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Skeet Tallent Photographs

Identifier: MS-3748

The collection consists of two color photographs of three campers in the Great Smoky Mountains.


  • undated


The material in this collection is in English.

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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The collection consists of two color photographs of campers in the Great Smoky Mountains, taken by the Knoxville photographer Skeet Tallent.

Biographical/Historical Note

Skeet Tallent was a Knoxville, Tennessee photographer and musician. He graduated from Knoxville High School and worked for the Sterchi's Furniture Company, as a banker at the Holston-Union National Bank in the 1930s, and as a restauranter (he opened Skeet's Grill in Fountain City, TN), before working for the TVA and developing an interest in photography. Tallent opened a studio on Gay Street in downtown Knoxville in 1944 and later had a studio on Cumberland Avenue. His successful career as professional photographer lasted until the year before his death in 1969.

The Great Smoky Mountains were formed 200-300 million years ago and elevations range from 875 to 6,643 feet. The Great Smoky Mountains Park is the largest federally protected landmass east of the Mississippi River, spanning over 36 miles. The mountains form the boundary between Tennessee and North Carolina.


This collection consists of one flat storage box.

Acquisition Note

This collection was donated to Special Collections in 2014.

Repository Details

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

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA