Collection on African Americans in Kentucky

Abstract

Photographs of African Americans, 1870-1940.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Collection on African Americans in Kentucky
Extent
1.3 Cubic feet
Subjects
African American Baptists--Kentucky--Lexington
African American basketball players
African American Boxers
African American clergy
African American fraternal organizations--Kentucky--Louisville
African American musicians--Kentucky
African American musicians--Kentucky--Lexington
Postcards.
Swine.
Postcards.
African American musicians--Kentucky
African American fraternal organizations--Kentucky--Louisville
African American basketball players
African American basketball players
African American basketball players
Swine.
African American musicians--Kentucky--Lexington
African American Baptists--Kentucky--Lexington
African American Boxers
African American clergy
African American clergy
Arrangement
This collection is arranged into 14 series based on original provenance. The contents of the series are arranged chronologically by photographic format.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Sara Abdmishani Price
Preferred Citation
2007av036 : [identification of item], Collection on African Americans in Kentucky, 1870-1940, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
The Collection on African Americans in Kentucky are photographs that have been brought together in an artificial collection based on subject matter and due to the small nature of the individual collections.
Scope and Content
The African American photographs include tintypes, albumen cartes de visite, lantern slides, gaslight developing out papers, albumen and silver gelatin print cabinet cards, mounted and unmounted silver gelatin prints, and halftones. The photographs are primarily portraits but also include materials pertaining to the clergy, churches, the YMCA, and family life.

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

Loch Lea Antiques collection on African Americans

One tintype of an African American woman.

Unidentified African American female., undated

  • Box 1, Folder 1, Item 1
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Pliss Antiques collection on African Americans

Two tintypes with African American subjects.

Unidentified African American male., undated

  • Box 1, Folder 2, Item 1
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Two African American females and one African American male., undated

  • Box 1, Folder 2, Item 2
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Katie Owens photographs

29 images from Katie Owens' photographic album in both albumen carte de visite and ferrotype (tintype) format. The subjects in the photos are African American and Caucasian.

Unidentified African American male ; photo found loose at beginning of album., undated

  • Box 1, Folder 3, Item 1
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Two unidentified adolescent females ; photo located on page 13 of album., undated

  • Box 1, Folder 3, Item 2
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Unidentified male ; photo located on page 13 of album., undated

  • Box 1, Folder 3, Item 3
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Unidentified African American female ; photo located on page 13 of album., undated

  • Box 1, Folder 3, Item 4
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Unidentified male ; photo located on page 13 of album ; written on back "Gilber and Bac"., undated

  • Box 1, Folder 3, Item 5
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Unidentified African American female ; photo located on page 14 of album., undated

  • Box 1, Folder 3, Item 6
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Unidentified male ; photo located on page 14 of album., undated

  • Box 1, Folder 3, Item 7
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Unidentified female ; photo located loose in album., undated

  • Box 1, Folder 3, Item 8
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Unidentified African American female ; photo located on page 15 of album., undated

  • Box 1, Folder 3, Item 9
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Unidentified female ; photo located on page 15 of album., undated

  • Box 1, Folder 3, Item 10
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Two unidentified African American males ; photo located on page 16 of album., undated

  • Box 1, Folder 3, Item 11
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Unidentified male ; photo located on page 16 of album., undated

  • Box 1, Folder 3, Item 12
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Unidentified African American female ; photo located on page 16 of album., undated

  • Box 1, Folder 3, Item 13
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Unidentified African American male and female ; photo located on page 16 of album., undated

  • Box 1, Folder 3, Item 14
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Unidentified female ; photo located on page 17 of album., undated

  • Box 1, Folder 3, Item 15
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Unidentified African American male and female ; photo located on page 18 of album., undated

  • Box 1, Folder 3, Item 16
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UnidentifiedAfrican American male ; photo located on page 18 of album., undated

  • Box 1, Folder 3, Item 17
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Unidentified African American female ; photo located on page 18 of album., undated

  • Box 1, Folder 3, Item 18
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Unidentified African American male ; photo located on page 19 of album., undated

  • Box 1, Folder 3, Item 19
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Unidentified African American female ; photo located on page 19 of album., undated

  • Box 1, Folder 3, Item 20
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Unidentified African American male ; photo located on page 19 of album., undated

  • Box 1, Folder 3, Item 21
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Unidentified male, three unknown females, and one unknown male child ; photo located on page 20 of album., undated

  • Box 1, Folder 3, Item 22
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Unidentified African American male ; photo located on page 20 of album., undated

  • Box 1, Folder 3, Item 23
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Unidentified male ; photo located on page 20 of album., undated

  • Box 1, Folder 3, Item 24
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Unidentified African American male ; photo located on page 21 of album., undated

  • Box 1, Folder 3, Item 25
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Unidentified African American male ; photo located on page 22 of album., undated

  • Box 1, Folder 3, Item 26
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Lloyd Seniours ; photo located on page 24 of album ; written in album "Papa Lloyd Seniours of Naomi Seniours Allen", undated

  • Box 1, Folder 3, Item 27
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Katie Seniours ; photo located on page 24 of album ; written in album "Mama Katie Seniours of Naomi Seniours Allen", undated

  • Box 1, Folder 3, Item 28
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Unidentified African American male and female ; photo located on page 25 of album., undated

  • Box 1, Folder 3, Item 29
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Elizabeth White Hurley photographs

26 photographs from Elizabeth "Liza" White Hurley's album in ferrotype (tintype), albumen carte de visite, silver gelatin print, and gaslight developing out paper formats. The subjects in the photographs are African-American and Caucasian.

Unidentified African American female ; photo found loose at beginning of album., undated

  • Box 1, Folder 4, Item 1
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Unidentified African American male and female ; photo located on page 1 of album ; written page 1 verso ; "Liza Hurley nee' White Georgetown, Ky d. Feb 26, 1986 retired school teacher.", undated

  • Box 1, Folder 4, Item 2
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Unidentified male ; photo located on page 2 of album., undated

  • Box 1, Folder 4, Item 3
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Unidentified African American male ; photo located on page 3 of album., undated

  • Box 1, Folder 4, Item 4
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Unidentified African American female ; photo located on page 4 of album., undated

  • Box 1, Folder 4, Item 5
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Unidentified African American female ; photo located on page 5 of album., undated

  • Box 1, Folder 4, Item 6
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Unidentified African American female ; photo located on page 6 of album., undated

  • Box 1, Folder 4, Item 7
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Unidentified African American female ; photo located on page 7 of album., undated

  • Box 1, Folder 4, Item 8
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Unidentified female ; photo located on page 8 of album., undated

  • Box 1, Folder 4, Item 9
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Unidentified African American female ; photo located on page 9 of album., undated

  • Box 1, Folder 4, Item 10
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Unidentified African American male ; photo located on page 10 of album., undated

  • Box 1, Folder 4, Item 11
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Unidentified African American female ; photo located on page 13 of album., undated

  • Box 1, Folder 4, Item 12
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Unidentified African American male and female ; photo located on page 14 of album., undated

  • Box 1, Folder 4, Item 13
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Unidentified African American female ; photo located on page 15 of album., undated

  • Box 1, Folder 4, Item 14
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Unidentified African American male ; photo located on page 16 of album., undated

  • Box 1, Folder 4, Item 15
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Unidentified male ; photo located on page 17 of album., undated

  • Box 1, Folder 4, Item 16
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Unidentified African American female ; photo located on page 18 of album., undated

  • Box 1, Folder 4, Item 17
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Unidentified African American female ; photo located on page 19 of album., undated

  • Box 1, Folder 4, Item 18
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Unidentified African American female ; photo located on page 21 of album., undated

  • Box 1, Folder 4, Item 19
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Unidentified African American male ; photo located on page 25 of album., undated

  • Box 1, Folder 4, Item 20
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Unidentified African American male ; photo located behind item 20 on page 25 of album., undated

  • Box 1, Folder 4, Item 21
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Unidentified African American female ; photo located on page 26 of album., undated

  • Box 2, Folder 4, Item 22
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Unidentified African American female infant ; photo remains within album and is located on page 27., undated

  • Box 1, Folder 4, Item 23
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Three unidentified African American females and two unidentified African American children ; photo remains within album and is located on page 28., undated

  • Box 1, Folder 4, Item 24
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Unidentified male ; photo located on page 29 of album., undated

  • Box 1, Folder 4, Item 25
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Unidentified African American male child ; photo remains within album and is located on page 30., undated

  • Box 1, Folder 4, Item 26
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Unprovenanced photographs

Unprovenanced images in various formats including mounted albumen prints, albumen and silver gelatin cabinet cards, mounted and non-mounted silver gelatin prints, matte collodion prints, and gaslight DOPs.

Unidentified subjects

Includes unidentified subjects in photographs of various formats.

Seven unidentified African American males standing in front of an unidentified building., undated

  • Box 2, Folder 5, Item 1
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Unidentified African American male and female., undated

  • Box 2, Folder 5, Item 2
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Unidentified African American female., undated

  • Box 2, Folder 5, Item 3
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Unidentified African American male child., undated

  • Box 2, Folder 5, Item 4
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Unidentified African American male., undated

  • Box 2, Folder 5, Item 5
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Unidentified African American female., undated

  • Box 2, Folder 5, Item 6
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Unidentified African American female., undated

  • Box 2, Folder 5, Item 7
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Unidentified African American male and male child., undated

  • Box 2, Folder 5, Item 8
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Unidentified African American male child., undated

  • Box 2, Folder 5, Item 9
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Unidentified African American male child., undated

  • Box 2, Folder 5, Item 10
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, undated

  • Box 2, Folder 5, Item 11
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Unidentified African American male holding tobacco., undated

  • Box 2, Folder 5, Item 12
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Unidentified African American male child., undated

  • Box 2, Folder 5, Item 13
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Unidentified African American male, undated

  • Box 2, Folder 5, Item 14
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A postcard picturing Uncle Tom and his cabin; caption on postcard: "UNCLE TOM AND UNCLE TOMS CABIN", undated

  • Box 2, Folder 5, Item 15
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Unidentified female., undated

  • Box 2, Folder 5, Item 16
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Identified subjects

Includes identified subjects in photographs of various formats.

Spencer Farm family class of African American women (information provided with photograph)., undated

  • Box 2, Folder 5, Item 17
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Men and women in boats at the waterside at Boone's Fort with a group of African American male musicians on the shore., August 1887

  • Box 2, Folder 5, Item 18
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Nancy Anderson, African American ex-slave known as "Old Boss" in Lexington, Kentucky ; photograph is the same image found on boxes of Old Boss brand cigars., undated

  • Box 2, Folder 5, Item 19
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Nancy Anderson, African American ex-slave known as "Old Boss" in Lexington, Kentucky ; written on back "Old Boss \\ Rag-Picker - Lex. Ky-", undated

  • Box 2, Folder 5, Item 20
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M.R. Fitzbutler, graduation portrait., 1898

  • Box 2, Folder 5, Item 21
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J. Alexander Chiles, African American real-estate agent and lawyer ; written on back "To Mr. and Mrs. John T. Clay, \\ my esteemed friends, \\ J. Alexander Chiles \\ Lex, Ky. June 19, 1895", June 19, 1895

  • Box 2, Folder 5, Item 22
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Mr. and Mrs. Bishop James Moody, wedding photograph, witten on photograph border, "Your Sincerely \\ Mr and Mrs Bishop James Moody", undated

  • Box 2, Folder 5, Item 23
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Whitney M. Young (1924-1971)., undated

  • Box 2, Folder 5, Item 24
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American Woodmen Unform Ranks at Camp Nicholas Biddle in Lousiville, Kentucky ; written on photograph, "Camp Nicholas Biddle Forth District Encampment Of \\ American Woodmen Uniform Ranks \\ Major General Jno. L. Jones Commanding \\ July 28-Aug 2- 1924 Louisville, Kentucky", 1924

  • Box 2, Folder 5, Item 25
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School subjects

Includes gelatin silver print photographs of school related activities at Lincoln Grant High School in Covington, Kentucky and Oliver High School in Winchester, Kentucky.

Domestic science class at Lincoln Grant High School in Covington, Kentucky picturing unidentified female students, principal William H. Fouse (1868-1944), and teacher Lillian Crutchfield ; written on back, "Domestic Science \\ Lincoln Grant High School \\ Prof W.m. H. Fouse Principal. \\ Lillian Crutchfield \\ teacher.", undated

  • Box 2, Folder 5, Item 26
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Domestic science class at Lincoln Grant High School in Covington, Kentucky picturing unidentified students, an unidentifed man, and teacher Lillian Crutchfield., undated

  • Box 2, Folder 5, Item 27
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African American women's basketball team and coach E.J. Hooper at Oliver High School in Winchester, Kentucky., 1922

  • Box 2, Folder 5, Item 28
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African American men's basketball team and coach E.J. Hooper at Oliver High School in Winchester, Kentucky., 1922

  • Box 2, Folder 5, Item 29
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African American football team and coach E.J. Hooper at Oliver High School in Winchester, Kentucky ; written on photograph border, "Champions of The Bluegrass League" ; players in photograph are numbered and identified as follows, "1, Drummer ; 2, Taylor; 3, A. Williams ; 4, Deany ; 5, Didlick ; 6, Burnam ; 7, E.J. Hooper, coach ; \\ 8, Green ; 9, Mance ; 10, Pendleton ; 11 Moore ; 12, Ecton ; 13, Bean ; 14, C. Williams ; 15, Givens" ; the football team's records for the years 1920-1923 are written on the back of the photograph., 1923

  • Box 2, Folder 5, Item 30
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Lantern slides

Fifteen lantern slides produced by Dury and Co. photographers in Nashville, Tennessee.

Unidentified African American men working in the field and leading plow horses., 1903

  • Box 2, Folder 6, Item 1
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Unidentified house., 1903

  • Box 2, Folder 6, Item 2
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Unidentified African American female and child in an alley., 1903

  • Box 2, Folder 6, Item 3
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Unidentified African American woman sitting on the front steps of a large house., 1903

  • Box 2, Folder 6, Item 4
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Unidentified African American woman and boy standing in front of a large white house., 1903

  • Box 2, Folder 6, Item 5
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Unidentified African American males., 1903

  • Box 2, Folder 6, Item 6
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Group of unidentified African American men and one caucasian man., 1903

  • Box 2, Folder 6, Item 7
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Unidentifed African American family picture., 1903

  • Box 2, Folder 6, Item 8
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Pigs eating., 1903

  • Box 2, Folder 6, Item 9
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Unidentified town., 1903

  • Box 2, Folder 6, Item 10
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African American man at the dentist., 1903

  • Box 2, Folder 6, Item 11
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Large white house., 1903

  • Box 2, Folder 6, Item 12
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Group of men standing outside of a wooden building., 1903

  • Box 2, Folder 6, Item 13
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Three unidentified African American boys., 1903

  • Box 2, Folder 6, Item 14
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Unidentified African American male and female., 1903

  • Box 2, Folder 6, Item 15
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Georgetown Antique Mall collection on African Americans

Three mounted silver gelatin prints of African Americans.

Unidentified African American family and several others., undated

  • Box 1, Folder 7, Item 1
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Greensburg, Kentucky African American school group ; written on back "School Group of Greensburg Colored school", undated

  • Box 1, Folder 7, Item 2
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Unidentified African American man ; written on back "[Matt Gourherd?]", undated

  • Box 1, Folder 7, Item 3
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African American band photographs

Silver gelatin print of an African American band in Lexington, Kentucky.

African American band in Lexington, Kentucky., undated

  • Box 2, Folder 8, Item 1
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Dr. Louis H. Mulligan photographs

One silver gelatin print by Dr. Louis H. Mulligan.

African American woman and girl gathering greens in a basket ; written on mounting "Paper Negative Process / M-Q Developer," mounting is not included ; print is from the same session as "Kentucky Angelus" (1899)., 1899

  • Box 1, Folder 9, Item 1
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African American YMCA members in Kentucky photographs

Mounted silver gelatin print photographs of African American YMCA members and an autographed photograph of Dr. Waller Overton Bullock.

African American YMCA Membership Commiitee of 1902 ; men are identified by names written on border of photograph, "Y.M.C.A. Membership Committee 1902. \\ July 16, 1902 \\ C.B. Preston, Gen'l Sec'y Rev. J.F. Blue, J.W. Ramsey \\ P.A. Curtis, Com. Chairman Rev. C.B. Allen, Com. Sec'y G.W. Talbott \\ Louisville, Kentucky.", July 16, 1902

  • Box 2, Folder 10, Item 1
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African American members of Kentucky's Lincoln Institute and African American members of the YMCA in front of an unidentified building., undated

  • Box 2, Folder 10, Item 2
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Dr. Waller Overton Bullock sculpting the bust of an unidentified African American man., undated

  • Box 2, Folder 10, Item 3
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First Baptist Church Sunday School photographs

Panoramic silver gelatin print of the First Baptist Church Sunday School of Lexington,Kentucky.

Panoramic group photograph of the First Baptist Church Sunday School at 266 East Short Street, at Deweese Street, Lexington, Kentucky., March 18, 1917

  • Box 3, Folder 11, Item 1
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McClaskey family photographs

Three silver gelatin prints including an African American school group, an African American soldier, and the African American grandstand at Keeneland race track.

African American soldier ; written on back "Present By A Stone \\ to \\ Uncle Lewis McClasky", undated

  • Box 1, Folder 12, Item 1
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Group of unidentified African American graduates ; written on back "J.W. McClaskey \\ Bloomfield, Kentucky", undated

  • Box 1, Folder 12, Item 2
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Group of unidentified African American graduates ; written on back "J.W. McClaskey \\ Bloomfield, Kentucky", April 23, 1949

  • Box 1, Folder 12, Item 3
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Muhammad Ali photographs

One autographed silver gelatin print of Muhammad Ali.

Muhammad Ali in the boxing ring, autographed "Muhammad Ali \\ aka \\ Cassius Clay.", undated

  • Box 1, Folder 13, Item 1
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African American clergy photographs

Two half tone prints of African American clergymen.

Bishop Albert Mack, printed on card "Bishop Allen Mack, \\ Independent Evangelist Missionary Worker.", undated

  • Box 1, Folder 14, Item 1
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Reverend P.S. Majors ; printed on card "REV. P.S. MAJORS, THE EVANGELIST. 732 JACKSON ST., OWENSBORO, KY.", undated

  • Box 1, Folder 14, Item 2
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