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  • 010PC42_150.jpg

    Photograph of Clair Mills (1886-1978) posing in front of her home at 703 Alta Vista Road, Louisville, Kentucky. Mills is standing between her pug named Bob and horse named Brae King.

    Color photograph of Margaret Webb Thompson (1926-1981), standing on the left, posing next to a horse named Dandy and an unidentified woman. A granddaughter of the founder of Glenmore Distilleries, Margaret grew up as a member of Louisvilleā€™s high society. She attended Louisville Collegiate School, Mills College, and Mary Washington College of the University of Virginia. She made her debut in 1946 and was a member of the Spinsters Cotillion Club and the Junior League of Louisville. Margaret married Cincinnati doctor Ernes Lovell Becker in 1949 at the Highlands Presbyterian Church. The couple moved to Richmond, Virginia, and eventually New York. They had three children, James, Frank, and Margaret.
  • Stuber Flat-12 copy.jpg

    No. 12: Destruction at 8th and River Street.

    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 Tornado. This collection includes 21 out of the 28 views from this series and 1 image from another Stuber Series [Stuber Flat-27]. The following numbers from the "Tornado Views" series are not in this collection: No. 2, No. 3, No. 5, No. 7, No. 19, No. 20, and No. 27.

    W. Stuber & Bro. also created a book titled, "Tornado Views of Louisville. Indelible Photographs" published by The Albertype Co. in 1890. This book features many images from this series. [SEE: Pamphlet Collection, 551.55 L888]

    SEE ALSO: W. Stuber Stereocard Series for similar views of the 1890 Tornado.

    "Pop" (Frank), "Ellie" (Lilian), Tox, and Hobart are photographed in May of 1905 on a carriage ride, pulled by the family horse named "Decker."
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