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George Yater collection of miscellaneous photographs, slides and prints

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 1984_013-PA

Content Description

Negatives and slides 1968-1978, mostly chamber of commerce and Louisville magazine; Two cards mounted photos, Carter Fam, Also copy neds from Museum of Natural History/ Carter Fam. Item count is approximate. This collection of stereo card views, photographs, slides and negatives, was donated by Louisville historian George Yater. The stereo card views are from the series Gems of Kentucky Scenery and Alexander's Blooded Stock, showing scenes in central and eastern Kentucky. Also included are views of Maysville, Kentucky. Other views include the aftermath of the 1890 Louisville tornado and scenes from the 1895 Louisville encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic. Photographs include views of downtown Louisville scenes, the Louisville riverfront, Bellewood Seminary in Anchorage, Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky coalfield scenes and views of the main steam engine at the Louisville Water Company pumping station, said to have the world's largest flywheel. The slides and negatives document the more recent history of Louisville with images of downtown buildings, architectural models, and suburban shopping mall construction.

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • 1968-1978


250 photographs (1 box, 2 folders)