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Doris Ulmann Photographs, [ca. 1925-1934]

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Doris Ulmann Photographs


[ca. 1925-1934]


Transylvania University Special Collections

Lexington, Kentucky 40508 USA

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Doris Ulmann Photographs, PA4, Special Collections, Transylvania University, Lexington.


ca. 1 cubic ft.


Doris Ulmann was born in New York City. She began her photography career in 1918, as a portraitist. In the late 1920s and early 1930s she travelled through Eastern Kentucky and other parts of Appalachia photographing the people of the region. She died in New York in 1934.

Scope and Content

This is a collection of twenty-three Doris Ulmann photographs of Appalachian subjects. These large prints are matted and signed by Ulmann.


  • Photographs.
  • Appalachian Region -- Photographs.
  • Mountain people -- Kentucky -- Photographs.
  • Mountain whites (Southern States) -- Kentucky -- Photograph
  • Ulmann, Doris, d. 1934.

User Restrictions

Copyright has not been assigned to Transylvania University.

Related Material

Another online source of information regarding Doris Ulmann photographs is the Doris Ulmann Photograph Collection at the University of Kentucky.

Collection Inventory

Older man wearing hat and overalls standing at open door of cabin with young, barefoot boy in overalls and young barefoot girl
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Young girl in sailor-collared dress, holding bouquet of wildflowers
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Elderly, bearded man in vested suit and ragged hat. Leather strap(?) over right shoulder
[box: 1, item: 3] browse
Elderly man with chin beard in suit and tieless shirt; seated, holding book
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Elderly woman wearing sunbonnet, wearing skirt and print blouse, seated in chair
[box: 1, item: 5] browse
Woman in sunbonnet seated in rocking chair in doorway. Two small children holding on to chair
[box: 1, item: 6] browse
Elderly bearded man wearing hat, shirt and overalls, seated, hands folded on cane
[box: 1, item: 7] browse
Man in rimless glasses wearing vested suit and bowtie. Seated before open door holding small case with handle
[box: 1, item: 8] browse
Elderly man with mustach wearing tie and wide-brimmed hat. Seated before house holding a book in one hand. Other hand resting on cane
[box: 1, item: 9] browse
Elderly bearded man wearing suit standing in open door, left hand resting on cane
[box: 1, item: 10] browse
Man wearing shirt and pants with suspenders, seated under shrub (?) holding newspaper
[box: 1, item: 11] browse
Mustached man wearing floppy-brimmed hat standing next to machinery(?) holding bucket
[box: 1, item: 12] browse
Two women in front of house. One using washboard and tub, the other standing with arms crossed
[box: 1, item: 13] browse
Older woman seated in door of cabin with arms crossed. Young girl seated before her
[box: 1, item: 14] browse
Young girl standing in front of cabin, holding younger girl. Both holding bunches of wildflowers
[box: 1, item: 15] browse
Elderly bearded man seated on hand-made ladder propped against wall
[box: 1, item: 16] browse
Young girl in plaid dress looking out open window
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Older man with mustache wearing hat and vested suit, seated whittling
[box: 1, item: 18] browse
Older man with mustache, wearing dark hat and bibbed overalls, standing holding rimless glasses in front of wall with harness(?) hanging on it
[box: 1, item: 19] browse
Older bearded man wearing hat and jacket seated outdoors with hand to face
[box: 1, item: 20] browse
View of cabin or workshop. At left, man seated in doorway, bearded man sitting outside door in chair. Young boy carrying pail standing in yard. At right man with hat seated in open doorway, whittling
[box: 1, item: 21] browse
Man in dark shirt and pants standing at open door with young girl in white dress. Young man in cap and striped sweater seated on doorsill reading
[box: 1, item: 22] browse
Bearded elderly man seated in front of open doorway in chair using whetstone
[box: 1, item: 23] browse

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