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    • Citizen's National Hospital, Louisville, Kentucky, 1920s.

    • Simmons University (Louisville, Ky.); African American universities and colleges; Universities & colleges--Buildings; Simmons University (Louisville, Ky.)--Buildings; African Americans--Education (Higher); Education; Hospitals; Medical education;...
    • "Citizen's National Hospital" is engraved above the entrance to the building and a sign in the window advertises Dr. Houser on duty. The building which sits on West Chestnut is believed to have been Simmons University Hospital. The back of the...
    • Salvation Army performers on stage, circa 1932.

    • Salvation Army; Charitable organizations; Uniforms; Men; Women; Children; Flags--United States; Stage props
    • A group of uniformed Salvation Army members stand on stage along with a group of children, some holding American flags, and props including a giant pot of Peacock Coffee (with mug); an oversized "In God We Trust" coin (dated 1932); a drum reading...
    • Simmons University ceremony, circa 1920s.

    • Simmons University (Louisville, Ky.); African American universities and colleges; College presidents; Rites & ceremonies; Military uniforms; African Americans
    • An outdoor ceremony at Simmons University with C. H. Parrish appearing to lead the ceremony. There appear to be men both on stage and in the audience wearing military uniforms. The university has gone by many names since its founding in 1879: The...
    • John Drew. 1910.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actors; Men; Costumes; Posing
    • Autographed full-length character portrait of John Drew, Jr., of the famous Drew/Barrymore theatrical family (the son of John Drew Sr. and Louisa Lane Drew, and uncle of Ethel, John, and Lionel Barrymore), wearing a mustache and a tuxedo with white...
    • Louis James.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actors; Men
    • Autographed portrait of actor Louis James wearing a suit jacket. Born in Illinois in 1842, James made twelve appearances at Macauley's Theatre between 1879 and 1908, performing mostly Shakespearean plays. Location of photo studio: New York (N.Y.)
    • Dr. Charles Lee Purce, circa 1900.

    • Simmons University (Louisville, Ky.); Education; African Americans--Education (Higher); Portrait photographs; College presidents; African Americans
    • Back of the photograph reads "Dr. P---ce President." Probably Dr. Charles Lee Purce, president of State University from 1894-1905. The university has gone by many names since its founding in 1879: The Kentucky Normal and Theological Institute...
    • Bland Ballard.

    • Lawyers; Judges; Portraits
    • Born in 1819 in Shelby County, Kentucky, Bland Ballard attended Hanover College and the Law Department of Transylvania University where he received an L.L.B in 1846. He read law under James T. Morehead. In 1846, he married Sarah McDowell, daughter...
    • CARRIE HOPE, circa 1885.

    • Stern wheelers; Steamboats; Boat & ship industry; Howard Ship Yards and Dock Company
    • Bow and port side of stern-wheeler CARRIE HOPE, at the bank of the Ohio River, while be renovated at Howard Shipyard. CARRIE HOPE, a stern-wheel packet with wood hull (150 ft. x 27.3 ft. x 4.5 ft.), was originally named C.N. DAVIS when she was...
    • Louis James.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actors; Men
    • Character portrait of actor Louis James in three-quarter profile, wearing a toga, perhaps for the role of Julius Caesar. Born in Illinois in 1842, James made twelve appearances at Macauley's Theatre between 1879 and 1908, performing mostly...
    • Ethel Barrymore, 1907.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actresses; Women; Costumes; Posing
    • Character portrait of actress and director Ethel Barrymore seated on an elegant divan with a parasol leaned against her lap. She wears a chiffon dress with a flower print, white gloves, black choker, pearl necklace, and a fascinator with plumage....
    • Marie Wainwright.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actresses; Women; Costumes; Posing
    • Character portrait of actress Marie Wainwright in costume of long white gown and bonnet, holding a book and a rosary. She stands in front of a stage backdrop featuring trees and a column. Marie Wainwright was born in Philadelphia circa 1853 and...
    • Barney Macauley wearing fur hat.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actors; Men; Costumes
    • Character portrait of Bernard "Barney" Macauley wearing a fur hat, jacket, vest, and bow tie. Barney Macauley founded Macauley's Theatre in 1873, although his younger brother John T. Macauley became the theatre's proprietor in 1879. Annotation on...
    • Gertrude Coghlan.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actresses; Women; Costumes
    • Character portrait of Gertrude Coghlan wearing a fascinator and sleeveless evening gown with black gloves for the role of Becky Sharp in William Makepeace Thackeray's "Vanity Fair." Born circa 1879 in Hertfordshire, England, she married Gus Pitou,...
    • Louis James, circa 1904.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actors; Men; Costumes
    • Character portrait of Louis James in costume for a role in "The Two Orphans." He wears a floppy hat, hoop earring, small mustache, and silk scarf and vest. Born in Illinois in 1842, James made twelve appearances at Macauley's Theatre between 1879...

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