box containing 146 glass photographic negatives was recently
discovered in a barn near Petersburg in
Kentucky. They appear to date from around 1910 to 1920, and
the new owner is seeking help in identifying the subjects.
They show families,
children, and other locals in various outdoor settings.
There are several houses, a store, and a bridge, which, if
recognized, could narrow down the search.
photos were taken by William Henry Pratt Holloway, born 1893
in Indiana. He lived in Knox County, Illinois in 1910 age
16, and moved to Petersburg, Kentucky between 1912-1917. His
World War I draft card from 1917 says he had paralysis of
his left side.
The negatives were found in varying conditions, but Eddie Donlin
was able to produce positive images and
posted them here.
If you recognize any people or buildings, please respond to Eddie Donlin's
post on the
Secret Northern Kentucky Facebook page.