Monday, December 21, 2015

Kentucky Military Institute cadet photographs

The Kentucky Military Institute cadet photographs (dated 1881; 0.02 cubic feet; 13 items) are now on ExploreUK. This collection includes 13 carte-de-viste of various cadets who attended the Kentucky Military Institute. The images are all dated 1881 May 27.

The Kentucky Military Institute (KMI) was founded in 1845 by Colonel Robert Thomas Pitcairn Allen and chartered in 1847 as a military preparatory school. It operated locations in Lyndon, Kentucky, and Venice, Florida, where all the students were classified as cadets. Due to high tuition and waning interest in military schools, KMI closed in 1971 and eventually merged the Kentucky Country Day School in 1971.

Above: Edward Sumner. St. Louis, Missouri, 1881

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