Browse Collections (29 total)

Carrie Douglas Dudley Ewen Paper Doll Collection

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

Shantyboats

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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…