early 1900s Derby Day scene
"Derby Day, Louisville, Ky.
Kentucky's famous racing event" 
Post Card Mailed in 1914

The elegance of  high society at the Kentucky Derby in Victorian times 
was a pleasure to behold. But then again, it's much the same to this 
very day. Fine ladies' Derby hats were as popular then as they are now.  
And even today, it's not really considered proper to wear white in this city 
before Derby Day.

This particular card made its way to San Francisco in 1914 with the message:

"Here we are in the famous old state of Ky. 
where whiskey, horses and ~~ come from.  
Louisville is an interesting old city, so far.
           Love to all"

Vintage Postcard Views of Louisville

Old Louisville 
     Second Street  
     Third Avenue  
     Fourth Avenue  
     St James Court  
     Central Park  
     The Confederate Monument  
     Churches
     Hotels  
     Schools  
     The 1937 Flood  

Louisville (the rest of the city)
     Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby  
     The Old Court House  
     City Hall
     East to West along Broadway 
     The Seelbach Hotel  
     Railroad Stations   
      Churches 
     
     Without extended descriptions:
      
     Fourth Street   
     The Armory  
     Hotels         
     The Old Post Office and Customs House    
     City Parks   
     Cemeteries   
     Miscellaneous  

 

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