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    • Bible, France, mid 13th century, fragment.

    • Bible, France, mid 13th century, fragment.

    • Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval--France; Manuscripts, Medieval; Illuminations 1200-1500

    • Leaf from a small portable Gothic Bible, copied in France in the thirteenth century. The Latin translation used throughout this period was known as the Vulgate, since Latin was the common or vulgar language read by all literate people of the time....
    • Manuscript, blank leaf, 15th century, fragment.

    • Manuscript, blank leaf, 15th century, fragment.

    • Books and manuscripts, Medieval

    • A fifteenth century scribe prepared this blank leaf made of animal skin by marking 19 straight lines before writing a text. Animal skin was still being used for many books during this time, although paper was known in Europe by the fourteenth...
    • Khamsah of Nizami, fragment.

    • Khamsah of Nizami, fragment.

    • Khamsah--Illustrations; Illumination of books and manuscripts, Iranian

    • Persian poetry, written in calligraphy on handmade paper. One of Persia's most famous poets, the twelfth century Nizam-uddin Abu Mahommed Ilyas bin Yusuf lived most of his life in Ganja, in what now is Azerbaijan. Nizami is best remembered for his...
    • Gen. Lew Wallace, U.S.A.

    • Gen. Lew Wallace, U.S.A.

    • Portraits; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Military personnel--Union; Generals--American--1860-1870; Generals; Military uniforms; Military officers

    • Portrait of Lew Wallace (1827-1905), a lawyer, governor, and Union general in the United States Civil War. He was also an author, best remembered for his historical novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ. During the war, he was promoted to Brigadier...
    • Gen. C.K. Graham, U.S.A.

    • Gen. C.K. Graham, U.S.A.

    • Portraits; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Military personnel--Union; Generals--American--1860-1870; Generals; Military uniforms; Military officers

    • Portrait of Charles Kinnaird Graham (1824-1889), a sailor in the antebellum United States Navy, an attorney, an engineer, and later a brigadier general in the Union Army during the United States Civil War. In March 1865, he was appointed a brevet...
    • Gen. R.S. Satterlee, U.S.A.

    • Gen. R.S. Satterlee, U.S.A.

    • Portraits; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Military personnel--Union; Generals--American--1860-1870; Generals; Military uniforms; Military officers

    • Portrait of Richard Sherwood Satterlee (1798-1880), who was assigned to duty in New York City as attending surgeon and Medical Purveyor for the Union Army during the United States Civil War (brevet brigadier general). Removal of the wounded from...
    • Gen. S. B. Holabird, U.S.A.

    • Gen. S. B. Holabird, U.S.A.

    • Portraits; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Military personnel--Union; Generals--American--1860-1870; Generals; Military uniforms; Military officers; Quartermasters--United States

    • Portrait of Brigadier General Samuel Beckley Holabird (1826-1907), who served as a quartermaster during the U.S. Civil War and was named the 17th Quartermaster General from 1883-1890. In this capacity he helped make significant improvements to the...
    • Gen. E. W. Serrell, U.S.A.

    • Gen. E. W. Serrell, U.S.A.

    • Portraits; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Military personnel--Union; Generals--American--1860-1870; Generals; Military uniforms; Military officers

    • Portrait of Edward Wellman Serrell (b. 1826), a civil and military engineer and Union general (brevet brigadier general) in the United States Civil War. Prior to the war he accompanied the 1848 expedition that laid out the railroad route across...
    • Louisville City Hospital.

    • Louisville City Hospital.

    • Hospitals; Health care facilities; Buildings; Carriages & coaches; People

    • Engraving of Louisville City Hospital, with horse-drawn carriages and pedestrians pictured within and outside of its grounds. Handwritten on bottom edge of mounted print: "R.G. Potter Collection / City Hospital / Original hospital opened in...
    • Star Theater, west side 4th north of Jefferson, 1920s.

    • Star Theater, west side 4th north of Jefferson, 1920s.

    • Theaters; Motion picture theaters; Cultural facilities; Buildings; Signs (Notices); Advertisements

    • Movie posters adorn entrance to Louisville, Kentucky's Star Theater, along with advertisements for prices and snacks available. Attached to bottom of mounted print: "R.G. Potter Collection; Star Theater, west side of 4th north of Jefferson,...
    • Water Works. New Pumping Station.

    • Water Works. New Pumping Station.

    • Louisville Water Company (Louisville, Ky.); Pumping stations; Smokestacks

    • Water Works pumping station in Louisville, Kentucky. Pumping station and water tower were built from 1858-1860. Courier-Journal newspaper modified source image by Louisville Water Company, adding roof to pumping station and completing tower in...
    • Goodman's News, Louisville, Kentucky, November 1930.

    • Goodman's News, Louisville, Kentucky, November 1930.

    • Stores & shops; Newspaper vendors; Men; Signs (Notices); Advertisements; Magazine covers; Window displays

    • Goodman's News store, 332 W. Liberty, Louisville, Kentucky, circa November 1930. Man, likely the proprietor, rests on magazine stand against window display bearing lettering "Goodman's 'Everything to Read'" and "Out of Town...
    • Goodman's News, Louisville, Kentucky, circa November 1930.

    • Goodman's News, Louisville, Kentucky, circa November 1930.

    • Stores & shops; Newspaper vendors; Window displays; Signs (Notices); Advertisements; Periodicals; Newspapers; Magazine covers

    • Goodman's News store, 332 W. Liberty, Louisville, Kentucky, circa 1930. Close-up of window display bearing lettering "Goodman's 'Everything to Read'" and "Out of Town Newspapers," a November 1930 calendar, an ad for tickets for...
    • Tobacco bundles in warehouse, circa 1941.

    • Tobacco bundles in warehouse, circa 1941.

    • Tobacco industry; Storage facilities; Warehouses; Tobacco; Signs (Notices)

    • Bundles of tobacco and stacked baskets on the floor of a warehouse. Signage at the rear of the room reads "Restaurant Under New Management Straight Back Sandwiches, Coffee, Soup, Chile, Soft Drinks, Smokes & Candy". Title supplied by...
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