The galleries below include thematic highlights from our extensive photograph collection.  Click on the gallery name or featured image to explore each gallery.

Our photograph collection contains approximately 70,000 photographic prints, negatives, daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, slides and films.  The collection dates from the 1840s to the present and documents agriculture, architecture, commerce and industry, river history, transportation, and other aspects of social history.  There are photographs from all areas of Kentucky as well as from other states and foreign countries.  Portions of our photograph collection can also be searched using our online database, which will be available soon.

World War I Posters
World War I Posters
Music of the Great War
Music of the Great War
John Speed in World War I
John Speed in World War I
Mr. Thruston Goes to China
Mr. Thruston Goes To China
Agriculture in Kentucky
Agriculture in Kentucky
Steamboats on the Ohio River
Steamboats on the Ohio River

 

The Great 1937 Flood
The Great 1937 Flood
Louisville's Southern Exposition
Louisville's Southern Exposition
Cabbage Patch Settlement House
Cabbage Patch Settlement House
Louisville & Nashville Railroad
Louisville & Nashville Railroad

The Kentucky Derby: The Run for the Roses
Before the Wrecking Ball
Before the Wrecking Ball
The Kentucky State Fair, 1816-2015
The Kentucky State Fair, 1816-2015
All Aboard The Toonerville Trolley
All Aboard The Toonerville Trolley
Humor of the Great Depression Era
Humor of the Great Depression Era
Louisville’s Personalities as Captured by Wyncie King
Louisville’s Personalities as Captured by Wyncie King
Edwin Finch: The World At War
Edwin Finch: The World At War
Frank B. and Lilian M. (Stitzel) Russell & Family
Frank B. and Lilian M. (Stitzel) Russell & Family
The Edwin Hite Ferguson Mansion
The Edwin Hite Ferguson Mansion
Mammoth Cave by Magnesium Light
Mammoth Cave by Magnesium Light
Architecture of Arthur Raymond Smith
Architecture of Arthur Raymond Smith
Geneva H. Bell Textile Collection
Geneva H. Bell Textile Collection
Neighborhood Sketches by Walter H. Kiser
Neighborhood Sketches by Walter H. Kiser
More Galleries Coming Soon
More Galleries Coming Soon