Stereoscope "Gems of Kentucky Scenery" by Carpenter and Mullen Collection,

Descriptive Summary

Title
Stereoscope "Gems of Kentucky Scenery" by Carpenter and Mullen Collection,
Date
undated (inclusive)
undated
Extent
0.07 Cubic feet; 1 box, 21 items.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
James Mullen was born February 4, 1834 in Cincinnati, Ohio. At eighteen years of age, he began working and studing in the daguerreotype gallery of E.C. Hawkins in Cincinnati, Ohio. Over the next several years Mullen operated galleries in Cincinnati and New York and was a photographer for Eaton & Webber until 1862. In late 1862, Mullen was a photographer in the Engineer Corps under General Rosecrans. He relocated to Lexington, Kentucky and conducted a successful photographic business in both portrait and landscapes. Mullen was also employed by the State Geological Survey and the Engineers of the Cincinnati Southern Railroad, and maintained a gallery on the second and third floors of a building on Main Street in Lexington.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of twenty-one albumen process stereograph cards of various landscape scenes of Kentucky. Scenes are identified on the verso in handwriting along with an identifying number. Numbers are non-contiguous in a series of unknown length.

Contents of the Collection

"View on Elkhorn"; labeled number 16 in unknown series,, undated

  • Box 1
  • Othertype 1
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"Shaker Ferry Road"; labeled number 24 in unknown series,, undated

  • Box 1
  • Othertype 2
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"Lovers Leap. 600 feet high"; labeled number 30 in unknown series,, undated

  • Box 1
  • Othertype 3
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"View on Danville Pike Camp Nelson"; labeled number 41 in unknown series,, undated

  • Box 1
  • Othertype 4
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"Boones Knob KY River Commissioned by the [illegible] of Camp Nelson"; labeled number 45 in unknown series,, undated

  • Box 1
  • Othertype 5
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"KY River near Hickman"; labeld number 49 in unknown series,, undated

  • Box 1
  • Othertype 6
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"Mouth of Hickman-KY River, Camp Nelson on the Hill"; labeled number 50 in unknown series,, undated

  • Box 1
  • Othertype 7
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"Belmont"; labeled number 52 in unknown series,, undated

  • Box 1
  • Othertype 8
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"Nicholasville, KY"; labeled number 56 in unknown series,, undated

  • Box 1
  • Othertype 9
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"View on Licking River near Townsend"; labeled number 61 in unknown series,, undated

  • Box 1
  • Othertype 10
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"Mouth of Townsend Creek"; labeled number 64 in unknown series,, undated

  • Box 1
  • Othertype 11
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"Oil Well Montgomery Co."; labeled number 74 in unknown series,, undated

  • Box 1
  • Othertype 12
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"Oil Livings"; labeled number 81 in unknown series,, undated

  • Box 1
  • Othertype 13
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"Red River Iron Works Road"; labeled number 103 in unknown series,, undated

  • Box 1
  • Othertype 14
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"Red River Iron Works Dam"; labeled number 104 in unknown series,, undated

  • Box 1
  • Othertype 15
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"Red River Iron Works Dam"; labeled number 105 in unknown series,, undated

  • Box 1
  • Othertype 16
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"Red River Valley"; labeled number 106 in unknown series,, undated

  • Box 1
  • Othertype 17
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"Frankfort from Cemetery Hill"; labeled number 117 in unknown series,, undated

  • Box 1
  • Othertype 18
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"KY River Valley above Frankfort"; labeled number 123 in unknown series,, undated

  • Box 1
  • Othertype 19
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"Rockcastle River from Bed Rock"; labeled number 148 in unknown series,, undated

  • Box 1
  • Othertype 20
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"The Devil's Candlestick"; labeled number 149 in unknown series,, undated

  • Box 1
  • Othertype 21
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