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1961 -- Margaret Jane Walker (Aug. 29, 1870-Dec. 20, 1962).
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Margaret Jane Walker
Aug 29, 1870 - Dec 20, 1962
A photo of 1961 Walker Sisters at their loom; Margaret in front; Louisa in back. 1961 -- Last two surviving Walker Sisters: Margaret Jane Walker (Aug. 29, 1870-Dec. 20, 1962); Louisa Susan Walker (Dec. 23, 1882-July 13, 1964).
People in this photo:
Margaret Jane Walker
Aug 29, 1870 - Dec 20, 1962
A photo of the Walker Sisters -- Margaret (standing) and Louisa (seated). 1961 -- Last two surviving Walker Sisters: Margaret Jane Walker (Aug. 29, 1870-Dec. 20, 1962); Louisa Susan Walker (Dec. 23, 1882-July 13, 1964). Standing in front of their log cabin.
People in this photo:
Margaret Jane Walker
Aug 29, 1870 - Dec 20, 1962
1936 photo of interior of Walker Sisters Log Cabin. Unidentified Walker Sister before fireplace.
A photo of the Walker Sisters, Little Greenbrier Cove, Smoky Mountains, 1933. Group photo of 5 of the 7 Walker Sisters. From left: Margaret, Polly, Martha, Louisa, Hettie Margaret Jane Walker (Aug. 29, 1870-Dec. 20, 1962); Mary (Polly) Elizabeth Walker (Feb. 6, 1873-June 13, 1945); Martha Ann Walker (July 8, 1877-June 26, 1952); Louisa Susan Walker (Dec. 23, 1882-July 13, 1964); Hettie Rebecca Walker (July 4, 1889-Dec. 24, 1947)
People in this photo:
Mary Elizabeth Walker
Feb 6, 1873 - 1945
A photo of 1918 Walker Sisters with Father and Brother: 1918 Walker Family Front row: John N. Walker (Mar. 3, 1841-April 13, 1921); Margaret Jane Walker (Aug. 29, 1870-Dec. 20, 1962); Mary (Polly) Elizabeth Walker (Feb. 6, 1873-June 13, 1945); Martha Ann Walker (July 8, 1877-June 26, 1952) Second row: Nancy Malinda Walker (Jan. 31, 1881-July 2, 1931); Louisa Susan Walker (Dec. 23, 1882-July 13, 1964); Hettie Rebecca Walker (July 4, 1889-Dec. 24, 1947); Giles Daniel Walker (Oct. 10, 1891-Apr. 18, 1971)
People in this photo:
Giles Daniel Walker
Oct 10, 1891 - Apr 18, 1971
A 1909 Group Photo of Walker Sisters, Smoky Mountains. Front row: Margaret Jane Walker (Aug. 29, 1870-Dec. 20, 1962); Louisa Susan Walker (Dec. 23, 1882-July 13, 1964); Mary (Polly) Elizabeth Walker (Feb. 6, 1873-June 13, 1945) Back row: Hettie Rebecca Walker (July 4, 1889-Dec. 24, 1947); Martha Ann Walker (July 8, 1877-June 26, 1952); Nancy Malinda Walker (Jan. 31, 1881-July 2, 1931); Sarah Caroline Walker (Feb. 6, 1886-Feb. 5, 1966)
People in this photo:
Margaret Jane Walker
Aug 29, 1870 - Dec 20, 1962
1918 photo of John N. Walker, father of the Walker Sisters, Little Greenbrier Cove, Sevier County, Tennessee (Smoky Mountains). Younger brother of William Wiley Walker.
People in this photo:
John N. Walker
Born: Oct 20, 1872
Walker Sisters ginning cotton in front of the log cabin, Little Greenbrier Cove, Sevier County, Tennessee. Photo from the Library of Congress, 1936. (Daughters of John N. Walker; nieces of William Wiley Walker.) Hettie Rebecca Walker (July 4, 1889-Dec. 24, 1947); Martha Ann Walker (July 8, 1877-June 26, 1952); Louisa Susan Walker (Dec. 23, 1882-July 13, 1964)
People in this photo:
Martha Ann Walker
1877 - 1952
One-room school house in Little Greenbrier Cove, Sevier County, Tennessee
Originally built at turn of 20th century by Daniel Hill of Union County, Tennessee. Relocated piece by piece by his son William Lee Hill in the mid-30s due to TVA mandate. Occupied by Hill family through 1940s when a new house was constructed on the same property by William Lee and son, Delis James Hill. The structure collapsed and was removed in 1993.
A photo of Delis Hill - Visit with Dyer in-laws 1952.
People in this photo:
Delis James Hill
Apr 28, 1926 - Nov 21, 1993
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Delis James Hill with sister-in-law, 15-year old Martha Jane Dyer (Marti), 1952.
People in this photo:
Delis James Hill
Apr 28, 1926 - Nov 21, 1993
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A photo taken by professional photographer/documentarian Robert Frank in 1955 Tennessee. This photo was included in his book "The Americans." Born in Switzerland in 1924, Robert's family (who was Jewish) lived under the threat from Nazi Germany although they were safe in Switzerland. This early stress colored his view of the world and he turned to photography to express himself. In 1947, he emigrated to New York City and began his career as a fashion photographer. He soon turned to documenting the lives of people around him and traveled extensively, photographing real people and their circumstances. In America, he thought that there was an overemphasis on money and endeavored to show the bleakness and loneliness of the people in his groundbreaking (and controversial) book "The Americans" (Many people thought the photos were too "dark" and diverged too much from the (less gritty) photography of the day.) Frank went on to become a celebrated photographer and moved on to filmmaking (including a documentary on the Rolling Stones) although he returned to photography in the 1970s. Married twice, he was predeceased by both his son and daughter. He died in Nova Scotia Canada at the age of 94.
People in this photo:
Robert Frank
Nov 9, 1924 - Sep 9, 2019
Found in an antique store. Handwritten note attached - "Mrs. Hattie Faulkner Key [sic] oldest daughter of Aunt Emma". Note the little golden bits attached to her throat and finger to look like jewelry. At first I thought they were debris and almost tried to scrape them off.
People in this photo:
Hattie Isadora (Faulkner) Kee
Nov 23, 1867 - Aug 3, 1946
Scratched tintype photo found at an antique store. Handwritten on back of paper frame: "John Carroll uncle of Charlotte Frances Winn Carroll m. Evans". CLAIMED - this photo has been returned to family members.
People in this photo:
John M. Carroll
Apr 7, 1821 - Apr 7, 1882
A photo of Shirley Ann (Ricker) Emert - My maternal grandmother
People in this photo:
Shirley Ann (Ricker) Emert
Sep 17, 1935 - Sep 12, 1994
Niceville, FL, United States
A photo of Gaylord Holmes. From antique mall: Labeled "Gaylurd" or maybe "Gaylord" Holmes. Holmes is clear
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A photo of Horace M. Emert with his hunting dogs on Sevier Ave across the street from Kings Grocery Store.
A photo of Pvt Ernest E. Goldsby who died of pneumonia in France 10 days before the Armistice ending the Great War. He was from McKenzie, Tennessee. 1892 -- 1918
People in this photo:
Ernest E. Goldsby
1892 - 1918
The best playground was an abandoned factory circa 1950s. This shows two kids posing on an abandoned bulldozer in front of the smokestacks of the DuPont Old Hickory Gunpowder Plant, the largest smokeless powder plant in the world. It ceased operation in early 1919. DuPont returned in 1928 and manufactured Reemay, Rayon, and Cellophane.
A photo of Norman Mason Day (shown here with his wife) was born in White County, Tennessee in 1897. He never boarded a ship to the Great War. He died of pericarditis in 1918 in Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia Never got 'Over There.'
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Norman Mason Day
1897 - 1918
A photo of William Wiley Walker
People in this photo:
William Wiley Walker
Sep 2, 1868 - Feb 5, 1925
A photo of four generations of the Landon Family: L to R. Louise (Priest) Landon, Louisa (Landon) Jeans. diapered Elizabeth Jeans, and lastly granny-great, Eddie (McCall) Priest.
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A young boy, Wiley Oakley, Jr., a guide in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, playing a banjo. Author, mountain guide and naturalist. 1942 July 25 Gatlinburg (Tenn.)
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Looking to increase is growing area, this old farmer is digging out a tree stump the old fashioned way. Farmer digging out a stump
A photo of mountain men squaring off a railroad tie. Eastern Tennessee, c. 1940, these men are working to manually turn a tree into a railroad tie.
Tuckered out Mom at the Tennessee State Fair. Strollers have more than one use.
1939 in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, this unknown woman is working on a rug.
Mountain woman using a spinning wheel to spin yarn, near Spencer, Van Buren County, Tennessee. The Old Fashioned Way 1939 September 2
Photo studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Studio portrait of unidentified child in dress and high top shoes posed in chair. To identify gender, I've been told that boys had their hair parted on the side and girls had it parted in the middle. Young child posed in dress
I think she looks like mischief, barely contained. Teen girl, unknown, c.1850. This could almost be a modern photograph. Pretty Enigmatic Face
A photo of Mattie Lou Mann, wearing a high-collar dress, hair pulled back in a braid. Nashville, Tennessee, c. 1900 Fashion Plate.
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A photo of Alex Occoma in the Great Smoky Mountains, TN, 1939 - Centenarian mountain man Alex Occoma, a 100-year-old Cherokee Indian, standing on a hillside. He wears patched and torn overalls and shirt and is leaning on a pole or long stick.
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A photo of Ambrose Everts Sherwood at age 2 1/2, wearing white bonnet. "Boy in a Bonnett" - "Elmer's Boy," born at Sherwood, Tenn., Nov. 6, 1885, 2 1/2 years old. Inscription: "To Sister Mary Meighen from Minnie."
People in this photo:
Ambrose Everts Sherwood
Born: Nov 6, 1885
A photo of Ruby Reynolds of Dekalb County, Tennessee, supervised by her daughter, Corley, wearing a bonnet, who are making their first garden preparations while the dog, Sport, looks on. A barn and fences are in the background. 1940s. The Home Food Supply Program was a war-relief program instituted by the administration of Gov. Prentice Cooper. Part of the World War II War effort
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A photo of Mary Larimore "Lari" Jones Luten, 1902 -- 1959 of Tennessee (pretty little girl), married but had no children. Her maternal grandfather, James Thomas Anderson, built the Hurricane Mills Plantation, presently a country and western venue for singer Loretta Lynn.
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A photo of John Richard "Dick" Timberlake, who lived in Lexington, Tennessee, 1871 to 1963. His brother went to the US Military Adademy at West Point. Four of John's first cousins also graduated from West Point, of whom three were USAAF generals in WWII.
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A photo of Celestia Barham - Taken in Lexington, Tennessee about 1906. She lived 1902 -- 1989 Dressed up in her Sunday best
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Celestia Barham
1902 - 1989
A photo of Alfonso Sale Estefano
People in this photo:
Alfonso Sale Estefano
Feb 8, 1925 - Jul 12, 2007
Columbia, South Carolina
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