Pettus-Speiden Family Collection, ca. 1860-ca. 1949

Descriptive Summary

Title
Pettus-Speiden Family Collection, ca. 1860-ca. 1949
Creator
Pettus-Speiden
Extent
230 items
Subjects
Pettus family-- Pictorial works.
Robinson, Stuart, 1814-1881-- Pictorial works.
Photographers-- Kentucky-- Louisville-- Photographs.
Speiden family-- Pictorial works.
Finding Aid Author
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Repository
The Filson Historical Society

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
Family photographs, primarily of the Pettus, Speiden, and Mitchell families who were related by marriage. Most are studio photographs, cartes de visite, and cabinet photos. Many candid snapshots date from the 1930s and 1940s. Of interest is an 1875 photograph of Mat Bransford, one of the African-American guides at Mammoth Cave, and a self-photo of I.B. Webster, a prominent Louisville photographer from the 1850s until ca. 1880. Identified persons include Pettus family members, Speiden family members, Hayden C. Mitchell, Doctor Joseph W. Gill, and Reverend Stuart Robinson