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    • Polly Harrison of Louisville, Kentucky, 1936.

    • Polly Harrison of Louisville, Kentucky, 1936.

    • Portraits; Women; Skiers; Skiing; Snow

    • Polly Harrison of Louisville, Kentucky outside in the snow, skiing equipment in hand. She is the daughter of William B. Harrison, who served as Mayor of Louisville from 1927-1933. The photograph is yellowing with age. Stamped on back of image: The...
    • Adelaide Thurston in "Polly Primrose".

    • Adelaide Thurston in "Polly Primrose".

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actresses; Women; Costumes; Posing

    • Character portrait of comedic actress Adelaide Thurston in costume for the role of Polly Primrose in the play of the same name. She wears a dress, white gloves, floral shawl with tassels, and headpiece with veil, and holds a fan in her lap....
    • Wests, over 80 and 88, make baskets for a living.

    • Wests, over 80 and 88, make baskets for a living.

    • Men; Women; Older people; Log cabins; Porches; Tobacco pipes; Pipes (Smoking); Baskets

    • Polly and Jacob West, both over 80, sit on the porch of their log cabin. Polly is puffing on a clay pipe. Two baskets made by the Wests sit in front of them. Handwritten on bottom border: 407. Handwriting on verso is partially obscured by scrapbook...
    • Making tar.

    • Making tar.

    • Men; Children; Log cabins; Porches; Country life

    • Jacob "Jake" West holds a young child. Joseph Hignite stands beside Jake and a tar kiln sits over an unlit fire pit nearby. Behind them, Polly West sits on the porch of the Wests' cabin and an unidentified man sits in the shade near the...
    • Making lye.

    • Making lye.

    • Household soap; Country life; Women; Older people

    • Polly West and an unidentified woman prepare hoppers to leach wood ashes to extract lye for making soap. Handwritten on bottom border: 415. Handwriting on verso is partially obscured by scrapbook paper that has adhered to the print, but appears to...
    • Battling board.

    • Battling board.

    • Wash tubs; Washboards; Trees; Streams; Country life

    • A "battling board" and a wash tub sit in the "laundry" area under trees by a creek. Wet clothes were placed on the battling board, or the "butcher block" table on the right, and beat with paddles to loosen dirt. This...
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