Selected Library of Congress Resources for Kentucky
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The extensive collections at the Library of Congress contain historic artifacts and cultural materials from across the U.S. The list below is just a sample of the many Kentucky resources available for free on the Library's Web site.
Teachers can find even more primary sources, along with the tools to help use them in the classroom, at www.loc.gov/teachers. They can also search the Library's American Memory or Prints and Photographs collections.
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Birds eye view of Louisville, Kentucky 1910
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Bird's eye view of the city of Frankfort, the capital of Kentucky 1871
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My old Kentucky home, 1897
Narrative of the life and adventures of Henry Bibb : an American slave / written by himself, 1849
Chew Punch plug tobacco. National Tobacco Works, Louisville, Ky
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Plan of the battle of Mill Spring or Logan's Cross Roads : fought January 19th, 1862
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1937 Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs, Louisville
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Base ball club "The Colonels" of Louisville, Ky
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An Interior view of the original Lincoln cabin...
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Symptoms of a locked jaw. Plain sewing done here, 1834
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We'll have a jubilee in my old Kentucky Home / Walter Donaldson [notated music]
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Taxation without representation one-sixth (353,702) of the population of Kentucky...
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