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Lewis Hine Photographs, 1933
General Manager and Board of Directors

National Archives Identifier 532624

In 1933, after submitting an outline for an introductory photographic survey of Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) projects, Lewis W. Hine was hired to do a one month (10/20/33-11/26/33) assignment in East Tennessee. Although he was quite pleased with the initial results of this assignment, Hine was unable to continue along the same lines because the TVA preferred that he instead photograph charts, plans, and installations. This series consists of the original photographic negatives and corresponding modern prints of mountaineer families forced to vacate their homes and lands because of the construction of Norris Dam, rock drilling at the dam site, Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) workers, industries in Kingsport, and examples of local folk crafts and culture.

Item Number Item Title City State Date Folder
H-1 TN 1-65
H-2 TN 1-65
H-3 Rear view of the McHaffie homestead at Powell Station, Route #1, Knox County, Tennesseee. Taken 10-20-33. Powell Station TN 10/20/1933 1-65
H-4 View of the barnyard of the McHaffie homestead at Powell Station, Route #1, Knox County, Tennessee. Note the hand-hewn clapboard shingling. Taken 10-20-1933. Powell Station TN 10/20/1933 1-65
H-5 Jo Stinnett, Route #3, Seymour, Tennessee, a renter famer. He has never been out of the state, living in this region all of his life. The soil on this farm is very poor and much eroded. Taken 10-21-33. Seymour TN 10/21/1933 1-65
H-6 Home of a small farmer in Sevier County, Tennessee. Poor soil and sheet erosion is much in evidence. Taken 10-21-33. Sevier County TN 10/21/1933 1-65
H-7 Home of a renter on a small farm in Sevier County, Tennesse. Note the attempt to beautify the place with potted plants, ferns, etc. Taken 10-21-33. Sevier County TN 10/21/1933 1-65
H-8 Sevier County, Tennessee. This view reveals the rolling landscape. Many farms have a little level land and much of hills and steep grades. Taken 10-21-33. Sevier County TN 10/21/1933 1-65
H-10 Mrs. Sarah J. Wilson, Bulls Gap, Tennessee. The chair on which she is sitting is an example of the furniture made in the mountain region. Taken 10-22-33. Bulls Gap TN 10/22/1933 1-65
H-11 Another view of Mrs. Sarah J. Wilson, Bulls Gap, Tennessee. Taken 10-22-33. Bulls Gap TN 10/22/1933 1-65
H-12 Mrs. Sarah J. Wilson, Bulls Gap, Tennessee. In addition to daily work around the home, she finds to raise some cotton, carding and spinning it herself. She also does some hand-weaving. Taken 10-22-33. Bulls Gap TN 10/22/1933 1-65
H-13 Farm land in Jefferson County, Tennessee. Note the rolling nature of the land. Taken 10-22-33. Jefferson County TN 10/22/1933 1-65
H-14 Farm land in Jefferson County, Tennessee. Note the cleared patch on the wooded hill. Areas of hillside land so situated are usually arable for a few years only. The top soil soon washes away. Taken 10-22-33. Jefferson County TN 10/22/1933 1-65
H-15 Farm land in Jefferson County, Tennessee. Observe the broken surface and the erosion. Taken 10-22-33. Jefferson County TN 10/22/1933 1-65
H-16 Lonely farm near Bulls Gap, Tennessee. Taken 10-22-33. Bulls Gap TN 10/22/1933 1-65
H-17 Farm land on main highway near Sevierville, Tennessee. The pasture in the foreground has apparently been overgrazed. Taken 10-22-33. Sevierville TN 10/22/1933 1-65
H-18 Washday at the Stooksberry homestead near Andersonville, Tennessee. This old estate of 350 acres dates back to the Civil War. It will be submerged when the Norris Dam reservoir fills. This family is very versatile and carries on all kinds of activities and construction. Taken 10-23-33. Andersonville TN 10/23/1933 1-65
H-19 Grinding cane for sorghum at the Stooksberry homestead near Andersonville, Tennessee. Sorghum cane could be raised in large crops in this district. Taken 10-23-33. Andersonville TN 10/23/1933 1-65
H-20 Grinding sorghum cane at the Stooksberry homestead near Andersonville, Tennessee. Taken 10-23-33 Andersonville TN 10/23/1933 1-65
H-21 The Stooksberry homestead near Andersonville, Tennessee. This land will be submerged by the Norris Dam Reservoir. Taken 10-23-33. Andersonville TN 10/23/1933 1-65
H-22 Boiling down sorghum at the Stooksberry homestead near Andersonville, Tennessee. Taken 10-23-33. Andersonville TN 10/23/1933 1-65
H-23 Exterior view of Oakdale School near Loyston, Tennessee. This immediate region will be flooded when the Norris Dam Reservoir fills. Taken 10-23-33. Loyston TN 10/23/1933 1-65
H-24 Interior view of Oakdale School near Loyston, Tennessee. From 30 to 40 pupils usually attend. Taken 10-23-33. Loyston TN 10/23/1933 1-65
H-25 Family group on farm near Andersonville, Tennessee. This family owns two acres and has always lived in the vicinity. Taken 10-24-33. Andersonville TN 10/24/1933 1-65
H-26 Part of the family of Hugh Noe, a renter on a farm near Andersonville, Tennessee. Taken 10-24-33. Andersonville TN 10/24/1933 1-65
H-27 Boy Plowing potato field with a mule and bull-tongue plow on steep slope on J.W. Melton farm on Andersonville, Tennessee, road. This farm is on the edge of the area to be flooded by the Norris Dam reservoir. Taken 10-24-33. Andersonville TN 10/24/1933 1-65
H-28 Mr. J.W. Melton and his wife by the fireplace getting ready for supper. Melton has used up the better part of his life in the mines. His boys run the farm. The Melton homestead is on the Andersonville, Tennessee, road. Taken 10-24-33. Andersonville TN 10/24/1933 1-65
H-29 The Pyles homestead on the Andersonville, Tennessee, road. Taken 10-25-33. Andersonville TN 10/25/1933 1-65
H-30 Grinding sorghum on the farm of J.W. Stooksberry, Anderson County, Tennessee. This land will be inundated by the waters of Norris Dam reservoir. Taken 10-25-33. Anderson County TN 10/25/1933 1-65
H-31 Straining the sorghum on the farm of J.W. Stooksberry, Anderson County, Tennessee. This is the primitive way of making molasses. Taken 10-25-33. Anderson County TN 10/25/1933 1-65
H-32 Up-to-date method of making molasses on the farm of Fred Hatmaker. This farm will be under water when the Norris Dam reservoir fills. Taken 10-25-33. TN 10/25/1933 1-65
H-33 Another view of the making of sorghum molasses on the Fred Hatmaker farm in the Norris Dam reservoir area. Taken 10-25-33. TN 10/25/1933 1-65
H-34 The home of Harriet Hankins in the area of the proposed town at Norris Dam. Taken 10-25-33. TN 10/25/1933 1-65
H-35 Interior of the home of Harriet Hankins at the site of the planned community near Norris Dam. Harriet Hankins is 73 years old. Taken 10-25-33. TN 10/25/1933 1-65
H-36 Curtis Stiner, an example of the mountain farmer of East Tennessee. "I love my mountans, and I want to stay right here the rest of my life if I can." The flooding of the reservoir area will take his home. Taken 10-26-33. TN 10/26/1933 1-65
H-37 Curtis Stiner operating circular saw at the Norris Dam site. Taken 10-26-33. Norris Dam Site TN 10/26/1933 1-65
H-38 Another view of Curtis Stiner operating a circular saw at the Norris Dam site. Taken 10-26-33. Norris Dam Site TN 10/26/1933 1-65
H-39 Foreman Clark and two of the shaftmen, Arthur Roberts and Sam Mynatt, at the mouth of the test tunnel at Norris Dam site. Taken 10-26-33. Norris Dam Site TN 10/26/1933 1-65
H-40 Foreman Clark and two of the shaftmen, Arthur Roberts and Sam Mynatt, at the mouth of the test tunnel at Norris Dam site. Taken 10-26-33. Norris Dam Site TN 10/26/1933 1-65
H-41 Foreman Clark and two of the shaftmen, Arthur Roberts and Sam Mynatt, at the mouth of the test tunnel at Norris Dam site. Taken 10-26-33. Norris Dam Site TN 10/26/1933 1-65
H-42 Arthur Roberts, shaftman on test drilling work at the Norris Dam site. Taken 10-26-33. Norris Dam Site TN 10/26/1933 1-65
H-43 Arthur Roberts, shaftman on test drilling at the Norris Dam site. Taken 10-26-33. Norris Dam Site TN 10/26/1933 1-65
H-44 Sam Mynatt, shaftman on test drilling for examination of substrata at Norris Dam site. Taken 10-26-33. Norris Dam Site TN 10/26/1933 1-65
H-45 Shaftmen coming out of the test shaft at Norris Dam site. Taken 10-26-33. Norris Dam Site TN 10/26/1933 1-65
H-46 Shaftmen coming out of test shaft at Norris Dam site. Taken 10-26-33. Norris Dam Site TN 10/26/1933 1-65
H-47 Shaftman at mouth of the test shaft at Norris Dam site. Taken 10-26-33. Norris Dam Site TN 10/26/1933 1-65
H-48 Shaftmen at the mouth of the vertical test shaft for examination of substrata at Norris Dam site. Taken 10-26-33. Norris Dam Site TN 10/26/1933 1-65
H-49 Rock-driller at Norris Dam site. Taken 10-27-33. Norris Dam Site TN 10/27/1933 1-65
H-50 Rock-driller and helper drilling in rock under water at Norris Dam site. Taken 10-27-33. Norris Dam Site TN 10/27/1933 1-65
H-52 Blacksmith and helper at Norris Dam site. The Clinch River is in the background. Taken 10-27-33. Norris Dam Site TN 10/27/1933 1-65
H-53 Hanging bridge over a small stream near Coal Creek, Tenn. The steep hillside is characteristic of all the country in the vicinity. Taken 10-28-33. Coal Creek TN 10/28/1933 1-65
H-54 Arthur Roberts and Sam Mynatt, drilling for a shot in boulder in roadway at Norris Dam. Taken 10-27-33. Norris Dam Site TN 10/27/1933 1-65
H-55 Arthur Roberts and Sam Mynatt drilling in lateral test shaft for examination of substrata at base of Norris Dam. Taken 10-27-33. Norris Dam Site TN 10/27/1933 1-65
H-57 Sam Mynatt and Arthur Roberts drilling in lateral test shaft at base of Norris Dam. Taken 10-27-33. Norris Dam Site TN 10/27/1933 1-65
H-58 A little country church, Sharps Station M.E. Church, near Loyston, Tennessee. Congregation leaving at close of the service. This church will be submerged by the waters of the Norris Dam reservoir. Taken 10-29-33. Loyston TN 10/29/1933 1-65
H-59 Interior view of Sharps Station M.E. Church near Loyston, Tennessee. Reverend Lovelace and some children from an orphanage conduct the Sunday afternoon service. Taken 10-29-33. Loyston TN 10/29/1933 1-65
H-60 William L. Carden, of Anderson County, Tennessee, acetylene burner, cutting pipe at Norris Dam site. The helper is C.L. Hatmaker, of Campbell County. Taken 10-30-33. Norris Dam Site TN 10/30/1933 1-65
H-61 William L. Carden, of Anderson County, Tennessee, acetylene burner at Norris Dam site. Taken 10-30-33. Norris Dam Site TN 10/30/1933 1-65
H-62 S.P. Graves, instrument man, working on new construction bridge at Norris Dam. Taken 10-30-33. Norris Dam Site TN 10/30/1933 1-65
H-63 Hauling logs to the river bank to be sawed. The treeks were felled above Norris Dam site. Taken 10-30-33. Norris Dam Site TN 10/30/1933 1-65
H-64 Esco Glandon, a renter, lives at Bridges Chapel on land that will be islanded by the Norris Dam reservoir. His son has developed some talent in drawing. Note the drawings along the mantel of the fireplace. Taken 10-31-33. Bridges Chapel TN 10/31/1933 1-65
H-64a Esco Glandon, a renter at Bridges Chapel near Loyston, Tennessee. He rebuilt the cabin in which his family lives. Glandon has lived all his life in this region except for 3 years in a glass works in Kokomo, Indiana. Taken 10-31-33. Bridges Chapel TN 10/31/1933 1-65
H-65 The Glandon family around the fireplace in their home at Bridges Chapel near Loydston, Tennessee. Glandon's wife plays both the guitar and the organ. Taken 10-31-33. Bridges Chapel TN 10/31/1933 1-65
H-66 Rear view of the Glandon home at Bridges Chapel near Loyston, Tennessee. The children have shown considerable ingenuity in bulding a playground in the backyard. Taken 10-31-33. Bridges Chapel TN 10/31/1933 66-146
H-67 Home of Alfred Bledsoe on Clear Creek Road near Loyston, Tennessee. This cabin is about one hundred years old. Taken 10-31-33. Loyston TN 10/31/1933 66-146
H-68 A view of the test drilling shaft and the shop at the Norris Dam site on Clinch River. Taken 10-31-33. Norris Dam Site TN 10/31/1933 66-146
H-69 Power shovel at work on roadway at Norris Dam Site. Taken 10-30-33. Norris Dam Site TN 10/30/1933 66-146
H-70 Making the dirt fly at Norris Dam site. A power shovel working on the roadway at the Dam. Taken 10-30-33. Norris Dam Site TN 10/30/1933 66-146
H-71 Power shovel at work on roadway at Norris Dam site on the Clinch River. The steep hillsides are characteristic of the general topography of the region. Taken 10-30-33. Norris Dam Site TN 10/30/1933 66-146
H-72 TVA shovel at work on roadway at Norris Dam site. Taken 10-30-33. Norris Dam Site TN 10/30/1933 66-146
H-73 Shovel at work on the roadway at Norris Dam site. Taken 10-30-33. Norris Dam Site TN 10/30/1933 66-146
H-74 Power shovel making roadway at Norris Dam site. Taken 10-30-33. Norris Dam Site TN 10/30/1933 66-146
H-75 TVA shovel working on temporary roadway at Norris Dam site. Taken 10-30-33. Norris Dam Site TN 10/30/1933 66-146
H-76 Close-up of the scoop of the power shovel making roadway along the river side at Norris Dam site. Taken 10-30-33. Norris Dam Site TN 10/30/1933 66-146
H-77 Another close-up of the scoop of the power shovel working on roadway at Norris Dam site. Taken 10-30-33. Norris Dam Site TN 10/30/1933 66-146
H-78 Power shovel on roadway on hillside at Norris Dam site. Taken 10-30-33. Norris Dam Site TN 10/30/1933 66-146
H-79 Another view of power shovel making roadway on hillside at Norris Dam site. Taken 10-30-33. Norris Dam Site TN 10/30/1933 66-146
H-83 Group of CCC boys from Idaho just arrived in camp near Andersonville, Tennessee. The CCC units are to assist in the reforestation work on the Clinch River watershed above the Dam. Taken 10-20-33. Andersonville TN 10/20/1933 66-146
H-88 The "Pie Supper" is a popular source of entertainment and recreation for the young people in the mountain region. Taken 10-23-33. TN 10/23/1933 66-146
H-89 Edgar Coffman, a renter farmer in Anderson County, Tennessee, near Clinton. He is also a preacher for the Holiness sect. Taken 10-23-33. Clinton TN 10/23/1933 66-146
H-90 Pouring the first batch of concrete for Crib #1 on the heavy duty construction bridge at Norris Dam site, just below the Dam itself. R.S. Carter, foreman, Hershel Womack, assistant foreman, Eugene Greenwood, water boy, Ernest Rutledge, mix operator, Swan Sharp, Alvin Settles, Mynard Sharp, Blaine Oakes, Eschar Baird, Bryan Chadwell, Edward Hill, Hobart Truce, Claude Schaffner, John H. Glandon, Henry B. Comer, and Esco Rogers. Taken 11-1-33. Norris Dam Site TN 11/1/1933 66-146
H-92 Constructing the temporary warehouse near west end of the heavy duty bridge at the site of Norris Dam on the Clinch River. This will be used for a rigger shack later. The foundation cribs for the bridge can be seen in the river. Taken 11-1-33. Norris Dam Site TN 11/1/1933 66-146
H-93 Getting ready for the mixer to pour the first batch of concrete at Norris Dam site. This was used on the foundations of the heavy duty bridge over the Clinch River just below the dam. Taken 11-1-33. Norris Dam Site TN 11/1/1933 66-146
H-94 Getting ready for the mixer to pour the first batch of concrete at Norris Dam site. This concrete was used for the foundations of the temporary heavy-duty bridge over the Clinch River just below the Dam. Taken 11-1-33. Norris Dam Site TN 11/1/1933 66-146
H-95 H.R. Johnson, Assistant Engineer, and B.T. Clark at Norris Dam site. Taken 11-1-33. Norris Dam Site TN 11/1/1933 66-146
H-96 H.R. Johnson, Assistant Engineer, and B.T. Clark at Norris Dam site. Taken 11-1-33. Norris Dam Site TN 11/1/1933 66-146
H-97 "Squatter's" home on Andersonville Road, Tennessee. The house is a made-over houseboat. Taken 10-25-33. TN 10/25/1933 66-146
H-98 A group showing some of the men working at Norris Dam site. In the rear can be seen the warehouse under construction and the foundation cribs for the heavy-duty bridge over the Clinch River. Taken 11-3-33. Norris Dam Site TN 11/3/1933 66-146
H-99 A group showing some of the men working at Norris Dam. Taken 11-3-33. Norris Dam Site TN 11/3/1933 66-146
H-100 A group picture showing some of the men working at Norris Dam. Taken 11-3-33. Norris Dam Site TN 11/3/1933 66-146
H-101 Informal group of Assistant Superintendents and Foremen at the Norris Dam site. In the background is the Clinch River. Taken 11-3-33. Norris Dam Site TN 11/3/1933 66-146
H-102 Informal group of Assistant Superintendents and Foremen at the Norris Dam site. Taken 11-3-33. Norris Dam Site TN 11/3/1933 66-146
H-103 S.J. Barley, Rural Route #2, LaFollette, Tennessee. Part of his best land will be inundated by Norris Dam reservoir. Barley is an ex-preacher, a blacksmith, and a carpenter, as well as a farmer. He has had 17 children (only 11 now living), and is an applicant for a job. He invested his life savings in a coal mine and lost it all. The neighbors say: "He was born in a blacksmith shop with a hammer in his hand." He made the "bull-tongue" plow in the picture. Of the boy helping him at the outdoor forge, he said: "He is my sixteenth baby and I have one smaller." Taken 11-8-33. LaFollette TN 11/8/1933 66-146
H-104 Another view of S.J. Barley, Rural Route #2, LaFollette, Tennessee, at his outdoor forge. Barley says: "I've just got to have a job. First I'm a blacksmith, next I'm a carpenter, or I'll do anything." Taken 11-8-33. LaFollette TN 11/8/1933 66-146
H-105 Store and postoffice at Goin, Tennessee. Mr. J.C. Nicely has been a storekeeper here for 30 years. Taken 11-8-33. Goin TN 11/8/1933 66-146
H-106 J.C. Nicely, P.O. at Goin, Tennessee. He is 70 years old, was born and reared in Union County, Tennessee. He is of English ancestry, via Virginia to Tennessee. Taken 11-8-33. Goin TN 11/8/1933 66-146
H-107 Watermill grinding meal, run by H.L. Nicely, son of J.C. Nicely, at Goin, Tennesee. This old mill was built 100 years ago. All of this region will be deep under water when Norris Dam reservoir fills. Taken 11-8-33. Goin TN 11/8/1933 66-146
H-108 The homestead of Sherman Stiner, Lead Mine Bend, Union County, Tennessee. Mr. Stiner is a prosperous and progressive farmer. Much of his 1500 acres will be flooded by the Norris Dam reservoir, Stiner raises fine Hereford cattle. Taken 11-8-33. Union County TN 11/8/1933 66-146
H-109 A few of the fine Hereford cattle belonging to Sherman Stiner, a progressive farmer on Lead Mine Bend, Union County, Tennessee. Taken 11-8-33. Union County TN 11/8/1933 66-146
H-110 E.H. Elam, interviewer from the Personnel Division, TVA, conferring with residents of the neighborhood at Stiner's store, Lead Mine Bend, Union County, Tennessee, and explaining the methods of employment used by the TVA. Taken 11-8-33. Union County TN 11/8/1933 66-146
H-111 E.H. Elam, interviewer, making personal interviews at Stiner's Store, Lead Mine Bend, Tennessee. This shows how selections for employment with the TVA are made on the basis of ability and efficiency. Taken 11-8-33. Union County TN 11/8/1933 66-146
H-113 Family group of Fletcher Carden, Route #1, Andersonville, Tennesee, a night-watchman at the bunkhouses at Norris Dam. His home is on the townsite of Norris and will be moved. Carden has 12 children. He is shown here repairing shoes at the fireside. Taken 11-8-33. Andersonville TN 11/8/1933 66-146
H-114 Oscar Cloud and family, living in the Norris townsite area. Cloud has been a quarryman and farmer. His oldest son is with the CCC. The other will likely have a job with the TVA. Taken 11-6-33. Norris TN 11/6/1933 66-146
H-116 A group of several hundred workers at Norris Dam construction camp site during noon hour. Taken 11-9-33. Norris Dam Site TN 11/9/1933 66-146
H-117 HHoward Withers, 114 East Sevier Street, Kingsport, Tenn. Withers works for the Kingsport Press and is shown here burnishing gilding. This operation brings out the lustre of a gilded surface and requires a skilled operator. Care must be exercised lest the gold be scratched or scraped off. Taken 11-10-33. Kingsport TN 11/10/1933 66-146
H-118 D.W. Jones, Route #5, Kingsport, Tennessee. Mr. Jones, like practically all the workers at the Kingsport Press, is from a rural community. Although some of the workers now live in town, they all originally came from the country. In most cases they secured work at the Press upon completion of elementary or high school education. They were completely unlettered as regards this work and were taken in as apprentices, each in his own particular phase of the work, by the Kingsport Press, Inc. The ease and rapidity with which these people have assimilated the necessary knowledge and ability to perform these various highly technical operations is undeniable evidence of their high latent natural intelligence and ability. Taken 11-10-33. Kingsport TN 11/10/1933 66-146
H-119 D.W. Jones, Route #5, Kingsport, Tennessee. Mr. Jones is shown here gilding, or laying gold, at the Kingsport Press. This is a most delicate and exacting operation, requiring a very skillful operator, as great care must be exercised in handling and placing the thin sheets of gold to prevent excessive spoilage and waste. Jones lives five miles from the plant on a farm of his own. He is a master craftsman, trained entirely by Kingsport Press, Inc. He has had from 7 to 10 years' experience. Taken 11-10-33. Kingsport TN 11/10/1933 66-146
H-120 Charles Templeton, Old Kingsport, Kingsport, Tennessee. His job, rounding and backing, at the Kingsport Press, requires considerable skill and training in operation of the machine to prevent undue spoilage of books and excessive repair cost. Templeton lives in the suburbs of the city, one and one-half miles from the plant. Taken 11-10-33. Kingsport TN 11/10/1933 66-146
H-121 Robert Smith, Lynn Gardens, Kingsport, Tennessee. Smith is a glue-off operator at the Kingsport Press. This man is largely of rural antecedents. Taken 11-10-33. Kingsport TN 11/10/1933 66-146
H-122 Robert Wilhelm, R.F.D, #2, Kingsport, Tennessee. Wilhelm is a glue-off operator at the Kingsport Press. He lives on a farm three miles out of town. He raised corn and hogs last summer when not working. The glue-off operation calls for far more precision and skill that is apparent in the photograph. Taken 11-10-33. Kingsport TN 11/10/1933 66-146
H-123 Pauline Minga, 146 Wanda Street, Kingsport, Tennessee, casing in and inspecting at the Kingsport Press, another operation requiring considerable skill. Taken 11-10-33. Kingsport TN 11/10/1933 66-146
H-125 Gaines McGlothin on his farm, R.F.D. #2, Kingsport, Tenn. Like many of the Kingsport Press workers, McGlothin is a farmer as well as an industrial worker. Originally from Honaker, Virginia, he now lives with his mother and two brothers on a farm three miles from the plant. Taken 11-11-33. Kingsport TN 11/11/1933 66-146
H-126 Another view of Gaines McGlothin, R.F.D. #2, Kingsport, Tennessee. McGlothin is paying for his land as he works. He owns 20 acres, 15 of which are cleared, and 5 in woodland. He also rents additional land for cultivation. He had 35 acres in corn and 12 in millet (hay) last summer. Taken 11-11-33. Kingsport TN 11/11/1933 66-146
H-127 Another view of Gaines McGlothin, R.F.D. #2, Kingsport, Tennessee, on his farm. Note the steep hillside, characteristic of the topography of the region. The shingles on the barm are hand-hewn. Taken 11-11-33. Kingsport TN 11/11/1933 66-146
H-128 A close-up of Gaines McGlothin, R.F.D. #2, Kingsport, Tennessee, with his two mules. McGlothin has two cows and sells milk and butter. He also raises hogs and chickens and cattle for beef. Taken 11-11-33. Kingsport TN 11/11/1933 66-146
H-129 Sallie Collins, Surgoinsville, Tennessee. She is a super-finish operator at the Kingsport Press. This operation, the application of gold with an air gun on the cover design, calls for a moderate amount of skill. This operator has been working at the plant two months and has been on this particular operation three days. Taken 11-10-33. Surgoinsville TN 11/10/1933 66-146
H-130 Ola Brooks, Mt. Carmel, Tennessee. This girl is placing index tabs. The tabs are applied with tweezers, and a moderate degree of skill is required to get tabs in the right place and in the right position. This girl came to the Kingsport Press directly from a farm and has been working only two months. Taken 11-10-33. Mt. Carmel TN 11/10/1933 66-146
H-132 Another view of Ruby Hilton. The Hiltons live in the suburbs of Kingsport, Tennessee, and have a garden and raise chickens. Both are native Tennesseeans and are employed by the Kingsport Press. Castle Hilton is an edge stainer and has been at the plant eleven years. Taken 11-11-33. Kingsport TN 11/11/1933 66-146
H-134 Ida Pratt, Churchill, Tennessee. General ability and skill are required for the operation of side stitching. This operator has been working at the Kingsport Press for five years, four years on this operation. She was reared in the country and lives on a farm eight miles from the plant. Taken 11-10-33. Churchill TN 11/10/1933 66-146
H-136 Ivor Steadman, Litz Manor, Kingsport, Tennessee. Hughes is shown here at work at the Kingsport Press building up a case. This is a highly skilled operation and requires great care and exacting workmanship. Hughes has mastered the art of casting and finishing plates as well as building. He is unusually capable and besides working in town, owns a farm near Piney Flats. Taken 11-11-33. Kingsport TN 11/11/1933 66-146
H-137 Mallard Hilton, a kiln placer in Southern Potteries, Elroy, Tennessee. Hilton came to work with the Potteries from a mountain farm. Taken 11-11-33. Elroy TN 11/11/1933 66-146
H-140 Another view of Walter Hensley, head kiln fireman at Southern Potteries, Elroy, Tennessee. Taken 11-11-33. Elroy TN 11/11/1933 66-146
H-141 Another view of Walter Hensley, head kiln fireman at Southern Potteries, Elroy, Tennessee. Taken 11-11-33. Elroy TN 11/11/1933 66-146
H-142 The house of a workman employed by Southern Potteries, Elroy, Tennessee. Taken 11-11-33. Elroy TN 11/11/1933 66-146
H-143 The home of one of the workmen employed by the Southern Potteries, Elroy, Tennessee. Taken 11-11-33. Elroy TN 11/11/1933 66-146
H-144 Home of one of the workmen employed by Southern Potteries, at Elroy, Tennessee. Taken 11-11-33. Elroy TN 11/11/1933 66-146
H-145 Aunt Lizzie Reagan, at the Pi Beta Phi School, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, weaving old-fashioned jean. Very few can weave this kind of cloth now. She is 75 years old and lives near the school, earning her living by weaving. Taken 11-11-33. Gatlinburg TN 11/14/1933 66-146
H-146 Alice McCarter, weaving a baby blanket at the Pi Beta Phi School, Gatlinburg, Tennessee. This particular material is very fine weave. She learned weaving at this school and is now unusually skillful in the craft. Taken 11-14-33. Gatlinburg TN 11/14/1933 66-146
H-147 Beula Ogle preparing warp for weaving at the Pi Beta Phi School, Gatlinburg, Tennessee. She is a new weaver at the school and lives on a mountain farm. Taken 11-14-33. Gatlinburg TN 11/14/1933 147-197
H-148 Marie Clabo, a mountain girl, making cotton bags at the Pi Beta Phi School, Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Taken 11-14-33. Gatlinburg TN 11/14/1933 147-197
H-149a Another view of Mrs. James Watson at her spinning wheel in her mountain cabin near Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Taken 11-14-33. Gatlinburg TN 11/14/1933 147-197
H-150 Another view of Mrs. James Watson spinning wool yarn in her cabin near Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Taken 11-14-33. Gatlinburg TN 11/14/1933 147-197
H-151 Shop of the Woodcrafters and Carvers, Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Dick Whaley, Manager, and Charley Huskey carry on this little rural shop and employ at times several of the local workers. This view of the shop shows them working on a drop-leaf table. Taken 11-14-33. Gatlinburg TN 11/14/1933 147-197
H-152 Shop of the Woodcrafters and Carvers, Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Besides making fine furniture, these two craftsmen turn out interesting souvenirs, etc. Taken 11-14-33. Gatlinburg TN 11/14/1933 147-197
H-153 A close-up of one of the men in the shop of the Woodcrafters and Carvers, Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Taken 11-14-33. Gatlinburg TN 11/14/1933 147-197
H-154 Another view of Aunt Lizzie Reagan weaving old-fashioned jean at the Pi Beta Phi School, Gatlinburg, Tennessee. This aged mountain woman lives near the school and earns her living weaving. Taken 11-14-33. Gatlinburg TN 11/14/1933 147-197
H-157 "Pine table" in use at CCC Camp, TVA #22, near Esco, Tenn. The lumber on which these boys are having their noon meal will be used to build the barracks which they will occupy this winter. Taken 11-17-33. Esco TN 11/17/1933 147-197
H-158 Sgt. Burke, of the U.S. Army, talking to a group of boys just arrived from New York as replacements for CCC Camp, TVA #22, near Esco, Tennessee, telling them the rules of the camp before they go to their lunch. Behind the boys are some of the tents in which they are living, pending the completion of the barracks which will be their winter quarters. The iron cones behind the two boys at the left of the picture are heating stoves for the tents. Taken 11-17-33. Esco TN 11/17/1933 147-197
H-160 This "Counter Restaurant" is at CCC Camp, TVA #22, near Esco, Tennessee. Temporarily the boys are eating outdoors and using for a lunch counter lumber which is to be used in the construction of their winter barracks. The barracks are being built by local labor. The cook's tent, officers' mess tent, etc., are in the background. Taken 11-17-33. Esco TN 11/17/1933 147-197
H-161 Setting up a sleeping tent at CCC Camp, TVA #22, near Esco, Tennessee, to accommodate replacements who arrived from New York on November 17, 1933. The nucleus of this camp arrived on October 19, 1933, from Idaho, where they had been working during the summer. They had re-enrolled for a further period of six months just before coming here. Taken 11-17-33. Esco TN 11/17/1933 147-197
H-162 Newly-arrived replacements at CCC Camp, TVA #22, near Esco, Tennessee, lined up before their first meal in camp. The boys arrived at New Tazewell on November 17, 1933, in day coaches from New York, tired and hungry, but eager for their new life. For many of these boys, this was their first time away from home. Taken 11-17-33. Esco TN 11/17/1933 147-197
H-163 Captain Welsh talking to the newly-arrived replacements from New York at CCC Camp, TVA #22, near Esco, Tennessee. These boys are part of several thousand who will be used on the reforestation work on the Clinch River watershed above Norris Dam. Taken 11-17-33. Esco TN 11/17/1933 147-197
H-164 Issuing cots and blankets to new replacements just arrived from New York at CCC Camp #23, located just north of the Clinch River between Walker's Ford and Lone Mountain, Tennessee. These boys will be part of the force working on reforestation and erosion retardation in the Clinch River watershed above Norris Dam. Taken 11-17-33. Walker's Ford TN 11/17/1933 147-197
H-165 Another view of the issuing of equipment to the new arrivals at CC Camp, TVA #23, between Walker's Ford and Lone Mountain, Tennessee. Taken 11-17-33. Walker's Ford TN 11/17/1933 147-197
H-167 Another view of the issuing of equiment to the new arrivals at CCC Camp, TVA #23, between Walker's Ford and Lone Mountain, Tennessee, in the Clinch River district. Taken 11-17-33. Walker's Ford TN 11/17/1933 147-197
H-168 Partial view of CCC Camp, TVA #24, located north of Clinch River and Big Sycamore Creek , east of Lone Mountain, Tennessee. The tents are being occupied temporarily pending the completion of the winter barracks. In the background is a spur of Comby Ridge. Taken 11-17-33. Lone Mountain TN 11/17/1933 147-197
H-169 General view of CCC Camp, TVA #19, located between the Clinch and Powell Rivers, near New Tazewell, Tennessee. In the foreground is the foundation for the winter barracks. These boys will be engaged on the reforestation work. on the Clinch River watershed above Norris Dam. Taken 11-17-33. New Tazewell TN 11/17/1933 147-197
H-171 Workers returning from construction on the new bridge at Norris Dam site at noon hour. The foundations for the new bridge are directly behind the newly-constructed warehouse at the right. Taken 11-3-33. Norris Dam Site TN 11/3/1933 147-197
H-172 A group of workers in front of the partially constructed warehouse just below the site of Norris Dam. The cement mixer in the background is being used to prepare the concrete for the foundations of the heavy-duty bridge across the Clinch River at the Dam. Taken 11-3-33. Norris Dam Site TN 11/3/1933 147-197
H-173 Interior of the home of Mrs. Jacob Stooksbury, Loyston, Tennessee. This homestead is in the region which will be inundated by the waters of the Norris Dam reservoir. Taken 11-23-33. Loyston TN 11/23/1933 147-197
H-174 Another view of the interior of the home of Mrs. Jacob Stooksbury, Loyston, Tennessee. Many of the furnishings are characteristic of the homes in the region--the oil lamps, the spinning wheel, the wickerwork chairs, the embroidery on the fireplace mantel. Taken 11-23-33. Loyston TN 11/23/1933 147-197
H-175 Mrs. Jacob Stooksbury, Loyston, Tennessee, at her spinning wheel. Taken 11-23-33. Loyston TN 11/23/1933 147-197
H-176 Another view of Mrs. Jacob Stooksbury, Loyston, Tennessee, -seated before a spinning wheel in her home. The creel in the background is used for measuring yarn by the hank. Taken 11-23-33. Loyston TN 11/23/1933 147-197
H-178 Flock of bronze turkeys on farmland purchased by the TVA for use as demonstration farms. Taken 11-24-33. Norris TN 11/24/1933 147-197
H-179 View of more farmland purchased by the TVA. This land will be used as a poultry and gardening demonstration center. Note the rockiness of the soil. In the background are the dormitories for unmarried workment on Norris Dam. Taken 11-24-33. Norris TN 11/24/1933 147-197
H-180 Another view of the farm land to be used by the TVA for a poultry and gardening demonstration center. The poultry building will be built on the spot used for a farmyard at the left of the picture. The barn will be moved. Taken 11-24-33. Norris TN 11/24/1933 147-197
H-181 Mrs. Wallace feeding turkeys on one of the small farms purchased by the TVA for experimental purposes. Taken 11-24-33. Norris TN 11/24/1933 147-197
H-182 Close-up of site for proposed garden and poultry center. The pond in the foreground is artificial. Note the rocky quality of the land. The barn will be removed and the poultry house built practically on the same spot. The buildings in the background are the new dormitories for the unmarried workers on Norris Dam. Taken 11-24-33. Norris TN 11/24/1933 147-197
H-183 Mrs. Wallace dipping water from spring on farm near Norris townsite recently purchased by the TVA for experimental purposes. This spring has been in use for 30 years. Taken 11-24-33. Norris TN 11/24/1933 147-197
H-184 Another view of Mrs. Wallace on farm near Norris townsite recently purchased by the TVA for experimental purposes. Taken 11-24-33. Norris TN 11/24/1933 147-197
H-185 View of engineers' building and girls' dormitory at Norris townsite. This picture was taken from the roof of one of the men's dormitories. Taken 11-24-33. Norris TN 11/24/1933 147-197
H-186 View from the north of the poultry and gardening center of the TVA at Norris. Taken 11-24-33. Norris TN 11/24/1933 147-197
H-187 One of the draws on the land purchased by the TVA near Norris townsite for agricultural experimental purposes. Taken 11-24-33. Norris TN 11/24/1933 147-197
H-188 View of the engineers' building and women's dormitory under construction at Norris townsite. View is from the west. Taken 11-24-33. Norris TN 11/24/1933 147-197
H-189 Soil erosion on one of the farms. Taken 11-24-33. TN 11/24/1933 147-197
H-190 Foundation of the community center building at Norris townsite. Taken 11-24-33. Norris TN 11/24/1933 147-197
H-191 Teams plowing in one of the fields on the TVA demonstration farm near Norris townsite. Taken 11-24-33 Norris TN 11/24/1933 147-197
H-192 Noon meal at the cafeteria at Norris townsite. Taken 11-24-33. Norris TN 11/24/1933 147-197
H-193 Temporary kitchen serving cafeteria at Norris townsite. Taken 11-24-33. Norris TN 11/24/1933 147-197
H-194 Applicants for skilled and unskilled laboring positions with the TVA being examined at High School building, Clinton, Tennessee. Mr. McDade, of TVA Division of Personnel, in charge. Taken 11-25-33. Clinton TN 11/25/1933 147-197
H-195 A view of a group of applicants at the High School building, Clinton, Tennessee, ready to take the examination for skilled and unskilled laborers on TVA projects. Taken 11-25-33. Clinton TN 11/25/1933 147-197
H-196 Skilled and unskilled laborers taking the TVA examination at the highschool building, Clinton, Tennessee. Taken 11-25-33. Clinton TN 11/25/1933 147-197
H-197 Close-up of an applicant for employment with the TVA taking the examination for skilled and unskilled labor at the high school building, Clinton, Tennessee. Taken 11-25-33. Clinton TN 11/25/1933 147-197

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