Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Central Kentucky Photograph Albums Now on ExploreUK

We are pleased to announce that the Central Kentucky photograph albums, 1905-1920 (2013av004), have been digitized are are now available on ExploreUK.

The collection (0.2 cubic feet; 145 items) consist of two albums of photographs depicting scenes in Boyle, Mercer, Jessamine, and McCreary counties. The majority of the photographs feature landscapes in these counties, such as creeks, rivers, waterfalls, fields, and roads. Places shown include Dick’s (Dix) River, Wilson’s Run, the Knobs, Cumberland Falls, Camp Nelson, Hickman Valley, and Salt River. Notable subjects include covered bridges, mills, residences, hemp farming, and quarries. The photographs show High Bridge and Brooklyn Bridge as well as other unidentified bridges, several of them are covered bridges. Additionally, the albums contain several photographs featuring people, such as two depicting Jim Clay and Anne Clay at Mrs. Darbishire’s house (items 43a and 57) and one which shows a small crowd of people at a river baptism (item 72).

View the full finding aid here.

Above: "Two women on path to log cabins" 
Above: "Birdseye view of Cumberland Falls"

Above: "At Mrs. Darbishire's- Jim and Anne Clay and Dinah, 1920"

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