Brenner (Edward F.) photograph albums, 1900-1920s

Descriptive Summary

Title
Brenner (Edward F.) photograph albums, 1900-1920s
Creator
Brenner, Edward F.
Extent
3 albums
Subjects
Photography
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
University of Louisville

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
Edward F. Brenner, architect, was the son of the painter Carl C. Brenner and the brother of painter Carolus Brenner. He was active in local camera clubs and photographed many Louisville locations, including Cherokee, Jacobs (Iroquois), and Tyler parks, Harrods Creek, Cave Hill Cemetery, and the Brenner family property at Pewee Valley, a suburb of Louisville. The albums also contain photographs of structures designed by Edward Brenner's architectural firm (Myer and Brenner), including the Breaux Ballard house, the Owsley Brown house, and a giant arch erected at Fourth Street and Broadway for the 1901 Louisville conclave of the Knights Templar. There are also portraits of Carl C. Brenner and photographic copies of some of his paintings. Most of one album is made up entirely of travel photographs with scenes in the United States and Europe. The collection also includes a unique 1880s camera hand-built by Carl C. Brenner, along with other cameras and equipment owned by Edward F. Brenner.