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Baptising in Olde Towne Creek

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: Photograph is from 1938 and is shot in Red Hill, Tennessee. One of the first photos made by Joe, Baptising in Olde Towne Creek, has endured to become a favorite and meaningful to many. It bears close scrutiny because of the differing expressions and attitudes of those attending. People have said that they have counted fifty-one people in this picture and I’ve listened to many a controversy about a TV antenna* appearing in this 1938 photo. The Rev. Hugh Vancel, in charge in this photo, performed countless baptisms, but the ceremony eventually moved indoors. Olde Towne Creek empties into Keg Branch, a creek that runs though our property, about three miles left of your view point. To your right, about a mile, is the Clark family cemetery where Joe was laid to rest in December of 1989. In 1981 the Smithsonian Institute displayed a print of this photo for use in an exhibit “Rights of Passage.” It was published in the autobiography of Dolly Parton and as the poster for the Wolf Trap Music Festival. Jb. *lightning rod
Date: 1938
Creator: Clark, Joe
Item Type: Photograph

[Baptising in Olde Towne Creek]

Description: Photograph of Ivana Wright being led into the water for baptism by Preacher Hugh Vancel outside John Owen's home in Red Hill, Tennessee. Multiple people from the town are in attendance. Hester Welch, Minnie Hicks, Cleo McCurey, Lilian Hicks, and Lenore Treece follow Ivana, holding hands, on their way to be baptized. Narrative by Junebug Clark: Photograph is from 1938 and is shot in Red Hill, Tennessee. Baptising in Olde Towne Creek, has endured to become a favorite and meaningful to many. It bears close scrutiny because of the differing expressions and attitudes of those attending. The Reverend Hugh Vancel, performing the baptism, is standing in the creek and facing a large crowd of people on the bank, and holding the arm of a young girl standing next to him; several other girls, a woman and a man are also standing in the creek, on the left. A building with wood siding is visible in the background. People have said that they have counted fifty-one people in this picture and I’ve listened to many a controversy about a TV antenna* appearing in this 1938 photo. The Rev. Hugh Vancel, in charge in this photo, performed countless baptisms, but the ceremony eventually moved indoors. Olde Towne Creek empties into Keg Branch, a creek that runs though our property, about three miles left of your view point. To your right, about a mile, is the Clark family cemetery where Joe was laid to rest in December of 1989. In 1981 the Smithsonian Institute displayed a print of this photo for use in an exhibit “Rights of Passage.” It was published in the autobiography of Dolly Parton and as the poster for the Wolf Trap Music Festival. *lightning rod Photo by: Joe Clark, HBSS. Clark PhotoFile: 0004-38
Date: 1938
Creator: Clark, Joe
Item Type: Photograph

[Baptising in Olde Towne Creek]

Description: Photograph of Ivana Wright being led into the water for baptism by Preacher Hugh Vancel outside John Owen's home in Red Hill, Tennessee. Multiple people from the town are in attendance. Hester Welch, Minnie Hicks, Cleo McCurey, Lilian Hicks, and Lenore Treece follow Ivana, holding hands, on their way to be baptized. Narrative by Junebug Clark: Photograph is from 1938 and is shot in Red Hill, Tennessee. Baptising in Olde Towne Creek, has endured to become a favorite and meaningful to many. It bears close scrutiny because of the differing expressions and attitudes of those attending. The Reverend Hugh Vancel, performing the baptism, is standing in the creek and facing a large crowd of people on the bank, and holding the arm of a young girl standing next to him; several other girls, a woman and a man are also standing in the creek, on the left. A building with wood siding is visible in the background. People have said that they have counted fifty-one people in this picture and I’ve listened to many a controversy about a TV antenna* appearing in this 1938 photo. The Rev. Hugh Vancel, in charge in this photo, performed countless baptisms, but the ceremony eventually moved indoors. Olde Towne Creek empties into Keg Branch, a creek that runs though our property, about three miles left of your view point. To your right, about a mile, is the Clark family cemetery where Joe was laid to rest in December of 1989. In 1981 the Smithsonian Institute displayed a print of this photo for use in an exhibit “Rights of Passage.” It was published in the autobiography of Dolly Parton and as the poster for the Wolf Trap Music Festival. *lightning rod Photo by: Joe Clark, HBSS. Clark PhotoFile: 0004-38
Date: 1938
Creator: Clark, Joe
Item Type: Photograph

Baptising in Olde Towne Creek

Description: Photograph of Reverend Hugh Vancel performing a baptism in Olde Town Creek near Red Hill, Tennessee. The reverend is standing in the creek and facing a large crowd of people on the bank, and holding the arm of a young girl standing next to him; several other girls, a woman and a man are also standing in the creek, on the left. A building with wood siding is visible in the background.
Date: 1938
Creator: Clark, Joe
Item Type: Photograph

[Baptising in Olde Towne Creek (1)]

Description: Photograph of Reverend Hugh Vancel performing a baptism in Olde Town Creek near Red Hill, Tennessee. The reverend is standing in the creek and facing a large crowd of people on the bank, and holding the arm of a young girl standing next to him; several other girls, a woman and a man are also standing in the creek, on the left. A building with wood siding is visible in the background.
Date: 1938
Creator: Clark, Joe
Item Type: Photograph

[Baptism]

Description: Photograph of Ivana Wright being led into the water for baptism by Preacher Hugh Vancel outside John Owen's home in Red Hill, Tennessee. Multiple people from the town are in attendance. Hester Welch, Minnie Hicks, Cleo McCurey, Lilian Hicks, and Lenore Treece follow Ivana, holding hands, on their way to be baptized. Matt includes an inset of another shot from this series.Narrative by Junebug Clark: Photograph is from 1938 and is shot in Red Hill, Tennessee. One of the first photos made by Joe, Baptising in Olde Towne Creek, has endured to become a favorite and meaningful to many. It bears close scrutiny because of the differing expressions and attitudes of those attending. People have said that they have counted fifty-one people in this picture and I’ve listened to many a controversy about a TV antenna* appearing in this 1938 photo. The Rev. Hugh Vancel, in charge in this photo, performed countless baptisms, but the ceremony eventually moved indoors. Olde Towne Creek empties into Keg Branch, a creek that runs though our property, about three miles left of your view point. To your right, about a mile, is the Clark family cemetery where Joe was laid to rest in December of 1989. In 1981 the Smithsonian Institute displayed a print of this photo for use in an exhibit “Rights of Passage.” It was published in the autobiography of Dolly Parton and as the poster for the Wolf Trap Music Festival. Jb. *lightning rod Photograph of Reverend Hugh Vancel performing a baptism in Olde Town Creek near Red Hill, Tennessee. The reverend is standing in the creek and facing a large crowd of people on the bank, and holding the arm of a young girl standing next to him; several other girls, a woman and a man are also standing in ...
Date: 1938
Creator: Clark, Joe
Item Type: Photograph

[Baptism in Olde Towne Creek]

Description: Photograph of Ivana Wright being led into the water for baptism by Preacher Hugh Vancel outside John Owen's home in Red Hill, Tennessee. Multiple people from the town are in attendance. Hester Welch, Minnie Hicks, Cleo McCurey, Lilian Hicks, and Lenore Treece follow Ivana, holding hands, on their way to be baptized. Matt includes an inset of another shot from this series.Narrative by Junebug Clark: Photograph is from 1938 and is shot in Red Hill, Tennessee. Baptising in Olde Towne Creek, has endured to become a favorite and meaningful to many. It bears close scrutiny because of the differing expressions and attitudes of those attending. The Reverend Hugh Vancel, performing the baptism, is standing in the creek and facing a large crowd of people on the bank, and holding the arm of a young girl standing next to him; several other girls, a woman and a man are also standing in the creek, on the left. A building with wood siding is visible in the background. People have said that they have counted fifty-one people in this picture and I’ve listened to many a controversy about a TV antenna* appearing in this 1938 photo. The Rev. Hugh Vancel, in charge in this photo, performed countless baptisms, but the ceremony eventually moved indoors. Olde Towne Creek empties into Keg Branch, a creek that runs though our property, about three miles left of your view point. To your right, about a mile, is the Clark family cemetery where Joe was laid to rest in December of 1989. In 1981 the Smithsonian Institute displayed a print of this photo for use in an exhibit “Rights of Passage.” It was published in the autobiography of Dolly Parton and as the poster for the Wolf Trap Music Festival. Jb. *lightning rod Photo by: Joe Clark, ...
Date: 1938
Creator: Clark, Joe
Item Type: Photograph

[Baptizing in Olde Towne Creek]

Description: Photograph of Ivana Wright being led into the water for baptism by Preacher Hugh Vancel outside John Owen's home in Red Hill, Tennessee. Multiple people from the town are in attendance. Hester Welch, Minnie Hicks, Cleo McCurey, Lilian Hicks, and Lenore Treece follow Ivana, holding hands, on their way to be baptized. Narrative by Junebug Clark: Photograph is from 1938 and is shot in Red Hill, Tennessee. Baptising in Olde Towne Creek, has endured to become a favorite and meaningful to many. It bears close scrutiny because of the differing expressions and attitudes of those attending. The Reverend Hugh Vancel, performing the baptism, is standing in the creek and facing a large crowd of people on the bank, and holding the arm of a young girl standing next to him; several other girls, a woman and a man are also standing in the creek, on the left. A building with wood siding is visible in the background. People have said that they have counted fifty-one people in this picture and I’ve listened to many a controversy about a TV antenna* appearing in this 1938 photo. The Rev. Hugh Vancel, in charge in this photo, performed countless baptisms, but the ceremony eventually moved indoors. Olde Towne Creek empties into Keg Branch, a creek that runs though our property, about three miles left of your view point. To your right, about a mile, is the Clark family cemetery where Joe was laid to rest in December of 1989. In 1981 the Smithsonian Institute displayed a print of this photo for use in an exhibit “Rights of Passage.” It was published in the autobiography of Dolly Parton and as the poster for the Wolf Trap Music Festival. *lightning rod
Date: 1938
Creator: Clark, Joe
Item Type: Photograph

[Children walking downhill]

Description: Photograph of three young girls and one boy walking downhill. Each child is carrying a lunch pail. There are trees and mountains visible in the background of the image.
Date: [1939..]
Creator: Clark, Joe
Item Type: Photograph

[Farm House]

Description: Photograph of an old farm house in a field. The roof is covered in wooden shingles; there is also a brick chimney. The envelope containing the negative has "Old Russell Place" written on it.
Date: 1938
Creator: Clark, Joe
Item Type: Photograph

[Joe Clark's Birthplace]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: Image is from 1938 and is shot in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. This home was built by Wade Clark. It is the home that Joe Clark, my father, was born in on October 4, 1904. Pictured here was the newest addition: a "Courtin' Parlor" built when the eldest girls "'came of courtin' age." My father, Joe, always regretted that he had no pictures of this home "in its glory."
Date: 1938
Creator: Clark, Joe
Item Type: Photograph

[Junebug at Home in Wash Tub]

Description: Photograph of Junebug Clark, son of Joe Clark, bathing in a wash tub. In the photography Junebug is smiling inside the small wash tub under the shade of a nearby tree.
Date: Spring 1939
Creator: Clark, Joe
Item Type: Photograph

[Life's Highways]

Description: Narrative by Kay Clark. Joe Clark, HBSS, took this shot in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee of Roy McCrary on a fence in a field dreaming about his life in the hills of Tennessee. This picture is in Joe book published book "Back Home". Here is the poem in the book. I PLEDGE To loaf along Life’s highways To feel its shifting sands Climbs its hills, view its valleys And see its verdant Lands. To feast on bountiful harvests That grow along its way To watch the glowing sunsets That end its shining days. To greet each missing joyously To sing the livelong day, To laugh with happy Comrades, To while his life away. hbss
Date: 1939
Creator: Clark, Joe
Item Type: Photograph

[Roy McCrary Sitting on Fence]

Description: Photograph of a Roy McCrary sitting on a wooden fence, in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. McCrary wears a wide-rimmed hat, and only his silhouette can be seen.
Date: 1939
Creator: Clark, Joe
Item Type: Photograph

[Students eating lunch(2)]

Description: Photograph of students sitting on rocks in a wooded area as they eat lunch from their lunch pails. There are two dogs visible in the foreground of the image.
Date: [1939..]
Creator: Clark, Joe
Item Type: Photograph

[Teacher and students at benches]

Description: Photograph of a teacher standing in front of benches as he looks down at his book. There are children seated along a bench to the left in the image.
Date: [1939..]
Creator: Clark, Joe
Item Type: Photograph