Reproduction of the 1879 Industrial Exposition Poster
1879 Seventh Cincinnati Industrial Exposition Poster FMH Reproduction Digital Art Print on Hahnemüle Archival Paper Measurements:
  • Image size: 22" x 27 3/4"
  • Overall: 22 1/2" x 28 1/4" (with a 1/4" white border)
Cost: $65.00 A gift for lovers of Cincinnati Music Hall and a stunning work of art, this 1879 advertising poster celebrates this magnificent edifice. The elegantly-designed lithograph proclaims the opening of Cincinnati Music Hall as the “Grand Permanent Building” for expositions. The artist’s impression of the majestic High Victorian Gothic red-brick structure, adorned with waving flags and pennants, includes its distinctive architectural details: the intricate rose window, metal roof ornamentation, and decorative sandstone finials atop gables. Architect Samuel Hannaford seems to have proposed an “Angel of Music” statue visible on the highest apex. Interior illustrations announce the completion of the south and north wings, “Horticultural Hall,” and “Machinery Hall.” This 1879 Expo art reproduction poster is digitally printed at a high resolution on museum-quality paper with the same vibrant colors of the original by Cincinnati’s Krebs Lithographing Company. This art print still proclaims Music Hall’s beauty and promise to serve the community as a premiere event venue.
For more information, or to order yours today, contact Mindy Rosen.

Reproduction of the 1877 Hannaford & Procter Architectural Drawing of Music Hall

Friends of Music Hall is making available this reproduction of Hannaford & Procter's intricately-detailed architectural drawing of the east façade of the main hall.

The drawing was originally hand-drafted with ink on linen. It has been digitally restored and is printed on archival Hahnemühle paper by Robin Imaging.

This fine art print measures 15-inches by 18-inches and is suitable for framing. The cost is $50.00.

For more information, or to order yours today, contact Mindy Rosen.

Music Hall Main Hall Elm Street facade architectural drawing

Through the Lens: The Remaking of Cincinnati's Music Hall by Matthew Zory

In his book, Through the Lens: The Remaking of Cincinnati's Music Hall, photographer and CSO musician Matthew Zory invites readers to explore the metamorphosis of a beloved civic icon. Generations of Cincinnatians have cherished Music Hall as an architectural gem and a community touchstone. They know her for her beauty and the sound and spectacle of the arts organizations that call Music Hall home.

In this photo essay, Zory invites readers to get to know the venerable building on a more intimate level. He takes readers beyond the hall’s elegant public spaces to explore its hidden corners as hundreds of workers undertake the exacting work of recasting Samuel Hannaford's 19th-century building for 21st-century use. His photos capture the rough-edged beauty of a construction zone, the unexpected moments of stillness amidst the bustle, and the community of craftsmen and women committed to transforming the building. Through the Lens is a portrait of a grande dame without her makeup and at her most beautiful.

Matthew Zory
Matthew Zory

To purchase, visit Matt's website and use promotional code FoMH10 for a special 10% discount.

Matthew Zory is the Assistant Principal Bass (Trish and Rick Bryan Chair) for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and an award-winning photographer. His photography has been featured in the AEQAI arts journal and the Manifest International Photography Annual, Cincinnati Magazine, The Cincinnati Enquirer and has appeared in numerous exhibits at the Taft Museum of Art, Carnegie Center for the Arts, Wash Park Art, and other galleries.