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“Black & White: Knoxville in the Jim Crow Era” exhibition guides

Identifier: Ephemera 2020.061
Scope and Contents Exhibition guides for the Museum of East Tennessee History exhibit “Black & White: Knoxville in the Jim Crow Era” featuring the stories of African American artists Beauford and Joseph Delaney and Ruth Cobb Brice. The exhibit was presented as a timeline featuring selected moments from Knoxville’s history. The exhibit was designed by Adam Alfrey and Rebecca P’Simer, with Steve Cotham and Bob Booker providing research. The exhibit was originally scheduled to run concurrently...
Dates: 2020

Harriman Photographs

Identifier: SPC 2019.104
Scope and Contents SPC 2019.104.001 Front: Black-and-white photo of Trenton Street in Harriman, Tenn. Key City Hotel (118-122 Trenton Street, corner Carter) on corner. Back: Stamped with “Views of Harriman: Geo. W. Morgan, View __________” written on line after “View” in pen “Trenton St.”SPC 2019.104.002 Front: Black-and-white photo of African-American man sitting on porch eating watermelon. Back: Written in ink “Tom Wheeler in Front of ‘Peachtree Cottage’ - Harriman, Tenn.” Stamped...
Dates: unknown

James Weir Journal and the Banjo research

Identifier: MM.2020.012
Scope and Contents Research project undertaken to verify the accuracy of the quote about negro banjo players in frontier Knoxville in the 1790s in the book The Outlaw Years: The History of the Land Pirates of the Natchez Trace by Robert M. Coates (New York: The Literary Guild of America, 1930).
Dates: 2019


Identifier: SPC 2020.003
Scope and Contents Black & white photograph (6.25” x 8.25”) mounted on board (8” x 10”). Bottom edge of board stamped “V. E. Rutherford. Fountain City, R. D. 1 Tennessee” in varying fonts. Virgil E. Rutherford (10/10/1873-05/08/1949) was a photographer in Fountain City, Tennessee.

Image of white and African American men out near Smithwood working in a hay field. One young man holds a small wooden water barrel. Horses are hooked up to carts and piles of hay are in the field
Dates: unknown

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