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[Country Wedding image 3]

Description: Photograph of a man and woman walking out of a fenced off field of trees. In this image a dog is walking with the pair, and the man is carrying a bucket in each hand. A house can be seen through the trees, and behind the house are distant, tree-covered hills. Narrative by Junebug Clark: Photograph of Hazel Petrey and Gilbert Dove leaving a home and heading to the Sunny View Methodist Church in Germany, Kentucky. More images and information can be found in the July 28, 1941 issue of Life Magazine, pages 82-85 in the story “Life Magazine Goes to a Kentucky Wedding.” Also in the Joe Clark, HSSS book “ Country Wedding published in 1974. Additionally a 1982 photo of Hazel and Gilbert can be found in Joe’s Tennessee Scrapbook. All are in this Clark Family Collection. Photo by: Joe Clark, HBSS. Signed by: Joe Clark, HBSS
Date: 19uu
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Cutting corn stalks]

Description: Photograph of an unidentified man cutting corn stalk. In the image, the man hold a large grouping of stalk with his left arm while cutting them down with a large knife.
Date: unknown
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Harvesting corn]

Description: Photograph of an unidentified man cutting corn stalk after it has died. In the image, the man is holding a large amount of stalk in his left while cutting one down with a large knife. More stalks fill the frame behind the man.
Date: unknown
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Stripping Cane]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: Photograph of A Woman stripping sorghum cane that will be eventually boiled down into molasses. This photo was shot on the same farm that Joe shot a Molasses Stiroff that appeared in Life magazine. This gal, wish I could come up with her name right now, is the baby sitting on a lady's lap surrounded by children. Look here for the photo, "Feeding Time." She is being fed milk in a cup. Bob Datson from NBC's Today Show was here filming a piece on my dad. The 3 minute piece is here in the Clark Family Collection with an intro and outtro by Tom Brokow and Jane Pauley. Photo by: Joe Clark, HBSS. Clark PhotoFile: 9625-0049-11
Date: 1980
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Pulling vegetables]

Description: Photograph of a woman and two children pulling vegetables from the ground. In the image, the group stand in the middle of a barren field holding baskets containing some kind of vegetable. Large tree covered hills can be seen in the background.
Date: unknown
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Hillside farm]

Description: Photograph of a farm in the hills. The photograph is naturally framed by two trees and fence. The fields have stacks of threshed hay in them.
Date: 195u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Small Farm]

Description: Photograph of a small farmhouse surrounded by small buildings, piles of wood, and a fenced-off field. The farm is at the base of distant, tree-covered hills.
Date: 19uu
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Grinding Sorghum Cane]

Description: Photograph of mule turning a press that a young boy is feeding sorghum cane. The juice in the cane is squeezed out and captured. Later it is will be boiled down into molasses. Narrative by Junebug Clark: Additional photos and information can be found in the pdf document "Joe Clark HBSS LIFE Magazine Photos" page 20. Also, November 13, 1950. Life Magazine pages 156-160. Stir-off Time in Tennessee. Fun Starts in Hills as Molasses Boils. Photo by: Joe Clark, HBSS. Clark PhotoFile: 5800
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

["Junebug" Clark harvesting wheat]

Description: Photograph of Wade Hampton "Junebug" Clark, Jr. harvesting wheat on the Clark Family farm in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. "Junebug was Joe's youngest brother. Photo by: Joe Clark, HBSS. Signed by: Joe Clark, HBSS Clark PhotoFile: 0011-13
Date: 195u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Corn]

Description: Photograph of a man twisting corn off the stalk. In the image, another man stands behind him pulling from another stalk, both men are wearing overalls with long-sleeved button-ups and hats.
Date: unknown
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Corn crib]

Description: Photograph of a young woman standing at the gate opening to a corn field. In the image, the unidentified girl is wearing a large hat leaning against the gate door while holding a rack. The fields of corn are being harvested for the next season, homes and large trees can be seen beyond the fields.
Date: unknown
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Harvest Time]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark in the summer of 2014 Young girl in a field of Sorghum. The sorghum has been stripped and the stalks are ready to harvest. 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 ...
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from J. W. Berry to Claude D. White, April 25, 1911]

Description: Letter J. W. Berry to Claude D. White. He wanted to write, but has been sick. He heard from Mr. Drury that Mrs. Moore is going to have an operation and hopes she will be fine. He talks about the weather and farming. He is expecting to see Claude this summer. He talks about Pitt. He mentions he only writes when he has something to write for. He hopes they are doing well. She is sorry for not writing but John was sick and she has been busy. She talks about Mrs. Moore and answers the questions she had about the well. She mentions the rain and how it didn't fill the well but was good for the crops. She talks about her bad luck with chickens. She talks about gardening. Mr. Gibson died. Wylie Horn died the day before he was to get married. She mentions the other couples that were to be married.
Date: April 25, 1911
Creator: Berry, John W. & Berry, Alta
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections