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[Miss Jessie Acker and female student at social event at North Texas State College]

Description: Photograph of Miss Jessie Acker, professor of home economics (on right), and a female student (on left) at a formal dance or social event at North Texas State College. The two women are seated on a lounge couch or sofa in the corner of a room, near a window with closed blinds. The female student is wearing a formal dance dress with a corsage.
Date: 195u
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Couple Dancing at the Duchess of May Fete Informal Dance, 1942]

Description: Close up photograph of a couple dancing at the Duchess of May Fete informal dance in 1942. Other couples can be seen dancing in the background behind them. The event is taken in the gymnasium with the basketball hoop and backboard visible in the background.
Date: 1942
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Women dancing on a stage]

Description: Photograph of eight women performing a dance routine on a stage, three stand and five are in poses on the floor. All wear matching ankle length jersey dresses and wear similar hairstyles.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Group performs tribal dance on a stage]

Description: Photograph of a group of dancers dressed in somewhat tribal costume. Eleven women kneel in poses in a circle and a man wearing a grass skirt dances in the center. The stage is wooden and a mauve backdrop of curtains hangs behind the dancers.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Dance group performs a routine on stage]

Description: Photograph of a dance group performing on a wood stage. They sit in a circle in unusual poses, while a man dances in the circle's center. The performers wear tribal-inspired costumes.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Old Time Dancing]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: Photograph is from the 1940s and is shot in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. Students of "pappy" Hiram Frakes School learn old time dances.
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Square Dancers]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: Photograph is from the 1940s and is shot in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. Square dancing with an unidentified woman is "Junebug" Wade Hampton Clark, Jr. My uncle Junebug and my father Joe often went out on photo shoots together.
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Old Time Dancing]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: Photograph is from the 1940s and is shot in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. Students of "pappy" Hiram Frakes School learn old time dances.
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Stir-off Square Dance]

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: These Molasses Making Stir-off photos were shot by Joe Clark HBSS in the early to mid-1940s. Most of them 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 NBC Today Show video taped 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. ...
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Dancing at Molasses Stir-off]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark in the summer of 2014 Dancing at the Molasses 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 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 homes with electricity. None with indoor plumbing. Water came from wells which was diverted ...
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Boy Meets Girl]

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: These Molasses Making Stir-off photos were shot by Joe Clark HBSS in the early to mid-1940s. Most of them 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 NBC Today Show video taped 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. ...
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Old Time Dancing]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: Photograph is from 1940s and is shot in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. Students of "Pappy" Hiram Frakes School learn old time dances. This photo appeared in National Geographic Magazine.
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Old Time Dancing]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: Photograph is from the 1940s and is shot in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. Students of "pappy" Hiram Frakes School learn old time dances.
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Sampling the Molasses]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark in the summer of 2014 Stir-off party goers sample the molasses with sop sticks. 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 homes with electricity. None with indoor plumbing. Water came from ...
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Stir-off Sing-a-Long]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark in the summer of 2014 People watching the molasses syrup as it boils down use short pieces of sorghum cane stalk to make “sop sticks” used to dip into the molasses syrup for a taste. This was the height of the fall social season. Harvesting the sorghum, extracting the juice, boiling it down into molasses could take days and weeks going round the clock to finish. Joe Clark, HBSS has type-written on this print. “Between dances and games Delma Huddleston leads the young folks in such songs as De Camptown Races, Home on the Range, The Band Played On, She’ll be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain, and Shine on Harvest Moon.” Photofile: 6549 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 ...
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Musicians at the Stir-off]

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: These Molasses Making Stir-off photos were shot by Joe Clark HBSS in the early to mid-1940s. Most of them 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 NBC Today Show video taped 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. ...
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Stir-off Dancing]

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: These Molasses Making Stir-off photos were shot by Joe Clark HBSS in the early to mid-1940s. Most of them 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 NBC Today Show video taped 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. ...
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Pi Phi Pi Dance in 1942]

Description: Photograph of the Pi Phi Pi Fraternity dance. In the image couples are dancing in formal clothing. A sign in the background reads "πΦπ Welcome Exes" with various decorations a long the walls.
Date: 1942
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections