Uncle Sidney & Aunt Elise

Uncle Sidney & Aunt Elise
Parents of the Two Little Knights of Kentucky

Samuel A. Culbertson, ca 1900-1905
"Uncle Sidney"
(about the middle of the Little Colonel series)

Samuel A. & Louise Craig Culbertson in 1897
About the time of the "Two Little Knights of Kentucky" story
"Uncle Sidney and Aunt Elise" of the little Colonel series
From a photo by Klauber, Louisville

Their children, William & Craig were the models for The Two Little Knights of Kentucky

Well after the Little Colonel era, Sam Culbertson became president of Churchill Downs and is credited with conceiving and commissioning the Kentucky Derby Garland of Roses in 1932.

The Samuel Culbertson Mansion website is the best place to find more information and photos on Samuel & Louise later in their life.