This one’s for all you Cincinnati trivia buffs. I was recently contacted by a woman who wrote, “My great-grandfather worked as a commercial artist for the company who built the Dixie Terminal. He worked on gold-leafing the cherubs on the ceiling.” A-ha! So, Joseph Francis Beller was the man [at least partly] responsible for those frolicking cherubs I’d mentioned in my post on the Dixie Terminal interior. Beller was also a studio photographer. He photographed the National Elks Lodge parade in NYC, and those images were published in a book. Unfortunately, he died while his children were still young, and not much more is known about him, except that he did have a rather swanky business card.
Thanks for sharing this.
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I am Joseph Francis Beller’s oldest granddaughter. If you would like to have any additional info on him I have pics etc.
I have 2 children which are also artists. My son is an art teacher and my daughter is a graphic designer. They are both excellent and take after their great grandfather.
Mary, if you have images and information to share, I’d be honored to publish it for you here, or link to it elsewhere.
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