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Photography by studios or photographers in or near Louisville, Kentucky.

The Photographic Archives holds significant collections of regional and historic images, including those of commercial studios like Caufield & Shook and the Royal Photo Company which were very active in the first half of the twentieth century. Collections such as these contain photographs of Louisville and the surrounding region that were taken for Louisville architects, builders, banks, wholesale and retail merchants, advertisers, government agencies, public utilities, and private individuals.

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Photo from the Caufield & Shook Collection, CS_031568

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