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Joseph Seagram and Sons photographs, 1890

Part of Joseph Seagram and Sons photographs

2004av068 Joseph Seagram and Sons photographs collection, circa 1890-1905 2004av068 Joseph Seagram and Sons photographs collection Finding aid prepared by Desirae Carron University of Kentucky Special Collections Special Collections Margaret I. King Building, North Lexington, KY, 40506-0039 (859) 257-8611 SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU 2013 June 12 This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-10-10T15:09-0400 Describing Archives: A Content Standard Joseph Seagram and Sons photographs 2004av068 University of Kentucky Special Collections 0.09 Cubic feet 1 box, 30 items circa 1890-1905 The Joseph Seagram and Sons photographs collection (undated; .09 cubic feet, 30 items) consists of photographs of distilleries, the distilling process, workers and documentation pertaining to distilleries. Joseph E. Seagram and Sons, Inc. (Louisville, Ky,) Scope and Contents note The Joseph Seagram and Sons photographs (dated circa 1890-1905; 0.09 cubic feet; 30 items) consists of 30 black and white silver gelatin prints pertaining to distilleries in Kentucky. Items range from architectural photos of various distilleries to prints of a license for distilling and bills of sale, photos of distillery workers and visitors, and maps of the locations of distilleries. This collection was borrowed and copied in house. Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment. Conditions Governing Use note Property rights reside with the University of Kentucky. The University of Kentucky holds the copyright for materials created in the course of business by University of Kentucky employees. Copyright for all other materials has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. For information about permission to reproduce or publish, please contact Special Collections. Preferred Citation note 2004av068: [identification of item], Joseph Seagram and Sons photographs collection, circa 1890-1905, University of Kentucky Special Collections. Biographical note Joseph Emm Seagram was born April 15, 1841 near New Hope in Canada. His parents died while he was young, and he was placed under the care of a local clergyman. Seagram continued his education through a year at Bryant and Stratton Business College in Buffalo, N.Y. After working as a bookkeeper, he was hired on as a manager to help a man named Hespeler run a mill. He was successful, saw the potential for a distillery, and decided to buy out the other partners' shares. Eventually, Joseph Seagram would become a partner at a distillery in Waterloo, Canada in 1869, and he would become the sole owner of the distillery in 1883, calling it Seagram and Sons. Later on, the Bronfmans of Montreal, founders of Distillers Corporation Limited, would absorb Seagrams, and take over the Seagram name. Arrangement note Collection is arranged by subject. Architecture Distilleries--Kentucky--Fairfield. Distilling industries--Kentucky--Anderson County. Fairfield (Ky.)--History. Nelson County (Ky.) Salt River (Ky.)--History. Architecture Series I. undated Scope and Contents note The Architecture series contains 13 items that relate to the architecture of Seagram distilleries and warehouses. Distillery 1 1 undated Warehouses; covered bridge over creek 1 2 undated Old Prentice Distillery 1 3 undated Distillery next to river 1 4 undated Warehouses 1 5 undated Distillery Buildings 1 6 undated Distillery 1 7 undated Mattingly and Moore Distillery, near Bardstown, Ky. 1 8 undated H. McKenna Distillery - Fairfield, Nelson Co., Ky. 1 9 undated H. McKenna Distillery - Fairfield, Nelson Co., Ky. 1 10 undated H. McKenna Distillery - Fairfield, Nelson Co., Ky. 1 11 undated H. McKenna Distillery - Fairfield, Nelson Co., Ky. 1 12 undated Distillery 1 13 undated Artifact Series II. undated Scope and Contents note The Artifact series contains 9 items including maps (items 17-18), license for distilling (item 14), a bill of sale (item 16), and blueprints for distilleries (items 19-21). License for distilling from District of Kentucky 1 14 undated Letterhead of Labrot and Graham Distillers and newspaper clipping about distillery 1 15 undated Bill of sale from Gaines, Berry and Co. Distilleries in Kentucky's 6th district 1 16 undated Map showing locations of distilleries in Ky. 6th district 1 17 undated Map showing locations of warehouses of G. A. Sharpe Co. in Harrison Co., Ky. 1 18 undated Drawing - Plan of distillery No. 36, 5th district of Kentucky - belonging to John K. Daugherty 1 19 undated Drawing - Plan of distillery No. 111 - Fairfield, Ky. - Owned by H. McKenna's Estate 1 20 undated Drawing - Plan for Distillery No. 111 of McKenna's Estate 1 21 undated Drawing: Scene at Old Prentice Distillery, McBrayer, Ky. Salt River. 1 22 undated Occupation Series III. circa 1890-1905 Scope and Contents note The Occupation series contains 8 items and includes items showing the people who worked in or near the distilleries. Five children under bell near warehouses 1 23 undated Two workmen standing by two horses hitched to a wagon 1 24 circa 1905 Group of men and small boy posing with shovels 1 25 undated Group of men and two boys posing with mule and wagon 1 26 undated Man with mule and wagon backed up to a loading dock 1 27 undated Photograph of John Lain 1 28 circa 1890 Accountant at desk in office 1 29 undated Four men mixing mash in barrels 1 30 undated Joseph Seagram and Sons photographs