Early in the twentieth century, William R. Reynolds, Jr. (1878-1955), Cave City’s photographer, produced a series of photographs documenting life in this small southcentral Kentucky town. His work, carefully reproduced from glass plate negatives, has been on exhibit at the Kentucky Library & Museum since June 1. Supported with extensive research by Reynolds’ grandchildren, Dale and Kate Covington, their family and friends, and staff of the Kentucky Library & Museum, the photographs provide a fascinating glimpse at the people, homes, businesses and activities of Cave City, a town of 645 in 1910. Dale and Kate Covington have now made a generous donation to the Kentucky Library & Museum, which will allow staff to plan a smaller traveling exhibit of the photographs for viewing in Cave City and Glasgow.
Hurry! You have only until August 30 to view the Kentucky Library & Museum’s photograph exhibit, “Portrait of a Town: Cave City, Kentucky.”