Dabney-Coleman-Joyes Family Photographs,ca. 1850-ca. 1949

Descriptive Summary

Title
Dabney-Coleman-Joyes Family Photographs,ca. 1850-ca. 1949
Creator
Dabney-Coleman-Joyes Family
Extent
65 items
Subjects
Coleman family -- Pictorial works
Dabney family -- Pictorial works
Joyes family -- Pictorial works
Architecture, Domestic -- Kentucky -- Louisville -- Photographs
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: staff; machine-readable finding aid created by:M. Plarr
Repository
The Filson Historical Society

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
William C. Dabney, Sr. (1894-1963) was a Louisville industrialist and co-founder of the Jones-Dabney Co, manufacturers of industrial paints. The company merged with Devoe & Raynolds Co. and Dabney became president of that company in 1950. The Dabney, Coleman, and Joyes families were related by marriage. Collection of family photographs including studio portraits, candid snapshots, and three albums. Two of the albums are identified as belonging to Mrs. Chapman Coleman (a daughter of John J. Crittenden) and one of her daughters, Eugenia Coleman. Many of the cartes de visite and cabinet photos in these albums are not identified. One album contains snapshots of William C. Dabney, Sr., his wife, and their children. Also in the collection are photographs of "Dunlora," the Dabney home in Louisville, built ca. 1937 and designed by Louisville architect Frederick L. Morgan. Identified persons include members of the Dabney, Coleman, and Joyes families.