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  • Description: Signed
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    • Gathering of the Peweezers.

    • Women; Socialites; Lawns
    • A group of women pose at a garden or lawn party. Two are sitting on an outdoor bench. The others stand or sit on folding chairs. Most are wearing ankle length dresses and many have hats. Signed in lower right border by photographer: "Kate...
    • 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...
    • Charlotte Clark Matthews, 1910.

    • Women; Portraits; Mothers; Grandparents
    • Portrait of the photographer's mother, Charlotta Anne Clark Matthews, also known as Grandmother Matthews. Signed by photographer on mount below lower right edge of print: "Kate Matthews, Feb. 1910 (or perhaps 1908)." Title supplied by cataloger.
    • Miss Mary and daisies.

    • Women; Gardens; Flowers; Daisies; Tableaux
    • Mary Johnston, wearing a light dress and daisies in her hair, holds a daisy chain as she stoops to pick more daisies. Signed by photographer on mount below the lower right edge of the print. Title supplied by cataloger.
    • Stern necessity.

    • Women; Boys; African Americans; Sewing; Thread; Caricatures; Ethnic stereotypes
    • African American woman sews up a patch on a young boys pants as he lays across her lap. The facial expressions are stereotypical portrayals of blacks in the early 20th century. This image depicts African Americans in a stereotyped fashion that may...
    • Barges at Portland Canal, Louisville, Kentucky, 1923.

    • Waterways; Canals; Louisville and Portland Canal (Ky.); Shipping
    • Barges with cargo docked at the Portland Canal, on the left side of the canal, by two railroads and an embankment, Louisville, Kentucky. The bottom left of the photo is signed "SIMES." Stamped on the back of the image is "Simes Photo. Send for...
    • John P. Morton & Co. Woodblock Prints, Sheet 18-2.

    • Wagon trains; Westward movement; Discovery & exploration; Spinning; Women; Men; Waterwheels; Children; Animals; Shipwrecks; Lifeboats; Military personnel; Uniforms; Play (Recreation); Toys; Indians of North America; Ships; Tickets
    • Woodblock prints of, from left to right starting at top left: cover of "Morton & Griswold's Western Farmer's Almanac," signed "Hartwell" and featuring images of settlers heading west in covered wagon train and at work on farm; coastal town;...
    • Violets.

    • Valentines; Women; Violets; Flowers
    • Head and shoulders of woman wearing violets in her hair. There are violets near her chest, as well. Signed "Gross." Copyright 1906, S.S. Porter. Classified as a valentine by the processing archivist.
    • I love you.

    • Valentines; Girls; Boys; Umbrellas; Rain
    • Boy and girl under a large umbrella in the rain. Signed by Evelyn von Hartmann. Verse printed on front reads, "I have something sweet to tell you. / If you'll let me - / Wont [sic] you please? / It's just this - That I love you. / Now please...
    • A. H. Foote.

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Military officers; Portrait photographs; Portraits
    • Picture of Admiral Andrew Hull (A. H.) Foote in a double-breasted jacket, his body turned to the right and his head facing the camera, his name signed below. He has dark hair, a beard mostly white, intelligent eyes, a long pointed nose, and a...
    • United States Steamer Lexington.

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Gunboats
    • U.S. steamer Lexington, labeled "United States Steamer Lexington" at the base of the drawing, which is signed "F. Muller." The Lexington has vertical sides with a domed section. Lines hang down in many directions from the Lexington's masts and...
    • John P. Morton & Co. Woodblock Prints, Sheet 24-1.

    • Textbooks; Children; Men; Women; Animals; Railroads; Snow; Shoe shining; Waterwheels; Danger; Bears; Zoo animals; Zoos; Snowflakes
    • Woodblock prints of, from top to bottom starting at top left: title page for "American School Series. New First School Reader by Noble Butler A.M. John P. Morton & Co. Louisville, Kentucky." with image of girl playing with dogs and birds; galloping...
    • Lillian Fletcher in tree.

    • Tableaux; Women; Trees; Daydreaming
    • Lillian Fletcher sits in a large tree gazing up with a somewhat wistful expression on her face. Lillian, a niece of photographer Kate Matthews, is wearing a long pink gown and appears to be representing a character in a novel, poem, or play. Signed...
    • Young girl with nun.

    • Tableaux; Nuns; Girls
    • A young barefoot girl in a well-worn dress is being consoled by a nun. Kate Matthews frequently persuaded relatives and neighbors to pose in tableaux vivants, or living pictures, based on fairytales, books, or poems. This appears to be one of...

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