Hattie Lawson postcards

Abstract

The Hattie Lawson postcards (dated 1904-1922; 0.02 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprise 72 postcards sent to Hattie Lawson by friends and family that document travel in the United States and Canada during the early 20th century.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Hattie Lawson postcards
Date
1904-1922 (inclusive)
Extent
0.02 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Cities and towns -- Kentucky.
Postcards -- 20th century.
Postcards -- Kentucky.
United States -- Description and travel.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by subject.
Finding Aid Author
Carol Street
Preferred Citation
2012ms734 : [identification of item], Hattie Lawson postcards, 1904-1922, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Hattie May Lawson (1873-1958) was born in Tennessee, but lived much of her life in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. She worked as a housekeeper and a nurse, and never married.
Scope and Content
The Hattie Lawson postcards (dated 1904-1922; 0.02 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprise 72 postcards sent to Hattie Lawson by friends and family that document travel in the United States and Canada during the early 20th century. The bulk of the postcards are from Kentucky, Tennessee, and Missouri, but the collection also contains cards from numerous other states and one card from Canada. The collection is organized by location depicted on the postcard. Of particular interest is a 1918 postcard sent from Camp Zachary Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky.

Restrictions on Access and Use

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

Alabama (Birmingham) postcard depicting Terminal Station, 1904-1922

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Arizona (Flagstaff) postcard depicting Lowell Observatory, undated

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Arkansas (Hot Springs) postcard depicting Ozark Bath House, 1913

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California postcards depicting Santa Monica pier, Catalina Island, Palace Hotel (San Francisco), and Golden Gate Park (San Francisco), 1918-1922

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Colorado (Colorado Springs) postcard depicting Antlers Hotel and public library, 1912

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Georgia (Columbus) postcards depicting Chattahoochee Falls and Courthouse, undated

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Illinois (Chicago) postcards depicting Hotel La Salle, Kosciuscko Monument, State and Madison Streets, and Lincoln Park, 1913-1917

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Indiana (Warsaw) postcards depicting Center Street and Christian Church, 1917

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Kentucky postcards depicting downtown scenes and I.C.R.R. office and Usonia Hotel (Fulton); Capitol Hotel (Frankfort); Daniel Boone's Cabin; L. & N Railway Building and Camp Zachary Taylor (Louisville); First Baptis Church, Elks HomeFranklin School, Courthouse, Carnegie Library, Grace Church, Episcopal Church, Kentucky Avenue Presbyterian Church, Wallace Park, and downtown scenes (Paducah), 1909-1919

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Michigan (Detroit) postcards depicting floral clock at Water Works Park and excursion steamers, 1916

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Missouri (St. Louis) postcards depicting City Hall, St. Anthony's Hospital, Washington University, Statler Hotel, downtown scenes, Union Station, Forest Park, Lafayette Park, Kentucky State Building at the World's Fair, and celebrating the St. Louis centennial, 1904-1922

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New Mexico postcard depicting kiva, unnamed location, 1918

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New York postcards depicting Niagara Falls, Loon Lake (Adirondack Mountains), and Woolworth Building (New York), 1918

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Ohio (Toledo) postcard depicting Southern Hotel, undated

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Tennessee postcards depicting New Union Depot (Memphis); L & N Railroad bridges and trestle (Clarksville); Centennial Park, Parthenon, State Penitentiary, Tennessee School for the Blind, St. Thomas Infirmary, State Capitol, and Stahlman Building (Nashville), 1911-1918

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Utah (Salt Lake City) postcard depicting Temple Block and Brigham Young Monument, 1918

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Wisconsin (Milwaukee) postcard depicting Cudahy Apartments, 1913

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Wyoming photo postcard depicting Big Horn Hot Springs, 1918

  • Box MS-10, folder 1
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Yellowstone National Park postcards depicting Castle Geyser and bears at Upper Geyser Basin, 1918

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Canada (Windsor, Ontario) postcard depicting Windsor Race Track, 1913

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