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James E. Thompson Photograph Albums

Identifier: PC 0089

Scope and Contents

Four albums of Thompson photographs, with b&w prints mounted on linen. Three albums of Great Smoky Mountains photographs and one of Knoxville scenes and businesses. These were rescued from the Thompsons building after a fire in the 1950s by Alva Harmon, a Knoxville Fire Dept. chief. The albums were slightly scorched and damaged by the fire and were given to Mr. Harmon by the Thompsons.

Albums removed from binding and foldered in boxes by album. Box 1: Photographs of the Smokies - Fauna & Wildlife, Wildflower Areas, Forestry, Trails and Highways, Winter Scenes, Sports Box 2: Photographs of the Smokies - Hiking Groups, Cherokee Indians, Homes and People; Agricultural Box 3: Duplicate photos


  • 1930-1950

Conditions Governing Access

Material is available for research. Prior arrangement MUST be made by contacting the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection at


3 boxes

Language of Materials



Albums scanned. Agricultural album added to Digital Collection.

James E. Thompson Photograph Albums
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Repository Details

Part of the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection Repository

601 S Gay Street
3rd floor
Knoxville Tennessee 37902 United States