[Mountain Funeral]

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Photograph of a funeral ceremony in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee during the 1950's. Pallbearers can be seen carrying a coffin in the right of the image, while a crowd of others watch on the left. Several small buildings can be seen in the background. Narrative by Junebug Clark: Additional photos and information can be found in the pdf document "Joe Clark HBSS LIFE Magazine Photos" page 10. June 10, 1940 Life Magazine. Pages 104-106, 109. Life Goes to a Mountain Funeral. Mrs. Elizabeth O’Dell is buried deep in the hills of Tennesse. The first three rools of film (12 exposures each) ... continued below

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1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 20 in.

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Clark, Joe [1950..1959].

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Photograph of a funeral ceremony in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee during the 1950's. Pallbearers can be seen carrying a coffin in the right of the image, while a crowd of others watch on the left. Several small buildings can be seen in the background. Narrative by Junebug Clark: Additional photos and information can be found in the pdf document "Joe Clark HBSS LIFE Magazine Photos" page 10. June 10, 1940 Life Magazine. Pages 104-106, 109. Life Goes to a Mountain Funeral. Mrs. Elizabeth O’Dell is buried deep in the hills of Tennesse. The first three rools of film (12 exposures each) shot by Joe with his own camera ended up as 14 pictures in LIFE magazine. This was one of them. Joe often remarked, "It was not long after this that I decided to quit work and take up photography." Photo by: Joe Clark, HBSS. Signed by: Joe Clark, HBSS

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1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 20 in.

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Digitization of this item was sponsored by a grant from The Headliners Foundation.

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Clark Family Photography Collection

This seminal work of visual storytelling represents the extensive Clark family archives from the golden age of American photography. Their work has featured in Life Magazine, National Geographic, Look and Newsweek.

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  • [1950..1959]

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  • Feb. 26, 2015, 12:30 p.m.

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Clark, Joe. [Mountain Funeral], photograph, [1950..1959]; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc499626/: accessed October 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.