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[Country Store]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: Photograph is from August 1972 and is shot near Lynchburg, Tennessee. I guess in the city you would call this stopping by the corner store or neighborhood store, but in the rural parts of Tennessee the country store still exists, though fewer now than when this photo was made.
Date: October 1972
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Junebug Clark leans on a sign for the city of Lynchburg, TN]

Description: Photograph of a young man, Junebug Clark, leaning on a road sign that reads, "Lynchburg City Limit." He holds a camera in his right hand, and a camera bag hangs over his right shoulder. A sign in the background reads, "Welcome to Lynchburg: The Friendly City." Narrative by Junebug Clark: In the background you can see a white home. Just before that is the entrance to Jack Daniel's Distillery. First went there with my father at age 11 to shoot for the Jack Daniel's Advertising campaign and contin… more
Date: 1972
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Portrait of Bull Waggoner]

Description: Portrait of Bull Waggoner at home. Mr. Waggoner has just returned from a Sunday church meeting in this photo. Bull is wearing a hat and has his shirt unbuttoned in the August heat.
Date: 1972-08~
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Jack Daniel's Distillery Cave Spring with Statue]

Description: Photograph of the cave spring and the Jack Daniel's statue which are both located on the grounds of the Jack Daniel's Distillery in Lynchburg, TN. A stream flowing over stones is seen in the foreground of the image while the Jack Daniel's statue is located in the right middle ground of the image. The cave is in the background of the image and is hidden by lush vegetation.
Date: 1972
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

The Motlow Boys

Description: Portrait of Conner, Robert, Hap and Reagor Motlow. The Motlow boys are Jack Daniel's Nephews. The portrait was taken around the pot belly stove in Jack Daniel's Old Office which is located in the Jack Daniel's Distillery in Lynchburg, TN.
Date: unknown
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Sorghum Cane]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark in the summer of 2014 Sorghum cane stalks being brought to a mule drawn press where the stalks are ground, then the juice from the cane extracted and later poured into vats to be boiled down into molasses. Overall Background: Edit 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. Hu… more
Date: 194X
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Grinding Cane]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark in the summer of 2014 Sorghum cane is fed into a mule drawn press where the juice is extracted and collected. 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 Collect… more
Date: 194X
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Douglas Clark Taking a Bath]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: Photograph is from the early 1940s and is shot in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. Douglas Clark is taking a bath, preparing for Christmas festivities. Doug is the son of Wade Hampton "Junebug" Clark, Jr. Doug studied agriculture at Lincoln Memorial University. He went to work managing farms in Brazil for R.J. Reynolds Company and then became a lobbyist for the Tobacco industry.
Date: 194X
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Straining the Cane]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark in the summer of 2014: "Straining the Cane" show community members actually straining the extracted juice from the sorghum cane before it goes into metal vats to be boiled down into molasses. 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 inf… more
Date: 194X
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Kissing Games]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark in the summer of 2014: 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 … more
Date: 194X
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Women at a quilting bee]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: Photo of women in the Powell Valley during the early 1940s in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. The quilters gather inside a neighbor's home during a Quilting Bee. This is a 2 1/4 X 2 1/4 B&W negative.
Date: 194X
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Douglas Clark Taking a Bath]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: Photograph is from the 1940s and is shot in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. This is my cousin Douglas Clark, son of my Uncle Junebug and Aunt Jennie Clark. I'd guess this to be bath time in 1945.
Date: 194X
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

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 c… more
Date: 1938
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Kissing Game]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark in the summer of 2014: Stir-off Time, the harvesting of sorghum and the process of extracting out its juices and boiling it down into molasses was a day and night process that brought families, neighbors and friends together for this last social event in the Fall season. Besides sharing in the labor they also shared in fun and dance as local musicians came to play as did many of the single folk used this as an opportunity to meet and court. Overall Background: Thes… more
Date: 194X
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[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 Co… more
Date: 194X
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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