Melville Otter Briney Photograph Collection, ca. 1890-ca. 1979

Descriptive Summary

Title
Melville Otter Briney Photograph Collection, ca. 1890-ca. 1979
Creator
Briney, Melville Otter, 1899-1986
Extent
264 items
Subjects
Actresses-- Kentucky-- Louisville-- Photographs.
Anderson, Mary, 1859-1940-- Pictorial works.
Briney family-- Pictorial works.
Carter family-- Pictorial works.
Otter family-- Pictorial works.
Rice, Alice Caldwell Hegan, 1870-1942-- Pictorial works.
Women authors, American-- Kentucky-- Photographs.
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Repository
The Filson Historical Society

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
Melville Otter Briney was a Louisville author and columnist for the Louisville Times. Her weekly column, "Old Louisville," recounted stories of people, events, and places in Louisville history and often drew upon memories of her childhood on St. James Court. Her husband, Russell Briney, was a reporter for the Courier-journal. The collection includes photographs of members of the Briney, Otter, and Carter families. Albums of snapshots taken by Mrs. Briney picture her girlhood friends and schoolmates, parties, and vacations from 1912-1916. Identified photographs include Mary Anderson, John Otter Briney, Melville Otter Briney, Russell Briney, Mrs. James G. Carter, Melvilla B. Carter Otter, John Delaware Otter, and Alice Hegan Rice