‘100 Great Courier-Journal Photographs’ on display Jan. 27 in Louisville

This was a 1975 prize winning photo of Greenwood Elementary School and the busing issue.
At Greenwood Elementary, Mark Stewart, 8, seated, exchanged introductions with a new classmate, Darrel Hughes, also 8. (Photo by Michael Coers Sept. 3, 1975 Published in the Louisville Times on 9/4/1975)

LOUISVILLE, Ky, (Jan. 24, 2017) – They are the images that have moved readers to action, to laughter, to celebration and to tears. In its 150-year history, Louisville’s Courier-Journal photographers have gone to great lengths to capture the beautiful, the tragic and the controversial moments of life in our region.

Opening to the public for the first time on Friday, Jan. 27, 100 Great Courier-Journal Photographs will be on display at the Frazier History Museum, 829 West Main Street in Louisville’s downtown “Museum Row”. The display will be available for viewing through the first week of March. General admission for adults is $12. There are discounts for seniors, military and children.

These snap-shots will take visitors through time-and-place and display in crystal clarity that a picture is, indeed, worth a-thousand words.

In the exhibit visitors will be transported back in time to events that made Louisville the place that it is today, with both Mother Nature and Father Time playing major parts. From President L.B.J. to M.L.K., from Presidents Kennedy, Nixon and Ford to the K.K.K., Kentucky has at times existed in the cross-hairs of political discourse with free-speech being tested every step of the way. From tragedy to triumph, from painful defeat to sweet victory 100 Great Courier-Journal Photographs frame it all. Through the years the lenses of award-winning C-J photographers have sharpened their focus on some of the biggest stars of the 20th century: Babe Ruth, Elvis, Pope John Paul II, Muhammad Ali, James Brown, Bob Hope, Mother Teresa and Mikhail Baryshnikov are just a few of the titans showcased among the 100 images.

The exhibit was curated by current and former Courier-Journal photographers and is presented in partnership with the Frazier History Museum. 100 Great Courier-Journal Photographs will be on display through the first week of March, 2017.

“The Courier-Journal has always been a mirror of our community and I know that this exhibition will help people to remember how relevant it has been and how relevant it remains to be,” said Frazier President, Penny Peavler. In 2016 the Frazier partnered with the Courier-Journal in the presentation of photographs for the Thomas Merton: A Familiar Stranger exhibit.

 

About the Frazier History Museum:  The Frazier History Museum is located at 829 West Main Street on Louisville’s downtown “Museum Row”. The Frazier is home for the heart of Kentucky, bringing history to life for visitors through exhibits, artifacts and live performances every day.  The Frazier is open Monday-Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 5:00 p.m. For more information, call 502-753-5663 or visit fraziermuseum.org.

Comedian and Hollywood royalty Bob Hope attended the 1950 Kentucky Derby.
Comedian and Hollywood royalty Bob Hope attended the 1950 Kentucky Derby.
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