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    • Claude C. Matlack Collection

    • Claude C. Matlack Collection

    • Appalachians (People); Appalachian Region--History; Appalachian Region--Social life and customs; Education--Appalachian Region; Education--Kentucky; Kentucky--Social life and customs; Rural schools--Kentucky--History; Oneida Baptist Institute;...

    • 665 items from Louisville native Claude C. Matlack (1878-1944), an amateur photographer who, working as an engineer for his family's plumbing business, happened to capture on film the formative years of a settlement school built by feuding...
    • Arky Brewer.

    • Arky Brewer.

    • Women; Older people; Chairs; Log cabins; Portrait photographs

    • "Aunt" Arky Brewer sits outside her cabin. "Aunt" Arky was married to George Brewer, a Civil War veteran and preacher, who ran a steam mill on the Brewer Branch. Handwritten on bottom border: 515. Title supplied by cataloger.
    • George Brewer.

    • George Brewer.

    • Men; Older people; Chairs; Staffs (Sticks); Log cabins; Portrait photographs

    • "Uncle" George Brewer holds a cane as he sits in a chair leaning against the wall of a log cabin. George, a Civil War veteran and preacher, ran a steam mill on Brewers Branch of Goose Creek. Handwritten on bottom border: 514. Title...
    • 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...
    • Cabin, near Oneida.

    • Cabin, near Oneida.

    • Bedrooms; Log cabins; Dwellings

    • A bedroom inside a cabin near Oneida. Newspapers cover the walls. There are pumpkins and melons under the bed and a sewing machine on the right. See ULPA 1982.01.127.p and ULPA 1982.01.812.p for other images of the same cabin.
    • Mrs. Potter's house at Manchester.

    • Mrs. Potter's house at Manchester.

    • Lodging houses; Wooden buildings; Cityscape photographs

    • A boarding home in the town square at Manchester owned by Robert G. Potter and Nancy Catherine "Kate" Gilbert Potter. Robert Potter died in 1896. Visitors to Oneida Baptist Institute passed through Manchester on their way from the London...
    • Boy ginseng hunter.

    • Boy ginseng hunter.

    • Boys; Medicinal plants; Plows; Grinding wheels; Fences

    • A boy ginseng hunter poses with a ginseng root in his right hand and his "sang" hoe and "sang" bag in his left. A bull-tongue plow and grinding wheel lean against a fence in the background. Handwritten on bottom border: 418. ...
    • Injured boy.

    • Injured boy.

    • Boys; People with disabilities; Girls

    • A boy with a seriously injured leg sits on a chair. His other foot rests on a log. There is an adult hand on his shoulder and a little girl stands in the background. Handwritten on bottom border: 510. See ULPA 1982.01.509.p for another image of...
    • Injured boy in bed.

    • Injured boy in bed.

    • Boys; People with disabilities; Women; Beds; Chairs

    • A boy with an injured leg lies in bed. A woman, probably his mother or grandmother, sits in the chair next to the bed. The walls are covered with newspapers and there is a shelf on the wall next to the bed. Handwritten on bottom border: 509. See...
    • Boy playing tune bow.

    • Boy playing tune bow.

    • Boys; Stringed instruments; Harps; Girls; Log cabins

    • A boy, in overalls and a hat, plays a tune bow outside a log cabin. A little girl stands in the doorway behind him. The stick on a tune bow is bent slightly and holds a wire fastened tight at both ends. It sounds similar to a Jew's harp....
    • Class at Big Creek School.

    • Class at Big Creek School.

    • Students; Group portraits; Educational facilities

    • A class of younger students pose outside Bethany Academy at Big Creek. Bethany Academy was an auxiliary, or branch, school of Oneida Baptist Institute. T. L. Britton was in charge of this school for about ten years. Published in "Mountain...
    • Young girl.

    • Young girl.

    • Girls; School children; Oneida Baptist Institute

    • A close-up image of a smiling, young female student who appears to be outside Anderson Hall at Oneida Baptist Institute. Handwritten on bottom border: 387. Title supplied by cataloger.
    • Woman with cataracts, close-up.

    • Woman with cataracts, close-up.

    • Women; Vision disorders; Oneida Baptist Institute

    • A close-up of a woman with cataracts, apparently outside the Anderson Hall Medical Clinic at Oneida Baptist Institute. The clinic was primarily focused on identifying and treating patients with trachoma, a contagious eye disease. A bungalow...
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