The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects

Boys on the sidewalk with dog, June 10, 1959

Item

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Title

Boys on the sidewalk with dog, June 10, 1959

Description

Reproduction of a negative by Ivey Watksins Cousins (1898-1973). It captures the joy of young Black boys playing with a pet dog in a northwestern view of East Broadway and South Jackson Street in Louisville, Kentucky. A native of Danville, Virginia, Ivey Watkins Cousins moved to Louisville in 1944. He held numerous jobs over the years, working as a tobacco dealer, photographer, machine-shop instructor, manager of the USO Shop, and Curator of the Louisville Library Museum. In 1959, he began photographing houses and structures being demolished to make way for I-65. After viewing the images, the Filson Club Board of Directors gave Cousins $25 to buy film for his project. This is one of the few images in which Cousins photographs people.

Source

Ivey Watkins Cousins Negative Collection, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville, Kentucky

Date

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Identifier

017PC46 IWC-0703

Coverage

Citation

Cousins, Ivey W. (Ivey Watkins), 1898-1973, “Boys on the sidewalk with dog, June 10, 1959,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed May 25, 2024, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/6771.