UDHCMH

Like a trip to the antique store. Images, artifacts, and stories of life in the University District in Columbus, Ohio from the past 150 years and much, much more.

The new college student, leaving home and after three months.
From Sidney Wells’ Life At Ohio State (1923).
Wells (Class of 1922) was a popular cartoonist on campus and illustrated football programs and the campus humor magazine The Sundial.
The more things change…

THIS WEEK IN UNIVERSITY DISTRICT HISTORY

1895- The grandstand and racetrack are illuminated at the 45th Ohio State Fair. Debut of electric lighting at the fair. September 3.

1905- 40,000 attend fair to see Roy Knabenshue’s airship at 55th Ohio State Fair. September 4.

1910- Pain’s Fireworks presents “Battle in the Clouds,” a pyrotechnic play of air war in a future city of 2000 AD at 60th Ohio State Fair. September 5.

1913- Football phenomenon Chic Harley scores 3 touchdowns and leads East High to 32-6 victory over West at Indianola Park. September 6.

1931- 15,000 union members at Olentangy Park for celebration of Labor Day and pageant of labor movement history. September 7.

1982- Very first BW3 opens at corner of Woodruff and High this month. Features 2nd story party room with hot tub. September 2.

2009- Peaceful Labor Day disrupted when man with AK47 shoots 2 police officers at E. 17th traffic stop, then barricades himself in 1919 N. 4th St. apartment. September 7.

make-out-take-out:

Gooey Monster Cookies and Monster Suckers

Love these!
seattlemysterybooks:

gentlemanlosergentlemanjunkie:

James Hadley Chase, You’re Lonely When You’re Dead, 1951; cover art by Willard Downes.
(via Killer Covers: The Heat Is On: You’re Lonely When You’re Dead)

1949 hardcover in London from Hale, 1950 US hardcover from Duell
1st with California private eye Vic Malloy
Seattle Mystery Bookshop

seattlemysterybooks:

gentlemanlosergentlemanjunkie:

James Hadley Chase, You’re Lonely When You’re Dead, 1951; cover art by Willard Downes.

(via Killer Covers: The Heat Is On: You’re Lonely When You’re Dead)

1949 hardcover in London from Hale, 1950 US hardcover from Duell

1st with California private eye Vic Malloy

Seattle Mystery Bookshop

Mel Colton, The Big Fix (1952).
A thrill-a-minute mystery of desperate guys and double-crossing dolls!
"Mel Colton" was the nom de plume of Hal Branham who wrote for detective pulp  Black Mask back in the day but mostly scribed for the Western pulps .
gentlemanlosergentlemanjunkie:

Day Keene, Death House Doll, 1953.
(via Rough Edges: Forgotten Books: Death House Doll - Day Keene)
She was beautiful and bad!
Amber Dean, The Devil Threw Dice (1956).
Amber Dean was a mystery writer who lived in the Rochester NY area and set most of her yarns in upstate New York. The Devil Threw Dice takes place in the Finger Lakes region.
Instead of saying “blood,” say “ketchup.”
kyle-marffin:

Whit Harrison’s Strip The Town Naked, a 1960 Beacon paperback. ‘Whit Harrison’ is really Harry Whittington, dubbed ‘the king of the paperbacks’ with over 150 novels published between 1945 and 1965 in virtually every genre, written under nearly 20 different pen names. 

kyle-marffin:

Whit Harrison’s Strip The Town Naked, a 1960 Beacon paperback. ‘Whit Harrison’ is really Harry Whittington, dubbed ‘the king of the paperbacks’ with over 150 novels published between 1945 and 1965 in virtually every genre, written under nearly 20 different pen names. 

Great cover for In Comes Death (1951). From Paul Whelton, the author of Pardon My Blood.
This was the final outing for Whelton’s crime-solving newshound Garry Dean. The ace reporter for the Belle City Press-Bulletin had appeared in six previous novels by Whelton.