[Miss Jessie Acker and female student at social event at North Texas State College]

[Miss Jessie Acker and female student at social event at North Texas State College]

Date: 195u
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Miss Jessie Acker, professor of home economics (on right), and a female student (on left) at a formal dance or social event at North Texas State College. The two women are seated on a lounge couch or sofa in the corner of a room, near a window with closed blinds. The female student is wearing a formal dance dress with a corsage.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Students Dancing at the Duchess of May Fete Informal Dance, 1942]

[Students Dancing at the Duchess of May Fete Informal Dance, 1942]

Date: 1942
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of students dancing at the Duchess of May Fete informal dance in 1942. The dance is taken place inside a dark room with hardwood floors.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Four Students Posing for the Duchess of May Fete Informal Dance, 1942]

[Four Students Posing for the Duchess of May Fete Informal Dance, 1942]

Date: 1942
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of four students posing for the Duchess of May Fete informal dance in 1942. The students are sitting on the floor in their white dresses looking to the left. A window with curtains can bee seen in the background of the students.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Couple Dancing at the Duchess of May Fete Informal Dance, 1942]

[Couple Dancing at the Duchess of May Fete Informal Dance, 1942]

Date: 1942
Creator: unknown
Description: Close up photograph of a couple dancing at the Duchess of May Fete informal dance in 1942. Other couples can be seen dancing in the background behind them. The event is taken in the gymnasium with the basketball hoop and backboard visible in the background.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Four Students Posing Outside for the Duchess of May Fete Informal Dance, 1942]

[Four Students Posing Outside for the Duchess of May Fete Informal Dance, 1942]

Date: 1942
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of four students posing for a photograph outside during the day. They are dressed in white dresses and are surrounded by trees and hedges. Three of the females students are sitting down on benches and one is standing up looking to the right.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Women dancing on a stage]

[Women dancing on a stage]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of eight women performing a dance routine on a stage, three stand and five are in poses on the floor. All wear matching ankle length jersey dresses and wear similar hairstyles.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Group performs tribal dance on a stage]

[Group performs tribal dance on a stage]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a group of dancers dressed in somewhat tribal costume. Eleven women kneel in poses in a circle and a man wearing a grass skirt dances in the center. The stage is wooden and a mauve backdrop of curtains hangs behind the dancers.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Dance group performs a routine on stage]

[Dance group performs a routine on stage]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a dance group performing on a wood stage. They sit in a circle in unusual poses, while a man dances in the circle's center. The performers wear tribal-inspired costumes.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Old Time Dancing]

[Old Time Dancing]

Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: Photograph is from the 1940s and is shot in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. Students of "pappy" Hiram Frakes School learn old time dances.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Sampling the Molasses]

[Sampling the Molasses]

Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark in the summer of 2014 Stir-off party goers sample the molasses with sop sticks. Overall Background: These Molasses Making Stir-off photos were shot by Joe Clark HBSS in the early to mid-1940s. Either on the farm of Fred Whitaker about four miles southwest of Cumberland Gap, or in Cumberland Gap on the farm of Baptist preacher the Rev. Hugh Vancel. More information about these images can be found in scrapbooks in the Clark Family Collection at the University of North Texas Special Collections Library. Specifically in a Detroit news pictorial article published December 13, 1942 titles "stir-off party" where mountaineers make molasses and merriment. Also in life magazine published November 13, 1950 [page 156] titled “Stir-off Time in Tennessee, Fun Starts in Hills as Molasses Boils.’ Also in the library is the NBC Today Show story on Joe Clark HBSS by Bob Dotson. It features Joe Clark returning to Cumberland Gap Tennessee to photograph a molasses stir off taking place in the same location as some of these photographs and attended by some of the same people in the early 1980s. Let me briefly set the scene of the time and era that these photos were ...
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