Browse Collections (29 total)

Carrie Douglas Dudley Ewen Paper Doll Collection

This unique collection of hand drawn and painted paper dolls was created by Kentucky artist Carrie Douglas Dudley Ewen. Ewen was born in Flemingsburg,…


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Caroline Hancock Preston Recipe Book, circa 1808-1827.

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Recipes for food and home remedies collected by Caroline Hancock Preston (1785-1847). Preston was born in Fincastle, Virginia and was married to…

World War I Posters

Seven days after America entered the war, President Woodrow Wilson issued Executive Order 2594, creating the Committee on Public Information. Led by…

Stratton Hammon Architectural Collection, 1929-1996


Stratton Owen Hammon (1904-1997) was a Louisville architect who gained national recognition after starting his own business in 1929.

During World…

D. X. Murphy & Bro. Architectural Collection, 1854–1949

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D. X. Murphy & Bro., Architects was a Louisville architectural firm. It grew out of the firm of architect Henry Whitestone, an Irish immigrant best…

Kentucky Whiskey Jug Collection


Today food can be stored and transported in a wide variety of plastic and glass containers. In the 18th and 19th centuries, however, options were…

Women's Suffrage


Materials from the Filson's collections concerning the Women's Suffrage movement

1890 Tornado Subject Photos and Prints

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Views of storm damage in Louisville after the 1890 tornado.

W. Stuber & Brothers 1890 Tornado Views Photograph Collection

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The W. Stuber & Brothers "Tornado Views" is a series of mounted photographs that is a compilation of 28 views of Louisville, Kentucky after the 1890…