Twelve Inches of Snow!

Schmitt, Sarah M., contributor.  March 5, 2015. “Twelve Inches of Snow Stacked on a Birdbath.” Photograph. Frankfort., Ky., March 5, 2015. Privately Owned.


The great sleet storm of 1902, Foxport, Ky.

Smoot, Jean Clark, contributor. “The great sleet storm of 1902, Foxport, Ky.” Photograph. Foxport, Ky., 1902. Kentucky Historical Society: Ohio River Portrait Project. (accessed January 8, 2019).


“Terrible Calamity at Louisville”

“Terrible Calamity at Louisville.”
Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. Engraving, Wood. New York, 1890. Kentucky Historical Society: Martin F. Schmidt Collection. (accessed January 7, 2018).


Main Street Owensboro, 1937 Flood

Kittinger, Carmen, contributor. “Main St. during the 1937 flood, Owensboro.” Photograph. Owensboro, Ky., 1937. Kentucky Historical Society: Ohio River Portrait Project. (accessed January 4, 2018).


Kraut Cutter

This cabbage shredder and box belonged to Mary Ruth Slaton, whose diary is in the Kentucky Historical Society collections and used in the depression-era kitchen of our “A Kentucky Journey” permanent exhibit. Mary Ruth mentions using some of the items from this collection in her daily journal. For example, in an entry dated Aug. 7, 1939, she mentions canning kraut in the afternoon. Her cabbage shredder was most likely used in this task.


Pouring Molasses

Man pouring freshly-made sorghum molasses into buckets ca. 1940-50 in Sebree (Webster Co.), Ky. Ohio River Portrait Project, 1990PH02, contributed by Mary Edith Pritchett.



Family reunion at Whitesville (Ky.) 1940

This photo from the Ohio River Portrait Project was contributed by Ida Mae Pruden. The family was Catholic,  and one little girl is holding a nun doll. Sears delivery truck is in background; Ida Mae Pruden’s uncle drove it.

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