Logs; Lumber industry; Lumber; Ox teams; Cattle; Carts & wagons; Cutover lands; Clearing of land; Bodies of water
A team of oxen yoked together stand beside wagons loaded with hand hewn crossties. The crossties were hewn by seasonal workers using a broadaxe and delivered to river landing tieyards for shipping by steamboat.
Civil Wars; War; Slaves; Agriculture; Political issues; Cities & towns
Excerpts from the Robert H. Cartmell Diaries. They contain full commentaries on the nature of his farm operation, the weather, and the fluctuations of the cotton market. They contain thoughtful comments on politics and candidates for office and...
A mountain cabin with an oak-shingle roof. The cabin is made of logs and wooden planks. A horse stands in front of the cabin with a small boy on its back. Three men stand near the horse: one at its rear and two in front.
A small blonde boy who appears to be between 6 and 8 years of age stands with producer Jesse L. Lasky in front of a small barn with a gabled roof. Both the barn and its roof appear to be in good repair. Hanging on either side of the barn door are a...
Education; Education - Tennessee; Education - History - Tennessee; School buildings - Tennessee
Angled view of a dilapidated single-room school on a barren yard. The building is constructed of hewn logs. Wide chinks are visible between the planks. Two rows of single-paned windows run along the side of the structure.