AWWA - Ohio Section
Annual Conventions of the 1950s
I have handed down some old photos that used to be take of the attendees of the Ohio Section of the American Water Works Association. My Grandfather is in most of these photos through the 1950's as well as an uncle. Below are photos from 1951 to 1958. The years 1950, 52, and 59 are not in my photo archive. Based on the annual numbering of these photos, the annual meetings/conferences started in 1936 or thereabouts unless they were interrupted by WWII.
One of the things you will notice in the 1950s is that almost all attendees are wearing suits and ties. If you look closely, you will find a few who dared to take off the tie, and even one or two without a suit jacket. in the 1950s the industry appeared to have no women or minorities involved as attendees. The photos also go from being called a convention to a conference to a meeting over these years, but were always held in September
This blog will continue with a second post of photos from the 1960's, so check back.
Here are the photos of Annual Conventions of the Ohio Section of the AWWA (American Water Works Association):
16th Annual Convention
Sept 27-28, 1951 - Toledo, Ohio
18th Annual Conference
September 10-11, 1953 - Cleveland Hotel, Cleveland, Ohio
19th Annual Conference
Sept 22-24, 1954 - Dayton Biltmore, Dayton, Ohio
20th Annual Conference
Sept 21-23, 1955 - Neil House, Columbus, Ohio
21st Annual Conference
Sept 19-21, 1956 - Hotel Commodore Perry, Toledo, Ohio
22nd Annual Conference
September 18-20, 1957 - Netherland Hilton Hotel, Cincinnati, Ohio
23rd Annual Meeting
September 17-19, 1958 - Hotel Statler, Cleveland, Ohio
If you know anyone in these photos, please feel free to comment who they are and where they are in the photos. My Grandfather, Charles Edwin (ED) Beatty is in the front row of the 1953 photo, the fifth person from the right; and the front row third from the left in both the 1955 and 1956 photos.
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