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A Skin Game Photograph

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Identifier: MS-3122
Abstract This collection houses one photograph, titled "A Skin Game," depicting three African-American men playing (and humorously cheating at) a game of poker. Information printed on the photograph itself reads "Copyright 1896 by Knaffl & Bro, Knoxville, Tenn."

Alan S. Heilman Postcard Collection

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Identifier: MS-3783
Abstract Donated by Dr. Alan S. Heilman himself, this postcard collection documents thirty years of friendly correspondence between academic acquaintances. These botanical photographic postcards provide brief insight to his time as a professor at the University of Tennessee from 1980 to 1997, sampling his continued passion for botanical photography in his retirement through the year 2009.

Albert F. Tramposch World War II Papers

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Identifier: CSWS-0015
Abstract This collection is that of Albert F. Tramposch, Staff Sergeant of the 529th Fighter Squadron stationed in China during World War Two. The years spanning this collection are from 1942 to 1946 and contain diaries, photographs, memorabilia, pamphlets and booklets, publications, maps and personal military files.

Alice Joyce Collection

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Identifier: MS-3827
Abstract This collection contains approximately 500 photos and clippings pertaining to silent film star Alice Joyce.

Charles Kelly Papers

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Identifier: CSWS-0025
Abstract This collection consists of photographs, publications, maps, and military ephemera relating to Charles Kelly’s service in the United States Air Force, during World War II. Kelly was a member of the fifth bomber command group, which served in the Philippines.

Civil War Photographs and Slides

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Identifier: MS-3787
Abstract The six photographs of this collection depict scenes of Union soldiers at Lookout Mountain and also war grounds along the Tennessee River and in Augusta, Georgia during the Civil War. The four lantern slides in this collection depict various Civil War battles and naval scenes.

Cornell Houston Papers

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Identifier: CSWS-0021
Abstract This collection consists of books, currency, maps, negatives, notes, photographs, and press clippings pertaining to Cornell Houston's service in the United States Air Force during World War II.

Daguerreotype of Colonel Henry Ashby

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Identifier: MS-3724
Abstract This collection consists of a daguerreotype of Henry Marshall Ashby and a sketch to his plot in Old Gray Cemetery. Ashby was a colonel in the Confederate States Army during the Civil War. Ashby enlisted in the Confederate States on July 6, 1861 at Knoxville, Tennessee, organized a company cavalry, was elected captain, and was assigned to the 4th Tennessee Cavalry Battalion which became part of the 2nd Tennessee Cavalry Regiment. Although he was sometimes referred to as an acting brigadier...

Dr. C. S. Boyd Photograph Collection

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Identifier: MS-2129
Abstract This collection consists of photographs of African-Americans in the Knoxville, Tenn. area during the early 20th century. Many are of Dr. Charles S. Boyd, his dental office, and his family.

Early Knoxville Photographs Collection

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Identifier: MS-2512
Abstract This collection consists of a number of portrait photographs taken by 40 Knoxville photography firms between approximately 1870 and 1900.

Early Tennessee Photographs

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Identifier: MS-3786
Abstract Seven photographs from Memphis and Chattanooga, TN dating to the early 20th century. The photographs include a group shot of the Tennessee Order of Royal Arcanum from Hohenwald, Tenn. in 1910; two portraits of unnamed women; two children dated 1901; a portrait of Rose Carter; a group of four women, including Rose Carter; and a picture of three men on Lookout Mountain. Photographers include the Bingham Brothers of Memphis, Tenn.; W. P. Young of Columbia, Tenn.; and the Hardie Bros. of Sunset...

Eastern State Hospital for the Insane Photograph

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Identifier: MS-3881
Abstract This collection features a single, mounted black and white photograph of 6 female patients and 15 female nurses from the Eastern State Hospital for the Insane dating circa 1915.

Egypt and Sudan Voyage Album

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Identifier: MS-3699
Abstract This photograph album, containing 96 photographs circa 1900, documents a Nile voyage from Alexandria to Khartoum, situated at the confluence of the White and Blue Nile. The album includes scenic images of travelers, banks of the Nile, cities and towns visited as well as archaeological sites. This album was created shortly after Sudan was put under British-Egyptian administration in 1899.

Egypt Photograph Collection

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Identifier: MS-3696
Abstract This collection contains 47 photographs of temples and antiquities located in Upper Egypt, including over 30 images of the Egyptian temples of Karnak, Luxor, Thebes, Philae and Abu Simbel. Also included are general views and close-ups of architectural details, statues, or bas-reliefs.

Occasionally, the images feature the region's native inhabitants, ancient structures still in modern use, and ships - including Egyptian dahabiyas and steamships - on the Nile.

Elgin P. Kintner, M.D. Smoky Mountains Collection

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Identifier: MS-3686
Abstract This collection consists primarily of photographs, slides, and negatives of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park that were taken during Dr. Kintner's frequent hikes through the park. Also included in the collection are a Kodaslide Stereo Viewer II and many stereoscopic slides, a cd with several photos and a spreadsheet of every photo in the collection, and two manuscripts by Dr. Kintner.

Elizabeth Vanuxem Kennedy Photograph Album

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Identifier: MS-3089
Abstract This collection contains the photograph album of Elizabeth Vanuxem Kennedy. Only two photographs are dated, both from March 1894, but other photographs range from circa 1880 to circa 1920. Some photographs are of band members, possibly actors and actresses, and family portraits.

George P. Palo Papers

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Identifier: MS-2674
Abstract The George P. Palo Papers, circa 1860s-1990s (bulk 1920s-1990s), contains the personal and professional papers of George P. Palo, former Chief Engineer of TVA, and his wife Annie G. Palo. The collection consists of articles, biographical documents, correspondence, school papers from M. I. T., photographs, and travel material from Europe, USA, Russia, China, etc. The bulk of the collection spans George's career with TVA and his experiences with civil engineering.

Glass Plate Negative Collection

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Identifier: MS-3807
Abstract The Glass Plate Negative Collection consists of hundreds of glass plate negatives taken in the United States and internationally between 1903 and 1936. Siblings Anna Chandler and S. Virgil Chandler collected and organized the glass plate negatives by state, U.S. and North American region, and international country. The collection also includes uncategorized glass plate negatives, as well as photographic prints and negatives derived from the glass plates.

H. Carl Waite Photograph of Chattanooga, Tenn., Post Office Employees

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Identifier: MS-2833
Abstract This collection contains one framed photograph by H. Carl Waite (front row, right side, hat over left elbow) of post office employees in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The photograph is dated May 19, 1919.

Hinton Rowan Helper Photographs

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Identifier: MS-1277
Abstract This collections consists of two photographs of Hinton Rowan Helper, one at the age of 20 and one at approximately 70-75 years old. Accompanying the photos is a letter about the photos dated November 18, 1970 from Memory F. Mitchell to Gerald Gaither, research assistant in the department of history for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

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