Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy
General Simon Bolivar Buckner, Commander of the Confederate Troops during occupation of Bowling Green
Stephen G. Burbridge, Union General who arrested 22 Bowling Green residents on suspicion of treason.
Carrie Burnam Taylor, Entrepeneur
Floyd Collins, Folk Hero
Eliza Calvert Hall, Writer
Duncan Hines, Publisher
Mordecai Ham, Evangelist
Sam Bush, Musician
John Carpenter, Film Director
Ben Keith, Musician
Dianne Sawyer, TV Journalist/Commentator, (Glasgow)
Annie Potts, Actress, (Franklin)
Billy Vaughn, Musician, (Glasgow)
Edgar Cayce, Spirituality, (Hopkinsville)
Moneta J. Sleet, Jr., Photographer, (Owensboro)
The Designs of Carrie Taylor
Caroline “Carrie” Burnam Taylor was a well-known Kentucky modiste, and at the turn of the century her name was synonymous with fine clothing. In 1903, Bowling Green native Caroline B. Taylor paid $3000 fora lot on which she erected the Mrs. A.H. Taylor Company.
She made frequent trips to New York and Europe. In Paris, she attended fashion exhibits, sketched designs and bought silk, velvets, and laces. Government records indicate the dressmaking firm was the state’s largest employer of women. The A.H. Taylor Company closed its doors in 1927, ending a half-century of service to fashion-minded women across the nation.
In 1904, the A.H. Taylor Company published Styles and Thegistofit, a fashion magazine for women.
--Nancy Disher Baird, Kentucky History Librarian, Library Special Collections, Western Kentucky University
|Bed Jacket, 1900|
|Party Dress, 1916|
|Trousseau Dress, 1903|
|Trousseau Dress 1906|
|Trousseau Coat, 1904|
Photos from the Kentucky Museum