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[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 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

[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

[Anna Ruzylo in the Kitchen]

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. Anna Ruzylo is my great grandmother. There are not many photos of my great grandmother in the archive since she came over from Poland very late in life. My wife, Kay, and I named our daughter Anna Marie Clark in her honor.
Date: 193u
Creator: Clark, Joe, HBSS
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]

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 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 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

[Arriving at the Stir-off]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark in the summer of 2014 Friends and neighbors come from miles around to participate in the Molasses Making 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 ...
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Aunt Esther at the Kitchen Table]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: This photo was taken during the late 1930s in Hamtramck, Michigan. Hamtramck is a small town and Polish community surrounded by the city of Detroit. My Aunt Esther (can’t recall her maiden name at this time) is featured at the kitchen table. She would eventually marry Bill Krent and have 4 children: Jackie, David, Marsha and Claudia.
Date: 193u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[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

[Aunt Julia McCreary]

Description: Photograph of Aunt Julia McCreary. In the image, McCreary is seating in a rocking chair with the Bible open in her lap. A lamp is lit on a side table next to her.
Date: unknown
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Aunt Julia's house]

Description: Photograph of the entrance hall into Aunt Julia McCreary's house. In the image, objects are placed on the rail-less staircase and a wash bin setup is along the wall.
Date: unknown
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Aunt Nora and Joanna Wright quilting]

Description: Photograph of Aunt Nora Treece sewing with Joanna Wright. In the image, the two women are seated next to each other with a quilted patterns across their laps. A fireplace with tools and wood can be seen to the left of the pair.
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Aunt Nora and Uncle Wild Treece]

Description: Photograph of Aunt Nora and Uncle Wild Treece sitting down together. In the image, Uncle Treece is looking at the camera wearing overalls while Aunt Treece looks at the camera with a quizzically look on her face.
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections