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                 E. I. 
                     Buddy  Thompson collection on rail travel safety, 1912-1915
                     2003av097 
                 
                 E. I. 
                     Buddy  Thompson collection on rail travel safety 
                 Finding aid prepared by Desirae Carron 
             
             
                 
                     
                 
                 University of Kentucky Special Collections 
                 
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             E. I. 
                 Buddy  Thompson collection on rail travel safety 
             2003av097 
             
                 University of Kentucky Special Collections 
             
             
                 
             
             
                 0.5 Cubic feet 
                 1 box, 130 items 
             
             1912-1915 
             The E. I. 
                 Buddy  Thompson collection on rail travel safety (dated 1912-1915; 0.5 cubic feet; 1 box) consists of Viopticon glass slide, handbills, and campaign pins. 
                 Buddy  Thompson was an author and auctioneer in Lexington, Kentucky, who wrote a well known biography of Lexington madam Belle Brezing. 
             
                 Thompson, Buddy 
             
         
         
             Scope and Contents note 
             The E. I. 
                 Buddy  Thompson collection on rail travel safety (dated 1912-1915; 0.5 cubic feet; 1 box) consists of Viopticon glass slide, handbills, and campaign pins. The collection is divided into series by format. The Handbills series, produced by the Kentucky Terminal and Traction Company, have drawings and text about trolley and street car safety. The Glass slides series mainly depict cartoons and images relating to trolley, cable car, streetcar, and train safety. Many show images of crashes, what passengers and pedestrians should not do, and various rail travel vehicles. Finally, the last series contains a box of Safety first educational campaign pins. 
         
         
             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. 
         
         
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             Collection is open to researchers by appointment. 
         
         
             Preferred Citation note 
             2003av097: [identification of item], E. I. 
                 Buddy  Thompson collection on rail travel safety, 1912-1915, University of Kentucky Special Collections. 
         
         
             Arrangement note 
             Collection is arranged by format. 
         
         
             Immediate Source of Acquisition note 
             Gift. 
         
         
             Biographical note 
             Elmer I. 
                 Buddy  Thompson was born in Maysville, Kentucky, in 1920 and moved to Lexington, Kentucky, as a young boy. He married Mildred 
                 Peg  Campbell; they had one son, Joseph Clay Thompson. In 1964, Thompson along with James L. 
                 Jim  Riley established Thompson & Riley auction and realty company. Through his business, Thompson acquired many items pertaining to Lexington history. Thompson retired in 1982. 
             In addition to being an auctioneer, Thompson pursued several occupations. He served in World War II as an aerial photographer for the Army Air Corps in the Pacific Theater 1943-1945 and ran a flying service after the war. In 1985 Thompson finished an autobiography about his experiences in the war, 
                 A Soldier Boy’s Adventure . Thompson is best known for his book 
                 Madame Belle Brezing  published in 1983, in which he describes the life of the Lexington prostitute Belle Brezing, who was thought to inspire the character Belle Watling in Gone With the Wind. 
             Throughout his lifetime, Thompson was very active in the Lexington civic affairs, serving as president of the Kentucky Civil War Round Table (1980-1989); founding member and past chairman of the Lexington-Fayette County Historical Commission; president of Big Brothers of Lexington; and a member of the Kentucky Historical Society, the Filson Historical Society, and the Lexington Cemetery Board. Thompson died in 1996. 
         
         
             Thompson, Buddy 
             Photographs 
             Railroads--Kentucky--History. 
             Railroads--Photographs. 
             Railroads--Safety measures 
             Street-railroads--Kentucky. 
         
         
             
                 
                     Handbills 
                     Series I.  
                     1912 
                 
                 
                     
                         
                             A Costly Game 
                         1 
                         1 
                         1 
                         1912 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                             Stick to the Ground, It's Safer. 
                         1 
                         1 
                         2 
                         1912 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                             The Car Jumper! 
                         1 
                         1 
                         3 
                         1912 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                             Who Is to Blame? 
                         1 
                         1 
                         4 
                         1912 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                             Warnings Against Accidents! 
                         1 
                         1 
                         5 
                         1912 
                     
                 
             
             
                 
                     Glass slides 
                     Series II.  
                     undated 
                 
                 
                     
                         He followed the ball 
                         1 
                         1 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         The Heedless Milkman 
                         1 
                         2 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         He touched a live wire 
                         1 
                         3 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Always stop, look, and listen! 
                         1 
                         4 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         The Stolen Ride 
                         1 
                         5 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         They were playing upon the streets 
                         1 
                         6 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         He jumped off a moving car 
                         1 
                         7 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         This might happen to you 
                         1 
                         8 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         After the accident 
                         1 
                         9 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         He hooked a ride 
                         1 
                         10 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         He tried to pass between two cars 
                         1 
                         11 
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                         Maimed boy watching other boys play 
                         1 
                         12 
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                         Crowd of injured people 
                         1 
                         13 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Man with a cast on his arm 
                         1 
                         14 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Illustration of train car and wagon collision 
                         1 
                         15 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Illustration of an accident 
                         1 
                         16 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Illustration of an accident 
                         1 
                         17 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Illustration of an accident 
                         1 
                         18 
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                         Man stepping on a nail 
                         1 
                         19 
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                         Children and woman waiting to cross the street 
                         1 
                         20 
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                         Woman hanging up laundy 
                         1 
                         21 
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                         Illustration of geese attacking boy 
                         1 
                         22 
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                         Illustration of geese sharing pretzel 
                         1 
                         23 
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                         Boy falling into boiling water 
                         1 
                         24 
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                         Woman pulling boy out of pot 
                         1 
                         25 
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                         Geese carrying boy by ears 
                         1 
                         26 
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                         Geese dropping boy into chimney 
                         1 
                         27 
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                         Boy harassing geese, holding pretzel 
                         1 
                         28 
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                         Geese attacking boy 
                         1 
                         29 
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                         Boy attacking geese 
                         1 
                         30 
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                         Boy taunting geese with pretzel 
                         1 
                         31 
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                         Woman giving boy pretzel 
                         1 
                         32 
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                         Elephant blowing water on person 
                         1 
                         33 
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                         Elephant throwing person on cactus 
                         1 
                         34 
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                         Elephant carrying person by pants 
                         1 
                         35 
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                         Prson covered in cactus needles 
                         1 
                         36 
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                         Elephant grabbing person's ear 
                         1 
                         37 
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                         Elephant running after person 
                         1 
                         38 
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                         Elephant throwing person in water 
                         1 
                         39 
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                         Elephant feeding person to alligator 
                         1 
                         40 
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                         Person shooting arrow into elephant 
                         1 
                         41 
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                         Elephant pulling on person's ear 
                         1 
                         42 
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                         Elephant shooting water into mouth 
                         1 
                         43 
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                         Elephant 
                         1 
                         44 
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                         Boys hooking ride on street car 
                         1 
                         45 
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                         Woman pushing baby carriage in front of street car 
                         1 
                         46 
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                         Vehicle next to a street car 
                         1 
                         47 
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                         Over-turned carriage and injured person next to street car 
                         1 
                         48 
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                         Woman on crutches 
                         1 
                         49 
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                         Woman examining face of child 
                         1 
                         50 
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                         Two women holding hands 
                         1 
                         51 
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                         Vehicles driving 
                         1 
                         52 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Two parked vehicles 
                         1 
                         53 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Street car and people waiting 
                         1 
                         54 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Boys looking at wire on the ground 
                         1 
                         55 
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                         Boys possibly wearing prosthetic legs 
                         1 
                         56 
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                         Women walking on tracks 
                         1 
                         57 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Man walking on tracks 
                         1 
                         58 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         People gathered around injured boy 
                         1 
                         59 
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                         Vehicle in front of street car, crowd of people 
                         1 
                         60 
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                         Man handling wire as people look on 
                         1 
                         61 
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                         Injured man on ground with people gathered around 
                         1 
                         62 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         People walknig next to car on road 
                         1 
                         63 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Horse and buggy in front of street car on tracks 
                         1 
                         64 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Boy hanging on back of street car 
                         1 
                         65 
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                         Boy on ground in front of street car 
                         1 
                         66 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Woman on ground next to street car 
                         1 
                         67 
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                         Stopped street car 
                         1 
                         68 
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                         Boys waving or throwing something at street car 
                         1 
                         69 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Men waiting for street car 
                         1 
                         70 
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                         Car in front of street car 
                         1 
                         71 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Car in front of street car 
                         1 
                         72 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Injured or deceased woman being wrapped up on ground 
                         1 
                         73 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Boy holding gun, woman bent over boy laying on the ground 
                         1 
                         74 
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                         People running across street in front of car 
                         1 
                         75 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Children playing near street car 
                         1 
                         76 
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                         Person being placed in ambulance 
                         1 
                         77 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Boy sitting on steps of street car 
                         1 
                         78 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         People exiting street car 
                         1 
                         79 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Girls standing near street car 
                         1 
                         80 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Injured person being carried away 
                         1 
                         81 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Man hit by street car 
                         1 
                         82 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Children next to street car 
                         1 
                         83 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Woman walking in front of street car 
                         1 
                         84 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Man on ground in front of car 
                         1 
                         85 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Boy holding gun and girl playing with it 
                         1 
                         86 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Woman on ground after buggy was hit by a street car 
                         1 
                         87 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         People standing in front of street car 
                         1 
                         88 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         People with horse and buggy stopping at a rail crossing 
                         1 
                         89 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Car and horse and buggy 
                         1 
                         90 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Person on crutches 
                         1 
                         91 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         People gathered around 
                         1 
                         92 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         People waving to a street car 
                         1 
                         93 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         People gathered around man on ground 
                         1 
                         94 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         School children walking on tracks 
                         1 
                         95 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Boys playing in the street 
                         1 
                         96 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         People tending to injured man 
                         1 
                         97 
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                         Boys standing next to a street car 
                         1 
                         98 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         People next to track 
                         1 
                         99 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Horse and buggy next to street car 
                         1 
                         100 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Horse and buggy next to street car 
                         1 
                         101 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Man pulling another man back from street car track 
                         1 
                         102 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Horse and buggy next to street car 
                         1 
                         103 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Horse and buggy passing in front of street car 
                         1 
                         104 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Horse and buggy passing in front of street car 
                         1 
                         105 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Boy with eye patch 
                         1 
                         106 
                         undated