Sallie Price family papers

Abstract

The Sallie Price family papers contains photographs (circa 1860-1950) and manuscript materials relating to the Price's, an African American family who lived in Kentucky during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Sallie Price family papers
Date
1860-1950
Creator
Price, Sallie B., 1874-1962
Extent
1.0 Cubic feet
Subjects
African Americans.
Women--Kentucky--Social life and customs.
Arrangement
The collection is arranged in two series, each series has been further arranged into folders. The arrangement scheme for the collection was imposed during processing in the absence of a usable original order. The contents of the Photographs series are arranged chronologically by photographic format. The contents of the Papers series are arranged by subject.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Sara Abdmishani Price
Preferred Citation
2005av011 : [identification of item], Title of Collection, date, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Sallie Price (1874-1962) of Lexington, Kentucky, daughter of Isaac Davis and Maria Davis of Woodford County, was as a cook and a housekeeper for Mrs. Russel des Cognets of Lexington, Kentucky. Sallie Price married William Warren (1868-?) and after his death later married Holly Price (1865-1933), son of Mary Thacker, who was a laborer for the Louisville-Nashville Railroad. Sallie Price and William Warren's daughter, Jennie Lee Armstrong (1890-1978) worked as cooks in Lexington, Kentucky. Jennie Lee Armstrong resided in Long Island, New York with her first husband, William Green, who served as a jockey, hostler, and was in the United States Navy. After his death, Jennie Lee Armstrong moved back to Lexington, Kentucky and married Monroe Armstrong (1901-1970), a janitor for the First National Bank Building of Lexington, Kentucky. Monroe Armstrong's brother, Moro Armstrong (?-1970) served as a chauffeur for Gilmore Nunn and was married to Lola Armstrong (1901-1979). Sallie Price's cousin, Anna (Annie) Lee Jackson (1875-1949), a laundress of Lexington, Kentucky married Taylor M. Lewis, a barber who later became a foot specialist. She later married Jeffry Jackson (1875-1941), son of Willis Jackson and Clara Madison, who worked as a porter for the Phoenix Hotel of Lexington, Kentucky.
Scope and Content
The Sallie Price family papers is comprised of 174 photographs (circa 1860-1950) and manuscript materials relating to the Sallie Price family, an African American family who lived in Kentucky during the 19th and 20th centuries. The collection is largely photographic. The photograph formats include tintypes, albumen cartes de visite, albumen, matte collodion, and gelatin printing-out paper cabinet cards. The gelatin silver prints include a large collection of post cards. Most individuals in the photographs are unidentified and the specific dates are unknown.
The manuscript materials include correspondence between Sallie Price, Jennie Lee Armstrong, and William Green. A letter of recommendation on behalf of Sallie Price, certificates for stock shares, an electrical contract, war ration books, church programs and other church related literature, various newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous printed materials are also present. A handwritten list (author unknown) of names and dates regarding several of Sallie Price's family members is included.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open for research use.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Contents of the Collection

Photographs

Tintypes

Folder consists of tintypes and a cyanotype.

Unidentified African American infant., undated

  • Box 1, Item 1
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Unidentified African American female., undated

  • Box 1, Item 2
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Unidentified African American female., undated

  • Box 1, Item 3
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Unidentified African American female., undated

  • Box 1, Item 4
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Unidentified African American female., undated

  • Box 1, Item 5
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Unidentified African American female, male, and child; same female in item 5, undated

  • Box 1, Item 6
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Unidentified African American male; written on back "Lexington Ky \\ July. 19/15 \\ Hello Sallie:- \\ What do you know about this mug? did you ever see it before? only wish you was only here to be with it. I am keeping straight and feeling fine. \\ with Love Hollie", July 19, 1915

  • Box 1, Item 7
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Three unidentified males., undated

  • Box 1, Item 8
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Unidentified African American female., undated

  • Box 1, Item 9
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Two unidentified African American females., undated

  • Box 1, Item 10
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Printing out papers

Folder consists of various processes of printing out papers including albumen carte de visites, an albumen cabinet card and a gelatin silver print cabinet card.

Unidentified male., undated

  • Box 1, Item 11
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Unidentified male., undated

  • Box 1, Item 12
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Unidentified African American female., undated

  • Box 1, Item 13
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Unidentified African American female., undated

  • Box 1, Item 14
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Unidentified African American male., undated

  • Box 1, Item 15
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Small printing out papers

Folder consists of small printing out paper formatted as cabinet cards.

Unidentified African American female, undated

  • Box 1, Item 16
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Unidentified African American female; duplicate of item 16., undated

  • Box 1, Item 17
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Unidentified African American female., undated

  • Box 1, Item 18
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Unidentified African American female., undated

  • Box 1, Item 19
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Unidentified African American male., undated

  • Box 1, Item 20
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Unidentified African American female., undated

  • Box 1, Item 21
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Unidentified African American female., undated

  • Box 1, Item 22
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Unidentified African American female., undated

  • Box 1, Item 23
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Unidentified African American male., undated

  • Box 1, Item 24
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Unidentified African American female., undated

  • Box 1, Item 25
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Unidentified African American female.

  • Box 1, Item 26
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Unidentified African American female; written on back "Lee Pleasant", undated

  • Box 1, Item 27
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Unidentified African American female., undated

  • Box 1, Item 28
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Unidentified African American female., undated

  • Box 1, Item 29
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Unidentified African American female., undated

  • Box 1, Item 30
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Unidentified African American female., undated

  • Box 1, Item 31
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Unidentified female., undated

  • Box 1, Item 32
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Matte collodion

Folder consists of matte collodion printing out paper cabinet cards.

Unidentified African American infant., undated

  • Box 1, Item 33
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Unidentified African American male., undated

  • Box 1, Item 34
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Unidentified African American female., undated

  • Box 2, Item 35
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Unidentified African American female., undated

  • Box 2, Item 36
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Unidentified African American male., undated

  • Box 2, Item 37
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Unidentified African American female., undated

  • Box 2, Item 38
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Unidentified African American female., undated

  • Box 2, Item 39
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Unidentified African American female., undated

  • Box 2, Item 40
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Unidentified African American male; written on back "Cal \\ As it is \\ M \\ A.L. Pleasant \\ 606 W. Main St \\ Pink \\ L.W.P", undated

  • Box 2, Item 41
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H.W. McClain; written on back "[illegible] H.W. McClain \\ Ms. J.L. Warren \\ [illegible] 30/'08 \\ [illegible] 712 W. Ky St Louisville, Kentucky", 1908

  • Box 2, Item 42
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Unidentified African American male; written on back "1.00 fitted \\ [illegible] mat", undated

  • Box 2, Item 43
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J.W. Hardy; printed below picture "J.W. HARDY \\ PRESIDENT OF NORTH FORK COAL & IRON CO." written on back of picture "Pres. Hardy The North Fork Coal & Iron Co. \\ 3724 Slate \\ [illegible] July [illegible]", undated

  • Box 2, Item 44
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Mounted gelatin silver print

Folder consists of mounted gelatin silver prints.

Unidentified African American female., undated

  • Box 2, Item 45
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Unidentified female., undated

  • Box 2, Item 46
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Unidentified female; same female in item 46., undated

  • Box 2, Item 47
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Unidentified White American football team; written on back "[illegible] \\ [illegible] \\ [illegible] \\ [illegible] \\ [illegible] \\ [illegible] \\ [illegible] \\ [illegible] \\ [illegible] \\ [illegible] \\ Craig \\ [illegible] \\ [illegible]", undated

  • Box 2, Item 48
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Unidentified African American female., undated

  • Box 2, Item 49
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Unidentified African American female., undated

  • Box 2, Item 50
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Unidentified African American female., undated

  • Box 2, Item 51
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Unidentified African American female., undated

  • Box 2, Item 52
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Unidentified female and infant., undated

  • Box 2, Item 53
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Unidentified African American female., undated

  • Box 2, Item 54
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Unidentified African American female., undated

  • Box 2, Item 55
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Unidentified African American female., undated

  • Box 2, Item 56
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Unidentified African American male, African American female, African American male child, female child., undated

  • Box 3, Item 57
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Jennie Lee Armstrong

Folder consists of gelatin silver prints picturing Jennie Lee [Warren] [Green] Armstrong (1890-1978).

Jennie Lee Armstrong (1890-1978); written on back "Mrs. Sallie B. Price \\ To \\ Mother \\ From \\ Daughter \\ 10-5-'10", October 5, 1910

  • Box 3, Item 58
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Jennie Lee Armstrong (1890-1978); duplicate of item 58; written on back "Mrs. Taylor M. Lewis \\ To~ \\ Auntie \\ From~ \\ Jennie \\ 10-5-'10", October 5, 1910

  • Box 3, Item 59
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Jennie Lee Armstrong (1890-1978)., undated

  • Box 3, Item 60
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Jennie Lee Armstrong (1890-1978); duplicate of item 60; written on back "Mr. Hollie Price \\ Mrs A L Leiws \\ Mrs [illegible] \\ Tomas", undated

  • Box 3, Item 61
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Jennie Lee Armstrong (1890-1978)., undated

  • Box 3, Item 62
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Jennie Lee Armstrong (1890-1978); duplicate of item 62., undated

  • Box 3, Item 63
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Postcard stock

Folder consists of gelatin silver prints formatted as postcards.

Unidentified male child on the Coney Island Express; written on front "Hello Miss Lee, how do you like my picture. Will be home soon. With love. Your boy Charlie C."; written on back "Mrs Lee Pleasant \\ 506 W Main St \\ Lexington, Ky.", August 20, 1907

  • Box 3, Item 64
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Christene Bryant; written on back "Christene \\ Bryant \\ Jan 6-1914 \\ Frankfort \\ Ky.", January 1914

  • Box 3, Item 65
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Allen Warren; written on back "Mr Allen Warren \\ Frankfort St \\ Jan-27-1914.", January 27, 1914

  • Box 3, Item 66
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Unidentified African American male; written on back "June 28-1918", June 28, 1918

  • Box 3, Item 67
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Unidentified African American male; stamped on back "Jun 25 1919", June 25, 1919

  • Box 3, Item 68
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Richard Alfred Irving; written on back "Richard Alfred Irving \\ 5 weeks old \\ Born Oct. 20th-'43 \\ on his Mother's Birthday", 1943

  • Box 3, Item 69
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Unidentified African American male., undated

  • Box 3, Item 70
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Unidentified female., undated

  • Box 3, Item 71
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Unidentified female., undated

  • Box 3, Item 72
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Unidentified African American male., undated

  • Box 3, Item 73
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Unidentified African American female., undated

  • Box 3, Item 74
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Unidentified African American male child., undated

  • Box 3, Item 75
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Unidentified male child and dog., undated

  • Box 3, Item 76
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Unidentified female child., undated

  • Box 3, Item 77
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Unidentified male child and male infant; written on back "send this Back", undated

  • Box 3, Item 78
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Unidentified male child and male infant; same child and infant pictured in item 78., undated

  • Box 3, Item 79
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Unidentified African American male child., undated

  • Box 3, Item 80
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Unidentified African American female., undated

  • Box 3, Item 81
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Lucy Hale; written on back "Mrs Jennie Lee Green \\ From \\ Mrs Lucy Hale", undated

  • Box 3, Item 82
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Dois J. Taylor; written on back "Dois J. Taylor", undated

  • Box 3, Item 83
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Two unidentified females and one unidentified infant., undated

  • Box 3, Item 84
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Unidentified African American female., undated

  • Box 3, Item 85
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Unidentified African American female; duplicate of item 84., undated

  • Box 3, Item 86
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Unidentified African American female.

  • Box 3, Item 87
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Unidentified African American female., undated

  • Box 3, Item 88
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Unidentified African American male porter; written on back "Bab. [illegible] \\ Pitts Field, Mass \\ Maple wood Hotel"., undated

  • Box 3, Item 89
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Unidentified African American female., undated

  • Box 3, Item 90
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Unidentified African American female and African American infant., undated

  • Box 3, Item 91
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Three unidentified African American females., undated

  • Box 3, Item 92
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Unidentified African American male., undated

  • Box 3, Item 93
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Miscellaneous

Folder consists of miscellaneous gelatin silver prints.

Unidentified African American female in a sequence of four photos., undated

  • Box 4, Item 144
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Unidentified female in a sequence of four photos; same individual pictured in item 84., undated

  • Box 4, Item 145
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Unidentified female., undated

  • Box 4, Item 146
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Unidentified male., undated

  • Box 4, Item 147
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Unidentified African American male wearing a porter uniform., undated

  • Box 4, Item 148
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Unidentified African American male and unidentified African American female; written on front "Dad & Lottie"; written on back "both in frowns.", undated

  • Box 4, Item 149
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Two unidentified African American females; written on top "Helen and Ma"; written on bottom "Mother and Daughter.", undated

  • Box 4, Item 150
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Unidentified African American female; witten on back "I am Happy"; written on back "From Sister [illegible] \\ To [illegible] \\ From [illegible] \\ to Archie"., undated

  • Box 4, Item 151
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Two unidentified females., undated

  • Box 4, Item 152
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Unidentified African American male in Navy uniform; written on front "To my dearest Aunt, \\ From \\ Oscar"., undated

  • Box 4, Item 153
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Unidentified African American child taken at a photo booth., undated

  • Box 4, Item 154
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Unidentified African American female child; photo taken at a photo booth., undated

  • Box 4, Item 155
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Unidentified African American male child; photo taken at a photo booth., undated

  • Box 4, Item 156
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Unidentified African American female child; photo taken at a photo booth., undated

  • Box 4, Item 157
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Sallie B. Price (1874-1962)., undated

  • Box 4, Item 158
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Group of African Americans sitting at a table including William Henry Fouse (1868-1944), Elizabeth Beatrice Cooke Fouse (1875-1952), Pastor of East Second Street Christian Church of Lexington, Kentucky Elder R.L. Saunders, and Emma W. Saunders., undated

  • Box 4, Item 159
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Group of African Americans in formal suits including Pastor Elder R.L. Saunders and Emma W. Saunders at an event for the East Second Street Christian Church, Lexington, Kentucky., undated

  • Box 4, Item 160
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African Americans seated in a decorated banquet hall; written on the picture "Dinapen \\ [illegible] \\ cornute \\ Simpson's wife \\ Franklin Simpson \\ Robert [illegible] \\ Beans"., undated

  • Box 4, Item 161
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Narrow photos

Folder consists of narrow photos all taken with the same camera.

Two unidentified African American males and two unidentified African American females., undated

  • Box 3, Item 94
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Three unidentified African American male children., undated

  • Box 3, Item 95
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Group photo of three unidentified African American females, three unidentified African American male children, one unidentified African American male., undated

  • Box 3, Item 96
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Group photo of unidentified African American children in uniform and adults standing on the steps of a large building., undated

  • Box 3, Item 97
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Unidentified African American woman feeding a sheep., undated

  • Box 3, Item 98
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Unidentified African American men and women sitting at a table., undated

  • Box 3, Item 99
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Unidentified male child., undated

  • Box 3, Item 100
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Unidentified African American female and African American male child., undated

  • Box 3, Item 101
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Unidentified African American female child; written on back "age 7 years"., undated

  • Box 3, Item 102
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Unidentified African American female., undated

  • Box 3, Item 103
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Unidentified African American female., undated

  • Box 3, Item 104
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Unidentified group photo of four African American females and two African American males on the beach., undated

  • Box 3, Item 105
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Unidentified group photo of four African American females and two African American males on the beach; same individuals pictured in item 105., undated

  • Box 3, Item 106
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William Green

Folder consists of photos picturing and pertaining to William Green.

William Green and unidentified male moving a tree with unidentified males working and watching in the background., undated

  • Box 3, Item 107
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William Green and unidentified males posing behind the back of a truck., undated

  • Box 3, Item 108
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William Green and unidentified males posing in front of a building., undated

  • Box 4, Item 109
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William Green and unidentified males posing in a ditch., undated

  • Box 4, Item 110
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William Green., undated

  • Box 4, Item 111
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William Green in Naval uniform; written on back "Mrs S.B.P. \\ July 15-1939. \\ Elmont L.I.N.Y.", undated

  • Box 4, Item 112
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William Green in Naval uniform; written on back "Mrs A.L.J. \\ July 15-1939 \\ Elmont L.I.N.Y"., undated

  • Box 4, Item 113
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William Green in Naval uniform., undated

  • Box 4, Item 114
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William Green and unidentified male in Naval uniforms., undated

  • Box 4, Item 115
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William Green and two unidentified males in Naval uniform and one unidentified female in uniform playing shuffleboard., undated

  • Box 4, Item 116
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Unidentified beach location., undated

  • Box 4, Item 117
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House of William Green and Jennie Lee Armstrong; "8 Roquette ave \\ Elmont L.I. \\ N.Y. \\ J.L. Greene"., undated

  • Box 4, Item 118
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William Green and two unidentified African American females posing in a pool of water., undated

  • Box 4, Item 119
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William Green and unidentified male posing in a ditch., undated

  • Box 4, Item 120
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Photos taken with the same camera

Folder consists of photos taken with the same camera picturing a group of African-Americans. Individuals from the group are pictured in photos within the folder as well.

Five unidentified African American females., undated

  • Box 4, Item 121
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Six unidentified African American females and three unidentified African American males., undated

  • Box 4, Item 122
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Six unidentified African American females and three unidentified African American males., undated

  • Box 4, Item 123
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Five unidentified African American females., undated

  • Box 4, Item 124
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Six unidentified African American females and one unidentified African American male., undated

  • Box 4, Item 125
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Unidentified African American female., undated

  • Box 4, Item 126
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Four unidentified African American females, one unidentified African American male, and one child., undated

  • Box 4, Item 127
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Six unidentified African American females and three unidentified African American males., undated

  • Box 4, Item 128
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Four unidentified African American females and two unidentified African American males., undated

  • Box 4, Item 129
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Three unidentified African American females., undated

  • Box 4, Item 130
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Eight unidentified African American females and one male., undated

  • Box 4, Item 131
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Unidentified African American female., undated

  • Box 4, Item 132
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Unidentified African American female., undated

  • Box 4, Item 133
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Unidentified African American female., undated

  • Box 4, Item 134
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Unidentified African American female., undated

  • Box 4, Item 135
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Unidentified African American female., undated

  • Box 4, Item 136
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Unidentified African American female and child., undated

  • Box 4, Item 137
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Unidentified African American female and two children., undated

  • Box 4, Item 138
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Unidentified African American female and two children; duplicate of 138., undated

  • Box 4, Item 139
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Three unidentified African American females., undated

  • Box 4, Item 140
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Two unidentified African American females and two unidentified males., undated

  • Box 4, Item 141
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Two unidentified African American females and two unidentified males; duplicate of 141., undated

  • Box 4, Item 142
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Unidentified African American male and unidentified African American female., undated

  • Box 4, Item 143
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Halftones

Folder consists of halftone photos and advertisements. Many items are church related.

Booker T. Washington, undated

  • Box 4, Item 162
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Unidentified African American male., undated

  • Box 4, Item 163
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Unidentified African American., undated

  • Box 4, Item 164
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Elder A.W. Davis Pastor of Constitution Street Christian Church, Lexington, Kentucky; printed on card "Eld. A.W. Davis \\ Pastor Consitution St. \\ Christian Church \\ 453 N. Upper St. Lexington, Ky.", undated

  • Box 4, Item 165
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Unidentified African American., undated

  • Box 4, Item 166
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Advertisement picturing unidentified African American male child and African American female child., undated

  • Box 4, Item 167
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Unidentified African American male., undated

  • Box 4, Item 168
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Unidentified African American male., undated

  • Box 4, Item 169
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Reverend S. E. Smith (1859-1907) pastor of First Baptist Church, Lexington, Kentucky; printed on card "REV. S. E. SMITH, D. D., \\ PASTOR FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, \\ Lexington, Kentucky.", undated

  • Box 4, Item 170
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Reverend G.C. Campbell; printed on front "Yours in Christ, REV. G. C. CAMPBELL.", undated

  • Box 4, Item 171
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Reverend Cary C. Smothers, D. D. (1842-1907) pastor of the First Colored Baptist Church, Versailles, Kentucky; printed on front "Rev. Cary C. Smothers, D. D. \\ Pastor First Colored Baptist Church, Versailles, Kentucky. \\ Born Nov. 25, 1842. Died Sept. 17, 1907.", undated

  • Box 4, Item 172
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Unidentfied African American female and unidentified African American female child in an advertisement for Mammoth Life and Accident Insurance Company, Louisville, Kentucky., undated

  • Box 4, Item 173
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Advertisement for College of the Scriptures, Lousiville, Kentucky picturing President of the school Tibbs Maxey and Dean of the school G. C. Campbell., undated

  • Box 4, Item 174
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Papers

Correspondence, 1910-1950

  • Box 5, Folder 13
Folder contains ten items including four post cards sent to Sallie B. Price and Jennie Lee [Warren] [Green] Armstrong as well as Christmas cards from William Green and Jennie Lee [Warren] [Green] Armstrong. There is one letter of recommendation written by Mrs. Russell des Cognets regarding Sallie B. Price.
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Contracts and certificates, 1901-1924

  • Box 5, Folder 14
Folder contains four items including two certificates for shares of stocks from the Lexington Midsummer Fair and Carnival Association written out to Annie Lee Pleasant, a contract for residence lighting service between Lexington Utilities Company Incorporated and Jeffry Jackson, and Sallie B. Price's Townend Club Certificate of Membership.1901-1924
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Ration books, 1942

  • Box 5, Folder 15
Folder contains four war ration books issued to Sallie B. Price.
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Church programs and literature, 1944-1950

  • Box 5, Folder 16
Folder contains eight items including church programs, a church annual report, and a newsletter.
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Newspapers clippings, 1901-1926

  • Box 5, Folder 17
Folder contains nine items including newspaper clippings regarding African-Americans, comics, advertisements, and an article regarding Mrs. Russell des Cognets.
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Miscellaneous, 1888

  • Box 5, Folder 18
Folder contains eight items including a St. Augustine Florida pictorial book, a small book belonging to Henry Cassell, horoscope cards, several other types of literature, and a hand written list of names and dates regarding several of Sallie Price's family members.
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