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[Aging wood fence]

Description: Another of Joe Clark HBSS photographs which shows that things were beginning to change in the Hills of Cumberland Gap Tennessee. A wood fence in need of repair is set among overgrown weeds, awaiting for someone to take care of it.
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe

[Air Conditioned]

Description: Photograph of a young boy with his head out of a broken window. This photo was shot in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. This photo appears on the cover of the Joe Clark's book "Photojournalism," published in the mid 60's. Photo by: Joe Clark, HBSS. Signed by: Joe Clark, HBSS Clark PhotoFile: 0001-22
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe

[Air Conditioned]

Description: Photograph of a young boy with his head out of a broken window. This photo was shot in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. This photo appears on the cover of the Joe Clark's book "Photojournalism," published in the mid 60's. Photo by: Joe Clark, HBSS. Signed by: Joe Clark, HBSS Clark PhotoFile: 0001-22
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe

[Air Conditioned]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: Image is from the 1940s and is shot in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. The image title is Air Conditioned. This photo appears on the cover of the Joe Clark's soft-cover book "Photojournalism" which was published in the mid 60's. Clark PhotoFile: 0001-22
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe

[Alone at Last]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark in the summer of 2014: Away from the crowd and the prying eyes of the younger children, these couple take time to catch up on some courting and socializing in the semi-private atmosphere of darkness. Kissing games at Stir-off gatherings are a favorite pastime. Looks like a few girls in the background are jealous and looking for a beau. The kissing game usually started with single boys and girls forming a circle. A girl would run around the circle and tag a boy and he would then chase her around the circle. The idea being that if she beat him back to the spot he vacated - she was safe. If he caught her - a kiss was the prize. It's been said it was amazing how many girls got their feet tangled running around that circle. People watching the molasses syrup as it boils down use short pieces of sorghum cane stalk to make “sop sticks” used to dip into the molasses syrup for a taste. This was the height of the fall social season. Harvesting the sorghum, extracting the juice, boiling it down into molasses could take days and weeks going round the clock to finish. 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 ...
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe

[Apple butter]

Description: Photograph of an unidentified woman pouring sugar into the apple butter as a young boy stirs. In the image, the group is outside with the kettle over an open flame and a wood home can be seen behind them.
Date: 19uu
Creator: Clark, Joe

[Apple butter]

Description: Photograph of a young boy stirring boiling apple butter over an open flame. In the image, the boy is wearing winter clothing holding the paddle stirrer while sitting in a wooden chair outside.
Date: 19uu
Creator: Clark, Joe

[Apple butter]

Description: Photograph of an unidentified woman, stirring boiling apple butter with an paddle stirrer over an open flame. In the image, the woman is seated, due to the physical intensity of the task, a few feet from the copper kettle.
Date: 19uu
Creator: Clark, Joe

[Apple Butter Making]

Description: Photograph of Aunt Nora Treece and Franklin D. Roosevelt Wright making apple butter by the spring house outside of their home in the hills of Cumberland Gap Tennessee. This picture is in Joe Clark, HBSS, small book called "A Few Grains of Corn" from the General Store. The envelope containing the negative is inscribed "Clark Bruce's; Junebug's Aunt; Mary Well's"
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe

[Apple peeling gathering]

Description: Photograph of a group of people gathered for an apple-peeling event, to make them into apple butter. In the image, two men are playing music while a group of seated women peel apples into containers on their laps. A group of boys stand behind the group. Photo by: Joe Clark, HBSS.
Date: 195u
Creator: Clark, Joe

[Arriving at the Stir-off]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark in the summer of 2014 Friends and neighbors come from miles around to participate in the Molasses Making Stir-off. 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 made. World War II was raging. Television did not exist. Radio reception sporadic in this mountain country. School was held only three months a year mostly during the winter months. Most news of the changes in the outside world was learned, they say, “By looking at pictures in the Sears catalogs.” They farmed steep and rolling hillsides of very poor land. In most of America, to help in the war effort, the rationing of food and other essentials was prevalent. Very few of these Tennessee mountaineers and hill folk had homes with electricity. None with ...
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe

[Arriving at the Stir-off]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark in the summer of 2014 Friends and neighbors come from miles around to participate in the Molasses Making Stir-off. 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 made. World War II was raging. Television did not exist. Radio reception sporadic in this mountain country. School was held only three months a year mostly during the winter months. Most news of the changes in the outside world was learned, they say, “By looking at pictures in the Sears catalogs.” They farmed steep and rolling hillsides of very poor land. In most of America, to help in the war effort, the rationing of food and other essentials was prevalent. Very few of these Tennessee mountaineers and hill folk had homes with electricity. None with ...
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe

[Arriving at the Stir-off]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark in the summer of 2014 Friends and neighbors come from miles around to participate in the Molasses Making Stir-off. 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 made. World War II was raging. Television did not exist. Radio reception sporadic in this mountain country. School was held only three months a year mostly during the winter months. Most news of the changes in the outside world was learned, they say, “By looking at pictures in the Sears catalogs.” They farmed steep and rolling hillsides of very poor land. In most of America, to help in the war effort, the rationing of food and other essentials was prevalent. Very few of these Tennessee mountaineers and hill folk had homes with electricity. None with ...
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe