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Collection on African Americans in Kentucky, 1870-1940

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Author

Finding aid prepared by Sara Abdmishani Price

Title

Collection on African Americans in Kentucky

Date

1870-1940

Repository

University of Kentucky Special Collections

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 14 series based on original provenance. The contents of the series are arranged chronologically by photographic format.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research use.

Preferred Citation Note

2007av036 : [identification of item], Collection on African Americans in Kentucky, 1870-1940, University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Extent

1.3 Cubic feet

2 boxes, 133 items

Abstract

Photographs of African Americans, 1870-1940.

Biography/History

The Collection on African Americans in Kentucky are photographs that have been brought together in an artificial collection based on subject matter and due to the small nature of the individual collections.

Scope and Content

The African American photographs include tintypes, albumen cartes de visite, lantern slides, gaslight developing out papers, albumen and silver gelatin print cabinet cards, mounted and unmounted silver gelatin prints, and halftones. The photographs are primarily portraits but also include materials pertaining to the clergy, churches, the YMCA, and family life.

Subjects

  • First African Baptist Church (Lexington, Ky.)
  • Keeneland Association. (Lexington, Ky.)
  • Lincoln Grant High School (Covington, Ky.).
  • Oliver High School (Winchester, Ky.)
  • YMCA. (Kentucky)
  • Photographs
  • Greensburg (Ky.)
  • Ali, Muhammad, 1942-
  • Bullock, Waller Overton, 1875-1953
  • Chiles, J. Alexander
  • Crutchfield, Lillian
  • Fouse, William Henry, 1868-1944
  • Hooper, E. J.
  • Mack, Allen, Bishop
  • Majors, P. S. , Reverend
  • McClaskey, J. W.
  • Seniours, Katie
  • Seniours, Lloyd
  • Young, Whitney M.
  • African American Baptists--Kentucky--Lexington
  • African American basketball players
  • African American Boxers
  • African American clergy
  • African American fraternal organizations--Kentucky--Louisville
  • African American musicians--Kentucky
  • African American musicians--Kentucky--Lexington
  • Postcards.
  • Swine.

Collection Inventory

I Loch Lea Antiques collection on African Americans
Scope and Content Note:

One tintype of an African American woman.

Unidentified African American female, undated
Tintype [Box: 1, Folder: 1, Item: 1] browse
II Pliss Antiques collection on African Americans
Scope and Content Note:

Two tintypes with African American subjects.

Unidentified African American male, undated
Tintype [Box: 1, Folder: 2, Item: 1] browse
Two African American females and one African American male, undated
Tintype [Box: 1, Folder: 2, Item: 2] browse
III Katie Owens photographs
Scope and Content Note:

29 images from Katie Owens' photographic album in both albumen carte de visite and ferrotype (tintype) format. The subjects in the photos are African American and Caucasian.

Unidentified African American male ; photo found loose at beginning of album, undated
Tintype [Box: 1, Folder: 3, Item: 1] browse
Two unidentified adolescent females ; photo located on page 13 of album, undated
Albumen carte de visite [Box: 1, Folder: 3, Item: 2] browse
Unidentified male ; photo located on page 13 of album, undated
Albumen carte de visite [Box: 1, Folder: 3, Item: 3] browse
Unidentified African American female ; photo located on page 13 of album, undated
Tintype [Box: 1, Folder: 3, Item: 4] browse
Unidentified male ; photo located on page 13 of album ; written on back "Gilber and Bac", undated
Albumen carte de visite [Box: 1, Folder: 3, Item: 5] browse
Unidentified African American female ; photo located on page 14 of album, undated
Albumen carte de visite [Box: 1, Folder: 3, Item: 6] browse
Unidentified male ; photo located on page 14 of album, undated
Albumen carte de visite [Box: 1, Folder: 3, Item: 7] browse
Unidentified female ; photo located loose in album, undated
Tintype [Box: 1, Folder: 3, Item: 8] browse
Unidentified African American female ; photo located on page 15 of album, undated
Tintype [Box: 1, Folder: 3, Item: 9] browse
Unidentified female ; photo located on page 15 of album, undated
Tintype [Box: 1, Folder: 3, Item: 10] browse
Two unidentified African American males ; photo located on page 16 of album, undated
Tintype [Box: 1, Folder: 3, Item: 11] browse
Unidentified male ; photo located on page 16 of album, undated
Albumen carte de visite [Box: 1, Folder: 3, Item: 12] browse
Unidentified African American female ; photo located on page 16 of album, undated
Tintype [Box: 1, Folder: 3, Item: 13] browse
Unidentified African American male and female ; photo located on page 16 of album, undated
Tintype [Box: 1, Folder: 3, Item: 14] browse
Unidentified female ; photo located on page 17 of album, undated
Tintype [Box: 1, Folder: 3, Item: 15] browse
Unidentified African American male and female ; photo located on page 18 of album, undated
Tintype [Box: 1, Folder: 3, Item: 16] browse
UnidentifiedAfrican American male ; photo located on page 18 of album, undated
Tintype [Box: 1, Folder: 3, Item: 17] browse
Unidentified African American female ; photo located on page 18 of album, undated
Halftone [Box: 1, Folder: 3, Item: 18] browse
Unidentified African American male ; photo located on page 19 of album, undated
Tintype [Box: 1, Folder: 3, Item: 19] browse
Unidentified African American female ; photo located on page 19 of album, undated
Tintype [Box: 1, Folder: 3, Item: 20] browse
Unidentified African American male ; photo located on page 19 of album, undated
Tintype [Box: 1, Folder: 3, Item: 21] browse
Unidentified male, three unknown females, and one unknown male child ; photo located on page 20 of album, undated
Tintype [Box: 1, Folder: 3, Item: 22] browse
Unidentified African American male ; photo located on page 20 of album, undated
Tintype [Box: 1, Folder: 3, Item: 23] browse
Unidentified male ; photo located on page 20 of album, undated
Albumen carte de visite [Box: 1, Folder: 3, Item: 24] browse
Unidentified African American male ; photo located on page 21 of album, undated
Tintype [Box: 1, Folder: 3, Item: 25] browse
Unidentified African American male ; photo located on page 22 of album, undated
Tintype [Box: 1, Folder: 3, Item: 26] browse
Lloyd Seniours ; photo located on page 24 of album ; written in album "Papa Lloyd Seniours of Naomi Seniours Allen", undated
Tintype [Box: 1, Folder: 3, Item: 27] browse
Katie Seniours ; photo located on page 24 of album ; written in album "Mama Katie Seniours of Naomi Seniours Allen", undated
[Box: 1, Folder: 3, Item: 28] browse
Unidentified African American male and female ; photo located on page 25 of album, undated
Tintype [Box: 1, Folder: 3, Item: 29] browse
IV Elizabeth White Hurley photographs
Scope and Content Note:

26 photographs from Elizabeth "Liza" White Hurley's album in ferrotype (tintype), albumen carte de visite, silver gelatin print, and gaslight developing out paper formats. The subjects in the photographs are African-American and Caucasian.

Unidentified African American female ; photo found loose at beginning of album, undated
Tintype [Box: 1, Folder: 4, Item: 1] browse
Unidentified African American male and female ; photo located on page 1 of album ; written page 1 verso ; "Liza Hurley nee' White Georgetown, Ky d. Feb 26, 1986 retired school teacher.", undated
Gelatin silver print [Box: 1, Folder: 4, Item: 2] browse
Unidentified male ; photo located on page 2 of album, undated
Albumen carte de visite [Box: 1, Folder: 4, Item: 3] browse
Unidentified African American male ; photo located on page 3 of album, undated
Albumen carte de visite [Box: 1, Folder: 4, Item: 4] browse
Unidentified African American female ; photo located on page 4 of album, undated
Albumen carte de visite [Box: 1, Folder: 4, Item: 5] browse
Unidentified African American female ; photo located on page 5 of album, undated
Albumen carte de visite [Box: 1, Folder: 4, Item: 6] browse
Unidentified African American female ; photo located on page 6 of album, undated
Albumen carte de visite [Box: 1, Folder: 4, Item: 7] browse
Unidentified African American female ; photo located on page 7 of album, undated
Albumen carte de visite [Box: 1, Folder: 4, Item: 8] browse
Unidentified female ; photo located on page 8 of album, undated
Albumen carte de visite [Box: 1, Folder: 4, Item: 9] browse
Unidentified African American female ; photo located on page 9 of album, undated
Albumen carte de visite [Box: 1, Folder: 4, Item: 10] browse
Unidentified African American male ; photo located on page 10 of album, undated
Albumen carte de visite [Box: 1, Folder: 4, Item: 11] browse
Unidentified African American female ; photo located on page 13 of album, undated
Tintype [Box: 1, Folder: 4, Item: 12] browse
Unidentified African American male and female ; photo located on page 14 of album, undated
Tintype [Box: 1, Folder: 4, Item: 13] browse
Unidentified African American female ; photo located on page 15 of album, undated
Tintype [Box: 1, Folder: 4, Item: 14] browse
Unidentified African American male ; photo located on page 16 of album, undated
Tintype [Box: 1, Folder: 4, Item: 15] browse
Unidentified male ; photo located on page 17 of album, undated
Tintype [Box: 1, Folder: 4, Item: 16] browse
Unidentified African American female ; photo located on page 18 of album, undated
Tintype [Box: 1, Folder: 4, Item: 17] browse
Unidentified African American female ; photo located on page 19 of album, undated
Gelatin silver print [Box: 1, Folder: 4, Item: 18] browse
Unidentified African American female ; photo located on page 21 of album, undated
Gelatin silver print [Box: 1, Folder: 4, Item: 19] browse
Unidentified African American male ; photo located on page 25 of album, undated
Albumen carte de visite [Box: 1, Folder: 4, Item: 20] browse
Unidentified African American male ; photo located behind item 20 on page 25 of album, undated
Gelatin silver print [Box: 1, Folder: 4, Item: 21] browse
Unidentified African American female ; photo located on page 26 of album, undated
Gaslight developing out paper [Box: 2, Folder: 4, Item: 22]
Unidentified African American female infant ; photo remains within album and is located on page 27, undated
Gelatin silver print [Box: 1, Folder: 4, Item: 23] browse
Three unidentified African American females and two unidentified African American children ; photo remains within album and is located on page 28, undated
Gelatin silver print [Box: 1, Folder: 4, Item: 24] browse
Unidentified male ; photo located on page 29 of album, undated
Albumen carte de visite [Box: 1, Folder: 4, Item: 25] browse
Unidentified African American male child ; photo remains within album and is located on page 30, undated
Gelatin silver print [Box: 1, Folder: 4, Item: 26] browse
V Unprovenanced photographs
Scope and Content Note:

Unprovenanced images in various formats including mounted albumen prints, albumen and silver gelatin cabinet cards, mounted and non-mounted silver gelatin prints, matte collodion prints, and gaslight DOPs.

i Unidentified subjects
Scope and Content Note:

Includes unidentified subjects in photographs of various formats.

Seven unidentified African American males standing in front of an unidentified building, undated
Albumen [Box: 2, Folder: 5, Item: 1] browse
Unidentified African American male and female, undated
Albumen [Box: 2, Folder: 5, Item: 2] browse
Unidentified African American female, undated
Albumen cabinet card [Box: 2, Folder: 5, Item: 3] browse
Unidentified African American male child, undated
Albumen cabinet card [Box: 2, Folder: 5, Item: 4] browse
Unidentified African American male, undated
Gelatin silver print [Box: 2, Folder: 5, Item: 5] browse
Unidentified African American female, undated
Gelatin silver print [Box: 2, Folder: 5, Item: 6] browse
Unidentified African American female, undated
Gelatin silver print [Box: 2, Folder: 5, Item: 7] browse
Unidentified African American male and male child, undated
Gelatin silver print [Box: 2, Folder: 5, Item: 8] browse
Unidentified African American male child, undated
Gelatin silver print [Box: 2, Folder: 5, Item: 9] browse
Unidentified African American male child, undated
Gelatin silver print [Box: 2, Folder: 5, Item: 10] browse
undated
Gelatin silver print [Box: 2, Folder: 5, Item: 11] browse
Unidentified African American male holding tobacco, undated
Gelatin silver print [Box: 2, Folder: 5, Item: 12] browse
Unidentified African American male child, undated
Gelatin silver print [Box: 2, Folder: 5, Item: 13] browse
Unidentified African American male, undated
Gelatin silver print [Box: 2, Folder: 5, Item: 14] browse
A postcard picturing Uncle Tom and his cabin; caption on postcard: "UNCLE TOM AND UNCLE TOMS CABIN", undated
Gelatin silver print [Box: 2, Folder: 5, Item: 15] browse
Unidentified female, undated
Gaslight developing out paper cabinet card [Box: 2, Folder: 5, Item: 16] browse
ii Identified subjects
Scope and Content Note:

Includes identified subjects in photographs of various formats.

Spencer Farm family class of African American women (information provided with photograph), undated
Albumen [Box: 2, Folder: 5, Item: 17] browse
Men and women in boats at the waterside at Boone's Fort with a group of African American male musicians on the shore, August 1887
Albumen [Box: 2, Folder: 5, Item: 18] browse
Nancy Anderson, African American ex-slave known as "Old Boss" in Lexington, Kentucky ; photograph is the same image found on boxes of Old Boss brand cigars, undated
Albumen [Box: 2, Folder: 5, Item: 19] browse
Nancy Anderson, African American ex-slave known as "Old Boss" in Lexington, Kentucky ; written on back "Old Boss \\ Rag-Picker - Lex. Ky-", undated
Gelatin silver print printing out paper cabinet card [Box: 2, Folder: 5, Item: 20] browse
M.R. Fitzbutler, graduation portrait, 1898
Matte collodion [Box: 2, Folder: 5, Item: 21] browse
J. Alexander Chiles, African American real-estate agent and lawyer ; written on back "To Mr. and Mrs. John T. Clay, \\ my esteemed friends, \\ J. Alexander Chiles \\ Lex, Ky. June 19, 1895", June 19, 1895
Gaslight developing out paper cabinet card [Box: 2, Folder: 5, Item: 22] browse
Mr. and Mrs. Bishop James Moody, wedding photograph, witten on photograph border, "Your Sincerely \\ Mr and Mrs Bishop James Moody", undated
Gelatin silver print [Box: 2, Folder: 5, Item: 23] browse
Whitney M. Young (1924-1971), undated
Gelatin silver print [Box: 2, Folder: 5, Item: 24] browse
American Woodmen Unform Ranks at Camp Nicholas Biddle in Lousiville, Kentucky ; written on photograph, "Camp Nicholas Biddle Forth District Encampment Of \\ American Woodmen Uniform Ranks \\ Major General Jno. L. Jones Commanding \\ July 28-Aug 2- 1924 Louisville, Kentucky", 1924
Gelatin silver print panoramic [Box: 2, Folder: 5, Item: 25] browse
iii School subjects
Scope and Content Note:

Includes gelatin silver print photographs of school related activities at Lincoln Grant High School in Covington, Kentucky and Oliver High School in Winchester, Kentucky.

Domestic science class at Lincoln Grant High School in Covington, Kentucky picturing unidentified female students, principal William H. Fouse (1868-1944), and teacher Lillian Crutchfield ; written on back, "Domestic Science \\ Lincoln Grant High School \\ Prof W.m. H. Fouse Principal. \\ Lillian Crutchfield \\ teacher.", undated
Gelatin silver print [Box: 2, Folder: 5, Item: 26] browse
Domestic science class at Lincoln Grant High School in Covington, Kentucky picturing unidentified students, an unidentifed man, and teacher Lillian Crutchfield, undated
Gelatin silver print [Box: 2, Folder: 5, Item: 27] browse
African American women's basketball team and coach E.J. Hooper at Oliver High School in Winchester, Kentucky, 1922
Gelatin silver print [Box: 2, Folder: 5, Item: 28] browse
African American men's basketball team and coach E.J. Hooper at Oliver High School in Winchester, Kentucky, 1922
Gelatin silver print [Box: 2, Folder: 5, Item: 29] browse
African American football team and coach E.J. Hooper at Oliver High School in Winchester, Kentucky ; written on photograph border, "Champions of The Bluegrass League" ; players in photograph are numbered and identified as follows, "1, Drummer ; 2, Taylor; 3, A. Williams ; 4, Deany ; 5, Didlick ; 6, Burnam ; 7, E.J. Hooper, coach ; \\ 8, Green ; 9, Mance ; 10, Pendleton ; 11 Moore ; 12, Ecton ; 13, Bean ; 14, C. Williams ; 15, Givens" ; the football team's records for the years 1920-1923 are written on the back of the photograph, 1923
Gelatin silver print [Box: 2, Folder: 5, Item: 30] browse
VI Lantern slides
Scope and Content Note:

Fifteen lantern slides produced by Dury and Co. photographers in Nashville, Tennessee.

Unidentified African American men working in the field and leading plow horses, 1903
Lantern slides [Box: 2, Folder: 6, Item: 1] browse
Unidentified house, 1903
Lantern slides [Box: 2, Folder: 6, Item: 2] browse
Unidentified African American female and child in an alley, 1903
Lantern slides [Box: 2, Folder: 6, Item: 3] browse
Unidentified African American woman sitting on the front steps of a large house, 1903
Lantern slides [Box: 2, Folder: 6, Item: 4] browse
Unidentified African American woman and boy standing in front of a large white house, 1903
Lantern slides [Box: 2, Folder: 6, Item: 5] browse
Unidentified African American males, 1903
Lantern slides [Box: 2, Folder: 6, Item: 6] browse
Group of unidentified African American men and one caucasian man, 1903
Lantern slides [Box: 2, Folder: 6, Item: 7] browse
Unidentifed African American family picture, 1903
Lantern slides [Box: 2, Folder: 6, Item: 8] browse
Pigs eating, 1903
Lantern slides [Box: 2, Folder: 6, Item: 9] browse
Unidentified town, 1903
Lantern slides [Box: 2, Folder: 6, Item: 10] browse
African American man at the dentist, 1903
Lantern slides [Box: 2, Folder: 6, Item: 11] browse
Large white house, 1903
Lantern slides [Box: 2, Folder: 6, Item: 12] browse
Group of men standing outside of a wooden building, 1903
Lantern slides [Box: 2, Folder: 6, Item: 13] browse
Three unidentified African American boys, 1903
Lantern slides [Box: 2, Folder: 6, Item: 14] browse
Unidentified African American male and female, 1903
Lantern slides [Box: 2, Folder: 6, Item: 15] browse
VII Georgetown Antique Mall collection on African Americans
Scope and Content Note:

Three mounted silver gelatin prints of African Americans.

Unidentified African American family and several others, undated
Gelatin silver print [Box: 1, Folder: 7, Item: 1]
Greensburg, Kentucky African American school group ; written on back "School Group of Greensburg Colored school", undated
Gelatin silver print [Box: 1, Folder: 7, Item: 2]
Unidentified African American man ; written on back "[Matt Gourherd?]", undated
Gelatin silver print [Box: 1, Folder: 7, Item: 3]
VIII African American band photographs
Scope and Content Note:

Silver gelatin print of an African American band in Lexington, Kentucky.

African American band in Lexington, Kentucky, undated
Gelatin silver prints [Box: 2, Folder: 8, Item: 1] browse
IX Dr. Louis H. Mulligan photographs
Scope and Content Note:

One silver gelatin print by Dr. Louis H. Mulligan.

African American woman and girl gathering greens in a basket ; written on mounting "Paper Negative Process / M-Q Developer," mounting is not included ; print is from the same session as "Kentucky Angelus" (1899), 1899
Gelatin silver print [Box: 1, Folder: 9, Item: 1]
X African American YMCA members in Kentucky photographs
Scope and Content Note:

Mounted silver gelatin print photographs of African American YMCA members and an autographed photograph of Dr. Waller Overton Bullock.

African American YMCA Membership Commiitee of 1902 ; men are identified by names written on border of photograph, "Y.M.C.A. Membership Committee 1902. \\ July 16, 1902 \\ C.B. Preston, Gen'l Sec'y Rev. J.F. Blue, J.W. Ramsey \\ P.A. Curtis, Com. Chairman Rev. C.B. Allen, Com. Sec'y G.W. Talbott \\ Louisville, Kentucky.", July 16, 1902
Gelatin silver print [Box: 2, Folder: 10, Item: 1] browse
African American members of Kentucky's Lincoln Institute and African American members of the YMCA in front of an unidentified building, undated
Gelatin silver print [Box: 2, Folder: 10, Item: 2] browse
Dr. Waller Overton Bullock sculpting the bust of an unidentified African American man, undated
Gelatin silver print [Box: 2, Folder: 10, Item: 3] browse
XI First Baptist Church Sunday School photographs
Scope and Content Note:

Panoramic silver gelatin print of the First Baptist Church Sunday School of Lexington,Kentucky.

Panoramic group photograph of the First Baptist Church Sunday School at 266 East Short Street, at Deweese Street, Lexington, Kentucky, March 18, 1917
Gelatin silver print [Box: 3, Folder: 11, Item: 1] browse
XII McClaskey family photographs
Scope and Content Note:

Three silver gelatin prints including an African American school group, an African American soldier, and the African American grandstand at Keeneland race track.

African American soldier ; written on back "Present By A Stone \\ to \\ Uncle Lewis McClasky", undated
Gelatin silver print [Box: 1, Folder: 12, Item: 1] browse
Group of unidentified African American graduates ; written on back "J.W. McClaskey \\ Bloomfield, Kentucky", undated
Gelatin silver print [Box: 1, Folder: 12, Item: 2] browse
Group of unidentified African American graduates ; written on back "J.W. McClaskey \\ Bloomfield, Kentucky", April 23, 1949
Gelatin silver print [Box: 1, Folder: 12, Item: 3] browse
XIII Muhammad Ali photographs
Scope and Content Note:

One autographed silver gelatin print of Muhammad Ali.

Muhammad Ali in the boxing ring, autographed "Muhammad Ali \\ aka \\ Cassius Clay.", undated
Gelatin silver print [Box: 1, Folder: 13, Item: 1] browse
XIV African American clergy photographs
Scope and Content Note:

Two half tone prints of African American clergymen.

Bishop Albert Mack, printed on card "Bishop Allen Mack, \\ Independent Evangelist Missionary Worker.", undated
Halftone [Box: 1, Folder: 14, Item: 1] browse
Reverend P.S. Majors ; printed on card "REV. P.S. MAJORS, THE EVANGELIST. 732 JACKSON ST., OWENSBORO, KY.", undated
[Box: 1, Folder: 14, Item: 2] browse