Clar (Lillie Foell) Papers, ca. 1889-1940's

Descriptive Summary

Title
Clar (Lillie Foell) Papers, ca. 1889-1940's
Creator
Clar, Lille Foell, 1884-1972
Extent
The collection consists of six boxes. 3.25 linear ft.
Finding Aid Author
Archives Staff
Repository
University of Louisville

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Lillie Foell Clar was born November 30, 1884 in Louisville, Kentucky. She attended Female High School in Louisville and graduated from the same on June 16, 1902. Upon graduation she attended Normal School in order to prepare for a career in teaching. Upon completing this phase of her education, she began teaching Penmanship in the Louisville school system and eventually became a supervisor in this area. She also met Robert Clar, married, and resided in Louisville the rest of her life until her death on May 28, 1972.
Scope and Content
Ms. Clar's papers are informative concerning the period of her lifetime, especially her early years. Included are school notes from the 1890's and early 1900's, several of her early textbooks from this same period, postcards spanning the period from the early 1900's up into the early 1940's, some correspondence, photographs, articles, and books pertaining to Ms.Clar's life.

Contents of the Collection

Consists of postcards from the early 1900's through the early 1940's which are clearly dated.

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Postcards either undated or with unclear dates. Also several Christmas cards.

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Articles and newspaper clippings

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Correspondence (1926-1928)

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Photographs

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Miscellaneous

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Loose notebooks from Ms.Clar's school years including:

-English literature

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-Zoology

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-Penmanship

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-Flower book (1900)

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-History

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Also- Booklet- Views of Chicago

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- Rosebuds

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- Happy Holidays

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Loose items:

- Photographic scrapbook -evidently from her years in Normal school.

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- Picture roll

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- Book- The Nations at War- a current history-1917.

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- Book- A Dog of Flanders by Ouida

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- George Eliot Calendar- 1917

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-"Louisville and Kentucky" 1916 edition.

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- Pearls from Whittier

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- Book shaped like a skull by Clare Dwiggins.

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- Program from the Schwabischer Unterstutzungs Verein volksfest August 12, 1894

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Three books:

- Burn's Poems by Robert Burns.

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- The Imp and the Angel by Josephine Dodge Daskam (1901)

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- The Sexual Question by Prof. August Forel (1925 edition)

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Three books:

- Harper's Fifth Reader (1889)

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- Myths of Greece and Rome by H.A. Guerber.

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- Barnes General History

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Lillie Foell Clar Photographs

Postcards

* 1) John Hoertz School/ Aug. 30,1910 (Hickory, southeast corner of Sylvia Ave.)

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2) First Presbyterian Theological Seminary/ April 21, 1915.

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3) City Hall/ July 28, 1911.

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4) Paul Jones Bldg./ Aug. 1915 (entrance 312 S. 4th)/

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5) Female High School/ August 28, 1912 (listed under "Girls' High School", 506 W. Hill)

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6) Scene of North Fork Beargrass Creek, Cherokee Park, Louisville, Ky./ July 29, 1913.

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7) Ripples, Cherokee Park, Louisville, Ky.; "Tell Mr. Plack to Dam that Damn Creek"/ August 10, 1916…

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8) Lake in Cherokee Park, Louisville, Ky./ August 29, 1914.

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9) Old Canal Locks, Louisville, Ky./ July 23, 1915.

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10) Convent of the Good Shepherd, Louisville, Ky./ Nov. 29, 1909. (728 (516) S. 8th Street)

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11) The Three Jolly Dogs (photo of man sitting with two dogs)/ October 23, 1907.

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12) Confederate Monument, Park Place, Louisville/ July 13, 1906.

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* 13) Portrait of Mrs. O'Bryan (?)/ Ernest W. Brown's studio 536 Fourth Ave. Louisville, Ky./ June…

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14) Kentucky River Transportation Co./ 134 North Fourth Street Lou., Ky. "Log Raft Capitol Dome in…

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15) Chapel, Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville,Ky./ Nov. 27, 1909.

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* 16) Flooded area with Eugene Walsh Cooperage Co. sign visible (north-south corner of Carter, all…

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17) General View of the State Fair Grounds, Louisville, Ky./ November 20, 1916.

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18) Mammoth Cave entrance, looking out, Mammoth Cave, Kentucky 1920. / July 4, 1921.

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19) Echo River, 360 ft. underground in the Mammoth Cave of Ky. (people in boats on river)/ July 4…

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20) On Echo River, 350 ft. underground, Mammoth Cave, Ky. / July 10, 1907. H.C. Canter photographer

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21) Entrance from a distance M.C., Kentucky/ August 28, 1907.

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* 22) Exit of Corkscrew into main cave, M.C., Kentucky/ September 15, 1910.

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23) Baptist Church, Bardstown, Ky./ Aug. 16, 1912.

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24)Main street of Bardstown, looking north from the Court House/ Aug. 21, 1911.

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25) Georgetown College, Georgetown, Ky./ Aug. 24, 1911.

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* 26) Planting tobacco in Ky./ Jan. 15, 1915 (two men doing the actual planting, from two low-slung…

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* 27) Harvesting tobacco in Kentucky/ Aug. 14, 1914 (super photograph of men, women and little girls…

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28) Confederate Home, Pewee Valley, Ky./ Nov. 9, 1908.

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29) Confederate Home at Pewee Valley Station, Louisville, Ky./ January 19, 1909.

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30) Confederate Soldiers' Home/ January 21, 1908.

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31) Grayson Springs, Ky./ July 29, 1912 and June 11, 1918/

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32) Jolly crowd at Grayson Springs, Ky. (large group sitting on the porch of the hotel) / August 19…

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33) Grayson Springs, Ky./ July 20, 1907, sepia toned.

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34) Park Grayson Springs, Ky. / July 25, 1912 (portrait of group far away from the camera).

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35) Grayson Springs, Ky./ August 7, 1916.

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36) Rustic Bridge, Grayson Springs, Ky./ Sept. 17, 1915 (view down length of bridge with man taking…

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37) The heart of Benham, Kentucky/ July 29,1921.

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38) Nazareth Junior College and Academy, Nazareth, Ky./ July 26, 1927.

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39) Masonic Temple, Williamsburg, Kentucky/ Jan. 19, 1924.

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40) Court House, Greensburg, Ky., Built in 1799/ Aug. 3, 1928.

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41) Little Barren River, Sulphur Well, Ky./ Aug. 25, 1924.

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* 42) Panoramic view of Hazard, Kentucky/ May 7, 1924 (shows the river curving around Hazard).

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43) Federal Hill, Bardstown, Ky. Where "Old Kentucky Home" was written/ July 26, 1920.

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44) Federal Hill, Bardstown, Ky. Where Foster wrote "My Old Kentucky Home"/ March 25, 1921 and Aug…

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45) Cumberland Avenue, Looking West, Middlesboro, Ky./ January 14, 1924.

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46) Beula Villa Hotel, Sulphur Well, Ky./ August 24, 1923.

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47) Beula Villa Hotel, Sulphur Well, Ky./ August 8, 1922

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48) Center House, Shakertown, near Harrodsburg, Ky./ May 7, 1915.

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49)The Main Corrider, Capitol Frankfort, Kentucky/ Sept. 12, 1912.

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* 50) An Outing on "Pilot Knob", near Mount Sterling, Ky./ July 4, 1912.

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51) , Ky. post office/ November 2, 1910 (photochromed in Saxony)

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52) Henry Clay Home of 1807, Lexington, Ky./ January 20, 1914.

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53) St. Francis Academy, Owensboro, Ky./ July 2, 1914.

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54) (on back) Dead Man's Cave with Hatfield Bros. Launch, "Rebecca Boone" anchored, White Mills, Ky…

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55) Bathing scene, White Mills, Ky./ September 10, 1907.

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* 56) Hatfield's Landing, Aug. 1907 White Mills, Ky./ not dated (groups in various boats and on…

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57) State Normal School, Frankfort, Ky./ September 30, 1907.

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58) "A Quiet Corner", Stock Farm scene near Lexington, Ky./ September 28, 1908.

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59) Middlesboro Public School, Middlesboro, Ky./ Oct. 30, 1909.

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60) Club House at the famous Olympian Spings, Olympia, Kentucky/ August 9, 1912.

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61) Wash day near Blowing Cave, Hardin Springs, Ky./ August 26, 1913.

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62) Bridge at Hardin Springs, Ky./ August 20, 1914.

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63) Fountain of Youth, Hardin Springs, KY./ August 13, 1913.

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64) Cemetery of Versailles, Ky./ January 12, 1916.

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65) Hardin County Court House, Elizabethown, Ky./ August 30, 1916.

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66) Main Building Appalachian Exposition, Knoxville-- "Home of the Popular Blue Ribbon Flavoring…

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67) (on back) "Dear Lillie; A kodak picture of myself taken in the woods about Scranton. Yours…

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* 68) "The teacher was asking what sun spots were/ I've seen `em said Fred, not far from here/ There…

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* 69) Photograph of 3rd battalion of regiment from Fort Thomas, Ky. at Jolo, Philipine Islands/ July…

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Other postcards of interest in BOX 1 --

--Market Street, Indianopolis/ 1911 (shows trolley and capitol).

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-- Tornado damage on Easter, Omaha, Nebraska/ 1913.

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-- Union Stockyards, Chicago/ 1911.

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There are approximately 371 postcards, dating from 1905-1932, in this box. Besides 65 postcards which deal with things specifically in Louisville, or Kentucky, there are many more with images from Tennessee, Indiana, etc. (from many states).
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Postcards

1) Ferry Boat W,C. Hite, Louisville, Ky. (ferry docked, with group getting off boat, Big Four bridge…

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2) "Louisville, Ky." (City of Louisville ferry docked with people aboard).

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3) "Louisville, Ky." (City of Cincinnati ferry with people on board).

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4) The only Government Inland Life Saving Station in the United States, Louisville, Ky. (shows…

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5) S.S. City of Cincinnati at Louisville, Ky. (written on front "Remember, July 3, 1908 when we left…

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6) 14th Street Bridge, Louisville, Ky. (with train on track).

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7) Big Four Bridge, Louisville, Ky. ("Sunshine" ferry going under bridge).

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8) Canal and locks on Ohio River, Louisville, Ky.

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9) Pennsylvania Bridge, Louisville, Ky. (same postcard as no.6, entitled "14th Street Bridge").

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10) Falls of the Ohio, Ohio River, Louisville, Ky.

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11) Ohio River Falls, at Louisville, Ky. (Photo by Caufield & Shook, 1912).

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12) Falls on the Ohio below Government Dam, Louisville, Ky.

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13) Waterworks basin, Louisville, Ky. (Crescent Hill resevoir).

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14) Resevoir, waterworks, Louisville, Ky.

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15) Spring, Cherokee Park, Louisville, Ky. (small boy crouched by stone wall and spring).

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16) Christensen Fountain, Cherokee Park, Louisville, Ky./ August 21, 1916 (horse watering trough).

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17) Louisville, Ky. Pagoda in Central Park.

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* 18) View in Central Park, Louisville, Ky. (tennis courts(?) off to the right).

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19) Entrance to Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.

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20) Lake in Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.

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21) Front view of the Country Club House, Louisville, Ky. (located Mellwood Ave. beyond city limits…

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22) Public Library, Louisville, Ky.

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23) The Hermitage Hotel Terrace, Louisville, Ky. (on back: 543-545 Fifth Avenue...Beautiful Room…

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24) House in which General Taylor was born, Louisville, Ky.

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25) Main building of the Kentucky State Fair Association, Louisville, Kentucky.

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26) German Protestant Orphans Home, Louisville, KY.

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27) New York Hall, Louisville, Ky. (729 South Fifth).

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28) Custom House and Post Office, Louisville, Ky./ July 24, 1911.

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29) Union Station, 10th and Bevay, Louisville, Ky. (with trolley).

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30) Boys High School, Louisville, Ky.

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31) Jail, Louisville, Ky.

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32) City Hall, Louisville, Ky.

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33) New Seelbach Hotel, Louisville, Ky.

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34) Union Station, 10th and Broadway, Louisville, Ky.

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35) Jefferson west of 3rd, Louisville, Ky. (Marvel Theatre sign).

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36) Cherokee Road, Louisville, Ky.

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37) Business section from Brown Hotel, Louisville, Ky.-- 4 (Caufield & Shook, Inc., Louisville, Ky…

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38) Grayson Springs, Ky. (shows hotel; man on horseback).

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39) Grayson Springs, Ky.

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40) A bit of the park, Grayson Springs, Ky. / July 30, 1914.

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41) Park Grayson Springs, Ky./ July 24, 1912 (group portrait from afar),

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* 42) Old swimmin' hole Grayson Springs, Ky. (clothed group on bank, kids in swimmin' hole),

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43) Entrance to Park Grayson Springs, Ky. (baby buggy in driveway),

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44) Grayson Springs, Ky. (group on pathway in distance).

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* 45) Creek, Grayson Springs,KY. (cow in creek).

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46) Grayson Springs, Ky.

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47) Hotel, Grayson Springs, Ky.

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48) Rustic bridge, Grayson Springs, Ky. (man standing on bridge photographing something).

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49) Mammoth Cave, Ky.-- Looking out through entrance to Mammoth Cave.

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50) Mammoth Cave, Ky.-- The Arm Chair.

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51) Mammoth Cave, Ky.--- Saltpeter Vats.

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52) Mammoth Cave, Ky.-- Martha Washington's Statue.

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53)Mammoth Cave, Ky.-- Bridal Alter.

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* 54) Illonois Central depot, Dawson Springs, Ky. (vending cart and individuals waiting for a train…

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55) The Henry Clay Elm at the famous Olympian Springs, Olympia, Ky.

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56) Olympian Springs cottages, Olympia, Ky.

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* 57) Street and river scene, White Mills, Ky.

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58) The bridge and falls, White Mills, Ky.

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59) Union Depot, Lexington, Ky.

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60) Kentucky's new state capitol, cost to build nearly 2,000,000 Frankfort, Ky.

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* 61) View of sunken garden at old Taylor Distillery, E.H. Taylor,Jr. & Sons, Inc., Distillers…

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* 62) Breaking hemp in Kentucky.

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63) Central Insane Asylum, Lakeland, Ky.

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64) Federal Hill where Stephen Collins Foster wrote "My Old Kentucky Home" (on the back) "My Old…

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65) Third Baptist Church, Owensboro, Ky.

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66) statue, Court Square, Hodgenville, Ky.

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67) The new high bridge at High Bridge, Ky.

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68) Looking up the Kentucky River from High Bridge, Ky. Shakertown in the distance.

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69) The beautiful Kentucky River, looking east from High Bridge.

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70) Studio portrait of woman seated with head on hand.

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71) Studio portrait of standing woman, inscribed "Chicago, Illonois July 22, 1909. White City."

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72) Photograph of women and men standing at net on tennis court, racquets leaning against net…

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73) Photograph of a small girl on burro that is standing in the street.

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74) Photograph of a family. (by Mandel's -- positive process-- by the Chicago Ferrotype Co,)

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75) Portrait of a man and woman in studio setting. (Fire Light Studio 458 Fourth Ave., Louisville…

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76) Photograph of infantry man holding a gun. (on back) "Mr. Tony L. Huebener(sp?) Co. D 833rd Inf…

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77) Photograph of a small girl standing beside a large doll that's in a doll carriage.

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78) Woman standing outside by a large flowering bush.

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79) People sitting on the front porch of "The Inn" (some fogging of the photograph).

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80) Truck Company No. 24 2427 (soldiers sitting in back of truck).

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81) A building.

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Other postcards of interest in BOX 2 -

* 82) In the surf, Michigan City, Indiana. (people standing and sitting on sandy beaches, others out…

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* 83) Floaters (three men and woman) on Great Salt Lake, Utah. "Nothing Like It."

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* 84) Bathing in Great Salt Lake, Saltair Beach 1904. (mostly men floating and standing; in…

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* 85) Viewing the Marine Gardens through glass-bottom boat, Santa Catalina Island, California. (men…

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* 86) Living flag, Salt Lake, August 11, 1909 G.A.R. Enc.

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87) Lick Observatory, Mount Hamilton, California.

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* 88) Thirty-six inch refractor, Lick Observatory, Mt. Hamilton, California.

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89) Grain elevators, Buffalo, N.Y.

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90) Fishing and pleasure boats, on the beach at Ocean View, summer resort, near Norfolk, Va.

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91) Sweet Sulphur Springs, Velpen, Indiana. (two couples playing a game of badminton?)

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* 92) Seesaw, Korean girls' outdoor sport/ April 10, 1931. (two girls holding onto suspended string…

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93) Steel bin loading station, Bingham, Utah/ May 23, 1912.

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* 94) Lapp family sitting in front of tent holding dolls which they perhaps made?/ July 12, 1932.

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95) Main Street at night, looking east, Evansville, Indiana.

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96) Steamer loading cotton, New Orleans, La.

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97) A noonday siesta. (small boy lying along the back of a burro backwards)

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98) Ohio River steamboat landing, Evansville, Ind.

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99) Bear Pit, Cincinnati, Ohio.

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100) A view from suspension bridge, Cincinnati, Ohio/ July 3. (Cincinnati ferry going under bridge…

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101) Inclined plane, Cincinnati, Ohio ca. 1904. (trolleys on platforms extended out from an inclined…

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102) Harbor scene, Detroit, Michigan. (people on dock watching three docked ships; one docked ship…

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103) Elevated R.R. curve at 110th Street, New York City.

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104) A California ostrich farm.

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105) (on back) Cataract Restaurant...319 Main St., Niagara Falls, N.Y. (looking across water to…

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There are approximately 407 postcards, dating from about the early 1900's - 1932 (the majority of postcards weren't written on, therefore having no date), in BOX 2. There are 49 pertaining to Louisville and Kentucky. Numbers 70-81 are original postcards possibly taken here in Louisville. As in BOX 1, there are many more postcards from many of the states, as well as from Canada.
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-- 11 (2 'x 3 ') Photographs of sites in Washington D.C., some residential houses, etc.

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-- 1 (2 'x 4.5') Print of a group.

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-- (2 'x 3 ') Sepia toned print showing U.S. Destroyers on a waterway between rising hills.

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-- (2 'x 3')Print of Lillie Foell Clar?

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-- 2(1.5'x 5.5') Strips of five photographs. (1. small boy, 2. Lillie Foell Clar?)

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-- (7'x 9.5') Sepia toned portrait of a young girl reading a book, signed "Sussman".

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--(8'x 10') Portrait of Lillie Foell Clar?

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--(8'x 10') Group portrait in front of a church or university building.

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--(8.5'x 11) Portrait of a gentleman wearing glasses/ taken by Hesse, Louisville.

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-- (9'x 18.5') Portrait of a large group at a meal/ taken by Caufield and Shook.

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