Perry Centennial
"Perry Centenniel
Louisville, Ky"

We can't find anything in our references about a Perry Centennial 
celebration in Louisville, so if any of you have some information on it, 
we'd appreciate an email.  We think this may be a remembrance of 
the Battle of Lake Erie (1813) during the War of 1812, when Commodore 
Oliver Hazard Perry wrote the famous report of victory and said 
"We have met the enemy and they are ours."  If correct, that would date 
this photo card to 1913.

This is a marvelous photo for the detail it captures of street life in the city 
a century ago and for the the way it clearly shows how the city elaborately 
decorated itself for celebrations in its earlier years.  Flags, festoons and banners 
hang from every possible point on the Court House (foreground right), City Hall 
(just beyond the Court House) and other buildings along Jefferson Street.  
The columns, topped by sailing ships, are elaborate props, apparently constructed 
of wood.  In the background, behind City Hall, you can see the tower (now gone) 
of the old main fire station.  

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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