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Bogart Family Great Smoky Mountains Postcards

Identifier: MS-3709

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The collection consists of 19 postcards sent between the family members of the Bogart family while in Tennessee during the early 20th century. The postcards depict the various natural landscapes as well as other features of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. The cards mostly concern small domesticities such as walks into town and the exchange of patterns.


  • 1917 June 14-1946 September 2

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0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)


The collection consists of 19 postcards depicting the Great Smoky Mountains. The postcards were mailed to the family and friends of the Bogart family during the early 20th century.

Biographical/Historical Note

The author of many of these postcards is Emma (Frances) Bogart who was born to Ada Cox and Charles J. Bogart in Loudon, Tennessee on November 23, 1917. Frances Bogart had three brothers, Howard, C.J. and Birch Bogart. Norene and Virginia Bogart were her sisters as well as her frequent postcard receivers. Not much information is known about her family, except that her sister, Norene was born on August 27, 1915 and passed away on April 14, 2012, outliving her younger sister, Frances, by a little less than a year. Emma Frances Bogart was also an active member in the Daughters of the American Revolution as well as the Daughters of the Confederacy. Frances was a Sunday school teacher at Angels Heights Baptist Church in Texas and at Inskip Baptist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee. After attending San Angelo Junior College in Texas, Hiawassee College in Tennessee, and the University of Tennessee, she received a BS in Elementary Education. With her degree complete, Bogart started her teaching career as the Principal of New Providence Elementary School in Loudon County, Tennessee. The Knoxville City School System was her last teaching position before she retired after 32 years of teaching.

Related Archival Materials

Interested researchers may wish to consult MS.3745, Great Smoky Mountains Postcard Collection, and MS.3784, Great Smoky Mountains Postcards and Negatives.

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