Vanishing Cincinnati records city’s history

Artists David and Barbara Day have created a stunning collection of original prints illustrating Vanishing Cincinnati; images of the Queen City spanning more than a century. Each print contains historic notes and nuggets of information about life in the city’s urban core. The collection is scheduled to be published in book format in the fall of 2012 and the artists are seeking contributions to help complete the project. The Foundation endorses the Days’ efforts and encourages the support of patrons and ardent preservationists.

Vanishing Cincinnati

For immediate release: Over forty years in the making, the Vanishing Cincinnati collection is scheduled for publication in a large landscape format book in the autumn of 2012.  Colorful ink on paper freehand drawings preserve views of the Queen City’s heyday from the 1850s to the 1950s. Brief history notations and images highlight little known facts about the  city’s downtown when it had a bustling inner-city with a diverse population, and a  wonderful  mixture of  buildings, neighborhoods shops, parks, entertainment and an infrastructure that stimulated its people on street level. Downtown’s vibrant “sense of place” has always been on a human scale because it is uniquely nestled  within an amphitheater of verdant hills. You and your associates can become a part of this “once in a lifetime” effort by supporting the publication’s production. Your name or the organization of your choice will be printed in the prominent “First Edition Sponsor’s Page.”

  • For support of $500 you will receive a first edition hard cover 11”x 14” landscape format book, signed by the artists.
  •  For support of $250 you will receive an 11”x 17” Vanishing Cincinnati limited edition print on fine paper, signed by the artists, and suitable for framing.
  • For support of $100 you will receive a set of five limited edition 5½”x 8½” studio cards, all with colorful prints from the planned book, complete with envelopes (never-the -less, many people frame them).
  • For support of $50 you will receive an 8½” x 11″ colorful limited edition print, “Little Bethlehem,” from the forthcoming book, signed by the artists and suitable for framing.

Discover the shades of Vanishing Cincinnati that still resonate in the rhythms and notes of an urban landscape that will transform this publication into a clarion call for people of all ages and cultures to return to the original Cincinnati in the valley by the beautiful river. Call Barbara or David Day for details at (513) 621-4060 or email                              


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