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McCrary & Branson Cabinet Card Showing Lloyd Branson

Identifier: MS-1793

  • Staff Only

This cabinet card depicts celebrated Knoxville artist Lloyd Branson.


  • undated

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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 cabinet card depicts celebrated Knoxville artist Lloyd Branson.

Biographical/Historical Note

Enoch Lloyd Branson was born in Union County, Tennessee in 1853 but spent most of his life in Knoxville. He began his artistic career in 1871, when he exhibited at the East Tennessee Division Fair and earned favorable notices. Branson moved to New York in 1873, where he studied at the National Academy of Design. He earned a scholarship that allowed him to travel to Europe during 1875, and he returned home to Tennessee in 1876. Branson's talent and training soon made him a prominent local artist and he earned a number of awards, including a medal at the Cotton States Exposition in Atlanta (1885) and a gold medal at the Appalachian Exposition for Hauling Marble (1910). From 1885 to 1903, Branson and Frank McCrary operated the McCrary & Branson photographic studio in Knoxville, Tennessee. Lloyd Branson died on June 12, 1925.


This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Mrs. John M. Allen Sr. donated this image to 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