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    • Souvenir folder of Lynch, Kentucky.

    • Souvenir folder of Lynch, Kentucky.

    • Cityscapes; Mining; Churches; Streets; Hospitals; Orthodox churches; Schools; Department stores; Power plants; Catholic churches; Athletic fields; Methodist Episcopal churches; Hotels; Banks; Post offices; Buildings; United States Coal and Coke...

    • Souvenir folder of postcards from Lynch, Kentucky, in Harlan County. Lynch is a mining town and some of the views reflect that role: there are views of mine entrances. Also pictured are various churches, including a Greek Orthodox church, an...
    • Yo' am ma valentine - deed yo is Honey?

    • Yo' am ma valentine - deed yo is Honey?

    • African Americans; Valentines; Children; Benches; Ethnic stereotypes; Caricatures

    • Girl sits on bench looking out of the corner of her eye at a young man standing behind her. He holds an envelope with a heart on it. The two figures are stereotypucal caricatures of African Americans. This is a pop-up card; the young man can move...
    • Shipping cotton, Mobile, Ala.

    • Shipping cotton, Mobile, Ala.

    • Cotton; Ships; Shipping; Cotton industry; African Americans

    • Ships and docks with cotton packaged for shipping. The ships have smoke coming from their smokestacks. Several men, most if not all African American, are carrying bags of cotton, while others stand nearby. Postmarked 1931 on verso. By E.C. Kropp...
    • Playhouse, interior view, 1926.

    • Playhouse, interior view, 1926.

    • Buildings; University of Louisville--Buildings; Theaters; Stages (Platforms); Auditoriums;

    • Interior view of the Playhouse theater on its original site, showing the auditorium seats and curtain. Originally built as a chapel for the Louisville Industrial House of Reform, the Playhouse was purchased by the University of Louisville, circa...
    • Bull's Head.

    • Bull's Head.

    • Sculpture; Mixed media; Heads (Anatomy); Bulls; Cattle; Animals; Horns (Animal); Masks; Bicycles & tricycles

    • Assemblage of bicycle saddle and handlebars. "Picasso's witty 1943 assemblage entitled Bull's Head is a remarkable example of his genius for synthesis. He has fused the ancient motif of the bull and the traditional medium of bronze with modern...
    • The Gamble.

    • The Gamble.

    • Collages; Mixed media; Leisure; Recreation; Social life; Gambling; Games; Card games; Cards; Playing cards; Women; Clothing & dress; Dresses; Sitting; Standing; Tables; Furniture

    • "In Romare Bearden (1914-88) Harlem found its own history painter, an artist who won dominion over form by studying the Old Masters, and then reinvigorated it with the jazzy rhythms pioneered in painting by Stuart Davis, the master of...
    • Broadway Express, Louisville, Kentucky, 1929.

    • Broadway Express, Louisville, Kentucky, 1929.

    • Street railroads; Street railroad tracks; Buildings; Louisville Railway Company; Transportation; Men; People

    • Men in suits stand outside the open doors of a trolley. The streetcar sign reads, "Broadway Express, Bardstown Road." Another trolley follows. The gentlemen wear suits, ties, hats, and shiny shoes. A young African American man in a...
    • Steamboat America and river baptism, 1927.

    • Steamboat America and river baptism, 1927.

    • Steamboats; Rites & ceremonies; People; Transportation; Rivers

    • The steamboat America is docked near a shore and crowds of passengers are along the decks and on the shore to observe an event taking place in the water. Three African American men are standing in the water. One is wearing a black robe belted over...
    • Tableau, Federal Hill, Bardstown, Kentucky, 1935.

    • Tableau, Federal Hill, Bardstown, Kentucky, 1935.

    • Buildings; Dwellings; Houses; Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864; State parks & reserves; Historic buildings

    • At Federal Hill, also known as "My Old Kentucky Home" in Bardstown, Kentucky, an overall-clad African American man plays guitar for a woman, seated on the ground in a long dress, while a man wearing a tuxedo and holding a top hat looks on...
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