Collection of glass negatives

Abstract

The Collection of glass negatives Seventy-eight glass plate negatives that include images of Leon Frankel's friends and family and Lexington houses, circa 1915.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Collection of glass negatives
Date
circa 1915
Creator
Peter, Alfred Meredith, 1857-1953
Extent
0.96 Cubic feet
Subjects
Building construction--Kentucky--Lexington.
College buildings--Kentucky--Lexington.
Houses -- Kentucky -- Lexington.
Schools--Kentucky--Lexington.
Arrangement
This collection is arranged according to its original order.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Processed by Molly Kessinger in June 2007 under the supervision of Deirdre A. Scaggs, University Archivist.; machine-readable finding aid created by Janice Childers
Preferred Citation
2007ua012: [identification of item], Collection of glass negatives, University of Kentucky Archives.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Little to nothing is known about the origin of these glass negatives. Items 1-37 were found in a box with a handwritten note stating that the images were from the "Frankel family." In several of the images, Leon Frankel's architectural firm is identified. Items 38-67 were found in a box with no note or identification but several of the images also have Frankel architectural firm identified. Items 68-78 were found in a box with a handwritten note, "probably by the late Alfred M. Peter sent to University Archives by photographer at Agricultural Experiment Station."
Leon Kaufman Frankel graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1900. Frankel was a professor of Machine Design in the college of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Kentucky from 1903-1919. Frankel along with Dean Paul Anderson were the architects of the Chemistry Building and Kastle Hall, which was built in 1910 and is located on the University of Kentucky campus. Frankel resigned from his position at the university in order to pursue his architectural and engineering work full time. Frankel and John H. Curtis formed the architectural and engineering firm of Frankel and Curtis. Frankel and his firm Frankel and Curtis, went on to work closely with the university as an architect, engineer, and consultant for many other buildings on campus. Frankel was a member of the University of Kentucky's alumni association executive committee for 32 years. Leon Kaufman Frankel died on November 27, 1949.
Alfred M. Peter was born in Lexington, Kentucky on May 25, 1857. He attended the University of Kentucky where he earned his bachelor's, master's, and doctorate. Dr. Peter became an instructor at the University of Kentucky in 1876. He served as head of the Chemistry Department, as well as chief chemist/director for the Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station. Dr. Peter retired in 1929. Dr. Peter died on August 11, 1953 at the age of 96.
Scope and Content
The Collection of glass negatives circa 1915, contains seventy-eight 5 x 7 and eleven 4 x 5 inch glass plate negatives. There are a variety of images contained within the collection and include images of Leon Frankel's friends and family. A variety of Exterior images of houses and buildings are also included. Several images were taken at the 1902 Elks Fair in Lexington, Kentucky at the Trotting Track.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The intellectual rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections and Digital Programs.

Contents of the Collection

2 women and a man, possibly a family, sitting on porch steps

  • Box 1, Item 1
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a man and woman standing together in a yard

  • Box 1, Item 2
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a young child (girl) standing on the front walk way holding a flower in her hand

  • Box 1, Item 3
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a woman standing in the front yard

  • Box 1, Item 4
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2 men wearing coats and hats, standing next to a car

  • Box 1, Item 5
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portrait of a young child, wearing a sailor style outfit, a copy negative

  • Box 1, Item 6
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portrait of a young child (appears to be the same child as in item #6), copy negative

  • Box 1, Item 7
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a man and woman standing together in between 2 buildings

  • Box 1, Item 8
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2 couples standing together outside

  • Box 1, Item 9
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oval portrait of a child (appears to be the same child as in item #6 and 7)

  • Box 1, Item 10
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a child in a sailor outfit (appears to be the same child as in item #6,7, and 10) standing in front of a teepee

  • Box 1, Item 11
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a child standing on the front walkway holding a stick (appears to be the same child as in item #6,7,10, and 11)

  • Box 1, Item 12
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2 framed portraits, copy negative

  • Box 1, Item 13
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a young child (appears to be the same child as in image #3) standing on the front walkway wearing a dress and bonnet

  • Box 1, Item 14
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possibly a family (a large group of people with varied ages) sitting on the front porch together

  • Box 1, Item 15
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exterior of a house and a woman standing in the yard to the side of house

  • Box 2, Item 16
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exterior of a house (appears to be the same house as in item #16)

  • Box 2, Item 17
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exterior of a house, a man sitting on porch steps

  • Box 2, Item 18
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exterior of a house, partially hidden by trees

  • Box 2, Item 19
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exterior of a house with a car parked next to it

  • Box 2, Item 20
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exterior of a house

  • Box 2, Item 21
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exterior of a house

  • Box 2, Item 22
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exterior of a house

  • Box 2, Item 23
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exterior of a house

  • Box 2, Item 24
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exterior of a house

  • Box 2, Item 25
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exterior of a house

  • Box 2, Item 26
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exterior of a house

  • Box 2, Item 27
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exterior of Lexington High School building

  • Box 2, Item 28
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exterior of Lexington High School building

  • Box 2, Item 29
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exterior of the Ashland School building, copy negative

  • Box 2, Item 30
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exterior of Lexington High School building

  • Box 3, Item 31
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exterior front entrance of Lexington High School building

  • Box 3, Item 32
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exterior of a building

  • Box 3, Item 33
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exterior of a building (appears to be the same building as in image #34, but from a different angle)

  • Box 3, Item 34
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exterior of a building with a water tower behind it

  • Box 3, Item 35
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train on tracks, with a man standing below

  • Box 3, Item 36
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2 men loading things into a truck with a shoot and a little girl watching off to the side

  • Box 3, Item 37
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Versailles, exterior of Citizens National Bank, storefronts on either side, people on the street in front

  • Box 3, Item 38
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Sheriff's Office and a restaurant on a corner, people standing around outside, possibly in Versailles

  • Box 3, Item 39
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Lexington Herald building under construction

  • Box 3, Item 40
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Lexington Herald building

  • Box 3, Item 41
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Lexington Herald building under construction

  • Box 3, Item 42
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Lexington Herald building

  • Box 3, Item 43
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Lexington Herald building, copy negative

  • Box 3, Item 44
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Miss Ethel Jelly, secretary to Dean of Engineering, F. Paul Anderson,

  • Box 3, Item 45
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crop bundles in a field

  • Box 4, Item 46
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crops in a field

  • Box 4, Item 47
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man standing with a bull

  • Box 4, Item 48
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farm equipment

  • Box 4, Item 49
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cars parked on a street, 2 images side by side

  • Box 4, Item 50
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very light and hard to see, appears to be a page from a book

  • Box 4, Item 51
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a farm with a barn, horses, and other buildings off in the distance

  • Box 4, Item 52
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wagons that appear to be filled with crops and covered with tarps line the street

  • Box 4, Item 53
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field of crops, possibly tobacco

  • Box 4, Item 54
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possible interior of a building

  • Box 4, Item 55
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interior of a building with large machines

  • Box 4, Item 56
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Sophomore class 1912-1913

  • Box 4, Item 57
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letters spelling out the word "Seniors." with people standing at each letter

  • Box 4, Item 58
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a group portrait of men taken on building steps

  • Box 4, Item 59
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group portrait, gathered around a large lion statue

  • Box 5, Item 60
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group portrait in a tool shop

  • Box 5, Item 61
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women, group portrait on building steps

  • Box 5, Item 62
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dancers dancing outside

  • Box 5, Item 63
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exterior of building

  • Box 5, Item 64
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very light and hard to see, outside scene

  • Box 5, Item 65
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something that is making smoke at the top of a pole being supported with wires

  • Box 5, Item 66
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people standing around a lake, others are in the lake

  • Box 5, Item 67
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1902 Elks Fair, Lexington Trotting Track, people milling around County Store

  • Box 6, Item 68
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1902 Elks Fair, Press Bureau tent

  • Box 6, Item 69
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1902 Elks Fair, Press Bureau tent

  • Box 6, Item 70
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1902 Elks Fair, Press Bureau tent

  • Box 6, Item 71
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1902 Elks Fair, large crowd of people with their backs turned

  • Box 6, Item 72
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1902 Elks Fair, large crowd of people with their backs turned

  • Box 6, Item 73
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1902 Elks Fair, group of people sitting under a tent

  • Box 6, Item 74
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1902 Elks Fair, group of people sitting under a tent

  • Box 6, Item 75
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1902 Elks Fair, group of people sitting under a tent

  • Box 6, Item 76
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man sitting on the porch in a rocker with a dog

  • Box 6, Item 77
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man sitting on bleachers

  • Box 6, Item 78
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