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Tom Moore: Paris, KY Photographic Collection, 1909

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Author

Processed by: Scott Tomberlin, Lindy Melvin; machine-readable finding aid created by:Scott Tomberlin; Lindy Melvin

Title

Tom Moore: Paris, KY Photographic Collection

Date

1909

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], Tom Moore: Paris, KY Photographic Collection, 2002AV01,Special Collections, University of Kentucky.

Extent

.25 cu. ft. (1 box): 22 images

Biography/History

Paris, Kentucky, 17 miles from Lexington, is located in historic Bourbon County. Long famous for the production of thoroughbred horses and Bourbon whisky (which was named after the county) ceased production of the famous Kentucky liquor following the advent of Prohibition and never resumed after its repeal. However, the county is still home to over 90 horse farms. The courthouse depicted in one of the photos, built in 1908, is the fourth County courthouse built on the same site and renowned as one of the most beautiful in the state. All three of its predecessors were destroyed by fire. The dome features murals of the four seasons in farming in Bourbon County. The county's abundant supply of salt and quality water, coupled with an abundance of fertile farmland, has attracted inhabitants for untold centuries.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of 22 silver gelatin print photographs of downtown Paris, Kentucky, including the Opera House, Carnegie Library, and other points of local interest. The photographs were taken approximately 1909 by local photographer Tom Moore and hand-assembled by Moore into an album. These snapshots offer a rare glimpse into the history of a small Kentucky city in the early 1900's.

Subjects

  • Bourbon County (Ky.)--History
  • Paris (Ky.)--History

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Collection Inventory

"Court House"; handwritten on front of photographic mounting, 1909
Silver print [box: 1, item: 1] browse
"Court House Square"; handwritten on back of photographic mounting, 1909
Silver print [box: 1, item: 2] browse
"Elks' Building"; handwritten on front of photographic mounting, 1909
Silver print [box: 1, item: 3] browse
"Episcopal Church and Engine House"; handwritten on back of photographic mounting, 1909
Silver print [box: 1, item: 4] browse
"Court Day Crowd"; handwitten on front of photographic mounting, 1909
Silver print [box: 1, item: 5] browse
"Carnegie Library"; handwritten on back of photographic mounting, 1909
Silver print [box: 1, item: 6] browse
"14th and Main Sts"; handwritten on front of photographic mounting, 1909
Silver print [box: 1, item: 7] browse
"Christian Church"; handwritten on back of photographic mounting, 1909
Silver print [box: 1, item: 8] browse
"Confederate Monument"; handwritten on front of photographic mounting, 1909
Silver print [box: 1, item: 9] browse
"Fire Department"; handwritten on back of photographic mounting, 1909
Silver print [box: 1, item: 10] browse
"Paris Milling Co."; handwritten on front of photographic mounting, 1909
Silver print [box: 1, item: 11] browse
"Bourbon Female College"; handwritten on back of photographic mounting, 1909
Silver print [box: 1, item: 12] browse
"Opera House"; handwritten on front of photographic mounting.", 1909
Silver print [box: 1, item: 13] browse
"*8th and Bourbon Sts Looking North"; handwritten on back of photographic mounting, 1909
Silver print [box: 1, item: 14] browse
"L & N Railroad Bridge"; handwritten on front of photographic mounting, 1909
Silver print [box: 1, item: 15] browse
"Methodist Church"; handwritten on back of photographic mounting, 1909
Silver print [box: 1, item: 16] browse
"5th and Main Sts."; handwritten on front of photographic mounting, 1909
Silver print [box: 1, item: 17] browse
"L & N Passenger Depot"; handwritten on back of photographic mounting, 1909
Silver print [box: 1, item: 18] browse
"Post Office"; handwritten on front of photographic mounting, 1909
Silver print [box: 1, item: 19] browse
"Interurban Car"; handwritten on back of photographic mounting, 1909
Silver print [box: 1, item: 20] browse
"Main St"; handwritten on front of photographic mounting, 1909
Silver print [box: 1, item: 21] browse
"High Street"; handwritten on back of photographic mounting, 1909
Silver print [box: 1, item: 22] browse