Guide to the Herndon Family Photographic Albums Collection,

Descriptive Summary

Title
Guide to the Herndon Family Photographic Albums Collection,
Creator
Hart, Mrs. Robert S.
Extent
.49 cu. ft. (5 boxes): 63 items
Subjects
Herndon family
Clothing and dress--19th century
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Staff, Kristen Sykes; machine-readable finding aid created by: Christian Trombetta
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
David Herndon (1790-1860) and his wife, Mary Moreman Herndon (1794-1867) came from Virginia in the early part of the nineteenth century and settled on farm land extending into Breckinridge and Meade Counties in Kentucky. Their son, Richard S. Herndon (1821-1886) was born in Virginia and lived on their farm near Webster (Meade County), Kentucky. Richard devoted his life to agricultural pursuits and both maintained and added to this farm acreage. The family were members of the Baptist church and Richard went on to serve as moderator. Richard Herndon married Annie Washington, a direct descendant of John Washington (brother of George Washington). Annie Washington was the daughter of Henry Washington (1792-1860), born in Virginia and Catherine (Bate) Washington (1799-1855), born in Jefferson County, Kentucky. The other children of David and Mary Herndon settled in various parts of the country.
Scope and Content
The Herndon Family Photographic Albums Collection, ca. 1830-1890 consist of 2 albums containing 63 photographs including tintypes, cartes-de-visite, cabinet cards, and silver gelatin prints. The photographs have been removed from the albums for preservation. The photographs are primarily unidentified portraits, although some have hand written identification. The photographers' studios that are represented include: Wybrant in Louisville, Kentucky; W.E. Johns in Lexington, Kentucky; and others in Kentucky, Missouri, and California.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Contents of the Collection

Album 1

Portrait of Gussie Bowles. Handwritten on verso, "For Grandpapa, with Gussie's love.", , [n.d.]

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Portrait of an unidentified woman., , [n.d.]

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Portrait of an unidentified Union solider., , [n.d.]

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Portrait of an unidentified woman. Handwritten on verso, "Father's.", , 1883

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Portrait of Susie. Handwritten on verso, "From Susie to Cousin Harry, June 10th, 1888.", , 1888

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Portrait of Clara J. Piggott. Handwritten on photo, "Clara J. Piggott.", , [n.d.]

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Portrait of an unidentified, well-dressed man., , [n.d.]

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Portrait of Eva Carrigan., , [n.d.]

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Portrait of an unidentified woman., , [n.d.]

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Portrait of Eva Carrigan., , [n.d.]

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Portrait of Eva Carrigan(?)., , [n.d.]

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Portrait of two unidentified young ladies, with heads close together, , [n.d.]

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Portrait of two unidentified young ladies standing together, , [n.d.]

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Group portrait of four women and three men, all unidentified., , [n.d.]

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Portrait of an unidentified woman on horseback., , [n.d.]

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Portrait of an unidentified man., , [n.d.]

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Portrait of an unidentified young girl holding a doll, , [n.d.]

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Portrait of a well-dressed man and woman, both unidentified. Handwritten on verso, "To Grandpapa with best love.", , [n.d.]

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Group portrait of two women and a man, all unidentified., , [n.d.]

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Portrait of an unidentified woman., , [n.d.]

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Portrait of an unidentified woman., , [n.d.]

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Group portrait of two women and a man, all unidentified., , [n.d.]

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Album 2

Portrait of an unidentified man., , [n.d.]

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Portrait of an unidentified woman., , [n.d.]

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Portrait of an unidentified girl., , [n.d.]

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Portrait of an unidentified girl., , [n.d.]

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Portrait of an unidentified girl and boy., , [n.d.]

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Portrait of an unidentified man., , [n.d.]

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Portrait of Mabel Lewis. Handwritten on photo, "Mabel Lewis, age 10 months.", , [n.d.]

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Portrait of Miss Eva Carrigan., , [n.d.]

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Portrait of an unidentified girl., , [n.d.]

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Portrait of an unidentified girl., , [n.d.]

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Portrait of Eliza Platt Lewis (Dec. 3, 1849-Oct. 30, 1909). Handwritten on verso, "Eliza Platt Lewis.", , [n.d.]

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Portrait of an unidentified girl., , [n.d.]

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Portrait of an unidentified man., , [n.d.]

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Portrait of an unidentified man., , [n.d.]

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Irene and an unidentified woman standing outside. Handwritten on verso, "Irene and I in a park in Milwaukee, Wis.", , [n.d.]

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Irene, standing outside, playing with her dog. Handwritten on verso, "Irene and her big police dog. She doesn't have him anymore.", , [n.d.]

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Portrait of an unidentified child., , [n.d.]

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Portrait of an unidentified woman., , [n.d.]

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Portrait of an unidentified girl., , [n.d.]

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Portrait of an unidentified young woman., , [n.d.]

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Portrait of an unidentified woman., , [n.d.]

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Portrait of an unidentified woman., , [n.d.]

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Exterior of a house. Handwritten on verso, "This is a picture of my house.", , [n.d.]

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An unidentified woman standing in a yard. Handwritten on verso, "Myself taken in the back yard. Not so good.", , [n.d.]

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Portrait of an unidentified woman., , [n.d.]

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Portrait of an unidentified young woman., , [n.d.]

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Portrait of an unidentified woman., , [n.d.]

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Portrait of an unidentified woman., , [n.d.]

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Portrait of an unidentified boy., , [n.d.]

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Portrait of an unidentified baby., , [n.d.]

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Portrait of an unidentified woman., , [n.d.]

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Portrait of an unidentified man., , [n.d.]

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Portrait of an unidentified man., , [n.d.]

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Portrait of an unidentified woman., , [n.d.]

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Portrait of an unidentified man., , [n.d.]

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Portrait of an unidentified young man., , [n.d.]

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Portrait of an unidentified girl., , [n.d.]

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Portrait of an unidentified girl., , [n.d.]

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Two puppies sitting in an overturned basket. (Loose), , [n.d.]

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Group portrait of unidentified people on a porch. Handwritten on verso, "Dec, 20-06. With best wishes, George E. von Gal." (Loose), , 1906

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Portrait of Philip T. Dedman Jr. Handwritten on verso, "Philip T. Dedman Jr. Mch, 1902 age 19 months." (Loose), , 1902

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