Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Lyllian Ohne papers

Abstract

The Lyllian Ohne papers (dated 1872-1979; 1.59 cubic feet; 3 document boxes, 2 photograph boxes, 1 flat box) comprise photographs; family and business correspondence; legal, financial, and medical records; and a recipe book documenting Lillian Ohne's farming business and personal life in Ghent, Kentucky.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Lyllian Ohne papers
Creator
Ohne, Lyllian, 1895-1979
Extent
1.59 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Agriculture -- Kentucky.
Cattle breeders -- Kentucky.
Letters.
Recipes.
Tobacco farmers.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format. In the Papers series it is organized alphabetically, the letters are alphabetical by sender. The Wade Hall Collection of American Letters has been processed into discrete collections based on provenance.
Finding Aid Author
Sarah Coblentz
Preferred Citation
2009ms132.0133: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Lyllian Ohne papers, 1872-1979, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Lyllian Ohne (1895-1979) was born in Carrollton, Kentucky to William Ohne (1860-1932) and Princie Schirmer (1870-1898). She had one brother, Hubert Frank Ohne (1892-1953).
American Letters collector Wade Hall (1934-2015) was a native of Union Springs, Alabama. Starting in 1962, he lived in Louisville, where he taught English and chaired the English and Humanities/Arts programs at Kentucky Southern College and Bellarmine University. He also taught at the University of Illinois and the University of Florida. He held degrees from Troy State University (B.S.), the University of Alabama (M.A.), and the University of Illinois (Ph.D.). He served for two years in the U.S. Army in the mid-fifties. Dr. Hall was the author of books, monographs, articles, plays, and reviews relating to Kentucky, Alabama, and Southern history and literature. His most recent books include A Visit with Harlan Hubbard; High Upon a Hill: A History of Bellarmine College; A Song in Native Pastures: Randy Atcher's Life in Country Music; and Waters of Life from Conecuh Ridge.
Scope and Content
The Lyllian Ohne papers (dated 1872-1979; 1.59 cubic feet; 3 document boxes, 2 photograph boxes, 1 flat box) comprises photographs; family and business correspondence; legal, financial, and medical records; and a recipe book documenting Lyllian Ohne's farming business and personal life in Ghent, Kentucky. Ohne farmed shorthorn cattle and tobacco. Many of the animals were sold in Cincinnati. The correspondence includes material relating to Ohne's parents, William and Princie Ohne (1894-1928), as well as personal letters to Ohne from soldiers stationed overseas during World War I (1917-1919). The photographs--primarily gelatin and silver prints--are of personal subjects, both posed and natural, including Adams and Ohne family members, friends, and houses. The images were taken in Carrolton and Ghent, Kentucky; Cincinnati, Ohio; and Indiana.
The Lyllian Ohne papers are part of the Wade Hall Collection of American letters, which includes correspondence and diaries from all over North America covering the time period of the Civil to Korean Wars. The materials were collected by Wade Hall and document everyday men and women.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access The collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Papers, 1872-1979, undated

Beaver, Wilson letters to Lyllian Ohne, 1920

  • Box 224, folder 1
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Buchanan, Clyde letters to Lyllian Ohne, 1921

  • Box 224, folder 2
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Craig, Pryor letters to Lyllian Ohne, 1917-1919, undated

  • Box 224, folder 3
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Herron, Raymond letters to Lyllian Ohne, 1917-1919, undated

  • Box 224, folder 4
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Phillips, Thomas J. letters to Lyllian Ohne, 1919

  • Box 224, folder 5
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Robowski, Stephen letters to Lyllian Ohne, 1917-1930, undated

  • Box 224, folder 6-10
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Walter letters to Lyllian Ohne, 1922-1923, undated

  • Box 225, folder 1-2
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Letters from Lyllian Ohne, 1925, 1974, undated

  • Box 225, folder 3
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Letters to Lyllian Ohne, 1919-1927, 1945, 1963-1977, undated

  • Box 225, folder 4
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Bills and ledger book, 1892-1897, 1923, 1959-1979, undated

  • Box 225, folder 5
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Correspondence course, 1925

  • Box 225, folder 6
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General notes and advertisements, 1900-1926, 1965-1979, undated

  • Box 225, folder 7
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Insurance bills, 1903, 1955-1977, undated

  • Box 225, folder 8
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Livestock pedigrees and sale receipts, 1894-1924, 1970-1973, undated

  • Box 225, folder 9
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Legal and financial documents, 1872-1979

  • Box 226, folder 1
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Newspaper clippings, 1941-1963, undated

  • Box 226, folder 2
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Recipe book, undated

  • Box 226, folder 3-5
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Will and Princie Ohne letters and invoices, 1884-1928

  • Box 226, folder 6
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Photographs, 1888, 1909-1929, 1954-1975, undated

Ohne family pictures, 1920, 1956, undated

Mostly studio portraits. Several pictures of Lyllian Ohne.

Leland Ohne, 18 years old, 1920 December 12

  • Box 227, item 1
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Leland Ohne and wife, undated

  • Box 227, item 2
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Portrait of an unidentified woman, undated

  • Box 227, item 3
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Portrait of an unidentified woman [Lyllian Ohne?], undated

  • Box 227, item 4
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Blurry photo of Lyllian Ohne in a yard, undated

  • Box 227, item 5
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Unidentified man and horse, undated

  • Box 227, item 6
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Unidentified woman with dog in front of house, undated

  • Box 227, item 7
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Unidentified woman on shoreline, undated

  • Box 227, item 8
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Unidentified woman on a farm, undated

  • Box 227, item 9
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Unidentified woman posing behind tree, undated

  • Box 227, item 10
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Tintype of unidentified person, undated

  • Box 227, item 11
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Portrait of Ethel Shepherd, undated

  • Box 227, item 12
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Portrait of Ethel Shepherd, undated

  • Box 227, item 13
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Portrait of Powell Raisa, note on back reads, Uncle Frank's youngest grandson, 1956 October

  • Box 227, item 14
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Adams family pictures, undated

Adams family, probably related to Lyllian Ohne

Tintype of unidentified man and woman, undated

  • Box 227, item 15
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Portrait of unidentified woman, undated

  • Box 227, item 16
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Unidentified man and infant, undated

  • Box 227, item 17
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Portrait of unidentified man with two children, undated

  • Box 227, item 18
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Portrait of unidentified infant, undated

  • Box 227, item 19
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Portrait of Ruth E. Adams, undated

  • Box 227, item 20
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Portrait of Ruth E. Adams, undated

  • Box 227, item 21
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Portrait of Ruth E. Adams, undated

  • Box 227, item 22
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Portrait of unidentified young man, undated

  • Box 227, item 23
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Unidentified family portrait [1 man, 1 woman, and 2 children], undated

  • Box 227, item 24
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Portrait of unidentified woman, undated

  • Box 227, item 25
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Photographs of Lyllian Ohne and friends, 1928, 1955-1969, undated

Portrait of two unidentified young men in military uniforms holding weapons, undated

  • Box 227, item 26
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Portrait of Stephen Robowski, undated

  • Box 227, item 27
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Portrait of Stephen Robowski, undated

  • Box 227, item 28
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Portrait of Stephen Robowski, undated

  • Box 227, item 29
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Unidentified man holding a cat, note on back reads Hi Carl!, undated

  • Box 227, item 30
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Lyllian Ohne [L] and Maude Sickles [R], undated

  • Box 227, item 31
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Avery Mefford [L] and Maude Sickles [R], 1955 October

  • Box 227, item 32
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Maude Sickles [L] and Avery Mefford [R] on small bridge, 1955 October

  • Box 227, item 33
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Lyllian Ohne sitting next to a tree, undated

  • Box 227, item 34
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[L to R] Lyllian Ohne, Maude Sickles, and Ella Griffith, 1956 October

  • Box 227, item 35
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Unidentified woman in snow covered yard, 1928 January 1

  • Box 227, item 36
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Unidentified man in front of pedestrian underpass, undated

  • Box 227, item 37
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Unidentified woman in yard, undated

  • Box 227, item 38
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Portrait of Tammy Forwood, age 5, 1969 December

  • Box 227, item 39
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Portrait of Margaret Vogt, undated

  • Box 227, item 40
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Portrait of Margaret Vogt and infant, undated

  • Box 227, item 41
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Portrait of Margaret Vogt, undated

  • Box 227, item 42
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Portrait of two unidentified woman [Margaret Vogt and Lyllian Ohne?], undated

  • Box 227, item 43
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Portrait of Margaret Vogt on a farm, undated

  • Box 227, item 44
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Portrait of unidentified family [2 men and 3 women], undated

  • Box 227, item 45
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Margaret Vogt and Lyllian Ohne with two unidentified friends, undated

  • Box 227, item 46
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Margaret Vogt, Lyllian Ohne, and two unidentified friends, undated

  • Box 227, item 47
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Margaret Vogt and family, undated

  • Box 227, item 48
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Note on back reads, Lyllian and Margaret on July 29, 1959 at Lyllian's home in front of sheep farm, 1959 July 29

  • Box 227, item 49
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Baby and child photographs, undated

Tintype of unidentified young girl, undated

  • Box 228, item 1
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Tintype of unidentified woman holding an infant, undated

  • Box 228, item 2
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Tintype of a young girl sitting in a chair, undated

  • Box 228, item 3
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Tintype of a young woman, undated

  • Box 228, item 4
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Tintype of an unidentified man, undated

  • Box 228, item 5
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Portrait of an unidentified young child, undated

  • Box 228, item 6
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Portrait of an unidentified infant, undated

  • Box 228, item 7
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Portrait of an unidentified young boy sitting on a bench, undated

  • Box 228, item 8
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Portrait of an unidentified infant, undated

  • Box 228, item 9
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Portrait of an unidentified infant, undated

  • Box 228, item 10
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Portrait of an unidentified woman, undated

  • Box 228, item 11
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Photographs, mostly women, but a few family portraits, 1888, undated

Portrait of an unidentified woman, 1888 August 11

  • Box 228, item 12
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Portrait of an unidentified man and woman, undated

  • Box 228, item 13
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Portrait of an unidentified young woman, undated

  • Box 228, item 14
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Portrait of an unidentified woman, undated

  • Box 228, item 15
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Portrait of an unidentified woman, undated

  • Box 228, item 16
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Portrait of an unidentified woman, undated

  • Box 228, item 17
3 copies in envelopes 1, 2, and 3
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Portrait of an unidentified woman, undated

  • Box 228, item 18
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Portrait of an unidentified young woman, undated

  • Box 228, item 19
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Portrait of an unidentified woman, undated

  • Box 228, item 20
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Portrait of an unidentified woman, undated

  • Box 228, item 21
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Portrait of an unidentified woman, undated

  • Box 228, item 22
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Portrait of an unidentified woman, undated

  • Box 228, item 23
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Portrait of an unidentified woman, undated

  • Box 228, item 24
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Portrait of an unidentified woman, undated

  • Box 228, item 25
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Portrait of an unidentified woman, undated

  • Box 228, item 26
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Portrait of an unidentified man, undated

  • Box 228, item 27
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Portrait of an unidentified man and woman, undated

  • Box 228, item 28
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Portrait of two unidentified women, undated

  • Box 228, item 29
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Portrait of three unidentified women and one man, undated

  • Box 228, item 30
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Portrait of an unidentified woman, undated

  • Box 228, item 31
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Portrait of an unidentified woman, undated

  • Box 228, item 32
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Portrait of an unidentified young man, undated

  • Box 228, item 33
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From package, 1975, undated

Negative of an unidentified woman and child in a field, undated

  • Box 228, item 34
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Negative of an unidentified young girl on a tricycle, undated

  • Box 228, item 35
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Negative of an unidentified young girl, undated

  • Box 228, item 36
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Negative of unidentified woman and child in field, undated

  • Box 228, item 37
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negative of unidentified young girl sitting in chair in a woods, undated

  • Box 228, item 38
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Negative of unidentified young girl sitting in a chair in a field, undated

  • Box 228, item 39
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Negative of unidentified young girl in front of bush of flowers, undated

  • Box 228, item 40
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Negative of unidentified woman and young girl on a tricycle, undated

  • Box 228, item 41
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Unidentified young boy and infant, undated

  • Box 228, item 42
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Portrait of an unidentified woman, undated

  • Box 228, item 43
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Janet riding Mister (horse), 1975

  • Box 228, item 44
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Unidentified young girl sitting on bank of a creek, undated

  • Box 228, item 45
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Unidentified young girl in a pasture with cows, undated

  • Box 228, item 46
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Unidentified young girl next to a corn field, undated

  • Box 228, item 47
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Unidentified woman leaning on a car, undated

  • Box 228, item 48
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Unidentified young girl and cat, undated

  • Box 228, item 49
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Unidentified woman leaning against a railing, undated

  • Box 228, item 50
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Unidentified woman leaning against a railing, undated

  • Box 228, item 51
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Unidentified woman leaning against a railing, undated

  • Box 228, item 52
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Unidentified woman leaning against a tree stump, undated

  • Box 228, item 53
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Unidentified woman sitting on a downed tree, undated

  • Box 228, item 54
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Unidentified young girl sitting on a downed tree, undated

  • Box 228, item 55
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House photographs, 1954, undated

Four unidentified persons in front of a house, undated

  • Box 228, item 56
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Four unidentified persons in front of a house, undated

  • Box 228, item 57
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Unknown house, undated

  • Box 228, item 58
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Unknown house obscured by flowers, undated

  • Box 228, item 59
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Dirt road leading up to unknown house, undated

  • Box 228, item 60
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Dirt road leading up to unknown house, undated

  • Box 228, item 61
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Unknown house, 1954 August 29

  • Box 228, item 62
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Two boats on river, one named Cincinnati, undated

  • Box 228, item 63
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Unidentified woman and dog, undated

  • Box 228, item 64
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Unidentified woman standing on a canoe, undated

  • Box 228, item 65
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Unidentified woman sitting in a canoe, undated

  • Box 228, item 66
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Blurry image of two unidentified men, undated

  • Box 228, item 67
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Polaroid of a collie dog, undated

  • Box 228, item 68
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Ohne family pictures, 1909, undated

Portrait of two unidentified young girls, undated

  • Box 229, item 1
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Portrait of Ruth E. Adams, 1909 January

  • Box 229, item 2
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Portrait of unidentified family, note on back reads, For Lily Ohne, undated

  • Box 229, item 3
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Two unidentified women and a boy with a dog having a picnic in a field, undated

  • Box 229, item 4
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Note on back reads, Residence of Mr. J. W. Craig, [?], [California], undated

  • Box 229, item 5
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Portrait of an infant, note on back reads Carl aged 6 months, undated

  • Box 229, item 6
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Portrait of an unidentified woman, undated

  • Box 229, item 7
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