The Lloyd Library’s collection of photographs spans more than 100 years. Among the prints, slides, photo albums and glass negatives are personal photographs by and of members of the Lloyd family, as well as scientists, pharmacists, Eclectic physicians and medical conference attendees from all over the country, collected by Lloyd Library co-founder John Uri Lloyd.

Curtis Gates Lloyd, John’s brother and Library co-founder, was an avid photographer. In his research pursuits, he traveled the world capturing images of plants, especially fungi, people and places, resulting in images of interest for botanical research, ethnobotany and anthropology.

E. Lucy Braun (pictured left) & Annette Braun were two of the earliest women to earn PhDs from the University of Cincinnati.  Lucy was a botanist and Annette was an entomologist.  Photographs of Lucy Braun appear in several manuscript collections including Elizabeth Brockschlager’s papers and the recently acquired Ronald L. Stuckey collection.

Cincinnati History Photograph Collection

The photograph collections from the Lloyd family contain many early images of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.  Part of a growing digital collection, the image below comes from one of Curtis Gates Lloyd’s glass negatives.