James LaBach photographs

Abstract

The James LaBach photographs (dated circa 1901-1922; 0.86 cubic feet; 7 boxes) consists of 152 nitrate and glass plate negatives documenting LaBach's time in Lexington and travel through the Southern United States.

Descriptive Summary

Title
James LaBach photographs
Extent
0.86 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Laboratories.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged in the order received.
Finding Aid Author
Jason Flahardy
Preferred Citation
2003av031: [identification of item], James LaBach photographs, circa 1901-1922, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
James Oscar LaBach was born in Newcastle, Indiana on April 22, 1871. He was the son of James Mayer LaBach and Cornelia Esther Ryker. On October 10, 1917 in Asheville, North Carolina, James O. LaBach married Mary Shepherd Parker daughter of Watts Parker and Elizabeth Bettie Burgin. They had two children, James Parker, 1918, and Mary in 1920. James O. LaBach graduated from Carleton College in Northfield Minnesota and the University of Tennessee where received a Master of Science degree. He was an assistant chemist working in food nutrition at the University of Tennessee from 1885 through 1897. From 1897 through 1901, Professor LaBach was a chemist for the Proctor and Gamble Company in Cincinnati. In 1901, he became the chief chemist of the Kentucky Food and Drug Control Laboratories with headquarters at the Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of Kentucky. Professor LaBach was the head of the food and drug control department in 1916 until 1918 when he became director of laboratories of the Kentucky State Board of Health. James O. LaBach was a Democrat and a member of the Presbyterian Church. He wrote numerous reports and bulletins published the State of Kentucky and by the United States Government. James O. LaBach died on September 1, 1922 and is interred at the Lexington Cemetery.
Scope and Content
The James LaBach photographs (dated circa 1901-1922; 0.86 cubic feet; 7 boxes) consists of 152 nitrate and glass plate negatives documenting LaBach's time in Lexington and travel through the Southern United States. Most of the images are unidentified, but the subject matter includes church exteriors and interiors; scenes of the Lexington, Kentucky courthouse and Lexington Cemetery; travel images from New Orleans, Louisiana and Mt. Vernon, Virginia; interiors of laboratories; farming and agriculture; and rural landscapes.

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

A young girl on a wall enclosure, undated

  • Box 1, item 1
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A boy and a girl in yard playing with a small dog, undated

  • Box 1, item 2
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Three people in a yard, undated

  • Box 1, item 3
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Couple standing, undated

  • Box 1, item 4
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A man and small child in a yard, undated

  • Box 1, item 5
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Exterior view of building with man standing on large steps, undated

  • Box 1, item 6
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A man standing in a laboratory, undated

  • Box 1, item 7
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A man looking at chemicals in a laboratory, undated

  • Box 1, item 8
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An elderly woman sitting in a twig chair, undated

  • Box 1, item 9
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An elderly woman sitting in a twig chair, undated

  • Box 1, item 10
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An elderly couple sitting in the interior of a house, undated

  • Box 1, item 11
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Eight people on the front stoop of a house, undated

  • Box 1, item 12
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Four women and one man sitting in the interior of a house, undated

  • Box 1, item 13
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Four women and one man sitting in the interior of a house, undated

  • Box 1, item 14
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Couple standing in by a house, undated

  • Box 1, item 15
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An elderly man in a rocking chair holding a copy of the Lexington Democrat, undated

  • Box 1, item 16
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An elderly man in a rocking chair, undated

  • Box 1, item 17
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A woman pushing a baby carriage, undated

  • Box 1, item 18
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A woman standing in a yard, undated

  • Box 1, item 19
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A woman and a little girl sitting in a yard holding a teddy bear and a baby doll, undated

  • Box 1, item 20
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A couple standing in a yard by a house, undated

  • Box 1, item 21
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A woman holding a bouquet of flowers, undated

  • Box 1, item 22
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Two women pictured by a staircase, undated

  • Box 1, item 23
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Two women cooking over a stove, undated

  • Box 1, item 24
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Three women having tea, undated

  • Box 1, item 25
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A woman standing in a house, holding a violin, undated

  • Box 1, item 26
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Five women lounging in a house, undated

  • Box 1, item 27
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A woman sitting in a room reading, undated

  • Box 1, item 28
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Two women sitting by a stove peeling vegetables, undated

  • Box 1, item 29
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A woman sitting at a piano, undated

  • Box 1, item 30
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Interior of a room, undated

  • Box 1, item 31
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Interior of a bedroom, undated

  • Box 1, item 32
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Interior of a sitting room, undated

  • Box 1, item 33
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Interior of a sitting room, undated

  • Box 1, item 34
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Seven people in downtown Lexington, undated

  • Box 1, item 35
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A church in downtown Lexington, Kentucky The church is now the Central Christian Church located at 205 East Short Street at the corner of Short Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard, undated

  • Box 1, item 36
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Courthouse in Lexington, Kentucky The old Fayette County Courthouse in Lexington was completed ca 1898 It was the fifth courthouse, the fourth on the site, and is now home to the Lexington History Museum, undated

  • Box 1, item 37
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Front view of the courthouse in Lexington, Kentucky The old Fayette County Courthouse in Lexington was completed ca 1898 It was the fifth courthouse, the fourth on the site, and is now home to the Lexington History Museum, undated

  • Box 1, item 38
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Front view of the courthouse in Lexington, Kentucky The old Fayette County Courthouse in Lexington was completed ca 1898 It was the fifth courthouse, the fourth on the site, and is now home to the Lexington History Museum, undated

  • Box 1, item 39
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Headstone in the Lexington cemetery, undated

  • Box 1, item 40
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Two men standing by a cannon on the University of Kentucky campus, undated

  • Box 1, item 41
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A man sitting in an old car, undated

  • Box 1, item 42
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Three people in a horse and buggy, undated

  • Box 1, item 43
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Small country lane, undated

  • Box 1, item 44
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Exterior of an unidentified building, undated

  • Box 1, item 45
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Six people seated in a horse-drawn carriage, undated

  • Box 1, item 46
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Exterior of the St Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square of New Orleans, Louisiana, undated

  • Box 1, item 47
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Exterior of an unidentified, six columned building, undated

  • Box 1, item 48
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Exterior of an unidentified, six columned building, undated

  • Box 1, item 49
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Exterior of a building complex, undated

  • Box 1, item 50
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Painting of men in a row boat Battle of Lake Erie, 1913, undated

  • Box 1, item 51
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Exterior of a building, possibly the White House, undated

  • Box 1, item 52
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Exterior of a building, possibly Mt Vernon, undated

  • Box 1, item 53
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Exterior of an unidentified church, undated

  • Box 1, item 54
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Exterior of an unidentified building, undated

  • Box 1, item 55
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Portrait of a woman seated on a lion statue Lion statue in City Park in the Saint Charles area in New Orleans, Louisiana, undated

  • Box 1, item 56
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Four men standing by a statue of Andrew Jackson in Jackson Square of New Orleans, Louisiana Base of statue has quote from Jackson, The Union Must and Shall Be Preserved, undated

  • Box 1, item 57
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Statue of a man standing, on a tall base John C. Breckinridge statue in Cheapside Lexington, Kentucky, undated

  • Box 1, item 58
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Couple standing in a doorway, undated

  • Box 1, item 59
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Couple standing in the doorway of Mt Vernon (rear side), undated

  • Box 1, item 60
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Exterior of an unidentified church, undated

  • Box 1, item 61
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Interior of an unidentified church, undated

  • Box 1, item 62
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Interior of an unidentified church, undated

  • Box 1, item 63
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Exterior of a house, undated

  • Box 1, item 64
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Exterior of a house, undated

  • Box 1, item 65
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Exterior of a house, undated

  • Box 2, item 66
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Exterior of a house with a car out front, undated

  • Box 1, item 67
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Exterior of a house, undated

  • Box 1, item 68
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Exterior of a house on the corner of Woodrow and North Holland A person is standing by the street sign, undated

  • Box 1, item 69
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Exterior of a house on the corner of Woodrow and North Holland, undated

  • Box 1, item 70
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Exterior of a house, undated

  • Box 1, item 71
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Exterior of a house, view from side, undated

  • Box 1, item 72
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Exterior of a house, view from back, undated

  • Box 1, item 73
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Exterior of a house, undated

  • Box 1, item 74
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Exterior of a house with a dog in the yard, undated

  • Box 1, item 75
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Exterior of a house, undated

  • Box 1, item 76
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Exterior of a house, undated

  • Box 1, item 77
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Exterior of a house with a person working in the yard, undated

  • Box 1, item 78
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Exterior of a house, undated

  • Box 1, item 79
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Man leaning on a car, undated

  • Box 1, item 80
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Shocks of hemp in a field, undated

  • Box 2, item 81
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Shocks of hemp in a field, undated

  • Box 2, item 82
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Entrance gate, undated

  • Box 2, item 83
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Shocks of hemp in a field, undated

  • Box 3, item 84
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Shocks of hemp in a field, undated

  • Box 3, item 85
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A field of trees, undated

  • Box 3, item 86
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A gazebo in a field of trees, undated

  • Box 3, item 87
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Exterior of an unidentified building, undated

  • Box 3, item 88
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Exterior of an unidentified building, undated

  • Box 3, item 89
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Exterior of an unidentified building behind a treeline, undated

  • Box 3, item 90
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Exterior of an unidentified building behind a treeline, undated

  • Box 3, item 91
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Exteriors of two buildings with people walking between them, undated

  • Box 3, item 92
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Exterior of an unidentified building behind a treeline, undated

  • Box 3, item 93
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Interior room of a house with two musical instruments on a couch, undated

  • Box 4, item 94
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Interior room of a house, undated

  • Box 4, item 95
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Interior of a laboratory, undated

  • Box 4, item 96
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A man standing in a laboratory, undated

  • Box 4, item 97
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Interior of a laboratory, undated

  • Box 4, item 98
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A man sitting at a desk reading, undated

  • Box 4, item 99
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Five men standing in line by a fence, undated

  • Box 4, item 100
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Five men standing in line by a fence, undated

  • Box 4, item 101
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Five men standing on the exterior steps of a building, undated

  • Box 4, item 102
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Five men standing on the exterior steps of a building, undated

  • Box 4, item 103
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A group of men and women, and a child, standing outside, undated

  • Box 4, item 104
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A group of men and women standing outside with a child climbing a tree, undated

  • Box 4, item 105
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A group of men and women standing outside, undated

  • Box 4, item 106
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A woman driving a horse-drawn buggy, undated

  • Box 4, item 107
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A woman in a horse-drawn buggy, and a man standing, undated

  • Box 5, item 108
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A woman sitting in a horse-drawn buggy, undated

  • Box 5, item 109
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A man driving a horse-drawn buggy, undated

  • Box 5, item 110
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Farmers working mules in the field, undated

  • Box 5, item 111
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A man riding a horse, undated

  • Box 5, item 112
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A coal tipple, undated

  • Box 5, item 113
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A coal tipple, undated

  • Box 5, item 114
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Exterior of an unidentified church, undated

  • Box 5, item 115
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Exterior of a building seen through trees, undated

  • Box 5, item 116
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Exterior of a building seen across a pond, undated

  • Box 5, item 117
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People ice skating on a frozen pond, undated

  • Box 5, item 118
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People ice skating on a frozen pond, undated

  • Box 5, item 119
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Woman seated on a bridge over a creek, undated

  • Box 5, item 120
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Woman standing beside a creek, undated

  • Box 5, item 121
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Woman seated on a rock wall, undated

  • Box 5, item 122
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Woman seated on a rock wall, undated

  • Box 5, item 123
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Woman seated by a stream, undated

  • Box 6, item 124
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Woman standing on a rock wall, undated

  • Box 6, item 125
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Rural scene of a stream, undated

  • Box 6, item 126
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Rural scene of a stream, undated

  • Box 6, item 127
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Rural scene of trees, undated

  • Box 6, item 128
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Rural scene of trees, undated

  • Box 6, item 129
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Rural scene of trees, undated

  • Box 6, item 130
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Rural scene of trees and a path, undated

  • Box 6, item 131
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Rural scene of trees, undated

  • Box 6, item 132
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Rural scene of sheep in a field, undated

  • Box 6, item 133
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Rural scene of trees and a path, undated

  • Box 6, item 134
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Rural scene of trees and a field, undated

  • Box 6, item 135
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Rural scene of trees, undated

  • Box 6, item 136
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Rural scene of a country road and wooden fence, undated

  • Box 6, item 137
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Rural scene of a country road and wooden fence, undated

  • Box 6, item 138
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Rural scene of a country road and wooden fence, undated

  • Box 7, item 139
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Rural scene of a country road and wooden fence, undated

  • Box 7, item 140
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Rural scene of a country road and rock fence, undated

  • Box 7, item 141
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Rural scene of a country road and rock fence, undated

  • Box 7, item 142
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Rural scene of a country road and houses, undated

  • Box 7, item 143
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Rural scene of a country road and stream, undated

  • Box 7, item 144
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Trees reflected in water, undated

  • Box 7, item 145
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Trees on bank reflected in water, undated

  • Box 7, item 146
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Trees reflected in water, undated

  • Box 7, item 147
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Railroad tracks, undated

  • Box 7, item 148
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Debris in a field, undated

  • Box 7, item 149
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Stacks or shocks of hemp in a field, undated

  • Box 7, item 150
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Stacks or shocks of hemp in a field, undated

  • Box 7, item 151
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Stacks or shocks of hemp in a field, undated

  • Box 7, item 152
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