Elmendorf Farm Photographic Collection,

Descriptive Summary

Title
Elmendorf Farm Photographic Collection,
Creator
Haggin, James B., 1822-1914
Extent
.5 cu. ft. (1 box): 61 items
Subjects
Horse Farms--Kentucky
Throughbred horse--Pedigrees
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Staff, Antonio Thompson; machine-readable finding aid created by:Antonio Thompson
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
After graduating from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, James Ben Ali Haggin (1922-1914) invested in real estate, mining, and farming. His business interests all proved successful and allowed him to move around the country. In 1880 he began to breed racehorses at his farm the Rancho del Paso. His 44,800-acre California horse-breeding ranch, based in Sacramento, California, was considered to have been the largest of its time. He and his partner, Lloyd Tevis, owned ranches in California, Arizona and New Mexico.
His horse racing successes including Tyrant, winner of the Belmont and Kentucy Derby winner Ben Ali. By 1897, Haggin had returned to Kentucky, where he purchased the Elmendorf Farm from Daniel Swigert. Expenses and distance forced him to close down the Rancho del Paso after he began operations at Elmendorf. Haggin had a mansion constructed at Elmendorf Farm. Adolf Wegner, the chief building engineer, oversaw the building of Green Hills Mansion at Elmendorf.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of 61 prints collected into an album. Album was badly damaged, front and back have been discarded, images have been removed from their mounting to be more easily preserved.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Contents of the Collection

Exterior of building; Elmendorf Mansion, large, two-story house with tall columns on a portico. "Mansion at Elmendorf.," written on back. Silver Print

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Posed photo; African American man holding a horse by a bridle. Silver Print

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Posed group photo of horses; several horses in a pasture, standing and lying down. Silver Print

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Scene of a brook below a house; a man is riding in a horse-drawn wagon in the middle of a creek. Silver Print

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Landscape; a brook winding through an area with trees. Silver Print

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Construction site; Early stage in the construction of the Elmendorf Farm Mansion, building implements scattered throughout site. Silver Print

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Exterior of Elmendorf Farm Mansion; the stone walls of the first floor are up, building is under construction, materials are stacked in front of the building. Silver Print

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Exterior of Elmendorf Farm Mansion; a close up view of the construction of the building from #7. Silver Print

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Exterior of Elmendorf Farm Mansion; a nearly completed version of the the construction from #10 and #11, four men are standing near the incomplete front steps, the building is a large, two-story mansion with tall columns on a front portico, there is still landscaping to be done. Silver Print

  • Box 1, item 9
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Exterior of Elmendorf Farm Mansion; the construction and landscaping begun in #7 are finished, the completed two story mansion boasts a tidy walkway and well manicured grass, the steps are guarded by two stone lions. Silver Print

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Entrance Hall; Interior of Elmendorf Farm Mansion; staircase leading to second floor, ornately furnished room, marble table with lamps and chairs. Silver Print

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Drawing Room; Interior of Elmendorf Farm Mansion, room has a dining room, a large mirror in center, chairs dot the room, a small table sits near the center. Silver Print

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Dining Room; Interior of Elmendorf Farm. Silver Print

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Library, Interior of Elmendorf Mansion, a desk is in the center of the room, bookshelves and a fireplace line the wall. Silver Print

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Horse; trees and field are in the background. Silver Print

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Breeding Barn; Exterior of building, large building with two oversized doors visible, windows dot the first and second floors. Silver Print

  • Box 1, item 16
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"Coach House," Exterior of building, large building lined with windows on the first and second floor, two men are standing near the end of the building. Silver Print

  • Box 1, item 17
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Back of the Mansion, writing on lower left back "Library lower left back; Mr. Haggin's room, upstairs back left; Mrs. Haggin's upstairs, front left; small guest rooms with baths on 3rd floor; kitchen under house in rear." Silver Print

  • Box 1, item 18
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Berryman House. Silver Print

  • Box 1, item 19
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A road leading to the Elmendorf Mansion. Silver Print

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Elmendorf Mansion, taken from across a field. Silver Print

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"Gate Lodge on Iron Works Pike." Silver Print

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A gate with security house. Silver Print

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Small stone house. Silver Print

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"Log cabin near site of Elmendorf; later torn down." Silver Print

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Posed photo of a horse. Silver Print

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Posed photo of a horse. Silver Print

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Exterior of building. Silver Print

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Exterior of building. Silver Print

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Posed photo of five men, "2nd from right, Adolph Wegner, builder." Silver Print

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Exterior of building. Silver Print

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Exterior of building. Silver Print

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Exterior of building. Silver Print

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Stone lion at the entrance to a building. Silver Print

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A stone bridge over a culvert. Silver Print

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Exterior of a stone building. Silver Print

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"Adolph Wegner, Building Engineer of Elmendorf," standing in front of a boarded-up door of the Mansion. Silver Print

  • Box 1, item 37
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Ducks swimming in a creek. Silver Print

  • Box 1, item 38
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Paris Pike; Berryman House in back. Silver Print

  • Box 1, item 39
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Another view of the Elmendorf Mansion. Silver Print

  • Box 1, item 40
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A view taken from a distance of the side of the Mansion. Silver Print

  • Box 1, item 41
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Berryman House; a side view. Silver Print

  • Box 1, item 42
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Berryman House; a front view. Silver Print

  • Box 1, item 43
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Breeding Barn. Silver Print

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Exterior of building; stone wall and gatehouse, buildings in background. Silver Print

  • Box 1, item 45
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Exterior of building; greenhouse. Silver Print

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Exterior of building; small stone building. Silver Print

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The Gate Lodge on Iron Works Pike. Silver Print

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Entrance and driveway to grounds. Silver Print

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Cattle gate with suspended apparatus. Silver Print

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Stone bridge over a small creek. Silver Print

  • Box 1, item 51
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Exterior view of a water tower with tank and windmill on top. Silver Print

  • Box 1, item 52
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The construction of a loading ramp or bridge over a gully. Silver Print

  • Box 1, item 53
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Exterior of building; Elmendorf Mansion. Silver Print

  • Box 1, item 54
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A small stone building in the middle of a pasture. Silver Print

  • Box 1, item 55
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Exterior of building; The Coach House, seen from a distance. Silver Print

  • Box 1, item 56
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"Entrance and Gate House on Iron Works Pike. Linden trees on either side of road, imported from Germany." Silver Print

  • Box 1, item 57
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Interior of the Entrance Hall of Elmendorf Mansion; shows marble table with two lamps. Silver Print

  • Box 1, item 58
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Interior of Elmendorf Mansion; bottom of staircase in Elmendorf Hall. Silver Print

  • Box 1, item 59
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Posed photo; An African American man sitting on a horse. Silver Print

  • Box 1, item 60
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Posed photo; An African American couple in front of their house. Silver Print.

  • Box 1, item 61
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