From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Potter, R. G. (1901-1987) Collection

This collection contains 13,700 photographs. Potter was a salesman and sometimes photographer who collected local history photographs from the period 1880-1930. He then copied and peddled the images for use as decoration in Louisville businesses, hotels, and restaurants. The collection includes images of African Americans. Available at the University of Louisville Library Photographic Archives.

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“Potter, R. G. (1901-1987) Collection,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed September 28, 2020,

Last modified: 2020-06-24 00:16:06