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[Country Funeral up on the Hill]

Description: Photograph of neighbors gathering at a Country Funeral on the Hills of Tennessee. Joe Clark, HBSS, wanted to capture his memories of living in the Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. One of the memories were of his time in Tennessee are these funerals that everyone attended and to support the family. The word "Cemetary" [sic] is written on the envelope containing the negative.
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Mountain Funeral: Last Prayer]

Description: Photograph of the reverends standing next to the burial. In the image, a man is patting down the dirt with a shovel while the two reverends, one holding a hat and one the bible, watch next to him. Plains leading to large tree covered hills are in the background.
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Day Coat

Description: Daytime coat of black wool for mourning wear. The princess-line shell of the coat falls to mid-calf with a scalloped hem, and has a high standing band collar lined with a gathered black silk ruffle. The ruffle is edged with two narrow bands of ruching and is embellished with cut-work backed in black silk, the cut-work edged with black grosgrain ribbon decorated with black beads and jet. From the center front of the collar, trailing black silk ribbon accents fall to knee-length, and four knee-length ribbons are finished with beaded tassels. The coat has full-length, shaped, slightly flared sleeves that gather into the armseye and are embellished with cut-work motifs and beading as the collar. The cuff edges are faced with box pleated bands of black silk ribbon. Center-front opening of coat with black wool placket facing from neck to waistline, and is secured with seven hook & eyes. Two more hook & eyes catch the front opening at mid-thigh and knee-level. The coat front and back are embellished with black silk backed cut-work and beading as the collar and sleeves. Fully lined in black silk. Black waist tie secured to lining.
Date: 1900/1905
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Mountain Funeral: The Viewing]

Description: Photography of a mountain funeral. In the image, a large group of people stand side by side inside a small room for a funeral viewing. Everyone is dressed in church attire and are looking at something to the right of the camera.
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Mountain Funeral: Pallbearers]

Description: Photograph of pallbearers carrying a casket out of a doorway. In the image, six men are carrying the casket at the waist side as they leave through a small doorway of a wooden building while two more men can be seen standing to the left of the frame watching them.
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Mountain Funeral: Filling Burial Hole]

Description: Photograph of men filling in the whole with dirt. In the image, two men are using a large tree pole to push the dirt down the mound and into the hole where the casket lays. Mourners stand to the side and the Appalachian hills can be seen in the background.
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Mountain Funeral: Filling the Whole]

Description: Photograph of the the casket's being filled. In the image the men are filling the casket with dirt and using boards and tree branches for support while mourners look on. Large tree covered hills can be seen in the far background.
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Mountain Funeral: Checking the Casket]

Description: Photograph of a man checking the casket after it's been lowered into the ground. In the image, a man is standing on the casket inside the hole while two stand ready to help him out. The mourners are surrounding the casket either watching the man inside the hole or looking at the camera.
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Mountain Funeral: Mourners]

Description: Photograph of mourners crying in front of the deceased. In the image, the casket has been open to allow mourners to say their last goodbyes. More mourners can be seen sitting in the background.
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Mountain Funeral: Moving the Casket]

Description: Photograph of the casket being carried to its final burial place. In the image the group of mourners stand to the side as the pallbearers carry the casket to where the reverends are standing. Small wooden houses and tress can be seen going up the large hill.
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Mountain Funeral: Gathering]

Description: Photograph of funeral mourners sitting together. In the image the group of women are sitting in a circle insider a room with a fireplace and decorated with calendars and other miscellaneous items.
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Mountain Funeral: Preachers (copy)]

Description: Photograph of Ewing Spradling and Sila Howerton, two preachers who conducted the mountain funeral at Howard Quarter. In the image, Spradling holds the bible facing the camera and Howerton holds his hands at his sides. Both are dressed in sports coats and hats.
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Mountain Funeral: Reverend Gives Sermon]

Description: Photograph of the reverend giving his sermon during a funeral. In the image the reverend is speaking to the group of funeral mourners with his arm raised standing on stage behind the flower covered casket. Two men sit to the right of the reverend on stage.
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Mountain Funeral: Viewing]

Description: Photograph of mourners viewing the body. In the image, woman are crying as the look inside the open casket, one woman is weeping holding a baby. Behind them are more people crying with large windows showing large tree covered hills outside.
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections