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Interview With Mr. and Mrs. H. Hamlet

Identifier: Cirillo Tape 21

Scope and Contents

Tape begins with footage of an unknown man singing and playing the banjo, which was recorded over footage of an interview with Mr. and Mrs. Hamlet, a retired deep miner and his wife. Interview footage includes discussion of medical services, schools, union organizing, and general life in the mining town of Pruden. The Hamlets also discuss harvesting and selling ginseng, mentioning that at the time of taping, ginseng root sold for $55 per pound.

Total time: 17 minutes


  • 1973-1976


1 open reel videotape : 1/2-inch black and white monaural EIAJ-1 videotape on 5-inch reel

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound Repository

601 S Gay Street
Knoxville TN 37902 United States