Abe Thompson photograph album,

Abstract

The Abe Thompson photograph album contains photographs of students, faculty, and the University of Kentucky campus, circa 1920-1923.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Abe Thompson photograph album,
Creator
Thompson, Abe
Extent
0.23 cubic feet (3 boxes); 359 items
Subjects
Thompson, Francis Abe Carr, 1899-1990.
University of Kentucky
Lexington (Ky.)
Manners and customs -- Kentucky -- Lexington.
Sports -- Kentucky -- Lexington.
Clubs -- Kentucky -- Lexington.
College students -- Kentucky.
Photograph albums.
Photographs.
Arrangement
This collection is arranged according to its original order.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by Molly Kessinger under the supervision of Deirdre A. Scaggs, University Archivist.; machine-readable finding aid created by Janice Childers
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Francis Abe Carr Thompson graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1923. He was a member of Company D, of the 4th Scabbard and Blade, a national honorary society for cadets; Goethals Engineering Society; Su-Ky Circle; Varsity Rifle Team (3,4) where he was a Cadet Lieutenant (3) and then Captain (4); Y.M.C.A. Cabinet (3,4); Radio Club where he was Treasurer (4); Track Squad (4); A.I.E.E.; A.A.E.; and A.S.M.E.
Scope and Content
The Abe Thompson photograph album contains photographs of students, faculty, and the University of Kentucky campus. Many of the photographs are of the clubs and activities that Abe Thompson was a part of. The photographs are pasted onto black album pages. Sample images represented are football games, the Rifle Team, the "K" Club, portraits of professors, casual images of men and women on campus or in Lexington, and campus buildings.

Contents of the Collection

"UK-20 GA-19 Champs 1921", Group portrait of the Kentucky Basketball Champions of South 1921 "Coach…

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Group portrait of the "K Club" , 1. Jimmy Wilhelm - Basketball - Football - Track; 2. George Zerfoss…

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Group portrait of the "First Year, Advance Course R.O.T.C. University of Kentucky", , 1922-1923

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Group portrait of the "U. of K. Rifle Team 1922-23. Rogers, Wilkins, Trusty, Chenault, Wells…

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"Seniors 'bucking the corduroys'", Four men holding another man by the arms and legs; "F.Houston…

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"Prof. W.S. Webb 'Bullneck'" standing in front of a building; "Prof. Terrell" sitting in the grass…

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Group portrait of "Girls Varsity Basketball Squad" "Ligon, Oh?, Herden, Harrison, Wilson, Waggoner…

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Group portrait, "1922 Wrestling Team"; Group portrait, "Freshman Football Squad 1922"; , , 1922

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"Armistice Day Nov. 11-1920", large gathering of people outside standing very uniformly, almost as…

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"Band on High Street", a section of a parade walking down the street; "Girls on Main (looking East…

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"Forest Wethenholt" standing, appears to have been cut from a larger picture; "Bishop Hines…

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"'Stoll Field' Scene of many battles", a view of field -- able to see off into the distance; "Center…

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"Sam Ridgway" standing, dressed in what appears to be a football uniform, appears to have been cut…

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"Man of War" [sic], horse with man standing next to him holding the reins

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"Old Chemistry Bldg."; "President McVey's Home"; "Civil and 'Physics' Building", several buildings…

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"Entrance to old 'U.K.'" with building in background; "View of Drill Field and Campus of U.K." (2…

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"Engineering", appears to be a machine (2)

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"1922" Group portrait, appears to be a sports team with players wearing matching uniforms and…

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"Dean F. Paul Anderson", a square portrait

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"Miss Katherine Conroy", an oval portrait

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"KY vs Alabama", a football game being played; "KY vs Alabama", a football game being played with an…

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"KY vs Alabama", a football game being played (2)

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"KY vs Centre Note Score 1st Half", crowd standing along sidelines of football field; "Some crowd at…

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"Band playing between halves, KY vs Centre" band marching on the field (2)

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"As Knoxville saw us on Thanksgiving Day", a parade coming down the street; "KY vs Univ. of…

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"Shirt Tail Parade Before Sewanee Game", a bonfire with a crowd of people standing around it; "Poor…

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"Mammoth Cave Trip", a train at a station, several men can be side on the side of the train; "Where…

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"Col. Freeman Col. Leonard", two men in uniform in a field talking; "General Lindsay", headshot…

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"Su-KY Circle", group standing on the steps of building; "Circle at Cincy Game", a group on the…

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Group portrait, "Class Cross-Country Team"; Group portrait, "Foot-Ball Squad 1922"

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Group portrait, "Military Staff of U.of K. 1922-23 Sgt. Knight, Capt. Torrence, Major Tucker, sat…

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Group portrait, "Second Year Advance Course R.O.T.C. University of Kentucky 1922-3" , , 1922-1923

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"L.S. (Dutch) Burnham Capt. 1923", cut out from other source; [Appears to be] L.S. Burnham, cut out…

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[Appears to be] the mascot, cut-out; "Freddie Fest Capt. 1923", cut-out; "Coach Juneau", cut-out…

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Group portrait, "Freshman Team-1922 Two Southern Championship Teams", men's football team;Group…

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"KY vs Cincy", a football game (2)

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"Sleet" trees covered in snow; "Snow Fall on Campus", trees covered in snow; "Distant view of campus…

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"Fulton County Club 1921-1922", a group of women and men , , 1921-1922

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"Sponsors 1st Semester 1921-1922", a group of women -- there is 1 woman on the end that appears to…

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landscape (5)

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"Leading to old chemistry building", a walkway/road lined with trees; "Toward the presidents home…

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"That hike", a man wearing a backpack on a hike; "Tired", a man standing with a backpack on, appears…

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"Four jolly good fellows", four men on a street wearing suits and boaters; "Kentucky Bunch", group…

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"O.P. #6", a caravan on the road; "As it should be done", two men doing a demonstration with a crowd…

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"Jones", "Baugh", two men in uniforms standing at attention with rifles; "Baugh as a solider?", man…

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"Camp at Grayhampton"; "Fieber", "Cox", "Corbin", three men in uniform holding rifles; "Jones…

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"Pistol range", field; "In a hanger" [sic], men standing with airplane; "Let us ride", an airplane…

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"Sarah Blanding in white", two women standing with their arms around each other; "And the soldiers…

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"General Lindsay", "Col. Leonard"; "They pose for us", a large group of men; "Going out"; large…

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"Pup tents"; "B Company", group; "The pig trough 'wash pan'", men standing at a trough; "Dan Baugh…

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"In practice", on the football field; "And then the girls (Sarah Cequin at arrow)", on the football…

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"Hawsie Knox turning the corner", on the football field; "U.K. Dissembling", people forming the…

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"Sponsors For Battallion 1921 1. Mayme Miller Woods 2. Frances DeLong 3. Margaret Smith 4. Minnie…

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"Scenes around Elmendorf?", a building (2)

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"Mechanical Hall", with snow on the ground; "Oh! The snow", campus with snow; "Between classes…

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"'Ashland' home of Henry Clay"; "Lexington from 'Ashland'"; "Mentelle Park", two women and a man…

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"Centre at bat", several people on a baseball diamond; "The crowd"; "Brown at bat", crowd, batter…

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"Wrestling Team, 1921, George Akin-Harold Inlow-Harold McGregory Stith-'Babe' Winters-R.E. Dealtry…

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"Feast of the little lantern", women in costume holding fans (2)

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"College of Engineering Graduates, 1920, University of Kentucky, A.C. Stephens, R.W. Watereill, W. M…

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"Clare always wins in the hurdles", two people running about to cross finish line, crowds on the…

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"Clare" a man in track uniform, people in the background; "220 Dash", four men racing ; "120 High…

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"Owens, Y.M.C.A" man standing in front of building, man behind him on steps; "Capt. Tucker", in…

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"Beginning of 6th hour", several people walking on campus; "Administration Building"; "Arts and…

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"Between classes", campus with a few people in the background; "Part of the 1st division's trucks…

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women in costume outdoors (2)

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women dancers in costume outdoors; "Feast of little lantern" women in costume

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"In Henry Clay's Garden Fulton County Club" group portrait (2); "In Woodland Park on way to Clay…

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"Familiar scenes on campus", landscape (2); "In front of Mechanical Hall", landscape

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"President F. L. McVey", wearing coat and holding books; "Jimmie Wilhelm"; "Okley Brown 'Brownie…

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"Otis Howard 'Cotton'"; "'Freddie' Fest" wearing a letter sweater; "Dean F. P. Anderson 'Dean…

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"L.R. Ringo", walking with a book in hand

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"Bill King Bryant", "'Speedy' Propps"; "O.C. Rocke"; "Tylolesly"; "Gilbert Smith" in uniform; "James…

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"Team of 1920, Woods (Mgr.)-Jones-Williams-Sauer-Burnham-?-Popps-Heber-Misrack-Muth-Zere?-Cooper…

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"Thornton", in a track uniform on a field; "Wilhelm" wearing a robe over his track uniform; "Cameron…

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"Snyder in K.I.A.A.", man crossing the finish line; "Atlanta Stars", six men standing on a field…

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"Scenes around Natural Bridge as other people saw it", person standing in 'Fat Man's Squeeze…

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"Thompson-Gregg-Butler-Phillips-Henderson-Swearengen-Wilkins-Baumgarten-Capt. Torrence-Trusty…

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"New chemistry building 'Scene of many hard fought battles'"; "Mining and mining laboratory…

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"White Hall (formerly boys dorm)"; "Buell Armory and Gym (scene of many dances)"; "'No man's land…

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"Squad For 1921-22, Webb-Juneau-Bucheit-Brown-Ridgway-Cammack-Morgan-Wathen-russell-Rice-Netherton…

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"Radio Club 1921-22", group of men, , 1921-1922

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"Side view of Administration and Old Chemistry Building"; "Library (or trysting place for some…

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"Campus from Administration Bldg."; "As B? B? saw the Engineering Buildings from an aeroplane…

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"Toasting Marshmallows", group around a fire; "In Henry Clay's Garden (note the sundial)", group…

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"Snow scenes on campus Between Gym and Stoll Field"; "Snow scenes on campus In front of President's…

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"Hollowell L.E.", cut-out; "Colpitts R.E.", cut-out; "Cammack R.G.", cut-out; "Rice R.E.", cut-out…

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"Buchett", cut-out; "Pribble R.G.", cut-out; "Fuller R.H.", cut-out; "Russell L.T.", cut-out…

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"Cast for 'Eamine'", cast on stage in costumes

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"Naval unit parade November 11, 1918" downtown Lexington following World War I, , November, 1918

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