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    • Rialto Theatre, Louisville, Kentucky, lobby, 1936.

    • Rialto Theatre, Louisville, Kentucky, lobby, 1936.

    • Theaters; Motion picture theaters; Cultural facilities; Rialto Theatre (Louisville, Ky.); Motion picture posters

    • Address: 616 S. Fourth Street, Louisville, Kentucky. (Demolished, 1969). The entryway of the Rialto Theatre is shown. The flooring is either tile or parquet and has a runner protecting the main traffic area. To the right are ticket windows and just...
    • Rialto Theatre, Louisville, Kentucky, 1921.

    • Rialto Theatre, Louisville, Kentucky, 1921.

    • Rialto Theatre (Louisville, Ky.); Theaters; Cultural facilities; Street railroad tracks; Cobblestone streets; Buildings; Motion picture theaters

    • Address: 616 S. Fourth Street, Louisville, Kentucky. A cobblestone road with trolley tracks runs in front of the Rialto Theatre. The entryway to the theater includes an inset, multi-story area with a ticket booth and decorative tile flooring. The...
    • Rialto Theatre, construction.

    • Rialto Theatre, construction.

    • Buildings; Building construction; Theaters; Cultural facilities; Rialto Theatre (Louisville, Ky.)

    • Address: 616 S. Fourth Street (Demolished, 1969.) This scene from the construction of the Rialto Theatre shows workmen standing on beams and four men in suits. We are fairly certain that the two men in the middle are Alfred Joseph (left) and his...
    • Rialto Theatre stage.

    • Rialto Theatre stage.

    • Buildings; Theaters; Cultural facilities; Rialto Theatre (Louisville, Ky.)

    • Address: 616 S. Fourth Street (Demolished, 1969). This view of the Rialto Theatre stage was probably taken from the balcony and shows an elegant stage, with orchestra pit and music stands. The stage is framed by an ornately tiled arch and the walls...
    • Rialto Theatre second level promenade.

    • Rialto Theatre second level promenade.

    • Buildings; Theaters; Cultural facilities; Rialto Theatre (Louisville, Ky.)

    • Address: 616 S. Fourth Street (Demolished, 1969). The second floor promenade of the Rialto Theatre included chandeliers, wall paper, frescoed ceilings, mirrors, chairs and loveseats, and table with mythological figures forming the pedestal....
    • Rialto Theatre interior.

    • Rialto Theatre interior.

    • Buildings; Theaters; Cultural facilities; Rialto Theatre (Louisville, Ky.)

    • Address: 616 S. Fourth Street (Demolished, 1969). This is the grand staircase to the promenade of the Rialto Theatre. The staircase appears to be made of marble with tile flooring. Modeled on the Capitol Theater in New York City, only the best of...
    • Rialto Theatre interior.

    • Rialto Theatre interior.

    • Buildings; Theaters; Cultural facilities; Rialto Theatre (Louisville, Ky.)

    • Address: 616 S. Fourth Street (Demolished, 1969). This view of the Rialto Theatre stage was probably taken from the balcony and shows an elegant stage, with orchestra pit. The stage is framed by an ornately tiled arch and two box seats....
    • Rialto Theatre interior.

    • Rialto Theatre interior.

    • Buildings; Theaters; Cultural facilities; Rialto Theatre (Louisville, Ky.)

    • Address: 616 S. Fourth Street (Demolished, 1969.) This scene shows the projection room of the Rialto Theatre. Handwritten on front: Rialto Theatre - Louisville KY. Stamped on front: American Motion Picture Co. Louisville, KY. Handwritten on back:...
    • Rialto Theatre construction, October 13, 1920.

    • Rialto Theatre construction, October 13, 1920.

    • Buildings; Building construction; Theaters; Cultural facilities; Rialto Theatre (Louisville, Ky.)

    • Address: 616 S. Fourth Street (Demolished, 1969.) This photograph captures the building of the Rialto Theatre. You can see the rounded edge of the stage as well as the tiered seating. Numerous workmen are shown, but the picture is centered on two...
    • Rialto Theatre construction, October 13, 1920.

    • Rialto Theatre construction, October 13, 1920.

    • Buildings; Building construction; Theaters; Cultural facilities; Rialto Theatre (Louisville, Ky.)

    • Address: 616 S. Fourth Street (Demolished, 1969) . The classical façade of the Rialto made extensive use of white-glazed terra cotta tile from Cincinnati's Rookwood Pottery. This scene shows some of the machinery used in the construction as well...
    • Prize bull.

    • Prize bull.

    • Men; Bulls; Stables; Fairs

    • Two men brushing a Hereford bull in front of a horse stable, probably at the Kentucky State Fair which was held at Churchill Downs in 1907 (see images ULPA 1982.01.616.p, ULPA 1982.01.727.p, ULPA 1982.01.728.p, ULPA 1982.01.732.p, ULPA...
    • Majestic Theatre, exterior.

    • Majestic Theatre, exterior.

    • Buildings; Theaters; Cultural facilities; Majestic Theatre (Louisville, Ky.)

    • Address: 618 S. Fourth Street (Building no longer exists.) The Majestic opened as a vaudeville theater in 1908. Beyond that fact, however, its history is far less certain. The most commonly stated version is that the 1908 theater was torn down and...
    • Kentucky State Fair horse show, 1907.

    • Kentucky State Fair horse show, 1907.

    • Show horses; Horse shows; Fairs; Spectators; Uniforms; Musical instruments; Men; Women; Banners; Fences

    • A woman riding sidesaddle on a show horse approaches outdoor viewing stands at the Kentucky State Fair at Churchill Downs in 1907. Men in uniforms, perhaps a band or color guard because one appears to be holding a bugle or horn, fill the upper...
    • Kentucky State Fair horse show, 1907.

    • Kentucky State Fair horse show, 1907.

    • Spectators; People; Grandstands; Horse shows; Fairs

    • Spectators in grandstands are focused on people and horses gathered in front of the stands, perhaps for an award ceremony. Probably the same State Fair event as seen in ULPA 1982.01.728.p but on a different section of the track at Churchill Downs....
    • Eating at the Kentucky State Fair.

    • Eating at the Kentucky State Fair.

    • Men; Women; Children; African Americans; Shelters; Fairs; Outdoor cookery; Horses; Carts & wagons

    • African-American men, women, and children sit and stand under a small wood shelter. They are sharing food that is being cooked in a large black kettle that sits over a fire pit. One man is wearing a cap that appears to read ". . State...
    • Eating at the Kentucky State Fair.

    • Eating at the Kentucky State Fair.

    • Men; women; Boys; Girls; Fairs; Eating & drinking

    • Three men, a woman, a teen-age boy, and a young girl stand around a large, high table outdoors. The men may be preparing food, or pulling cooked meat from an animal carcass. Other men are apparently eating at a makeshift counter or rail in the...
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