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Luther Family Photograph Albums

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3685

These photograph album scrapbooks contain images of the three Luther boys - Edwin, Lawrence, Albert - their sister, Louise, and many of their friends during their youth in the 1920s. There are several shots of Albert (Ab) and the football team he played on in 1928, and many of wilderness areas including Le Conte Falls, but most are of people posing, either alone or in groups. These provide many examples of the clothes, cars, and humor of their time. The captions are quips and comments cut from a newspaper, rather than information about the time, place, or people in the photos.

Dates

  • circa 1924-1930

Language

The material in this collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Manuscript and University Archives collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 24 hours is 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

0.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

These two photograph album scrapbooks contain images of the three Luther boys - Edwin, Lawrence, Albert - their sister, Louise, and many of their friends during their youth in the 1920s.

Biographical/Historical Note

Lawrence Vernon Luther was born on April 20, 1908 in Maryville, Tennessee, to Nathan Leon and Virginia (Nunnally) Luther. He attended South Young High School in Knoxville, and was a Mason. He married Faye Thomspon and they had one daughter, Jeanene, in the later 1930s. Lawrence Luther died on August 24, 1948.

Edward Martin Luther was born on February 28, 1904 to Nathan Leon and Virginia (Nunnally) Luther. He married Mary Rutherford, and he died in 1959.

Albert (Ab) Matthew Luther was born on February 22, 1910 to Nathan Leon and Virginia (Nunnally) Luther. He married Elizabeth Stooksbury and they had a son, Albert Matthew II. He died on October 9, 1985.

Louise (Luther) Hatmaker was born in 1915 and died in 1992.

Acquisition Note

These photograph albums were donated to Special Collections in 2013 by Shirley and James Bridges; Shirley is the niece of Mrs. Lawrence Luther.

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