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Kane family photographs, approximately 1840-1900

Identifier: MSS 3190 Series 11

Scope and Contents

Contains photographs and related materials by or of the Kane family. The photographs depict a wide variety of people and places, including Kane family members, the town of Kane, Pennsylvania, England and Scotland, and Thomas L. Kane's Civil War regiment "The Bucktails." Also included are the original steel plate of a portrait of Thomas L. Kane, and five printings from that plate. Materials are largely undated and unlabeled, but presumably date from the mid-19th century to early 20th century.


  • Other: approximately 1840-1900


Conditions Governing Access

Condition restricted; permission to use materials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services. Patrons should use reproductions where available.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical History

From the Collection:

The Kane family was a prominent family of politicians, lawyers, and doctors in Pennsylvania. Thomas L. Kane (1822-1883) was born in Philadelphia to John K. Kane (1795-1858), judge and politician in the city. In 1853 he married Elizabeth Dennistown Wood (1836-1909), and they had four children. Following the Civil War, the Kane family moved to western Pennsylvania to found the town of Kane, Pennsylvania.


3 boxes

Language of Materials



Arranged in ten subseries: 1. Kane family photograph album. 2. Kane family photograph album. 3. Kane family photographs. 4. Kane family photograph album. 5. Kane family poems and flower. 6. Kane family photographs. 7. Kane family oversized photographs. 8. William Wood visiting cards. 9. Elizabeth Wood Kane photographs. 10. Kane family photographs on the history of Kane, Pennsylvania.

Other Finding Aids

A file and item-level finding aid is available online.

Existence and Location of Copies

Transcriptions available

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States