The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects

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    Letter from Frank Raymond Lane at Camp Zachary Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky, to Nellie Rahe of Milan, Indiana.

    James D. Black, former governor of Kentucky. King sketched most of his subjects from the shoulders up, but in this drawing we get the impression that Black was a short man with an eye for fashion.

    Map of the Butchertown neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky, from 1884.
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    Drawing of cattle pens located at 34th & Bank Streets, Louisville, Kentucky.
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    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).
  • Murphy, D.X. & Bro., Architects Irvin Funerary Vault copy.jpg

    Drawing of the Gothic mausoleum in Cave Hill Cemetery known as Irvin's Vault, which inters Captain J.F. Irvin. Shows front and side elevation.

  • Murphy, D.X. & Bro., Architects Louisville Auditorium copy.jpg

    Drawing of an unidentified theater thought to be the Louisville Auditorium. Location is not listed.

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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.
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    Landscape photograph of a small waterfall and trees.
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    Sheet music of the song "March On, Brave Lads, March On!" with music written by Mildred J. Hill and words written by Anna J. Hamilton. The song was written during the Spanish American War of 1898.
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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.
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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.
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    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.
  • 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.
  • 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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    An undated tin type photograph of an unidentified Black woman, possibly enslaved, holding an unidentified white child. The fabric label has a faded caption that may say: "Batsy/Patsy/Becky - Mammy with one of Tom Bullitt's." It is unknown which of Thomas Bullitt's children is pictured, nor the exact name of the woman holding him. Due to the short-lived popularity of tin type photographs, this photograph may be dated around the mid-1860s to mid-1870s.
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    Drum of Louisville Legion. The drum has a wooden cylindrical body which supports on three sides a layer of green paint, and in front an image of a soldier. To the left of the image, is painted, "Louisville Legion 1840," and to the left of that, "Kentucky Rifles 3'd CO. L.L.," which stands for third company of the Louisville Legion. Brass brads secure the cylinder. The bottom and top are similar, both having leather stretched on thin wooden hoops which fit over the edge of the cylindrical body. Also, on each end are two thick wooden bands, painted in red, which contain holes through which the ropes were tied.

    This drum was used in the field band of the Louisville Legion during the march to the Mexican War in June 1846. The drum was also used in the Civil War by the Louisville Legion, known as the Fifth Kentucky Infantry and was used during the Spanish-American War.
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    Mounted panoramic photograph of the Louisville Legion. This photograph was take of the Louisville Legion when the mayor of Louisville, Charles D. Jacob reviewed the Legion before they departed to New York City the next day to participate in the the George Washington Inaugural Centennial Parade.
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