The Alexandra Soteriou photographs include several images labeled “Thanksgiving downtown Lexington”. Capturing simple scenes, these images provide a unique look at everyday life in 1968 Lexington. Enjoy and be thankful.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Monday, November 24, 2014
November 24, 1910
*Picture of Sweetland’s 1910 Machine
It’s clean athletics our team stands for, and we’re proud of them though Central beat us 12 to 6; if they had played clean ball we’d have won. Webb’s heart was broken and he left the field crying. Webb and Shanklin and Gaiser and Threlkeld were hurt. Oh, how it hurts to have Central beat us. Never mind, there’ll be another year.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
“Go on and say it; it’s good for your teeth.”
“It would be as hard to spell your way through France as to eat your way through a 10,000# cheese.”
*Program insert. “ENTRANCE TO THE ‘HOME OF THE BLUE AND WHITE’. [Official S.U. Yell]”
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
November 12, 1910
St. Louis beat us 9 to 0, but we’re proud of our team. They called the team “Little Kentucky Colonels” and complimented them highly.
Fun? Well, rather. I had John’s suit and it fit fine. Lydia got me a hat. “Peck” said I looked like “Puf”! Well, that’s alright. I never had such a good time in my life. Addie was an awfully good-looking boy. Marion Johnson looked like Newt Duff. Cornelia server was a grand looking fellow. Everybody had a splendiferous time. And O! You fixtures in the back yard Sunday morning! Did Mrs. Wallis get angry? Did the Kappa Sig. boys peek out the windows? Did we take some cute pictures? Well, rather!
“We’ve all got it in us!”
*Inserted is a small booklet with a pencil attached. The front has an illustration of three black cats and three Jack o’ Lanterns and reads, “Co-Ed Nov. 12, ‘10”. The inside of the booklet has the handwritten names of 22 girls.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Take some time today to explore the Col. Arthur L. Kelly American Veterans Oral History Collection, which includes interviews with veterans that have served in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam, and wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Visit the Louie B. Nunn Center of Oral History website for more information.
Above: Channon, Captain James B., Professor, Military Science, pictured with fellow Vietnam veteran and University art student Mike Lane (left), both displaying their paintings, which were part of an exhibit at Turfland Mall (Lexington),1968. From the Portrait Print Collection.
Above: Typewritten label on back of photograph: “Class in high school which George Fain (center), son of Harry Fain, attends. He is a veteran who is in his last year of high school, and hopes to go on to the university.” 1946. From the Russell Lee: Wheelwright, KY Photographic Collection.
Monday, November 10, 2014
November 10, 1910
Girls got to go to the Southern depot to see the team off for St. Louis. Sophomores took the team and the Sophomore girls to the depot in an auto-wagon, and the girl came back in it. Came through Main St. singing and yelling. Had an awful good time.
|Southern Railroad Depot in 1939. http://exploreuk.uky.edu/catalog/xt702v2c8t1s_1039_1|
Sunday, November 2, 2014
November 2, 1910
About two dozen girl went to see Ethel Barrymore. “Babe” chaperoned one crowd, and “Shiny” one. In our crowd were Jessie Milton, Irene, Ruth, Edna, Marry Pollet, “Shiny” and I. She is almost the best actress I’ve seen, but I didn’t like the play. It was a tragedy – her acting in the third act was grand. I’ve now seen Maude Adams, Mrs. Leslie Carter, Lillian Russel, Henry James, and Ethel Barrymore. “Peter,” says I, “Lie still; don’t wiggle.”
From the Henrietta Alice Metcalf Performing Arts Photographic Collection, 1880-1955