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[Aunt Georgia]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: Hamtramck, Michigan is a small town and Polish community surrounded by the city of Detroit. This photo was taken in the late 1930s. The girl in this photo is “Aunt Georgia.” A honorary title because she moved in and lived with our family in the years before I was born. Photo by: Bernice Clark.
Date: 193u
Creator: Clark, Bernice
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Bill Krent and Friend]

Description: Photograph of Bill Krent (left) and an unknown man standing together in front of a vehicle, parked on the street in a residential neighborhood. Several houses are visible behind them, and other vehicles are parked on the street; a sidewalk is visible in the foreground.
Date: 193u
Creator: Clark, Bernice
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Ed Krent and automobile]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: This photo was taken in the late 1930s. Hamtramck, Michigan is a small town and Polish community surrounded by the city of Detroit. On top of the automobile is Ed Krent. He was the youngest brother on my mother's side, the Polish side, of the family. Photo by: Bernice Clark
Date: 193u
Creator: Clark, Bernice
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Helen Krent]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: Photograph is from the 1930s and is shot in Hamtramck, Michigan. Helen Krent is the younger sister of my mother Bernice. Helen married Steve Werner and the two lived together in Detroit and in Troy, Michigan. They never had children, but were the aunt and uncle that you always loved to visit. Their basement was always filled with toys.
Date: 193u
Creator: Clark, Bernice
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Helen Krent inside an Automobile]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: This photo was taken in the late 1930s. Hamtramck, Michigan is a small town and Polish community surrounded by the city of Detroit. Helen Krent sits in an automobile. Photo by: Bernice Clark
Date: 193u
Creator: Clark, Bernice
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Three Girls on a Beach]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: This photo was taken during the late 1930s in St. Clair, Michigan. It is a photo of three girls on a Lake St.Clair beach: Virl Gregg (married name), Unknown girl, and Helen Krent. Virl was a long time family friend.
Date: 193u
Creator: Clark, Bernice
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Unknown Friend and Ed Krent]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: Hamtramck, Michigan is a small town and Polish community surrounded by the city of Detroit. This photo was taken in the late 1930s. Standing in the car's doorway is an unknown friend. Sitting on the fender is Ed Krent. He was the youngest brother on my mother's side of the family. Photo by: Bernice Krent.
Date: 193u
Creator: Clark, Bernice
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Unknown girl]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: This photo was taken during the late 1930s. Hamtramck, Michigan is a small town and Polish community surrounded by the city of Detroit. The girl in this photo is unknown to me, but the neighborhood is definitely Hamtramck. Photo by: Bernice Clark
Date: 193u
Creator: Clark, Bernice
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Virl and Helen]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: This photo was taken during the late 1930s in St. Claire, Michigan. Virl Gregg and Helen Krent stand in Virl's backyard. Gregg is Virl's married name. I don't know what her maiden name was when this photo was taken. Helen was Bernice's younger sister. Photo by: Bernice Clark
Date: 193u
Creator: Clark, Bernice
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Woman standing by a tree]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: This photo was taken during the late 1930s in St. Claire, Michigan. It is an image of an unknown woman standing by a tree. Photo by: Bernice Clark
Date: 193u
Creator: Clark, Bernice
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Abraham Lincoln pyramid]

Description: Photograph of a pyramid made of stones with a relief of Abraham Lincoln's profile of it. In the image, the pyramid is in an open lawn and large homes can be seen in the background.
Date: unknown
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Aging wood fence]

Description: Another of Joe Clark HBSS photographs which shows that things were beginning to change in the Hills of Cumberland Gap Tennessee. A wood fence in need of repair is set among overgrown weeds, awaiting for someone to take care of it.
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Air Conditioned]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: Image is from the 1940s and is shot in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. The image title is Air Conditioned. This photo appears on the cover of the Joe Clark's soft-cover book "Photojournalism" which was published in the mid 60's. Clark PhotoFile: 0001-22
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Air Conditioned]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: Image is from the 1940s and is shot in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. The image title is Air Conditioned and it is a scan from a contact print. This photo appears on the cover of the Joe Clark's soft-cover book "Photojournalism" which was published in the mid 60's. Clark PhotoFile: 0001-22
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Alone at Last]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark in the summer of 2014: Away from the crowd and the prying eyes of the younger children, these couple take time to catch up on some courting and socializing in the semi-private atmosphere of darkness. 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 it was amazing how many girls got their feet tangled running around that circle. 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. 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 ...
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Apple butter]

Description: Photograph of an unidentified woman pouring sugar into the apple butter as a young boy stirs. In the image, the group is outside with the kettle over an open flame and a wood home can be seen behind them.
Date: 19uu
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Apple butter]

Description: Photograph of a young boy stirring boiling apple butter over an open flame. In the image, the boy is wearing winter clothing holding the paddle stirrer while sitting in a wooden chair outside.
Date: 19uu
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Apple butter]

Description: Photograph of an unidentified woman, stirring boiling apple butter with an paddle stirrer over an open flame. In the image, the woman is seated, due to the physical intensity of the task, a few feet from the copper kettle.
Date: 19uu
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Apple Butter Making]

Description: Photograph of Aunt Nora Treece and Franklin D. Roosevelt Wright making apple butter by the spring house outside of their home in the hills of Cumberland Gap Tennessee. This picture is in Joe Clark, HBSS, small book called "A Few Grains of Corn" from the General Store. The envelope containing the negative is inscribed "Clark Bruce's; Junebug's Aunt; Mary Well's"
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Apple butter sugar]

Description: Photograph of a girl pouring sugar into the kettle. In the image, the unidentified girl is adding sugar to the apple butter while I boy stands over another bag of HERSHEY'S PURE CANE SUGAR.
Date: 19uu
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections