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    • Metropolitan Sewer District Collection

    • Metropolitan Sewer District Collection

    • Sewerage; Sewers; Buildings; Streets; Public utility companies; Public utilities--Kentucky--Louisville

    • The Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) Collection records the construction of sewer lines, drainage work, and floodwall protection projects throughout Louisville in the early twentieth century through the beginning of World War II. While the scope...
    • Adelaide Thurston in "Polly Primrose".

    • Adelaide Thurston in "Polly Primrose".

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

    • Character portrait of comedic actress Adelaide Thurston in costume for the role of Polly Primrose in the play of the same name. She wears a dress, white gloves, floral shawl with tassels, and headpiece with veil, and holds a fan in her lap....
    • Adelaide Thurston.

    • Adelaide Thurston.

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

    • Full-length character portrait of comedic actress Adelaide Thurston wearing a long, empire-waist, off-the-shoulder dress and a floral garland in her hair. She stands leaning against a small round table. Thurston appeared at Macauley's Theatre...
    • Lillian Keller.

    • Lillian Keller.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actresses; Women

    • Hand-colored portrait of Lillian Keller, a Louisvillian by birth, who appeared in "Peg O' My Heart" at Macauley's Theatre, January 12-17, 1914. She wears a string of pearls. Inscription on print, lower right: To Col. J. T. Macauley - In...
    • James M. Hardie, circa 1882.

    • James M. Hardie, circa 1882.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actors; Men

    • Three-quarter length portrait of James M. Hardie standing with hands behind his back, wearing a mustache, suit jacket, and tie with stickpin. He starred in "The World" at Macauley's Theatre in January 1883. Inscription on mount verso,...
    • Russell Bassett.

    • Russell Bassett.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actors; Men

    • Portrait of actor Russell Bassett wearing a bowler hat, mustache, three-piece suit and tie with stickpin. Bassett was born in 1846. He starred in "The World" at Macauley's Theatre in November 1881, likely the occasion for his inscription...
    • Mae Carman, New York Town Co.

    • Mae Carman, New York Town Co.

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

    • Three-quarter length character portrait of Mae Carman (possibly also known as Mae Carmen), who wears a hat and off-the-shoulder dress adorned with a butterfly at the bodice. She apparently appeared in the play "In New York Town," for...
    • Johanna Gadski Tauscher, circa January 1912.

    • Johanna Gadski Tauscher, circa January 1912.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Opera singers; Women; Costumes; Posing

    • Three-quarter length character portrait of soprano Johanna Gadski Tauscher standing in front of bucolic set backdrop of trees and stream, wearing regal attire (dress and crown). Johanna Gadski was born June 15, 1872, in Anklam (Pommern), Prussia....
    • Camp Taylor and vicinity.

    • Camp Taylor and vicinity.

    • Camp Zachary Taylor (Ky.); Maps

    • U.S. Geological Survey map, on a scale of 1/62,500 and a contour interval of 10 feet, of Camp Zachary Taylor military training camp and vicinity, then just outside the Louisville, Kentucky city limits. The large training camp operated during World...
    • Flood 1937 [residential].

    • Flood 1937 [residential].

    • Streets; Floods; Floods--Kentucky--Louisville; Floods--Ohio River; Buildings; Industrial facilities; Billboards; Automobiles

    • Flooded street with Kraft-Phenix Cheese Corporation to the left and Jefferson Bottle Company and other commercial buildings to the right. A partially obscured billboard reads World's Shortest Working Hours / There's no way like the American way....
    • 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...
    • Courier-Journal Building & 4th Street.

    • Courier-Journal Building & 4th Street.

    • Newspaper industry; Buildings; Carriages & coaches; People; Street railroads

    • Courier-Journal newspaper building on bustling Fourth Street in Louisville, Kentucky. Horse-drawn carriages, pedestrians, and trolley are visible. Handwritten on bottom of mounted print: "R.G. Potter Collection; Courier-Journal Building &...
    • Ruins of Water Works Tower.

    • Ruins of Water Works Tower.

    • Tornadoes; Disasters; Louisville Water Company (Louisville, Ky.); Debris

    • Water Works Tower on Zorn Avenue and River Road in Louisville, Kentucky, devastated by tornado; the tower, built in 1860, was the first modern water tower in world. Original image copyrighted by Louisville Water Company. Written on image:...
    • Piggly Wiggly, Louisville, Kentucky.

    • Piggly Wiggly, Louisville, Kentucky.

    • Stores & shops; Grocery stores; Window displays; Buildings; Electric signs

    • Exterior of Piggly Wiggly grocery store on South Fourth Street in Louisville, Kentucky; window displays of fruit and canned goods. Electric sign reads "Piggly Wiggly, All Over The World." Handwritten on back of print: "630 S. 4th...
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