These 16 Sciole branch Camp Fire Girls folded 150,000 Christmas seals in three hours at the home of Frank and Pleasant Higgs on Lincoln Road in Grandview.
This 1918 photo was taken on West Broad Street outside the Ionian Room of the Deshler Hotel.
"Sciole" was coined by combining the first letters of Scioto and Olentangy. Christmas seals were introduced to the United States by Emily Bissell in 1907, after she had read about the idea that resulted in the first 1904 Christmas seal in Denmark.
Bissell hoped to raise money for a tuberculosis sanitarium in Delaware and went on to design a Christmas seal for that purpose.
Local Christmas seals have existed alongside national seals in the U.S. since 1907 and are used to raise funds for charitable causes.