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Reel 3, 1948

Identifier: TAMIS F 2020.003.003

Scope and Contents

Mildred, Gary, and the infant Mike Crowder pose for the camera in a dim room.

Hubert and Gary examine various stationary airplanes at Knoxville Downtown Island Airport in Knoxville, TN. Patchy snow sits on the ground. Men in flight jackets and jumpsuits inspect a plane, which appears to be a Douglas DC-3, is stencilled "Kesterson Inc." and numbered "NC52200" on the tail. Albert Lowe and another man pose beside a hangar full of aircraft. Planes fly overhead and land on the runway. The camera films from an airplane in flight, filming an aerial view of the airport. Back on the ground, various men and Gary gather near hangars as planes taxi and land. Gary and Hubert inspect a small plane, then Gary throws snowballs at Hubert as he stands on the wing of the plane. Albert sits in the small plane and runs its engine as another man looks on.

Infant Mike fidgets on a blanket in a dim room. Gary holds Mike, then plays on the bed.

Hubert and Gary play with a football in the snow outside 1115 Kenyon Avenue in Knoxville, TN, as Mildred looks on. Albert and another man show up. Albert act as if he's going to lay Gary on the snow head-first. Gary cries while Albert hides behind a bush. The man who arrived with Albert poses first with Mildred, then with Hubert. Three nurses walk past the house on the sidewalk across the street.

Gary plays in the snow, dressed in full winter attire.

Two infants fidget on a blanket. Gary plays with family members. Hubert poses with his mother at her house on Hill Avenue in Knoxville, TN. Family members converse outside the Hill Avenue house. Jesse Wolfe rides a bicycle down the street.

Ora Crowder serves popcorn from her stand on Gay Street in Knoxville, TN. Gary holds a cup of popcorn in a parking lot in front of the painted sign on the Knoxville News-Sentinel building. Pedestrian and automobile traffic on Gay Street is visible.

Hubert holds boxes of Kodak motion picture film on the porch of the Hill Avenue house. Multiple Crowder family members visit at the house.

Hubert and Gary climb aboard a steam locomotive near the Louisville and Nashville rail depot in Knoxville, TN. They climb up the side of a boxcar.

The Crowder family visits Chilhowee Park in Knoxville, TN, at twilight. The Jacob Building and the pond are depicted.

Gary dances and plays in a dimly-lit bedroom. Family members gather in front of a house.

Members of the Crowder family pose for the camera in semi-formal attire on a lawn on a sunny day.

The family pose on a bridge in Pigeon Forge, TN, with the Pigeon Forge mill dam in the background. Hubert Crowder mimes as though he is about to fall off the bridge. Buildings are visible near either end of the bridge.

The family has a meal at a picnic table as the boy cousins run around and play.

Gary Crowder plays in a costume of girls' clothes with a red purse in a back yard. He plays with other family members and a dog.

A man in a boat on a river catches a very large fish, which other men admire.

Hubert, Gary, and two other men pose in front of a stone barn.

The camera surveys family scenes around a home in an urban neighborhood. The camera films Gary playing by himself, with a dog, and examining a relative's car.

A woman gives gary and a little girl a snack as they sit on a front stoop, then Hubert pushes both of them in a swing. Family members come and go as evening sets in.

Adults and children ride a miniature locomotive carnival ride with "Chattanooga Choo Choo" stenciled on the tender. A bear and some birds are shown enclosed in zoo cages. Children ride ponies with a railroad bridge visible in the background. Some men set up for a miniature golf hole.

A young man plays guitar and sings outdoors with an urban street in the background.


  • 1948


1 Reels (1 can) : Kodachrome ; ~1200' [00:36:46]

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