rustic Woodland Bridge, Westlawn Cemetery

“Fountain,” Water Works Park

An Every Day Scene, Water Works Park

“Waterfalls”, West Lawn Cemetery


Cathedral and Bishop Horstman’s Residence

“Bird’s Eye”

A Hill Side and Valley, Wade Park

The “Gorge,” Wade Park

East Toledo

No. 5. Engine

Two Midgets


Northwestern Ohio

“A Rural Scene”


Title unknown (three women by a house).


Photographs (1900) - New York


“Rose Garden,” Prospect Park

A “Smiling Nun”

“Family Group”

Triumphant Arch, Prospect Park

“Family Group”

Coney Island

A Yachting Party



Bathing House and Beach

The “Surf”

Beach near New Brighton

New Iron Pier and Bathing Beach


Ft. Wadsworth

Bicycle Path

“Long Island Sound” Steamer


Photographs (1900) - Pennsylvania


“Cemetery Hill”

“The Bloody Angle”

Gettysburg, PA.

“Devil’s Den”

View in “National Cemetery”


“Conemough Valley”


Presbyterian House of Worship

Interior of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Entrance to the home of...monied men

“Noon Hour” (handkerchief factory)

Lebanon Lodge P.O.S. of A. parade

Partial view of P.O.S. of A. parade

View of Cumberland

P.O.S. of A. parade

One of the richest iron mines

Academy of Music (parade)

Fire Department in parade

Monument (Union)

Famous Iron Mine

Early Dwellings


Presbyterian Chapel

Fire Engine on trial

“Cinder Bank”

Mt. Gretna

Marching to position

Commanders Quarters



General Miles, Governor Stone


A furnace


Photographs (1900) - Miscellaneous/Unknown

Just returning from apple orchard raid

“An Old House”

An Abandoned Lime Quarry.

A Little Stone Schoolhouse

A “Lime Kiln”

An abandoned “Lime Stone” quarry

Title unknown (view from a hilltop)

Untitled (people seated by railroad tracks)

A Rustic Woodland Scene

No. 5. Hook and Ladder

“In Evening Prayer”

A wagonway

Ft. Hamilton