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Harry Lemen oversize photograph collection

 Collection — Folder: OP004
Identifier: OP004

Scope and Contents

This collection includes five photographs of steamboats, the Ohio River, and Jefferson County from Harry Lemen in Madison, Indiana from around the 1940s.


  • circa 1940s


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Harry Crawford Lemen, the son of Emerson and Mary Lemen, was born near Canaan, Indiana, in Jefferson County. Originally a lawyer, he also had a real estate business and was an amateur photographer. Lemen documented the town of Madison and places around Jefferson County during the early years of the 20th century. He also collected early photographs by other photographers from the early days of Madison and reproduced them as postcards and framed pictures. After Lemen died his son Hiram Lemen continued to take photographs and sell his father's photographs. The Jefferson County Public Library purchased Mr. Lemen's collection after his death.


Harry Lemen photographs, 1871-ca. 1940's, Manuscript and Visual Collections Department, William Henry Smith Memorial Library, Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis, IN.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 oversize folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2017/01/23 by Lauren Patton. EAD finding aid created 2017/01/23 by Lauren Patton.


Harry Lemen photograph collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.