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[Old Mag]

Description: Narration by Junebug Clark: This photo is from the 1944 in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. Old Mag is a mule. My grandfather, Wade Hampton Clark, Sr. kept him on his farm. I never met Old Mag, but my father, Joe Clark, HBSS was attached to him. This photo has appeared in magazines, posters and in one of my dad's book.
Date: 1944
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Mule Power]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark in the summer of 2014: Mules and horses were the common 'power plant' used for turning the mill that the stripped down sorghum stalks were fed. The juice from the stalks were pressed and extracted to later be boiled down into molasses in large metal vats. 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 ...
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Siesta

Description: Photograph of a mule with a plow, standing at rest on a hill in front of a cloudy sky. "Siesta" is written below the image, as well as Joe Clark's signature.
Date: 19uu
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Man Plowing Field]

Description: Photograph of a man and mule plowing a field. In this image the field is on a hillside with tree-covered hills in the distance, and all under a cloudy sky.
Date: 19uu
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Mule powered press in open field]

Description: Photograph of a boy using a shovel to dig out a pit for a sorghum molasses stir off in close proximity to a mule powered press. The pit will be used for fire as a large metal vat is placed on top to cook the sorghum juice.
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Mule powered press in the woods]

Description: Photograph of a boy seated on the ground as he feeds sorghum cane into a mule powered press in a wooded area. There are two other boys and young girl off to the side observing. There is a wagon on the right side of the photograph. The envelope containing the negative is annotated "stir-off".
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Seated man feeding sorghum press]

Description: Photograph of a man feeding sorghum cane into a mule driven press. There is another man collecting the extracted juice by dipping a pail into the large metal tub. The mule and wooden building are visible in the background.
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Going to mill]

Description: Photograph of a young boy riding a mule to a mill. In the image, the unidentified boy is looking at the camera as the mule walks along a gravel path. A small rock wall is close to the camera, on the other side of the gravel is a wood fence and beyond that are trees and fields.
Date: unknown
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Mule driven press]

Description: Photograph of two men using a mule driven press to extract sweet juices from sorghum cane. The envelope containing the negative is annotated "stir-off".
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Mule powered press]

Description: Photograph of two boys using a mule powered press to extract the sweet juice from the sorghum cane. The envelope containing the negative is annotated "stir-off".
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Plowing the Hillside]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: Photograph of a young boy plowing a sloped hillside using a bull tongue plow pulled by a mule. The Joe Clark poem "A Letter from Home is attached to the mount. Photo by: Joe Clark, HBSS. Signed by: Joe Clark, HBSS Clark PhotoFile: 0016-11
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Mule powered press]

Description: Photograph of a boy kneeling on the ground as he feeds sorghum cane stalks into a mule powered press used to extract the sweet sorghum juice. The envelope containing the negative is annotated "stir-off" as well as an indication that photos 41 - 49 from this series went missing May 22, 1968. The envelope is signed by Joe Clark.
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Mule driven press with mountain view]

Description: Photograph of a mule driven press being fed by a man while a woman and small girl are off to the side. The press is in an open field with an expansive view of the near by hills and mountains. The envelope containing the negative is annotated "stir-off".
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Hill top mule powered press]

Description: Photograph of a young boy feeding sorghum cane into a mule powered press that sits atop a hill. There are many tree covered hills and mountains visible in the background. There are also numerous others in the background of the photograph doing prep work for the upcoming sorghum molasses stir-off.
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections