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S. P. Solomonson Photograph

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3118

This collection houses a photograph taken by S. P. Solomonson in Fayetteville, Tennessee on May 1, 1908. The photograph, which depicts a crowd in what may be a campaign rally, documents the Democratic gubernatorial primary between Malcolm Rice Patterson and Edward Ward Carmack. A note on the back refers to Patterson--Carmack

Dates

  • 1908 May 1

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.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection houses a photograph taken by S. P. Solomonson in Fayetteville, Tennessee on May 1, 1908. The photograph, which depicts a crowd in what may be a campaign rally, documents the Democratic gubernatorial primary between Malcolm Rice Patterson and Edward Ward Carmack.

Biographical/Historical Note

Malcolm Rice Patterson (1861-1935) and Edward Ward Carmack (1858-1908) were candidates for the Democratic nomination for governor of Tennessee in 1908. The campaign revolved around the issue of prohibition, which Carmack supported and Patterson opposed. Patterson narrowly won the primary and easily won the general election. Carmack was killed on November 9, 1908 in a shootout in Nashville with Robin Cooper, a former supporter of his who endorsed his opponent. His death led to an upsurge in support for prohibition, and the state legislature enacted a ban on liquor sales in January 1909.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Collection was purchased by Special Collections on March 29, 2007.

Repository Details

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

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480