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Old home made of hand hewn logs near Jackson. Breathitt County, Kentucky 8c13574u

"Leatherwood, Kentucky, 1964. Willie and Vivian Cornett sitting on porch." Willie, a recently laid off coal miner, and wife Vivian had 12 children when William Gedney snapped this exposure on his first visit with the Cornett family. Gedney Photographs and Writings Collection, Duke University.

Shorpy Historical Photo Archive | Vintage Fine Art Prints

Mary Breckenridge (1881-1965), a nurse midwife. She founded the Frontier Nursing Service to provide maternity services to women in the Appalachian mountains of eastern Kentucky. Nurses visited families on horseback. This service significantly lowered the maternal mortality rate of the region served.

Mountaineers cabin made of hand hewn logs near Jackson, Kentucky, Breathitt County 8c13602u

Coal miner's family | Kentucky Straight Creek Coal Co.

miner and his family eating dinner - Kentucky Straight Creek Coal Co. Four Mile, Bell County 1945


Nursing pioneer Mary Breckinridge moved to the mountains of Eastern Kentucky in 1925 with the dream of providing family-oriented healthcare to a rural population. She started the Frontier Nursing Service that year and later founded the Frontier Graduate School of Midwifery, today known as Frontier Nursing University. Photo by Wendover Collections/Frontier Nursing University

William Gedney's Kentucky photos from 1972.

Elderly woman cleaning beans on a porch.

Girl in cornstalks, Cornett Family, Eastern Kentucky, 1964. Photo by William Gedney. [Duke Digital Collections]

Girl in cornstalks.

A horse washed into a tree during the 1937 flood, found dead after the river receded.

Louisville KY ... Churchill Downs during the 1937 flood... photo by 'Courier-Journal' photographer H. Harold Davis ...

The Boils at McConnell Springs Park, Lexington, KY. Water gushing up from a natural spring in an area used as a quarry in the early years of the city's settling. The stream it forms flows around to a sinkhole with another natural spring, called The Blue Hole. It's the site where Lexington, KY was founded.

MIDDLESBORO, KENTUCKY -The Henslee Settlement, a 1903 homestead community, lies within the confines of Middleboro's Cumberland Gap National Historic Park.

Middlesboro, KY gotta-sees

Cultivating young tobacco plants, near Lexington, Kentucky, probably around the 1930s. National Museum of American History

Kentucky, 1933: Nurse Mary B. Willeford from Frontier Nursing Service, visits patients: a woman and two young boys on log cabin porch, The woman is in the doorway and the boys are on the porch at the top of the steps with their hands in their pockets. There is light snow on the ground and roof and a line of laundry on the porch. -Herald-Post Collection

Nurse Mary B. Willeford, 1933. :: Herald-Post Collection

swinging bridge in Harlan County KY

Life in the Appalachian mountains of Kentucky has changed a lot in the past 100 years.

A Family That Time Forgot: Traditional Kentucky Living

Jenny Wiley lived in Johnson County, Kentucky after her escape from the Indians

Jenny wiley story

Barbourville is a 4th-class city in Knox County, Kentucky, in the United States. The population was 3,589 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Knox County.[1] The city was formally established by the state assembly in 1812. It was incorporated in 1854 and then reincorporated in 1856. Union College and the Appalachian Children's Home are located in Barbourville.

Barbourville, Kentucky - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A Christmas tree made with medical supplies, 1974 Part of University of Kentucky general photographic prints,, circa 1900 - 2005

Kentucky Digital Library

pikeville, ky / henry horenstein

Henry Horenstein Photography

A little girl gets swamped by hungry lambs while holding a bottle on a farm, spring 1946

LIFE - Classic Pictures From LIFE Magazine's Archives |

A poor, cross-eyed boy from Kentucky, Bill Monroe created the hard-driving, high-lonesome genre known as bluegrass.

Bill Monroe: Celebrating The Father Of Bluegrass At 100

Hopemont, The Hunt Morgan Housebuilt in 1814 by Kentucky's first millionaire, John Wesley Hunt

Home to world-famous Kentucky barbecue and music legends, Bill Monroe, the Everly Brothers and W.C. Handy, the Bluegrass, Blues & Barbecue region of Kentucky invites you to travel the roads of tradition. Visit Bill Monroe's birthplace and learn more about him at the International Bluegrass Music Museum. Enjoy music festivals, Civil War re-enactments, Ellis Park Racetrack, Broadway shows, outdoor adventure and more.