The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects
The Filson Historical Society's Digital Projects highlight digitized and born-digital materials from the Filson's collections.

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Emancipation Certificate, May 25, 1865

Certificate that Lewis White is a soldier in the Company G, 109 U.S. Colored Infantry Regiment. As such, White, his wife, and their children are free…


Elmer Hammonds outside with dog, February 1966

Photograph of Elmer Hammonds, Sr., posing outside with his dog. Elmer Johnson Hammonds, Sr. (1903-1987) grew up in Bardstown, Kentucky, and moved to…


Ben Wiemeyer with dog, circa 1890

This cabinet card of a young man and his dog was found in the Mittlebeeler family photo collection. On the back the image is the inscription “Ben…

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Watch the Birdie, September 1949

Carbro print from direct separation negative of two parakeets by photographer H. Harold Davis (1908-1980). It was published in the November 1949 issue…


Ohio Valley animals, 1940s-1960s

Compilation of silent film footage of animals from film collections at the Filson Historical Society. The footage was exhibited in "Animals in the…

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Margaret Hite Ferguson with Boston, circa 1920

Facsimile of black and white photograph of Margaret Fullerton Ferguson (d. 1928) with her Boston Terrier. Margaret was the daughter of Edwin Hite…

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