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THE PUBLIC LIBRARY OF CINCINNATI AND HAMILTON COUNTY

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About this collection


Illustrations of the Nests and Eggs of Birds of Ohio was begun by Genevieve Estelle Jones, a native of Circleville, Ohio. Jones’ father forbade her from marrying the man she loved, and in 1876, hoping to take her mind off her broken heart, she visited the Centennial World's Fair in Philadelphia where she saw engravings from John James Audubon's breathtaking The Birds of America. Inspired by Audubon's example, Jones became determined to create her own book illustrating the nests and eggs that Audubon had omitted. After Jones' death from typhoid, the work was completed by Genevieve Jones' family.

 
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