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Class photograph of schoolchildren with teacher. Inscription on back reads "Bottom front row, Helen Wade, 2 Luella Harden, Theora Grigsby, Maggie Chambers, Bessie White, 6 Margerette Yardley, Margerette Davis, Fleda Williams, Flora Cobb; second row, left to rt - Mary Jones, Beulah Harmon, Bessie Settler, Sallie Tate, [Huddler], [Hudulston], Sarah Black. Clarence Howard, Charles Boyd, 3 Charles [Huddleston], Benjomme Griffits, Ruddie Carmichal, row, Clarence Adams, Clifford Cambell, Paris McCrary, George Dockery, Lamell Henderson, Henry Saffell, Herman Massengill, George Harper, Edison Stewart. Teacher Mr. Brooks," (1), undated

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: I
From the Collection:

This collection consists of 55 photographs of African-Americans in the Knoxville, Tenn. area during the early 20th century. Many are of Dr. Charles S. Boyd, his dental office, and his family. Others include other individual or group portraits and school photographs. Most of the photographs are either mounted for framing or enclosed in the paper envelopes provided by the photographer. Several include writing on them identifying the individual(s) shown and/or the studio that created the image. Studios or photographers include Browder of Knoxville; L. D. Hill Fagg of Knoxville; Brazelton of Chattanooga; and Lay of Nashville.


  • undated

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From the Collection: 1 Linear Feet

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA