The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects

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  • Tad DeSanto Cropped Image.png

    Artist Ted DeSanto created this poster, titled "I Done Gone Viral #2" for the Kentucky COVID-19 Poster Project of 2020. The poster is a multi-media work discussing the medical and cultural aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Tad DeSanto is a 73-year-old self taught artist. His art focuses on the absurdist aspects of 21st century American life and culture.
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    Artist Amaiya Crawford created this poster, titled "Remembrance and Care", for the Kentucky COVID-19 Poster Project of 2020. This poster explores and obfuscates the unique lense Black women are viewed through in American society. The woman in the work wears a medical face mask and is surrounded by flowers and the hands of other people.

    Amaiya Crawford is a Louisville artist who explores the human condition, particularly the experiences of Black women in modern American society. Her work seeks to allow the viewer to understand her art through their own unique lens of understanding.
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    This poster created by Louisville artist Shae Goodlett, titled "Remotely Present", was created for the Kentucky COVID-19 Poster Project in 2020. The poster uses visual cues, such as the Apple Macintosh logo, elementary school teaching materials, and a Microsoft Teams call toolbar to make a statement about online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Shae Goodlett is a local artist in Louisville, Kentucky. His art is inspired by pop culture, song lyrics, and personal nostalgia.
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    The artist Patricia Fulce-Smith created this poster, titled "Six Feet Apart -- Or Apart?" for the Kentucky COVID-19 Poster Project of 2020. This poster uses a variety of visual cues to discuss social, economic, and cultural issues of 2020. These cues include, but are not limited to: COVID-19, racial injustice, Black Lives Matter, Breonna Taylor, face masks, and social aspects of pandemic protocol like social distancing.

    Patricia Fulce-Smith was born and raised in Peoria, Illinois, and moved to Louisville in 2003. Fulce-Smith is a multi-media artist and her art primarily depicts women and girls. She is a member of the Louisville Visual Arts Association (LVAA) and has created several murals around Louisville, as well as being an artist for a children's book on Kentucky women.
  • FilsonCovidPosterKeithRose.jpg

    Keith Rose created this poster for the Kentucky COVID-19 Poster Project. The poster design is inspired by WWI propaganda. The poster features a soldier, wearing a medical face mask, saluting. The text reads: "True American Patriots Wear a Mask for their Country/ For Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness!"

    Keith Rose was born and raised in Cynthiana, Kentucky. Rose finds freedom and self-expression of his queer identity through art. Rose is a resident of Louisville and is active in the local art community.
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    Artist Arte Chambers created this poster, titled "What Makes Us Great", for the Kentucky COVID-19 Poster Project of 2020. The poster conveys thoughts about 2020 social issues, including racial injustice, white supremacy, and COVID-19 health protocol. The poster conveys the opinion that health, particularly wearing a face mask, is what makes America great, rather than hate or fear, represented by a Ku Klux Klan mask and a balaclava, respectively.

    Arte Chambers is a printmaker and attended Indiana University Southeast for printmaking. His style is influenced by comics and video game manuals. The themes of his art pieces are inspired by American social issues, social disruptions, and dialogues about human issues.
  • Filson Historical Mallory Lucas poster final.png

    Artist Mallory Lucas created this poster, titled "Will You Fight Now or Wait for This?", for the Kentucky COVID-19 Poster Project of 2020. Lucas based the design of this poster based on a World War I propaganda poster. The poster discusses issues of police brutality, racial violence, and the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Mallory Lucas is a printmaker who is inspired by 20th century war posters and other print objects. She derives inspiration generally from cultural objects of the distant past. Lucas explores themes of otherness, social injustice, and social exclusion in her prints.
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    Photographs of the 1st Kentucky Regiment, National Guard featuring men that served with Pershing's Mexican Boarder Expedition as printed in History of the First Regiment of Infantry, Kentucky National Guard.

    Map published in Jedidiah Morse's American universal geography. Shows rivers, creeks, towns, forts, Indian boundaries, and the southern boundary of a military reservation in Tennessee.

    Advertisement for A. Markham Builders published in a 1914 issue of the YMHA Chronicler.

    This item is included in the Bricks and Mortar, Soul and Heart: The Evolution of Louisville's Young Men's Hebrew Association and Jewish Community Center 1890-2022 digital exhibit at:
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    Map of Kentucky by Stratton Hammon. Shows rivers, mountains, forts, Indigenous villages, famous homes, and the sites of battles and sieges.

    Title page. Contains memoirs of Rev. David Rice, and sketches of the origin and present state of particular churches, and of the lives and labors of a number of men who were eminent and useful in their day. Of special interests by David Rice are, "An Apistle to the citizens of Kentucky, professing Christianity" (1805), "a second epistle to the citizens of Kentucky, professing the Christian religion" (1808), and "Slavery inconsistent with justice and good policy" (1792). First published in 1824.
  • Cattle Pen.jpg

    Drawing of cattle pens located at 34th & Bank Streets, Louisville, Kentucky.

    Includes text on the climate, geography, economy, education, religion, government, etc. of Kentucky in 1825.
  • Louisville, KY- Resources and Industries.jpg

    Page from Louisville, KY- Resources and Industries highlighting the Carter's Dry Goods Company, located at 727 W. Main Street in Louisville.
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    Course of the River Mississippi, from the Balise to Fort Chartres. Map includes notations of Indigenous land.
  • Distillery no6 copy.jpg

    Hand-colored plans of distillery listed as Distillery No. 6, in the 5th District of KY, belonging to P. J. Mattingly & L. D. Mattingly of J. G. Mattingly & Sons. (signed Adolph Armbrust - draftsman, & P. J. Mattingly for L. D. Mattingly - attorney, & Albert Scott - distiller, April 6, 1892).
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    Front of the Kentucky Science Center. The sign at top of the building says "Carter Dry Goods Co."

    Founded in 1871 as a natural history collection, the museum was known as Louisville Museum of Natural History & Science and the Louisville Science Center before becoming the Kentucky Science Center.

    Built in 1878 by J. Clarke, the front features a distinctive cast-iron facade with geometric designs and head panels on the windows. The cornice on the top of the building reads "Carter Dry Goods." The city purchased the property in 1975 and the museum moved to the premises in 1977, serving as another example of a successful revitalization project to preserve the building.
  • 024x6_erlena_ocr.pdf

    Summary of an oral history interview conducted with Al Erlen (1906-2003) on May 6, 2002. The interview was part of the Louisville Jewish Family and Career Services's project to document the lives of Jewish seniors in Louisville, Kentucky.

    Al Erlen came to Louisville after being born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, to a family that spoke Yiddish at home. Encouraged by his parents to become a Rabbi, he studied Talmud Chumash near a synagogue within walking distance from his house. All Jewish holidays were observed in his kosher household, especially Shabbat, and these practices led him to have a Bar Mitzvah but not confirmation. After receiving a BS in Education from Ohio State University and a MA in Humanities in hopes of becoming a German language professor, he instead moved down to Louisville as Executive Director of Jewish Welfare Federation, for which he was prioritized over wartime service. He met his wife, Selma, at a school in Cleveland while they both worked there, and upon moving to Louisville they joined the Jewish Community Center.. His interests include golfing, reading, listening to music, dancing, and spending time with children and grandchildren, for whom he hopes to leave behind a legacy of caring for others and abiding by the golden rule, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
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    Summary of an oral history interview conducted with Aliene Winer (1929-2015) on July 31, 2001. The summary is accompanied by an obituary for Aliene Winer. The interview was part of the Louisville Jewish Family and Career Services's project to document the lives of Jewish seniors in Louisville, Kentucky.

    Ailene Winer moved to Louisville after being enrolled at Indiana University. She grew up in Chicago, Illinois, and later moved to Los Angeles after her parents divorced. While there she found Jewish friends and observed all holy days, including being confirmed. Ailene assisted at Adath Jeshurun in her youth. Her spiritual experiences include Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture and reaching out to the Lord in difficult times. She enjoys spending time with grandchildren, art, and engaging in activities future generations will remember her fondly as “fun” for.
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