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Louisville stereographs and ambrotype

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 2011_003-PA

Content Description

Stereocard with "E. Klauber, Photo Cor. Third & Jefferson" on front and a label affixed that says Second Street near York - College Street Presbyterian at 2nd & College late 1800s; "Ohio River - Louisville Water Front"; very nice 1850's ambrotype, sixth plate original photograph of a handsome young man seated before a backdrop, housed in a full leather case with a repaired spine. Photographer identified on the case pad as Theodore Harris, Artist Louisville Kentucky. Harris was listed in Louisville between 1855 - 1860 also listed as Harris and Co 1855-1956 located at 477 Main Street between Fourth and Fifth Streets. His ad offered "improved ambrotypes, unlimbered, unfettered, untrammeled, unclogged, unrivaled, unalterable as the laws of Medes and Perians!!" lightly tinted, black tin backing, case repaired spine, some leather loss on inside center edges.

Acquisition Type


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  • circa 1860, 1880s



4 photographs