Skip to main content

Kane family photographs and albums

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6280

Scope and Contents

Photographs show several members of the Kane family and close friends. Many of the photographs are tintypes. Includes a set of photographs of the 1872-1873 winter trip Thomas L. and Elizabeth Kane took with two of their sons took to visit St. George, Utah with Brigham Young. Another Utah trip was photographed of a trip Kane descendants took to Utah in the 1900s. Along with the photographs there are the two original family albums that once housed the pictures, as well as a CD-ROM with scanned images of several of the photographs.


  • approximately 1830-1920


Conditions Governing Access

Condition restricted; permission to use materials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services. Items kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Kane family photographs and albums must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

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.


2 boxes (0.75 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Contains Kane family photographs and original family albums spanning from the 1840s to 1920s.

Custodial History

Collection obtained from the Museum of Civil War Images.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; Museum of Civil War Images; 2008.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Related Materials

See also the Lyndon W. Cook research on Thomas L. Kane (MSS 2221), Kane family collection (MSS 3190), Thomas L. and Elizabeth Wood Kane papers (Vault MSS 792), and Ancestors and descendants of Thomas L. Kane and Elizabeth Wood Kane collection, (MSS 2212).

Processing Information

Processed; Tessa McMillan; 2008.

Register of Kane family photographs and albums
Tessa McMillan
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States