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Reel 2, 1948

Identifier: TAMIS F 2020.003.002

Scope and Contents

The Crowder family visits and plays at the Norris Dam visitor's overlook on an overcast day. Adults move in and out of cars, one of which is a black Chevrolet with a 1948 Tennessee license plate. The young boys toss a glider. A woman holds an infant.

Hubert Crowder stands by his car in a rural area with a modest house. Forest rings the property.

Hubert and Gary Crowder coast across a lawn in a red Radio Flyer wagon.

Partially-exposed hillsides, ravines, machinery, and industrial structures around Copper Ridge, TN, are visible from the window of a moving car. Crowder family members visit on a farmstead. Women gather on the porch of a brick house. Men and children take turns posing on a horse. After a brief glimpse of industrial buildings and railroad tracks, the film returns to the farmstead, focusing on the horse. Back in the moving car, a pontoon bridge spans a river. Wooded ravines overhang a broad, shallow riverbed. A dam divides the river.

The Crowder family visits on the sidewalk at 1115 Kenyon Avenue in Knoxville, TN, on a sunny day.

The Crowder family plays softball on a grassy field in the Island Home neighborhood of Knoxville, TN, on a sunny day. Women watch infants and toddlers from the sidelines.

The Crowder family gather and visit at a home in the Colonial Village neighborhood of Knoxville, TN, on a sunny day. Family members (one of whom is in military uniform) play catch and arrive in cars.

Gary Crowder and another small boy play with toy guns in the yard of 1115 Kenyon Avenue on a sunny day. They also play on a swing and a tricycle. Adult family members look on.

The Crowder family plays softball on a grassy field in the Island Home neighborhood of Knoxville, TN, on hazy day. A wood paneled station wagon is parked off to one side. Small planes occasionally fly overhead.

Women, children, and infants of the Crowder family gather at 1115 Kenyon Avenue. Hubert Crowder hides Easter eggs around the property, which Gary finds.

The camera pans across a railroad bridge spanning a ravine. Gary walks down a dirt road. The camera surveys cattle and pigs on a farm. Other family members appear on the farm. A man pilots a small motorboat down a river past a large opening in the stone face of the steep riverbank. A man swings on a rope swing out over the river. Gary and a couple men in the family loiter around a small crude shed surrounded by barren trees.


  • 1948


1 Reels (1 can) : Kodachrome ; ~1200' [00:35:48]

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Physical Condition

MODERATE CONDITION: noticeable acetate decomposition odor; warpage throughout; shrinkage throughout

Repository Details

Part of the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound Repository

601 S Gay Street
Knoxville TN 37902 United States