Letter from J. L. Swann to "Gordon's Followers." The letter was found in the Manning/McClanahan family smokehouse. The location is referred to as "Rural Retreat." He writes very clearly about his reasons for fighting for the South, noting that he...
African Americans; School children; Students; Teenagers; Vaccinations; Preventive medicine
Seven African-American boys and girls of varying ages display their vaccinations as they stand outdoors against a building. It is assumed that the building is the Fosterville Colored School. Sepia tone.
Articles from the "Orchards and Garden" section of the inaugural, March 10, 1882, issue of the "Rural Record" conveying the emphasis placed on the growth of fruit in the state of Tennessee during this time period. On this page, comparisions are...
View of two women who are outdoors watching a baby in a crib. Also shown is a clothesline with two quilts/blankets at the side of a house where a tub sits to collect water. A bed spring can be seen leaning against the house.
Young African-American boy stands facing the camera while standing on a weight measure scale. He is wearing a white gown and has his right hand on the base weight located on a horizontal bar. The device can also measure his height.
Churches; Presbyterian churches; Religious facilities; Religious dwellings
A pen and ink drawing of the Hermitage Church. Shows a one-room building with double doors used to separate the sexes. A chimney is set between the two front doors. A man stands in front of the entrance.
Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.); New Deal, 1933-1939
Hobart Parrish describing how aware he was of the conditions in the Great Depression and the New Deal. He saw pictures from New York or Pittsburgh of people in soup lines. In his area they were unable to sell produce but mostly raised their own...