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56 Responses to Dayton Daily News Photo Gallery

  1. patricia boerger on October 9, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    could you tell me how to find an old dayton newspaper from january 4th 1959 showing article and pictures of the old patterson one room school in osgood ohio. thanks kindly

    • Bill on October 13, 2011 at 7:27 pm

      We are on it! I will look it up and see what I can find.

      • brittany on June 27, 2015 at 5:41 am

        I need to find out anything regarding justin todd raley and his dealth on april 7’1987

        • jeremy dale raley on January 15, 2016 at 1:23 am

          I am his twin brother im am looking for as much as anything i can get about info pictures etc.

          • Lisa on January 15, 2016 at 10:09 am

            Our reference archivist will be emailing you soon. If you have future questions, you can always send them through our Research Request form at, or email us at archives(at)

  2. Christian on August 26, 2012 at 3:59 am

    I do not have ready access to go to the archives personally in Ohio, however, I was wondering if there is someone there who has access to the Dayton Daily News, January 28, 1999. I would greatly appreciate any response at all, even if it is not possible currently to obtain a copy at present; I don’t seem to be finding anything online despite my efforts to search, so this is my last effort of searching online. Any help at all would be so greatly appreciated!

    • Lisa on January 15, 2013 at 12:14 pm

      If you know a date for the article you wish to find, the simplest way is to search the Dayton Daily News directly, by date, rather than the DDN Archive (which is organized by subject). Wright State University Libraries has the Dayton Daily News on microfilm, as well as access to articles from 1990-present in an electronic database. If you would like help in finding a specific article, please submit your request through the Archives’ Research Request Form:

  3. ira syahruni m.a on October 9, 2012 at 10:40 am

    how to find old dayton newspaper on 2nd january, 1981. showing article abaot William Stanley Milligan? thank’s a lot…

    • Lisa on January 15, 2013 at 12:14 pm

      If you know a date for the article you wish to find, the simplest way is to search the Dayton Daily News directly, by date, rather than the DDN Archive (which is organized by subject). Wright State University Libraries has the Dayton Daily News on microfilm, as well as access to articles from 1990-present in an electronic database. If you would like help in finding a specific article, please submit your request through the Archives’ Research Request Form:,.

  4. Trae Brooks on January 11, 2013 at 8:53 am

    I am wondering if you could find a picture of Wilbur Wright’s death certificate.

    • Lisa on January 15, 2013 at 12:10 pm

      The death certificate of Wilbur Wright can be viewed online at : (create a free account and login to see the image). This database contains Ohio death records from 1908-1953.

  5. Dan Bracken on January 31, 2013 at 9:34 am

    I am looking for photographs of a man named W.S. McIntosh, who was a civil rights leader from Dayton. Can you assist?

    • Lisa on January 31, 2013 at 10:28 am

      We’ll see what we can find!

  6. alan berg on February 16, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    About 10 years ago the Dayton Daily News published a Dayton pictorial history book with a title something like “The Dayton We Love”. Is that still available for purchase from the News? If not, the exact title if you have it, please, so I can try to track down a used copy. Many thanks. — Alan Berg

    • Lisa on February 18, 2013 at 8:49 am

      Hi, Alan, thanks for your comment! I believe you are referring to the book “For the Love of Dayton,” which was published in 1995 and reprinted in 2001 by the Dayton Daily News. It is a chronological picture book published around the city’s bicentennial; each page has pictures and stories from one year in Dayton’s history. I do not believe the book is still available for purchase new, but a quick Internet search shows that there are currently used copies available on Amazon and Ebay. Hope this helps!

  7. James Steeber on March 19, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    The Loews Dayton image is from 1944, not 1955. Shirley Temple was not, among other things, making personal appearances in the mid-50’s. A quick search on IMDB identifies the first-run movie with the correct year.

    • Lisa on March 20, 2013 at 8:52 am

      Thanks for the correction, James! Yes, you are right!

  8. Patricia Ritchie on May 21, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    I’m trying to find a DDN or Journal Herald article with photo from probably summer of 1970-1972. The subject was a war protest march and the photo caption was something like “Tot Toted for Peace”. I’d greatly appreciate any help finding this pic of myself and my son. Thanks.

    • Lisa on June 4, 2013 at 10:39 am

      We will see what we can find and email you.

  9. Gary Brown on July 26, 2013 at 9:59 am

    I am looking for blueprints and or photos of the homes built for the Miami Conservancy Distric Germantown Dam project workers (1920 era). The area is on the Creek Road. There were standoff homes built that were not on the main campus. I am looking to restore/save an exsisting dwelling.

    • Lisa on July 26, 2013 at 10:01 am

      We’ll see what we can find out, and we will email you.

  10. penny hollon on July 30, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    My great uncle Paul Horn was a photographer for your newspaper from 1945 till he retired at age 65 in 1971. I have a few a couple of clippings of him when he was actually part of the article. Was wondering if it possible to get other work he did or at least get dates for when the articles I do have were printed. thank you

    • Lisa on August 7, 2013 at 2:17 pm

      We’ll see what we can find out! Thanks for stopping by!

      • penny hollon on August 8, 2013 at 9:14 pm


  11. Peter Wine on August 7, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    I’m looking for pictures of the Sherwood Drive-in, which became the Sherwood Twin, the Captain Kidd Drive-in and the Kon-Tiki theatre that I can use in a video I’m doing for FilmDayton about the Levin Family Foundation.
    I have only until Monday to finish, so time is an issue, and I still have hope to get to the Levin archives as well. (Timing has not been on my side there.)

    • Peter Wine on August 7, 2013 at 2:18 pm

      Oh, and pictures of the Rhino restaurant in downtown Dayton, or the 49er restaurant on Airway or “Cook Theater on Main St” would be great, too.

    • Lisa on August 7, 2013 at 2:18 pm

      We’ll see if we can find any photos, and we will email you.

  12. Katie Veren on November 15, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Where would I find a picture from the Dayton Daily News paper from September 27 or 28, 1947 with a picture of the last Streetcar run. The picture has the man who was driving that route standing next to his trolley! I would love to be able to find this picture!!

    • Lisa on November 19, 2013 at 9:06 am

      We’ll see what we can find, Katie, and we’ll email you!

  13. Jessica on November 17, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    My dad was a photographer for the dayton daily news his name was Jim Clauss he had taken pictures at the 1968 osu Michigan game and I am looking for any pictures from that I can find… Any suggestions??

    • Lisa on November 19, 2013 at 9:09 am

      Hi, Jessica – one of our archivists will email you about this!

  14. Todd Burleson on January 6, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    I am writing a children’s book about Orville’s final flight on April 19,1944. He flew on the brand new Lockheed Constellation that had just set a transcontinental speed record. I have a few images of Orville viewing the plane on the ground and one of him in the plane, but I am wondering if there was a ceremony on the ground at Wright Field that day? It seems to me like it would have been a big deal to have the father of aviation riding on this big new plane. Can you help me find out if there was such an event? Also, are there any additional photographs that were taken by the Dayton Daily News? The images I have are from the War Department. Thank you so much!

    • Lisa on January 8, 2014 at 9:40 am

      We will see what we can find out, and we’ll email you.

  15. Tim on February 3, 2014 at 8:17 am


    I’m trying to locate an advertisement from on or before February 3 1971 for a concert at the University of Dayton for the band “Chicago” . Can someone look (maybe up to 3 days before?)

    Thank you in advance!

    • Lisa on February 3, 2014 at 11:07 am

      We’ll see what we can find out, and we will email you.

      • Tim on February 3, 2014 at 11:57 am

        Thank you Lisa

  16. Justin Weaver on February 6, 2014 at 1:46 pm


    I’m looking for a few DDN articles covering the construction of the Kettering Tower, which was built as the Winters Tower. The two I’m looking for are from April 9th 1969, which was the date of the Winters Tower groundbreaking. The grand opening was May 22 1972. I read on a building database that a tower crane collapsed during the construction, I don’t know the date unfortunately. Any pictures of the building or skyline when it was being built would be useful as well! I’ll need anything you can find by the end of the month!


    • Lisa on February 6, 2014 at 1:47 pm

      We’ll see what we can find, and we will email you.

  17. matt witherspoon on March 25, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    On the cover of your daily paper on March 20, 1987 I was the 12 year old boy playing basketball in a photo to mark the kickoff of Spring.
    Me and my family no longer have a copy of that paper, and would LOVE a copy/photo/print of it. Is there ANY way that can happen?

    • Lisa on March 25, 2014 at 2:50 pm

      Hi, Matt- We will see what we can find, and we’ll email you.

  18. Kimberly Reed on October 28, 2014 at 11:08 am

    Hello was owndering if you all could help find death certificate or announcment of his death in the dayton daily news paper or any other aricles relating to his tragic death bt Train. Not sure if it was the name of the paper back them . His name was Luther Durden and he resided at 24 Leroy Street Dayton Ohio Montgomery County. I was born and raised in Dayton as well and was always told the story about him of him being struck by a train after taking a morning scroll. I do not know when this took place but my Mom was about 5-7 years of age and is now 73 born in 1942. She remebers him well as they use to call him “Poor” and not because they were poor they owned their 1st home on Leroy Street he and my Great Grand Mother Annie L Durden . Please help.


  19. S on December 30, 2014 at 1:45 am

    Not sure if this is where I ask this-

    I was born on January 1, 1959 In Dayton, Ohio. Was wondering if there was anything in the paper about it? I was adopted not long after, so really just curious if anything was put in the paper about me. :) Thanks —

    Shawn Lee Lester — 1-1-59

    Thanks so much!

  20. tom on January 28, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    On Sept.24, 1957 there was plane crash on Tuttle Ave. in Dayton. I was 10 years old and went to the scene. I learned in later years that my wife of 49 years was also at the scene as she lived in the neighborhood. I have seen a picture from the event that was in Dayton Daily News. I was in the photo as was my wife. We did not meet until six years later went we were in high school at Wilbur Wright. Any help locating that that photo would be greatly appreciated.

  21. Alpana Sharma on February 1, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    I’m looking for all articles and photos featuring Mary Morgan’s run for Dayton City Commission in 1969. I’ve put in a request to Archives but thought I would leave a note here as well.

    • Lisa on February 2, 2015 at 8:46 am

      Thanks, Dr. Sharma– yes, we received your other request as well. We will let you know what we find!

  22. Laura on March 4, 2015 at 11:42 am

    My sister, Helen Johnson was married to James Grout on 6-23-56 in Dayton. I was hoping that you could send me the article about the wedding that was in the paper the following day on 6-24-56. I would greatly appreciate it.

  23. Cathy on March 26, 2015 at 1:45 am

    How could I find an article published in the Dayton paper in the mid-to late 1960s? It was about what kinds of jobs schoolteachers have in the summer. It had a photo of a man named Myers who was shelving textbooks or something like that. At that time he was the principal of Lincoln Elementary school.

    • Lisa on April 3, 2015 at 9:55 am

      Thank you for your question, Cathy. We have emailed you regarding this.

  24. jeremy on April 11, 2015 at 11:49 am

    Looking for the article on justin t raley born may 2 1985 died April 7 1987

  25. Marjorie Bush on May 13, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    About 8 years years ago I was pleasantly surprised to find my Grandmothers wedding announcement Photo showcased online with a Ohio historical society. I’ve spent several hours looking for this photo. I’ve searched far and wide and cannot find the photo again.. Since then my mother has passed away…. thus the reason I would like to obtain it for a family history album.

    The wedding announcement was published June 1, 1923, Pg 19
    Is there a way I can request the photo?

    My grandmothers name is Evelyn Ruth Office

    (Evelyn Ruth Office & Pierre J. H. Ball
    Dayton Daily News)

    My name is Marjorie Bush


    Thank you in advance for your help and time
    Here is the first paragraph….
    ” At 6 o’clock Thursday evening Miss Evelyn Ruth Office, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hyman Office of Perrine Street in Dayton, Ohio became the bride of Pierre J. H. Ball of Baltimore, Maryland. Rabbi Samuel Mayerberg performed the ceremony which took place at the Old Barn club in a setting of trailing vines, Smilax and various blossoms before the old stone fireplace. The double ring ceremony was used, fernery and vines being interwoven into a Chuppah Wedding Canopy under which the bride and groom took their nuptial vows.”

  26. Vicki Barton on October 24, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    Hello, I am locking for any information you have about a restaurant my father owned. His name was Ray Malone and the name of the restaurant was
    Lora’s on West Third St., at the the corner of Upland Ave. As I understand during the time of ownership he had a few break ins and when one of the articles was written in the paper they called the robber the Candy Bandent
    He owned the restaurant from 1955-1964. Thank you for your help.

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