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 Decade: 1940-1949
[Adults and children outside of school]

[Adults and children outside of school]

Date: 1940
Creator: Clark, Joe
Description: Photograph of adults and children standing outside of a one room school house in a wooded area.
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Aunt China and Uncle Harv

Aunt China and Uncle Harv

Date: 1941
Creator: Clark, Joe
Description: Photograph of Aunt China and Uncle Harv Sparks in their home living room. Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. Narrative by Junebug Clark. China and Harv spent their lives together in this two room log cabin. No electricity. No Central Heat. No indoor plumbing, but all together they had a lot. Joe Clark’s wife, Bernice, would often tell the story of her first trip outside of Michigan, her honeymoon with Joe, and the day and night they spent with Aunt China and Uncle Harv. “It was getting late and Joe and I retired to the spare room,” Bernice would start. “Aunt Chinahanded me a coal oil lantern and a feather down quilt. As I started to close the door to their spare room, Aunt China, sensing that I fet a long way from home, bent toward me and whispered, “Now Bernice, if there is anything you need while you are here, do not hesitate to ask. Because Harv and I can show you how to get along without it.” Jb. Photo by: Joe Clark, HBSS. Signed by: Joe Clark, HBSS Clark PhotoFile: 7305-11p
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[Aunt China and Uncle Harv (2)]

[Aunt China and Uncle Harv (2)]

Date: 1941
Creator: Clark, Joe
Description: Photograph of Aunt China and Uncle Harv Sparks in their home living room. Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. Narrative by Junebug Clark. China and Harv spent their lives together in this two room log cabin. No electricity. No Central Heat. No indoor plumbing, but all together they had a lot. Joe Clark’s wife, Bernice, would often tell the story of her first trip outside of Michigan, her honeymoon with Joe, and the day and night they spent with Aunt China and Uncle Harv. “It was getting late and Joe and I retired to the spare room,” Bernice would start. “Aunt Chinahanded me a coal oil lantern and a feather down quilt. As I started to close the door to their spare room, Aunt China, sensing that I fet a long way from home, bent toward me and whispered, “Now Bernice, if there is anything you need while you are here, do not hesitate to ask. Because Harv and I can show you how to get along without it.” Jb. Photo by: Joe Clark, HBSS. Signed by: Joe Clark, HBSS Clark PhotoFile: 7305-11p Photo by: Joe Clark, HBSS.
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[Aunt China & Uncle Harv]

[Aunt China & Uncle Harv]

Date: 1941
Creator: Clark, Joe
Description: This is one of Joe Clark, HBSS, famous pictures. Joe and Bernice stayed with Aunt China and Uncle Harve on their Honeymoon. Aunt China told Bernice when it was time for bed, "Let me know if there is anything you need and I can tell you how to get along without it." This picture is also in Joe Clark, HBSS, Book "Back Home". Poem from the Back Home book. PEOPLE IN THE EARLY DAYS People in the early days Had such quaint and ancient ways; They’d hardly ever take a bath Or follow in the beaten path. They fought to win the wild, wild West And every man done his best To clear the land and make it free And safe to live for you and me. From ignorance they emigrated And them became educated, And then before they realized Courtly, proud and educated. Thanks to all the things they done, Thanks to each and everyone, You and me can take a bath And follow in the beaten path.
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[Aunt Julia McCrary sitting by a fireplace]

[Aunt Julia McCrary sitting by a fireplace]

Date: 1942
Creator: Clark, Joe
Description: Photograph of Aunt Julia McCrary sitting in a rocking chair reading a book by the fireplace.
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[Aunt Nora Treece]

[Aunt Nora Treece]

Date: 1940
Creator: Clark, Joe
Description: Photograph of Aunt Nora Treece smiling at the camera. In the image, Treece is posed wearing glasses and her hair pulled back facing the camera in a three-quarters position.
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[Aunt Nora Treece and Iris Clark Quilting]

[Aunt Nora Treece and Iris Clark Quilting]

Date: 1940~
Creator: Clark, Joe
Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: Aunt Nora Treece and my grandmother, Iris Clark, working on a quilt in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. Clark Photofile: 0010-7
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[Aunt Nora Treece sewing]

[Aunt Nora Treece sewing]

Date: 1943
Creator: Clark, Joe
Description: Photograph of Aunt Nora Treece sewing. In the image, Aunt Treece is seated in a rocking chair by a window and table decorated with flowers and photographs.
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[Aunt Tilda]

[Aunt Tilda]

Date: 1941
Creator: Clark, Joe
Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: "Photograph is of Aunt Tilda from 1941 taken in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. Not an aunt related by blood, but one earned by age and respect." Aunt Tilda was 87 years old in this photograph. On the envelope containing the negative Russell T. Forte notes that in March of 1962 the photo was used for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Photography Division Centennial photo exhibit.
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[Aunt Tilda]

[Aunt Tilda]

Date: 1941
Creator: Clark, Joe
Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: "Photograph is of Aunt Tilda from 1941 taken in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. Not an aunt related by blood, but one earned by age and respect." Aunt Tilda was 87 years old in this photograph. On the envelope containing the negative Russell T. Forte notes that in March of 1962 the photo was used for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Photography Division Centennial photo exhibit.
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[Aunt Tilda]

[Aunt Tilda]

Date: 1941
Creator: Clark, Joe
Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: "Photograph is of Aunt Tilda from 1941 taken in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. Not an aunt related by blood, but one earned by age and respect." Aunt Tilda was 87 years old in this photograph. On the envelope containing the negative Russell T. Forte notes that in March of 1962 the photo was used for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Photography Division Centennial photo exhibit.
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[Aunt Tilda]

[Aunt Tilda]

Date: 1941
Creator: Clark, Joe
Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: "Photograph is of Aunt Tilda from 1941 taken in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. Not an aunt related by blood, but one earned by age and respect." Aunt Tilda was 87 years old in this photograph. On the envelope containing the negative Russell T. Forte notes that in March of 1962 the photo was used for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Photography Division Centennial photo exhibit.
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[Aunt Tilda(2)]

[Aunt Tilda(2)]

Date: 1941
Creator: Clark, Joe
Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: "Photograph is of Aunt Tilda from 1941 taken in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. Not an aunt related by blood, but one earned by age and respect." Aunt Tilda was 87 years old in this photograph. On the envelope containing the negative Russell T. Forte notes that in March of 1962 the photo was used for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Photography Division Centennial photo exhibit.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
[Baby in diapers banging pot and pan lids]

[Baby in diapers banging pot and pan lids]

Date: 1949
Creator: Clark, Joe
Description: Photograph of Baby in diapers banging pot and pan lids. Driving himself crazy... this photo is of Junebug Clark. Photo by: Joe Clark, HBSS.
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[Barefoot Dreamer]

[Barefoot Dreamer]

Date: 1942
Creator: Clark, Joe
Description: Photograph of young Roy McCrary crossing a bridge with a walking stick on a path in the Hills of Tennessee, thinking about his future. Beautiful scene in the Hills of Tennessee.
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[Bell ringer]

[Bell ringer]

Date: 1941
Creator: Clark, Joe
Description: Photograph of a man looking up as he pulls the rope of a church bell.
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[Bobby Russell standing in front of class]

[Bobby Russell standing in front of class]

Date: 1940
Creator: Clark, Joe
Description: Photograph of Bobby Russell standing in front of other students who are seated at benches. The back of a teachers head is visible in the foreground of the image.
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[Bobby Russell student at front of class]

[Bobby Russell student at front of class]

Date: 1940
Creator: Clark, Joe
Description: Photograph of a Bobby Russell with his hands in the pockets of his overalls. He stands next to a podium at the front of the classroom at the Locust Grove School.
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[Boy fills his drinking glass]

[Boy fills his drinking glass]

Date: 1940
Creator: Clark, Joe
Description: Photograph of a boy using a ladle to fill a glass jar with water from a bucket.
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[Boy loading furnace]

[Boy loading furnace]

Date: 1940
Creator: Clark, Joe
Description: Photograph of a boy bending over as he loads chunks of coal into a furnace at the Locust Grove School.
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[Boy on porch playing guitar]

[Boy on porch playing guitar]

Date: 1941
Creator: Clark, Joe
Description: Photograph of an unidentified young man playing guitar on his porch in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee.
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[Boy Working on Canadian Farm]

[Boy Working on Canadian Farm]

Date: August 22, 1946
Creator: Clark, Joe
Description: Photograph of a boy working on a farm in Canada. He wears overalls and forks hay while a Colley stands nearby. Rolling hills and trees make up the background.
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[Boys and girls walking along dirt road]

[Boys and girls walking along dirt road]

Date: 1940
Creator: Clark, Joe
Description: Photograph of two boys and two girls walking along a dirt road. The boys wear overalls, boots, and hats while the girls are wearing dresses and no shoes. Each child carries a lunch pail.
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[Boys and girls walking along dirt road(1)]

[Boys and girls walking along dirt road(1)]

Date: 1940
Creator: Clark, Joe
Description: Photograph of two boys and two girls walking along a dirt road. The boys wear overalls, boots, and hats while the girls are wearing dresses and no shoes. Each child carries a lunch pail.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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