Collection on the Lexington Camera Club

Abstract

The Collection on the Lexington Camera Club consists of 108 gelatin silver prints representing the photographic work of many but not all of the members of the Lexington Camera Club.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Collection on the Lexington Camera Club
Creator
Carter, John L.
Extent
2.15 cubic feet
Subjects
Architectural photography
College campuses--Kentucky--Photographs.
Families--Photographs.
Horses--Photographs.
Photographers--Kentucky.
Photography--Kentucky--Lexington.
Portrait photographs
Arrangement
Arranged in series by creator.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Amanda M. Reeve
Preferred Citation
2007AV012 : [identification of item], Collection on the Lexington Camera Club, 1936-1972, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
The Lexington Camera Club was organized in the Fall of 1936 by Professor Brooks Hamilton and Dr. Louis Mulligan. Olin E. Hinkle was the first president elected. They met at the University of Kentucky campus in the Funkhouser Building.
The first formal public exhibition of the Lexington Camera Club was held in 1940 on the mezzanine of the old Phoenix Hotel. It comprised 112 prints. Dr. Stanley Parks won first prize. In February and March of 1941 the first annual Kentucy Photographic Salon was held. Van Deren Coke took first place with Foggy Morning -- Yarmouth. Exhibitions were hled in the Phoenix Hotel on Main Street and in the old Kentucky Utilities Building until 1948 when locations began to varrie.
Monthly meetings averaged forty-five to fifty prints. Most members were using twin-lens reflex cameras, square format camera, and the 4 x 5 view camera for their work. It was not until the early 1960's that anyone began using the 35mm camera for black and white photography. In the 1950's club meetings moved to the Fine Arts Building until 1967.
In 1972 there were approximately thrity active members of the Lexington Camera Club. Gene Meatyard was president of the oraganziation and Robert May was vice-president. Gene Meatyard died in May of that year and the club was disolved within that year.
Notable members of the club throughout the years were James Poole, Earl R. Young, Perry Hamilton, Winston Coleman, Dr. Kavanaugh, Dr. Mulligan, Van Deren Coke, Ben Hart, Brooks Hamilton, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, John Tinder, John Krauss, Clyde Burke, Walter Leet, Ralph Soards, Jim Bill Craig, Dr. Zygmunt S. Gierlack, William G. Cox, Henry Duncan, Tom Gregory, A. Z. Looney, Robert May, John E. Thierman, Claude Warnecke, Earl R. Young, Raymond Barnhart, Winston Coleman, J. W. Davis, James Mellon, Roland Roberts, and Merrill Whitmer.
Scope and Content
The Collection on the Lexington Camera Club consists of 108 gelatin silver prints representing the photographic work of many but not all of the members of the Lexington Camera Club.
Members of the club that have works in this collection are: John L. Carter (6 prints), Curtis Creech (1 print), Van Deren Coke (1921-2004) (26 prints), J. W. Craig (3 prints), W.G. Cox (6 prints), Henry Duncan (1 print), Z.S. Gierlach (10 prints), Tom Gregory (4 prints), Dr. Charles N. Kavanaugh (5 Prints), Walter Leet Jr. (12 prints), A. Z. Looney (6 prints), Robert May (3 prints), R. Eugene Meatyard (11 prints), John E. Theirman (4 prints), Claude Warnecke (5 prints), Earl R. Young (5 prints).

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The copyright to the materials in this collection are not held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Contents of the Collection

Lexington Camera Club

Lexington Camera Club members photograph - Top Left to Right John Tinder, Duke Young, J. Winston Coleman, Jr., John W. Davis, Paul Price, John Riley, Middle - Prof. William Brooks Hamilton, James K. Poole, A. Z. Looney, Dr. Louis H. Mulligan, Dr. Charles N. Kavanaugh, Roland S. Roberts, Front - Clyde T. Burke, F. Van Deren Coke, James Tinder, William Curry, 1944

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John L Carter

Lift up thine eyes, undated

  • Box 5, Item 92
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Le cygne, undated

  • Box 5, Item 93
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Candid, undated

  • Box 5, Item 94
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Science and youth, undated

  • Box 5, Item 95
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High wire, undated

  • Box 5, Item 96
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The night watch

  • Box 5, Item 97
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Curtis Creech

unidentified house with people on porch

  • Box 5, Item 98
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Van Deren Coke

Wrought iron lamp, overgrown by vines. Lamp over entrance to Christ Episcopal Church gardens., undated

  • Box 1, Item 2
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F. T. Justice Company interior with chair, clock and pot bellied stove. Office on Fourth and Jefferson., undated

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Workman approaches through slats maze. Hillenmeyer Nurseries salt house-Sandersville Road., undated

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Grave stones of war dead-Lexington Cemetery., undated

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Portrait of John Jacob Niles with dulcimer and sheet music, undated

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Morning exercise, undated

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"Before and after" Hillenmeyer Farm, Georgetown Road., undated

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White fences after dusk., undated

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Beginning of Northern Belt line - fall., undated

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Store front of pawn shop with railroad tracks. Rosenberg's corner - Walter and Upper Street., undated

  • Box 1, Item 11
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Breckenridge statue with courthouse cupola - Cheapside Park, undated

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Early morning West Main with Mary Todd Lincoln House, undated

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Zero point from measuring distance - front of Court House on Main street, undated

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C & O - L& N tracks going east, undated

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Ornamental lamp post in front of First National Bank, undated

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Architectural detail of Mill street, undated

  • Box 1, Item 17
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Early morning - Second and Seventh streets, undated

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Chitterlings for sale - Georgetown Street and Booker Avenue, undated

  • Box 1, Item 19
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Joe Saunier - iron worker and blacksmith, undated

  • Box 1, Item 20
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C&O - L&N railway station interior view, undated

  • Box 3, Item 50
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Early morning street scene - Davis Bottom, undated

  • Box 3, Item 51
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Joyland Park - Wildcat Ride, undated

  • Box 3, Item 52
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Main Street court house entrance, undated

  • Box 3, Item 53
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Greyhound bus station - interior view, undated

  • Box 3, Item 54
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Limestone Quarry - Old Frankfort Pike, undated

  • Box 3, Item 55
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Waiting - Southern Railway depot, undated

  • Box 3, Item 56
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J. W. Craig

Portrait - Midget paper seller, 1954 September 15

  • Box 1, Item 21
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Portrait - Deaf mute paper seller, undated

  • Box 1, Item 22
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Display window - Loom and Needle shop, undated

  • Box 3, Item 57
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W. G. Cox

Typical doorway around Gratz Park, undated

  • Box 1, Item 23
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Garden entrance to Christ Episcopal Church, undated

  • Box 1, Item 24
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Lexington lamp works of Genera Electric Corporation, undated

  • Box 3, Item 58
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McLean Stadium south side - view looking toward Barker Hall, undated

  • Box 3, Item 59
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Tobacco barn, undated

  • Box 3, Item 60
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Henry Duncan

Fayette County Court House cupola, undated

  • Box 3, Item 61
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Dr. Z. S. Gierlach

Clock x-ray, undated

  • Box 1, Item 25
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Bell pepper x-ray, undated

  • Box 2, Item 26
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Abstract design, undated

  • Box 3, Item 62
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Abstract design, undated

  • Box 3, Item 63
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Abstract design, undated

  • Box 3, Item 64
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Sunday morning, undated

  • Box 3, Item 65
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Reverse image, undated

  • Box 3, Item 66
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Peafowl, undated

  • Box 3, Item 67
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Abstract design, undated

  • Box 5, Item 99
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Window drapes, undated

  • Box 5, Item 100
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Tom Gregory

Portrait - Joe Wile - President of Wolf Wile Company, undated

  • Box 2, Item 27
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Portrait - Leslie Baynham - President Baynham Shoe Company, undated

  • Box 2, Item 28
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Portrait - Leroy Austin, Vice President, Security Trust Company, undated

  • Box 2, Item 29
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Portrait - John H. Clark, Horseman, undated

  • Box 2, Item 30
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Dr. Charles N. Kavanaugh

"Winter betting books" favorites, undated

  • Box 2, Item 31
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Thoroughbred horse farm paddock, undated

  • Box 2, Item 32
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Blue grass farm scene, undated

  • Box 2, Item 33
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Sulky wheels - Lexington Trotting Track, undated

  • Box 2, Item 34
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Rounded corner paddock fence, undated

  • Box 2, Item 35
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Walter Leet Jr.

Haggin columns - Elmendorf Farm, undated

  • Box 2, Item 36
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Court House entrance sculpture, undated

  • Box 2, Item 37
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Drake Liquors - 315 West Short, undated

  • Box 2, Item 38
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Portait - Reverend Leslie R. Smith, undated

  • Box 2, Item 39
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Children at Joyland Park, undated

  • Box 2, Item 40
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Trash carts on Sunday along Water Street, undated

  • Box 2, Item 41
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Doorway of Morgan home - Gratz Park, undated

  • Box 3, Item 68
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Traditional labor market - Upper and Vine Streets, undated

  • Box 3, Item 69
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Front view of Christ Episcopal Church, undated

  • Box 3, Item 70
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Pick up bailer - Tates Creek Pike, undated

  • Box 4, Item 71
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Vine Street wholesale market, undated

  • Box 4, Item 72
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551 West Short Street, undated

  • Box 4, Item 73
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A. Z. Looney

Entrance to Chapel - Originally Kentucky Academy, undated

  • Box 2, Item 42
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Pisgah Church stained glass window, undated

  • Box 4, Item 74
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U.S. Veteran's Hospital, 1953

  • Box 5, Item 101
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Calumet Farm from Van Meter Road, undated

  • Box 5, Item 102
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Manchester Farm from Rice and Van Meter Roads, undated

  • Box 5, Item 103
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Gratz house, undated

  • Box 5, Item 104
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Robert May

Main street looking east, undated

  • Box 4, Item 75
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Loom and Needle garden figure - corner of Esplanade and East Street

  • Box 4, Item 76
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Interior of Christ Church, undated

  • Box 4, Item 77
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R. Eugene Meatyard

Snow covered picnic ground - by airport, undated

  • Box 2, Item 43
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Springtime on UK campus, undated

  • Box 2, Item 44
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Lexington cemetery grave sculpture, undated

  • Box 2, Item 45
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Track judge getting photo of close race at Keeneland, undated

  • Box 2, Item 46
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Court House Square - woman seated along Main Street., undated

  • Box 2, Item 47
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Charles Jett "Trade In" appliance stock, undated

  • Box 4, Item 78
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Combination tobacco and livestock barn, undated

  • Box 4, Item 79
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Ten minutes before race time, undated

  • Box 4, Item 80
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Race horse expert, undated

  • Box 4, Item 81
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Ready for first load of tobacco for fall sale, undated

  • Box 4, Item 82
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Steeple on Memorial Hall at UK, undated

  • Box 5, Item 105
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John E. Thierman

Pisgah Church, undated

  • Box 4, Item 83
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Old Episcopal Cemetery Third Street, undated

  • Box 4, Item 84
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James Lane Allen Memorial Fountain - Gratz Park, undated

  • Box 4, Item 85
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Scarlet Gate, Home of James Lane Allen, undated

  • Box 4, Item 86
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Claude Warnecke

Mother and Child - Davis Bottom, undated

  • Box 2, Item 48
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Winter horse farm, undated

  • Box 4, Item 87
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Settin Tobacco, undated

  • Box 5, Item 106
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Winter time - Lexington Public Park, undated

  • Box 5, Item 107
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Horse farm in winter, undated

  • Box 5, Item 108
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Earl R. Young

Court house details - Fayette County Court House, undated

  • Box 2, Item 49
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Georgetown Street "Shot Gun Houses", undated

  • Box 4, Item 88
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Main Street, undated

  • Box 4, Item 89
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Bridge and water tower on Leestown Road, undated

  • Box 4, Item 90
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Old locust trees in winter, undated

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