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19th century Tennessee Photographs

Identifier: MS-2539

  • Staff Only

This collection contains eight undated photographs of twenty-one unidentified persons taken by several Tennessee photographers. There are three photographs taken by Nashville photographers (Herstein, Otto B. Giess, and R. E. Hearn). These photographs include one of a middle-aged man, a young girl standing beside her dog, and a young boy with the inscription Ben Cartwright on the back. There is also one photograph of a black man taken by James A. Cargille of Johnson City, Tenneessee. There are two photographs from Morristown, Tennessee. The first is of a group of ten ladies standing outside with a young girl and the second is a photograph of four men at a bar. There is one photograph of a woman taken by Chattanooga, Tennessee photographer Schmedline. The last photograph is of a young girl and a child with the inscription Gallant Sweetwater, Tenn below the photograph.


  • circa 1850-circa 1900

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.


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This collection contains eight 19th century photographs of twenty-one unidentified persons taken by several Tennessee photographers.

Biographical/Historical Note

No biographical information is available for this collection.


Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

This collection belongs to the University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville, Special Collections.

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