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Mt. Sterling Library Association Photographic Collection, 1861-1880

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Title

Mt. Sterling Library Association Photographic Collection

Date

1861-1880

Repository

University of Kentucky Special Collections

Lexington, Kentucky 40506

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Mt. Sterling Library Association Photographic Collection, 2005AV2, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.

Extent

.5 cu. ft. (1 box): 118 items

Biography/History

The Mt. Sterling Library Association Photographic Collection, 1861-1880 was purchased by the University of Kentucky Libraries in 1986. No other acquisition or provenance information exists.

Scope and Content

The Mt. Sterling Library Association Photographic Collection, 1861-1880 consists of 118 images in 1860's photographic albums and a small number of loose items. Three of the images are ferrotypes (tintypes) and the rest are a mixture of albumen and carbon print cartes de visite. The collection contains mostly unidentified portraits of an unknown Central Kentucky family, and mass-produced images of political and military figures from the Civil War (Union and Confederate.)

Subjects

  • Confederate States of America-Armed Forces-Pictorial works
  • United States-History-Civil War-1861-1865
  • United States-History-Civil War-1861-1865-Photography

Related Material

Warner, Ezra J. . Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1964.

Warner, Ezra J. . Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1959.

Collection Inventory

Album 1
Scope and Content Note:

Cartes de visite photographic album containing thirty-six portraits of an unknown family. Most of the images are from Lexington, Kentucky studios, but a few are from studios in Paris, Kentucky. This possibly indicates a Bourbon County, Kentucky origin for the album.

Unidentified man and woman, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item: 1] browse
Unidentified man, [n.d.]
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Unidentified man, [n.d.]
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John W. Phelps, [n.d.]
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Unidentified woman, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item: 5] browse
Unidentified man, [n.d.]
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Unidentified woman, [n.d.]
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Unidentified woman, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item: 8] browse
Unidentified man, [n.d.]
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J. T. Patterson, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item: 10] browse
Unidentified woman, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item: 11] browse
Unidentified woman, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item: 12] browse
Unidentified woman, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item: 13] browse
Unidentified young girl, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item: 14] browse
Unidentified woman, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item: 15] browse
Unidentified woman, handwritten on back in pencil "March 18th 1881, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item: 16] browse
Unidentified infant, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item: 17] browse
Unidentified man, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item: 18] browse
Unidentified man, [n.d.]
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E. H. Owsley, handwritten on front in ink "Yours Truly, E. H. Owsley", [n.d.]
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Unidentified man, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item: 21] browse
Unidentified man, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item: 22] browse
Unidentified man, [n.d.]
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Unidentified man, [n.d.]
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Unidentified man, [n.d.]
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Unidentified man, [n.d.]
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Lauren Wilkerson, [n.d.]
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Unidentified man, [n.d.]
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John "Raccoon" Smith; handwritten on front in ink "Raccoon Jno Smith / Circuit Rider / Organized / Christian / Church / of Ky.", [n.d.]
[box: 1, item: 29] browse
Unidentified man, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item: 30] browse
Unidentified man, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item: 31] browse
Unidentified infant, [n.d.]
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Unidentified infant, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item: 33] browse
Unidentified man, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item: 34] browse
Unidentified girl, [n.d.]
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Unidentified woman, [n.d.]
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Album 2
Scope and Content Note:

Cartes de visite photographic album containing twenty-seven portraits of Civil War Union military and political figures. The majority of the images are carbon print reproductions of engravings, mounted on cartes de visite backings.

George Washington, reproduction from painting, [n.d.]
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Major General George Brinton McClellan (1826-1885), U.S.A posed with wife, Ellen Marcy McClellan, [n.d.]
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Brigadier General Don Carlos Buell (1818-1898), U.S.A, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item: 39] browse
Brigadier General William Starke Rosecrans (1819-1898), U.S.A., "Old Rosy", [n.d.]
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Brigadier General William Starke Rosecrans (1819-1898), U.S.A., "Old Rosy", [n.d.]
[box: 1, item: 41] browse
Lieutenant General Ulysses Simpson Grant (1822-1885), U.S.A, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item: 42] browse
Major General Nathaniel Prentiss Banks (1816-1894), U.S.A, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item: 43] browse
Colonel Edward Dickinson Baker (1811-1861) U.S.A., U.S. Congressman, U.S. Senator, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item: 44] browse
Major General William Baker Curtis (1821-1891), U.S.A, [n.d.]
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Major General John Adams Dix (1798-1879), U.S.A, [n.d.]
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General Henry Wagner Halleck (1815-1872), U.S.A, [n.d.]
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Major General Samuel Peter Heintzelman (1805-1880), U.S.A, [n.d.]
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Major General George Archibald McCall (1802-1868), U.S.A, [n.d.]
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Major General Joseph Hooker (1814-1879) U.S.A. (AKA "Fighting Joe" Hooker), [n.d.]
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Major General Irvin McDowell (1818-1885), U.S.A, [n.d.]
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Major General Ormsby Mitchell (1809-1862), U.S.A, [n.d.]
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Major General John Pope (1822-1892), U.S.A, [n.d.]
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Commander David Dixon Porter (1813-1891), U.S.A, [n.d.]
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Brigadier General William Starke Rosecrans (1819-1898), U.S.A., "Old Rosy", [n.d.]
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Major General Franz Sigel (1824-1902), U.S.A, [n.d.]
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Major General John Ellis Wool (1784-1869), U.S.A, [n.d.]
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Henry Clay (1777 - 1852), U.S. Senator from Kentucky and Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives for the Twelfth and Thirteenth Congresses, [n.d.]
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Henry Clay (1777 - 1852), U.S. Senator from Kentucky and Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives for the Twelfth and Thirteenth Congresses, [n.d.]
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John Jordan Crittenden (1787-1852), United States Senator from Kentucky and Attorney General of the United States, [n.d.]
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Daniel Webster (1782-1852), U.S. Congressman, Senator, and Secretary of State in the Harrison and Fillmore administrations, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item: 61] browse
"Gen. Tom Thumb and Lady", General Tom Thumb (Charles Sherwood Stratton (1838-1883) and his wife, Lavinia Warren (1841-, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item: 62] browse
"Com. Nutt and Minnie Warren", Commodore Nutt (George Washington Morrison Nutt, 1844-1881) and fellow performer, Minnie Warren (1849-1878), [n.d.]
[box: 1, item: 63] browse
Album 3
Scope and Content Note:

Cartes de visite photographic album containing forty-six Civil War Confederate military and political figures. The images are albumen cartes de visite and came pre-loaded into the album. The album contains a printed index listing its contents and "Our Generals" is embossed into the cover.

Jefferson Davis (1808-1889); President of Confederate States of America, [n.d.]
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Alexander Hamilton Stephens (1812-1883); Vice-President of the Confederate States of America, [n.d.]
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General Robert Edward Lee (1807-1870) C.S.A, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item: 66] browse
General Joseph Eggleston Johnston (1807-1891) C.S.A, [n.d.]
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General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard (1818-1893) C.S.A, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item: 68] browse
General Albert Sidney Johnston (1083-1862) C.S.A, [n.d.]
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General Braxton Bragg (1817-1876), C.S.A, [n.d.]
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Lieutenant General James Longstreet (1821-1904), C.S.A, [n.d.]
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Lieutenant General John Bell Hood (1831-1879), C.S.A, [n.d.]
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Lieutenant General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson (1824-1863) C.S.A, [n.d.]
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Major General Richard Ewell (1817-1872) C.S.A, [n.d.]
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Lieutenant General Ambrose Powell Hill (1825-1865) C.S.A, [n.d.]
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General Leonidas Polk (1806-1864), C.S.A, [n.d.]
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Lieutenant General Richard Taylor (1826-1879), C.S.A, [n.d.]
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Major General Edmund Kirby Smith (1824-1893) C.S.A, [n.d.]
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General William Joseph Hardee (1815-1873), C.S.A, [n.d.]
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Major General Sterling Price (1809-1867) C.S.A.; governor of Missouri, [n.d.]
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Major General James Ewell Brown Stuart (1833-1864), C.S.A, [n.d.]
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Lieutenant General Wade Hampton (1818-1902) C.S.A.; Governor of South Carolina (1876-1879) and U.S. Senator (1878-1891), [n.d.]
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Major General Fitzhugh Lee (1835-1905) C.S.A.; later elected Governor of Virginia, consul-general to Havana, [n.d.]
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Major General Nathan Bedford Forrest (1821-1877), C.S.A, [n.d.]
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Brigadier General Humphrey Marshall, (1812-1872) C.S.A.; U.S. Congressman (1849-1852, 1855-1859); diplomat to China (1852-1854),Confederate Congressman, [n.d.]
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Major General Simon Bolivar Buckner (1823-1914) C.S.A, [n.d.]
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Major General John Bankhead Magruder (1807-1871), C.S.A, [n.d.]
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Major General Franklin Gardner (1823-1873), C.S.A, [n.d.]
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Lieutenant General Joseph Wheeler (1836-1906), C. S. A.; U.S. Congressman, 1881-1882, 1885-1900, [n.d.]
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Major General Benjamin Huger (1805-1877), C.S.A, [n.d.]
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Lieutenant General Stephen Dill Lee (1833-1908), C.S.A, [n.d.]
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Major General George Bibb Crittenden (1812-1880), C.S.A, [n.d.]
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Major General Edward Johnson (1816-1873), C.S.A, [n.d.]
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Major General Henry Hopkins Sibley (1816-1886), C.S.A, [n.d.]
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Major General Earl Van Dorn (1820-1863), C.S.A, [n.d.]
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Major General Bushrod Johnson (1817-1880), C.S.A, [n.d.]
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Major General Thomas Lafayette Rosser (1836-1910), C.S.A, [n.d.]
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Brigadier General Albert Gallatin Jenkins (1830-1864), C.S.A, [n.d.]
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Brigadier General Bradley Tyler Johnson (1829-1903), C.S.A, [n.d.]
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Brigadier General James Jay Archer (1817-1864), C.S.A, [n.d.]
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George Washington Custis Lee (1832-1913), C.S.A, [n.d.]
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Major General William Henry Fitzhugh Lee (1837-1891), C.S.A, [n.d.]
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George Hume Steuart (1828-1903), C.S.A, [n.d.]
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Brigadier General Thomas Fenwick Drayton (1808-1891), C.S.A, [n.d.]
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Brigadier General George Thomas Anderson (1824-1901), C.S.A, [n.d.]
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Brigadier General Thomas Hart Taylor (1825-1901), C.S.A, [n.d.]
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General Howell Cobb (1815-1868), C.S.A, [n.d.]
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Brigadier General Meriwether Jeff Thompson (1826-1876), C.S.A, [n.d.]
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Brigadier General Robert Augustus Toombs (1810-1885), C.S.A, [n.d.]
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Loose Items
Scope and Content Note:

Nine loose, painting reproductions of Civil War military figures on cartes de visite stock.

Lieutenant General Ulysses Simpson Grant (1822-1885), U.S.A, [n.d.]
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Lieutenant General Winfield Scott (1786-1866), U.S.A, [n.d.]
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Lieutenant General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson (1824-1863) C.S.A, [n.d.]
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Napoléon Bonaparte (1769-1821), reproduction of painting, [n.d.]
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"The Huguenot", reproduction of painting, [n.d.]
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"Rosa Lege", reproduction of painting, [n.d.]
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"Nannie Bean", reproduction of painting, [n.d.]
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Two pigs in a field, reproduction of painting, [n.d.]
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"Ray Fish, Or Skate." Duke's Cigarettes "tobacco" card, part of the Fishers and Fish series, [n.d.]
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