Mt. Sterling Library Association Photographic Collection,

Descriptive Summary

Title
Mt. Sterling Library Association Photographic Collection,
Creator
Unknown
Extent
.5 cu. ft. (1 box): 118 items
Subjects
Confederate States of America-Armed Forces-Pictorial works
United States-History-Civil War-1861-1865
United States-History-Civil War-1861-1865-Photography
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Jason Flahardy; machine-readable finding aid created by: Christian Trombetta
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
The Mt. Sterling Library Association Photographic Collection, 1861-1880 was purchased by the University of Kentucky Libraries in 1986. No other acquisition or provenance information exists.
Scope and Content
The Mt. Sterling Library Association Photographic Collection, 1861-1880 consists of 118 images in 1860's photographic albums and a small number of loose items. Three of the images are ferrotypes (tintypes) and the rest are a mixture of albumen and carbon print cartes de visite. The collection contains mostly unidentified portraits of an unknown Central Kentucky family, and mass-produced images of political and military figures from the Civil War (Union and Confederate.)

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Contents of the Collection

Album 1

Cartes de visite photographic album containing thirty-six portraits of an unknown family. Most of the images are from Lexington, Kentucky studios, but a few are from studios in Paris, Kentucky. This possibly indicates a Bourbon County, Kentucky origin for the album.

Unidentified man and woman, , [n.d.]

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Unidentified man, , [n.d.]

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Unidentified man, , [n.d.]

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John W. Phelps, , [n.d.]

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Unidentified woman, , [n.d.]

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Unidentified man, , [n.d.]

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Unidentified woman, , [n.d.]

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Unidentified woman, , [n.d.]

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Unidentified man, , [n.d.]

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J. T. Patterson, , [n.d.]

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Unidentified woman, , [n.d.]

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Unidentified woman, , [n.d.]

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Unidentified woman, , [n.d.]

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Unidentified young girl, , [n.d.]

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Unidentified woman, , [n.d.]

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Unidentified woman, handwritten on back in pencil "March 18th 1881, , [n.d.]

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Unidentified infant, , [n.d.]

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Unidentified man, , [n.d.]

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Unidentified man, , [n.d.]

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E. H. Owsley, handwritten on front in ink "Yours Truly, E. H. Owsley", , [n.d.]

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Unidentified man, , [n.d.]

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Unidentified man, , [n.d.]

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Unidentified man, , [n.d.]

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Unidentified man, , [n.d.]

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Unidentified man, , [n.d.]

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Unidentified man, , [n.d.]

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Lauren Wilkerson, , [n.d.]

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Unidentified man, , [n.d.]

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John "Raccoon" Smith; handwritten on front in ink "Raccoon Jno Smith / Circuit Rider / Organized / Christian / Church / of Ky.", , [n.d.]

  • Box 1, item 29
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Unidentified man, , [n.d.]

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Unidentified man, , [n.d.]

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Unidentified infant, , [n.d.]

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Unidentified infant, , [n.d.]

  • Box 1, item 33
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Unidentified man, , [n.d.]

  • Box 1, item 34
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Unidentified girl, , [n.d.]

  • Box 1, item 35
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Unidentified woman, , [n.d.]

  • Box 1, item 36
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Album 2

Cartes de visite photographic album containing twenty-seven portraits of Civil War Union military and political figures. The majority of the images are carbon print reproductions of engravings, mounted on cartes de visite backings.

George Washington, reproduction from painting, , [n.d.]

  • Box 1, item 37
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Major General George Brinton McClellan (1826-1885), U.S.A posed with wife, Ellen Marcy McClellan, , [n.d.]

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Brigadier General Don Carlos Buell (1818-1898), U.S.A., , [n.d.]

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Brigadier General William Starke Rosecrans (1819-1898), U.S.A., "Old Rosy", , [n.d.]

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Brigadier General William Starke Rosecrans (1819-1898), U.S.A., "Old Rosy", , [n.d.]

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Lieutenant General Ulysses Simpson Grant (1822-1885), U.S.A., , [n.d.]

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Major General Nathaniel Prentiss Banks (1816-1894), U.S.A., , [n.d.]

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Colonel Edward Dickinson Baker (1811-1861) U.S.A., U.S. Congressman, U.S. Senator, , [n.d.]

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Major General William Baker Curtis (1821-1891), U.S.A., , [n.d.]

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Major General John Adams Dix (1798-1879), U.S.A., , [n.d.]

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General Henry Wagner Halleck (1815-1872), U.S.A., , [n.d.]

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Major General Samuel Peter Heintzelman (1805-1880), U.S.A., , [n.d.]

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Major General George Archibald McCall (1802-1868), U.S.A., , [n.d.]

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Major General Joseph Hooker (1814-1879) U.S.A. (AKA "Fighting Joe" Hooker), , [n.d.]

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Major General Irvin McDowell (1818-1885), U.S.A., , [n.d.]

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Major General Ormsby Mitchell (1809-1862), U.S.A., , [n.d.]

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Major General John Pope (1822-1892), U.S.A., , [n.d.]

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Commander David Dixon Porter (1813-1891), U.S.A., , [n.d.]

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Brigadier General William Starke Rosecrans (1819-1898), U.S.A., "Old Rosy", , [n.d.]

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Major General Franz Sigel (1824-1902), U.S.A., , [n.d.]

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Major General John Ellis Wool (1784-1869), U.S.A., , [n.d.]

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Henry Clay (1777 - 1852), U.S. Senator from Kentucky and Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives for the Twelfth and Thirteenth Congresses, , [n.d.]

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Henry Clay (1777 - 1852), U.S. Senator from Kentucky and Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives for the Twelfth and Thirteenth Congresses, , [n.d.]

  • Box 1, item 59
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John Jordan Crittenden (1787-1852), United States Senator from Kentucky and Attorney General of the United States, , [n.d.]

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Daniel Webster (1782-1852), U.S. Congressman, Senator, and Secretary of State in the Harrison and Fillmore administrations, , [n.d.]

  • Box 1, item 61
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"Gen. Tom Thumb and Lady", General Tom Thumb (Charles Sherwood Stratton (1838-1883) and his wife, Lavinia Warren (1841-, , [n.d.]

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"Com. Nutt and Minnie Warren", Commodore Nutt (George Washington Morrison Nutt, 1844-1881) and fellow performer, Minnie Warren (1849-1878), , [n.d.]

  • Box 1, item 63
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Album 3

Cartes de visite photographic album containing forty-six Civil War Confederate military and political figures. The images are albumen cartes de visite and came pre-loaded into the album. The album contains a printed index listing its contents and "Our Generals" is embossed into the cover.

Jefferson Davis (1808-1889); President of Confederate States of America, , [n.d.]

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Alexander Hamilton Stephens (1812-1883); Vice-President of the Confederate States of America, , [n.d.]

  • Box 1, item 65
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General Robert Edward Lee (1807-1870) C.S.A., , [n.d.]

  • Box 1, item 66
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General Joseph Eggleston Johnston (1807-1891) C.S.A., , [n.d.]

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General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard (1818-1893) C.S.A., , [n.d.]

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General Albert Sidney Johnston (1083-1862) C.S.A., , [n.d.]

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General Braxton Bragg (1817-1876), C.S.A., , [n.d.]

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Lieutenant General James Longstreet (1821-1904), C.S.A., , [n.d.]

  • Box 1, item 71
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Lieutenant General John Bell Hood (1831-1879), C.S.A., , [n.d.]

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Lieutenant General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson (1824-1863) C.S.A., , [n.d.]

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Major General Richard Ewell (1817-1872) C.S.A., , [n.d.]

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Lieutenant General Ambrose Powell Hill (1825-1865) C.S.A., , [n.d.]

  • Box 1, item 75
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General Leonidas Polk (1806-1864), C.S.A., , [n.d.]

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Lieutenant General Richard Taylor (1826-1879), C.S.A., , [n.d.]

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Major General Edmund Kirby Smith (1824-1893) C.S.A., , [n.d.]

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General William Joseph Hardee (1815-1873), C.S.A., , [n.d.]

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Major General Sterling Price (1809-1867) C.S.A.; governor of Missouri, , [n.d.]

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Major General James Ewell Brown Stuart (1833-1864), C.S.A., , [n.d.]

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Lieutenant General Wade Hampton (1818-1902) C.S.A.; Governor of South Carolina (1876-1879) and U.S. Senator (1878-1891), , [n.d.]

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Major General Fitzhugh Lee (1835-1905) C.S.A.; later elected Governor of Virginia, consul-general to Havana, , [n.d.]

  • Box 1, item 83
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Major General Nathan Bedford Forrest (1821-1877), C.S.A., , [n.d.]

  • Box 1, item 84
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Brigadier General Humphrey Marshall, (1812-1872) C.S.A.; U.S. Congressman (1849-1852, 1855-1859); diplomat to China (1852-1854),Confederate Congressman, , [n.d.]

  • Box 1, item 85
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Major General Simon Bolivar Buckner (1823-1914) C.S.A., , [n.d.]

  • Box 1, item 86
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Major General John Bankhead Magruder (1807-1871), C.S.A., , [n.d.]

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Major General Franklin Gardner (1823-1873), C.S.A., , [n.d.]

  • Box 1, item 88
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Lieutenant General Joseph Wheeler (1836-1906), C. S. A.; U.S. Congressman, 1881-1882, 1885-1900, , [n.d.]

  • Box 1, item 89
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Major General Benjamin Huger (1805-1877), C.S.A., , [n.d.]

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Lieutenant General Stephen Dill Lee (1833-1908), C.S.A., , [n.d.]

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Major General George Bibb Crittenden (1812-1880), C.S.A., , [n.d.]

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Major General Edward Johnson (1816-1873), C.S.A., , [n.d.]

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Major General Henry Hopkins Sibley (1816-1886), C.S.A., , [n.d.]

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Major General Earl Van Dorn (1820-1863), C.S.A., , [n.d.]

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Major General Bushrod Johnson (1817-1880), C.S.A., , [n.d.]

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Major General Thomas Lafayette Rosser (1836-1910), C.S.A., , [n.d.]

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Brigadier General Albert Gallatin Jenkins (1830-1864), C.S.A., , [n.d.]

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Brigadier General Bradley Tyler Johnson (1829-1903), C.S.A., , [n.d.]

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Brigadier General James Jay Archer (1817-1864), C.S.A., , [n.d.]

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George Washington Custis Lee (1832-1913), C.S.A., , [n.d.]

  • Box 1, item 101
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Major General William Henry Fitzhugh Lee (1837-1891), C.S.A., , [n.d.]

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George Hume Steuart (1828-1903), C.S.A., , [n.d.]

  • Box 1, item 103
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Brigadier General Thomas Fenwick Drayton (1808-1891), C.S.A., , [n.d.]

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Brigadier General George Thomas Anderson (1824-1901), C.S.A., , [n.d.]

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Brigadier General Thomas Hart Taylor (1825-1901), C.S.A., , [n.d.]

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General Howell Cobb (1815-1868), C.S.A., , [n.d.]

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Brigadier General Meriwether Jeff Thompson (1826-1876), C.S.A., , [n.d.]

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Brigadier General Robert Augustus Toombs (1810-1885), C.S.A., , [n.d.]

  • Box 1, item 109
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Loose Items

Nine loose, painting reproductions of Civil War military figures on cartes de visite stock.

Lieutenant General Ulysses Simpson Grant (1822-1885), U.S.A., , [n.d.]

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Lieutenant General Winfield Scott (1786-1866), U.S.A., , [n.d.]

  • Box 1, item 111
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Lieutenant General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson (1824-1863) C.S.A., , [n.d.]

  • Box 1, item 112
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Napoléon Bonaparte (1769-1821), reproduction of painting, , [n.d.]

  • Box 1, item 113
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"The Huguenot", reproduction of painting, , [n.d.]

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"Rosa Lege", reproduction of painting, , [n.d.]

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"Nannie Bean", reproduction of painting, , [n.d.]

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Two pigs in a field, reproduction of painting, , [n.d.]

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"Ray Fish, Or Skate." Duke's Cigarettes "tobacco" card, part of the Fishers and Fish series, , [n.d.]

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