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J.C. Rieger Studio photograph collection

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 1979_018-PA

Content Description

Approximately 50,000 negatives, glass and flexible, of various sizes; log books and ledgers; and prints from J.C. Rieger Studio, Louisville,1900-1963. Includes glass plate negatives, 5 x 7 inch and 8 x 10 inch; nitrate flexible film, 5 x 7 inch and 8 x 10 inch; safety film, 4 x 5 inch, 5 x 7 inch, 8 x 10 inches. As well as logbooks and ledgers from the studio. John C. Rieger's portrait studio was a Highlands/Cherokee neighborhood institution in Louisville for sixty years. He designed the studio himself, used only natural light and was the first photographer in Louisville to use the autochrome color process.

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply


Use Restrictions

Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Louisville; please consult a reference archivist for more information.


  • 1900-1963



50000 negatives (724 boxes, 23 books, 17 ledgers)