Kentucky – The South in 1880 – View of the City of Louisville, from the Dome of the Institute for the Blind


Accession Number: 2004.62

Description: Color illustration is a wood engraving from a sketch by William Goater and is printed on disbound page 224 of the June 5, 1880 issue of Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. Illustration shows a man, woman, and young child, holding a balloon, standing at the rail of the domed cupola of the Kentucky School for the Blind, looking out at the spacious view of the city. Caption beneath illustration refers to page 222 of the weekly newspaper issue (Museum has the entire issue; see accession 2001.41). Text on reverse, page 223, includes descriptions of Louisville buildings. Print is in a white mat.

Height: 11.25

Width: 16.25

Date Made: 1880

Maker: Goater, Walter, Illustrator

Credit Line: Gift of Father John G. Eifler, 2004.62

Subjects: Schools for the blind and visually impaired Louisville, Ky.

Dimension Notes: 13.5 x 18.25 -- mat

Updated: 06/29/2021