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    • 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...
    • Fourth Street, Louisville, Kentucky, 1934.

    • Fourth Street, Louisville, Kentucky, 1934.

    • Cities & towns; Streets; Stores & shops; Automobiles; Pedestrians; Buildings; Transportation

    • Fourth Street, Louisville, Kentucky, teeming with cars and pedestrians. A well-dressed woman with fur stole is in the foreground with her hand on a little girl's shoulder. Signs on the street advertise Fur Storage, Fred Haupt Co. flowers, Oriental...
    • Italia d'oro (Golden Italy).

    • Italia d'oro (Golden Italy).

    • Sculpture; Metalwork; Maps; Industrialization; Industry; Economic & social conditions; Social aspects; Industrial arbitration; Social classes; Wealth; Poverty; Economic & industrial aspects

    • "Fabro made his first sculpture in the Italia series in 1968. Dozens of variations followed in subsequent years. Another theme established in 1968 was that of 'Feet'. This involved the artist in producing a series of bizarre sculptural...
    • Monument to Malcolm X (#II)

    • Monument to Malcolm X (#II)

    • Sculpture; Monuments; Monuments & memorials; Abstract works; Abstract sculpture; Metalwork; Textiles; Wool; Mixed media

    • Bronze and wool; “[Riboud’s] sculptures are studies in opposites—soft vs. hard, black vs. white. Her use of contrasting materials, bronze and silk cording or bronze and wood, is an extension of this exploration.” (caption, p.80)
    • Goodwill Industries of America. Women sewing and ironing.

    • Goodwill Industries of America. Women sewing and ironing.

    • Goodwill Industries of America; Charitable organizations; Women; Sewing machines; Sewing; Irons (Pressing); Laundry; Clothing & dress

    • Women sit at sewing machines and on benches in a room with bare lightbulbs and exposed brick walls, sewing; another woman stands at an ironing board ironing a silk dress. A rack of dresses stands behind her. Title supplied by cataloger.
    • Egyptian musician.

    • Egyptian musician.

    • Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904 : Saint Louis, Mo.); Exhibitions; Arabs--Africa, North; North Africans; Indigenous peoples; Men; Boys; Turbans; Musicians; Camels; Musical instruments; Percussion instruments; Drums (Musical instruments); Staffs...

    • A man wearing a turban sits on a camel, probably in Festival Hall at the World's Fair in St. Louis, Missouri. He holds a stick, and is seated behind what appear to be a pair of drums. A man with a walking stick wearing a turban and white robe...
    • Nubian prince.

    • Nubian prince.

    • Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904 : Saint Louis, Mo.); Exhibitions; North Africans; Indigenous peoples; Men; Clothing & dress; Turbans

    • At the World's Fair in St. Louis, Missouri, a man wearing a silk turban, embroidered vest, collarless shirt, sash, and white cloth stands holding a staff. He may be a Nubian (from North Africa). Such "living displays" were intended to...
    • Austin R. Middleton of Louisville, Kentucky, 1933.

    • Austin R. Middleton of Louisville, Kentucky, 1933.

    • Portraits; Men; College administrators; Scientists; Biologists; Teachers; Scientific equipment; People associated with education & communication

    • Portrait of Dr. Austin Ralph Middleton of Louisville, Kentucky, wearing dark-framed glasses and silk tie. The photograph has been cut to an irregular shape and marred with discolorations. Stamped on back of image: June 13, 1933. Handwritten on...
    • William B. Harrison of Louisville, Kentucky.

    • William B. Harrison of Louisville, Kentucky.

    • Portraits; Men; Government officials; Mayors

    • William B. Harrison of Louisville, Kentucky talking on a phone, wearing a suit and silk tie. Harrison ran for Governor of Kentucky in 1931, but lost to Ruby Laffoon. He served as Mayor of Louisville from 1927-1933. The photograph has a few spots of...
    • Louis James, circa 1904.

    • Louis James, circa 1904.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actors; Men; Costumes

    • Character portrait of Louis James in costume for a role in "The Two Orphans." He wears a floppy hat, hoop earring, small mustache, and silk scarf and vest. Born in Illinois in 1842, James made twelve appearances at Macauley's Theatre...
    • Harry Short.

    • Harry Short.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actors; Men; Costumes; Posing

    • Full-length character portrait of actor Harry Short in costume for a comedic performance. He stands before a stage curtain with his left hand held out, looking at it suspiciously, and wears long hair, a top hat, a double-breasted jacket with vest...
    • Sothern.

    • Sothern.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actors; Men; Costumes; Posing

    • Full-length character portrait of English-born actor, comedian, and writer E. A. Sothern (ca. 1826 - 1881). He stands in front of a set backdrop of an interior, wearing a long black jacket, white vest, and silk tie, and holding a letter. His hair...
    • Charlie Reed, circa 1891.

    • Charlie Reed, circa 1891.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actors; Men

    • Portrait of right profile of Charlie Reed wearing his hair in a middle part, a dark suit jacket, and a striped silk tie. In addition to his September 1891 appearance in "Hoss and Hoss," the occasion for the inscription of this portrait,...
    • Melville Stewart, circa 1905.

    • Melville Stewart, circa 1905.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actors; Men

    • Three-quarter length portrait of comedic actor and director Melville Stewart standing with hands in trouser pockets wearing a white hat, bow tie, and silk cummerbund with striped wool suit. He performed at Macauley's Theatre in "A Country...
    • Lotta.

    • Lotta.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actresses; Women; Costumes; Posing

    • Full-length character portrait of performer and producer Lotta Crabtree in Japanese costume. She stands next to a Japanese screen with dark silk brocade fabric tossed over it, wearing a kimono, chopsticks in her hair, and holding a fan. A wooden...
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