Great news! Viola Stroup of Louisville, Kentucky, hadn't taken much leave from her defense job, but she was at a Wisconsin vacation spot catching a little sun when Japan surrendered. #WWII #history
Picnic: August 1940 near Bardstown, Kentucky. Parishioners peeling potatoes for a benefit picnic supper on the grounds of St. Thomas Church. 35mm negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration.
WAVES reading a news article about Victory over Japan (VJ) Day, August 14, 1945 ~
G T @Greg T Instagram photos | Websta - "After returning from Rome I went to a restaurant in louisville, Kentucky with my Gold Medal & the waitress says "ONLY WHITE'S ARE SERVED HERE". After fighting through an angry crowd I went to the Ohio Rover & threw my medal in the River" - Muhammad Ali (then Cassius Clay 1960) #blackhistorymonth #ali #thegreatest
Late 1930's. German, Austrian and Czechoslovakian children of Jewish descent were permitted to leave their countries and families on the Kindertransport; a train bound for Britain. These children ranged in age from infant to 17 and were placed with families in Britain. Many never saw their parents again.
"Pee-Wee" Reese "The Bat Boy". Harold "Pee-Wee" Reese front row in sweater and white socks, was bat boy for the New Covenant Presbyterian Church team 37th and Broadway ST's Louisville, Ky July 31 1931:: R. G. Potter Collection
Alan Shepherd posing in the first spacesuit design for the Mercury Program in 1963. He will be the first American to enter space.
Launch of the Derby Festival
90% of disco balls are made in Louisville, Kentucky
“A three second exposure meant that subjects had to stand very still to avoid being blurred, and holding a smile for that period was tricky. As a result, we have a tendency to see our Victorian ancestors as even more formal and stern than they might have been.”