Kentucky Towns Postcard Negatives,ca. 1920-1942, (bulk ca. 1920s)

Descriptive Summary

Title
Kentucky Towns Postcard Negatives,ca. 1920-1942, (bulk ca. 1920s)
Creator
Kentucky towns
Extent
.4 cubic ft.
Subjects
Photographs.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: staff; machine-readable finding aid created by:M. Plarr
Repository
Berea College

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
This collection of negatives contains scenes from about two dozen Kentucky towns, principally Berea, Lexington, Middlesboro, and Richmond. A few images are dated 1906, 1920 1922, 1932, and 1942, although the greatest number of them would appear to be from the 1920's. The negatives represent the work of several phtographers, including: James M. Wilson (Bardstown), W. F. Monfort (Bardstown), R. L. Hill (Campbellsville), Edwin H. Willis (Cynthiana), Riley Studio (London), Caufield & Shook of Louisville, and the Art Store, Edwin S. Wells Co., of Cynthiana. Many of the negatives are copied from prints. Some may have been made to produce postcards. There are 583 nitrate negatives rangin in size from 4 X 6 inches to 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches.
A list of towns or areas depicted follows: Barbourville (Dr. T. Walker Park); Knox Co. Bardstown; Nelson Co. Berea (especially Berea College); Madison Co. Blue Lick Spring; Nicholas & Robertson Counties Brush Creek Caves Campbellsville; Taylor Co. Corbin; Whitley & Knox Counties Cynthiana; Harrison co. Harrodsburg; Mercer Co. Horse Cave; Hart Co. Jenkins; Letcher Co. Leslie County Lexington (especially University of Kentucky & Elmendorf farm); Fayette Co. London; Laurel Co. Louisville; Jefferson Co. Lyndon (Kentucky Military Institute); Jefferson Co.; Maysville; Mason Co. Middlesboro; Bell Co. Mt. Sterling; Montgomery Co. Natural Bridge; Powell Co. Nazareth (Academy); Nelson Co. Paducah; McCracken Co. Paris; Bourbon Co. Pine Mountain Richmond (especially Eastern Kentucky University); Madison Co. Warsaw; Gallatin Co. Washington; Mason Co.
Format may limit handling.
Unpublished guide, on-line item inventory.
Condition of material: Fair.