25 November 2008

Kentucky Confederate Home In 1936

Ah, the golden era of journalism. There's obviously several things wrong with this picture. This poor bastard has obviously been jerked out of the day room where he was playing Canasta, and obtrusively pasted onto the driveway of the Confederate home. He almost looks like he might jump-up at any moment and try to sell you a bucket of the Colonel's Famous Recipe Chicken.

Let's see: Major fire, 1920. Closed for good in 1934. Date of picture, 1936. An illustration or file pic perhaps?

Maybe the fact that the Herald-Tribune was a short-lived paper that only lasted from 1925-1936, sheds a little light on our problem. At any rate, the archivist didn't catch this one.

[Kentucky Confederate Home, Pewee Valley, Kentucky, 1936]
Description Kentucky Confederate Home stone-pillared entryway in Pewee Valley, Kentucky. Man with white hair in wheelchair in foreground. The Kentucky Confederate Home opened in 1902 to provide care to Confederate Civil War veterans. The main building, laundry, and an infirmary ward were destroyed by fire in 1920. The home closed in 1934 and was eventually razed. The gates from the home are at the Confederate Cemetery in the Pewee Valley Cemetery.
Subject Buildings
Health care facilities
Nursing homes
Location Depicted Pewee Valley (Ky.)
Oldham County (Ky.)
Date Original 1936
Object Type Photographic prints
Source [unknown dimensions] b&w photographic print. Item no. 1994.18.0358 in the Herald-Post collection, University of Louisville Photographic Archives.
Collection Herald-Post Collection
Collection Website http://digital.library.louisville.edu/collections/heraldpost/
Digital Publisher University of Louisville Photographic Archives

University Of Louisville Photo Archives
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