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Silent auction set for the Flood of 1913 Images

| April 18, 2013

COSHOCTON – The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum will be auctioning the matted images from its special exhibit, The Flood of 1913: Photographic Images of Coshocton County. The auction began April 18 and ends at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 28.

The 55 mounted images will be sold together as a single collection. All but three of the images are from locations in Coshocton County, with the exceptions being from Newcomerstown. Bids can be made in person or called in. Starting bid is $100. Proceeds benefit future museum exhibits.

The Flood of 1913 was immortalized by photographers who printed their images on postcards. Whether it was Main Street submerged under a foot of water, a spontaneous lake in what was previously a cornfield, or a collapsed train trestle, these water-sculpted landscapes enthralled those who lived through it and fascinate those of us today who can only imagine it. Images for the exhibit were selected from postcards that were collected by Joe and Donna Kreitzer. The enlarged size is approximately 17” x 11” on 20” x 14” foam core.

The museum is open 1 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Staff is on duty Tuesday through Friday during the mornings as well. For more information contact the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum at 622-8710 or e-mail [email protected].

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