Varden family photographs

Abstract

The Varden family photographs, (dated circa 1890-1900; 4 cubic feet; 7 boxes) comprise thirty-eight glass plate negatives depicting both portraiture and landscapes in and around Paris, Kentucky.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Varden family photographs
Extent
4 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Photographs -- Negatives.
Photography -- Kentucky.
Cameras
Finding Aid Author
Jason Flahardy
Preferred Citation
2010av003: [identification of item], Varden family photographs, circa 1890-1900, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Joe Varden and George S. Varden were residents of Paris, Kentucky and owned Varden & Son, a druggist (pharmacy) shop located at 509 Main Street.
Scope and Content
The Varden family photographs, (dated circa 1890-1900; 4 cubic feet; 7 boxes) comprise thirty-eight glass plate negatives depicting both portraiture and landscapes in and around Paris, Kentucky. In addition to the photographs, the collection includes the photography equipment used by the Varden family. The equipment consists of one Kodak Field View Camera with Bausch and Lomb lens, one wooden camera tripod, three wooden glass negative holders, and one wooden crate (stamped with "Varden & Son") containing 8 x 10 glass panes used as raw stock for glass negative production.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Ten unidentified people on a porch, undated

  • Box 1, item 1
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Unidentified man and woman on porch, undated

  • Box 1, item 2
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Internegative of portrait of an unidentifed woman, undated

  • Box 1, item 3
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Internegative of portrait of an unidentifed man, undated

  • Box 1, item 4
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Internegative of portrait of an unidentifed man, undated

  • Box 1, item 5
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Creek with floating log, undated

  • Box 1, item 6
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Creek with cliff face in background, undated

  • Box 1, item 7
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Boats being launched from a jetty, undated

  • Box 1, item 8
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Unidentified person sitting in a ravine, undated

  • Box 2, item 9
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Four unidentified men with tents and flagpole, undated

  • Box 2, item 10
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Wooden bridge, undated

  • Box 2, item 11
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Unidentified men sitting near tents, undated

  • Box 2, item 12
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Unidentified man leaning against tree on the bank of a creek, undated

  • Box 2, item 13
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Creek, undated

  • Box 2, item 14
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Boats on creek in front of jetty, undated

  • Box 2, item 15
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Unoccupied boat on creek near a jetty, undated

  • Box 2, item 16
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House on creek bank, more boats tethered to jetty, undated

  • Box 2, item 17
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Unidentified men posed near jetty, unoccupied boats, undated

  • Box 2, item 18
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Unidentified man in woods, undated

  • Box 2, item 19
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Unidentified men around a campfire and tent in front of house, undated

  • Box 2, item 20
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Landscape of farm, town in distance, undated

  • Box 2, item 21
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Rural industrial complex, undated

  • Box 2, item 22
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Tents in a field, undated

  • Box 2, item 23
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Unidentified man treading near creek, undated

  • Box 3, item 24
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Unidentified men lounging near tents, undated

  • Box 3, item 25
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Unidentified group posed outside wooden building, undated

  • Box 3, item 26
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Unidentified group posed outside tents, undated

  • Box 3, item 27
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Unidentified group posed outside brick house, undated

  • Box 3, item 28
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Duncan's Band posed outside house, undated

  • Box 3, item 29
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Unidentified man drinking from a small waterfall, undated

  • Box 3, item 30
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Bridge over creek, undated

  • Box 3, item 31
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Unidentified infant, undated

  • Box 3, item 32
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Rural industrial complex, undated

  • Box 3, item 33
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Collapsed building on creek bank, undated

  • Box 3, item 34
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Unidentified group posed outside of cabin with fish, undated

  • Box 3, item 35
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Unidentified group posed on porch of house, undated

  • Box 3, item 36
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Unidentified group fishing on top of waterfall, undated

  • Box 3, item 37
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Unidentified man standing beside creek, undated

  • Box 3, item 38
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Camera tripod and three glass plate negative holders

  • Box 4
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Crate of blank glass plates, crate is stamped Varden & Son

  • Box 5
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Kodak Field View Camera

  • Box 6
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Blank glass plates

  • Box 7
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