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    • Unc' Henry.

    • Men; African Americans; Fatigue; Porches; Gardening equipment & supplies
    • An elderly African-American gentleman is sitting on a porch step with his head resting in one hand. He is holding a hoe in one hand. He may be Henry Porter. The photograph was titled "Unc' Henry" in an album assembled in the early 1930's prior to...
    • Mom Beck.

    • Women; Servants; African Americans; Reading; Fictitious characters
    • An African-American woman in servant's dress and head scarf sits in a wooden chair reading a newspaper. The woman, Rebecca Porter, was born a slave in Virginia. After the war, she spent most of her life working in Pewee Valley, Kentucky. Rebecca...
    • November.

    • Raking (Sweeping); Estates; African Americans; Men; Leaves; Autumn
    • An African-American gardener rakes leaves on the grounds of Clovercroft, photographer Kate Matthews' family home in Pewee Valley, Kentucky. He wears a vest, jacket, hat, and gloves, and smoke rises from the pile of leaves beside him. The house can...
    • June: Clovercroft.

    • Wheelbarrows; Lawns; Estates; Gardening equipment & supplies
    • A rake lies across a small wheelbarrow sitting next to a patch of clover on the grounds of Clovercroft, family home of photographer, Kate Matthews. Photographer Kate Matthews' signature is on the lower right corner of mount. Also handwritten on...
    • Shadowy lane.

    • Trails & paths; Dirt roads; Trees; Fences
    • Straight, narrow, well-worn path runs between very large trees. Most of the path is shaded by tree trunks and foliage. Written on lower left border in Kate Matthews handwriting: "The Shadowy Lane." Handwritten on the lower right border: "Kate...
    • Ashwood Avenue.

    • Dirt roads; Trees; Fences
    • Tree-lined Ashwood Avenue in Pewee Valley, Kentucky. Handwritten on album page by photographer Kate Matthews: "'Ashwood Avenue". Inscriptions in the album, which Kate Matthews gave to her great-nephew, Charles B. Fletcher, Jr., include: "Beautiful...
    • Miss Mary in garden.

    • Women; Gardens; Flowers; Lilies; Tableaux
    • Mary Johnston, wearing a light dress, holds hand-picked flowers in her arms as she bends to examine or smell lilies in a garden. The garden is probably at The Beeches in Pewee Valley, Kentucky, which was the home of Mary's stepmother, Annie Fellows...
    • Praise de Lord.

    • Women; African Americans; Porches; Vines
    • A large African-American woman sits on a small wooden porch. Vines climb the wooden posts next to her. The title "Praise de Lord" is part of a copy negative that was made from an original print, but the photographer's niece, Lillian Fletcher...
    • Edgewood, Pewee Valley, Kentucky.

    • Dwellings; Houses; Trees; Lawns
    • A two-story house with a large front porch sits behind several large trees. Built around 1855, the house was originally called "Sunnyside." It was renamed "Edgewood" by the Craig family around the time of the Civil War. Mrs. Craig and three of her...
    • St. James Church, Pewee Valley, Kentucky.

    • Sheep; Trees; Churches; Steeples; Episcopal churches; Historic buildings
    • Sheep graze in a clearing next to St. James Episcopal Church in Pewee Valley, Kentucky (registered as a national historical place, NHRP Bldg. #85003072). The stone church can be seen through the trees. Photographer Kate Matthews' signature is on...
    • Lilies.

    • Women; Gardens; Flowers; Lilies; Tableaux
    • Mary Johnston, wearing a light dress, holds hand-picked flowers in her arms as she bends to examine or smell lilies in a garden. The garden is probably at The Beeches in Pewee Valley, Kentucky which was the home of Mary's stepmother, Annie Fellows...
    • Street in Lloydsboro Valley.

    • Trails & paths; Dirt roads; Trees; Fences
    • A path or walkway in Pewee Valley, Kentucky. A white fence is on the left side and tree-lined Ashwood Avenue is on the right. Handwritten on verso of print: "To you who oft this, lovely path have trod, with one you loved, in sunlight and shadow....
    • Old mill, Fraziertown, Kentucky.

    • Mills; Stone buildings; Bridges; Streams; Trees
    • An old stone mill on a creek in Fraziertown, Kentucky surrounded by trees and other foliage. The water is very low, exposing the rocky creek bed. Handwritten on mount in lower left margin in photographer Kate Matthews' handwriting: "The Old Mill,"....

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