George B. Wurtz collection on Lexington, Kentucky

Abstract

The George B. Wurtz collection on Lexington, Kentucky (dated circa 1850s-1930s; 0.25 cubic feet; 2 boxes, 1 folder) consists of 55 gelatin silver prints made from earlier glass negatives, which depict sights aroundd Lexington and surrounding Kentucky counties.

Descriptive Summary

Title
George B. Wurtz collection on Lexington, Kentucky
Extent
0.25 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Lexington (Ky.) -- Pictorial works.
Preferred Citation
pa64m43: [identification of item], George B. Wurtz collection on Lexington, Kentucky, circa 1850s-1930s, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
The George B. Wurtz collection on Lexington, Kentucky (dated circa 1850s-1930s; 0.25 cubic feet; 2 boxes, 1 folder) consists of 55 gelatin silver prints made from earlier glass negatives, which depict sights aroundd Lexington and surrounding Kentucky counties. The collection also contains two glass negatives. Subjects depicted include Henry Clay's home, Ashland, the last slave sale at Cheapside, and various portraits. The original images appear to date from the 1850s-1860s. Some of the source glass negatives appear to have been owned by Lexington druggist John S. Wilson. Additionally, the collection contains three letters from/to George B. Wurtz concerning the origins of the photographs.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access 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

Last slave sale in Lexington, Cheapside, undated

  • Box 1, item 1-3
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First court house, Lexington, undated

  • Box 1, item 4
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Union soldiers in front of first court house, Lexington, undated

  • Box 1, item 5
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Two girls standing in garden, undated

  • Box 1, item 6
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Woman in bridal gown, undated

  • Box 1, item 7
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Man in white frock standing in front of a man sitting, undated

  • Box 1, item 8
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Man in yard with a child at White Cottage, undated

  • Box 1, item 9
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Woman with several girls, undated

  • Box 1, item 10
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Older woman standing behind two young girls, undated

  • Box 1, item 11
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Girls on a porch at Ingelside, undated

  • Box 1, item 12
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Man sitting in front of log house, undated

  • Box 1, item 13
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Woman and a young girl seated on a patio at John S. Wilson house on Upper Street, undated

  • Box 1, item 14
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Four young girls and one boy standing, undated

  • Box 1, item 15
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Man in garden at John S. Wilson house on Upper Street, undated

  • Box 1, item 16
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Two women and a man outside White Cottage, undated

  • Box 1, item 17
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Woman by gate, undated

  • Box 1, item 18
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Two people on walkway in woods at Ashland, undated

  • Box 1, item 19
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Thick woods three men and a carriage, undated

  • Box 1, item 20
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People crossing river on ferry, undated

  • Box 1, item 21-22
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River and a farm field, undated

  • Box 1, item 23-24
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Small house at Giants Coffin, undated

  • Box 1, item 25
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Wooded scene of Frankfort, view of new capitol, undated

  • Box 1, item 26
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Daniel Boone grave monument, undated

  • Box 1, item 27
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Monument to Daniel Boone and family, undated

  • Box 1, item 28
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Trees, undated

  • Box 1, item 29
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Elevated view of small valley, undated

  • Box 1, item 30
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Tree lined lane, undated

  • Box 1, item 31
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Forest, undated

  • Box 1, item 32
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House behind trees at Bryan Station, undated

  • Box 1, item 33
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Girl standing at well, undated

  • Box 1, item 34
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Men atop of load of tobacco in a wagon pulled by mules, undated

  • Box 1, item 35
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Gatehouse to Ingelside. 1099 S. Broadway, Lexington, undated

  • Box 1, item 36
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Spring house. Versailles, Kentucky, undated

  • Box 1, item 37
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Ice house; round building with cone-shaped roof - mule waiting at gate, undated

  • Box 1, item 38
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Steps to entrance of house in need of repair. Near Springfield, Kentucky, undated

  • Box 1, item 39
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Proto Cathedral at Bardstown, undated

  • Box 1, item 40
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Two story gabled house, undated

  • Box 1, item 41
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Ice house/spring house - round with pointed roof, undated

  • Box 1, item 42
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Morrison Hall at Transylvania University, undated

  • Box 1, item 43
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Spring house - Lawrenceville, undated

  • Box 1, item 44
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Covered bridge over a creek, undated

  • Box 1, item 45
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Doorway to a two story brick house. Near Springfield, Kentucky, undated

  • Box 1, item 46
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One story and two story brick house. Federal Hill My Old Kentucky Home, undated

  • Box 1, item 47
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John Rowan monument old Kentucky home. Bardstown, undated

  • Box 1, item 48
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King Soloman Tombstone, undated

  • Box 1, item 49
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Well dressed woman in garden, undated

  • Box 1, item 50
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Woman standing with several children, undated

  • Box 1, item 51
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Lady standing at urn, man and child seated in a yard in front of a house, undated

  • Box 1, item 52
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Two young boys in a rock/wooded landscape, undated

  • Box 1, item 53
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Isaac Jenks (noted photographer front), Thomas Lewinski (noted architect back), undated

  • Box 1, item 54
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Man sitting in front of log house, undated

  • Box 1, item 55
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Man standing at barrel, glass negative, undated

  • Box 2, item 56
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Bourbon Fair, Kentucky, glass negative, 1852

  • Box 2, item 57
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Letters, 1916-1917

  • Box VF-40, folder 1
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Researchers are required to have an SCRC Researcher Account in order to request or order digital copies of materials. Research Account set-up and use instructions can be found at: http://libguides.uky.edu/SCRCaccount

If you are visiting the Breckinridge Research Room, please request materials at least 48 business hours in advance of your arrival.

For all other questions, contact us at: https://libraries.uky.edu/ContactSCRC.

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