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Mission Photograph Album - Southern Mountains #1

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Mission Photograph Album - Southern Mountains #1


Images documenting life and church work in the southern Appalachia which was also called the Southern Mountains.




Board of Home Missions of the Methodist Episcopal Church


United States


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The General Commission on Archives and History of The United Methodist Church. The United Methodist Archives and History Center. Madison, New Jersey


Mission Photograph Albums - Southern Mountains #1

Items in the Mission Photograph Album - Southern Mountains #1 Collection

H3842 Pine trees like this are numerous among the ridges and on the lower mountains. Tennessee.

H3843 Dr. Mills and driver picking blackberries. Tennessee.

H3844 Guns as permanent markers at Bragger's Headquarters on Mission Ridge by the charge of Grant's men who charged without orders. Chattanooga, Tennessee.

H3845 One of the many monuments marking the battlefield around Chattanooga, Tennessee.

H3960 The first step in church building. Such houses as this can be erected in almost any needy community with a gift of $50 to $100 from our Board of Church Extension.


H3962 Picture of Umbrella Rock which stands on the Northern Point of Lookout Mountain shows Mr. Savastana and Reverend Burnett setting over space. Tennessee.

H3963 Tyner High School - 10 miles from Chattanooga. Hamilton County, Tennessee.

H3964 Tennessee River gorge near Waldens Ridge on left and Lookout Mountain on right - taken from Signal Point.

H3965 Interior of a log cabin used as old Methodist Episcopal Parsonage. Tennessee.

H3966 Red Bank Independent Church Tennessee.

H3967 Red Bank Grammar School is owned and supported by the State and shows forcibly the advantage of united support and individual ownership. Tennessee.

H4554 Interior of living room of R.W. Dyers residence. Notice the guns, one by each bed and one on the rack on a hoist. Moccasin District. Rabun County, Georgia.

H4555 Interior of R.W. Dyers house showing his wife at the loom where she weaves his clothing. Georgia.

H4556 Bee "gums". Pieces of hollow black gum logs are made into "gums" for the bees. Georgia.

H4557 Whittier Methodist Episcopal Church.

H4558 top of Balsam Mountain, showing cattle grazing on old field.

H4559 School in Greentree, Sevier County, Tennessee.

H4560 Veterinarian - can't read or write but knows "horses".

H4561 Rural mail carrier in Sevier County, Tennessee

H4602 Whiteside Mountain, North Carolina.

H4603 Whiteside Mountain, North Carolina.

H4604 View of Whiteside Mountain, Jackson County, North Carolina.

H4605 Another mountain near Whiteside North Carolina.

H4606 Chestnut Mountain Cocke County, Tennessee

H4607 Hauling bark in Sevier County, Tennessee.

H4608 Silas Messers log house in Butler Branch Sevier County, Tennessee.

H4609 School house at Schutt's Grove, Sevier County, Tennessee.

H4610 David Moss' home, showing flowers in front yard.

H4699 An Indian fishing in Soco Creek Indian Reservation. North Carolina.

H4700 A wagon load of home made chairs and baskets - near Woodbury, Tennessee.

H4701 These white children dwell in peace with their Indian neighbors. North Carolina.

H4702 Same as H4701

H4703 An Indian preparing for a watermelon feast. Western North Carolina.

H4704 Hauling wood in the railroad. North Carolina.

H4705 Mail carrier Jackson County North Carolina.

H4706 Children in woods. They care for themselves early in life. Sevier County, Tennessee.

H4707 Showing costume in constant use by the Indian woman. Cherokee North Carolina.


H5980 War Monument Bragg's Headquarters near Chattanooga, Tennessee.

H5983 Residence of Reverend James Asley, Sweet Water, Tennessee.

H5984 Same caption as H5983.


H5986 Home-made quilts, Tennessee.

H5987 Group of pupils - Indian Creek School. Tennessee.

H5988 War Monument - Bragg's Headquarters, near Chattanooga, Tennessee.

H5993 -

H5994 - Admiral Farragut's early home. Knox County, Tennessee.

H5995 Admiral Farragut's early home, now on the Fair Grounds. Knoxville, Tennessee.

H5996 One of the many knitting mills. Chattanooga, Tennessee.

H5999 -

H6000 - Home of a young Methodist convert. This building is typical of the best farm houses of the East Tennessee valleys.

H6001 A young lady of East Tennessee.

H6002 The old and new home. The old is used as a garage. The car enters through the old chimney opening.

H6003 Fireplace in the old stone chimney

H6004 The beautiful stone chimney

H6005 - The home of Reverend James Asley. Sweet Water, Tennessee

H6006 -

H6007 New and old Sevier County, Tennessee


H6011 Dyeing thread. Tennessee Mountains.


H6013 -

H6014 - Field of tobacco grown in the Valley of Green County, Tennessee.

H6031 New and old house. Old house turned into garage. Sevier County, Tennessee.

H6032 Quaker Church, formerly Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church, Tennessee.

H6033 Village in Mountains of the South. This village is entirely dependent on the business of a young man converted through the efforts of a Methodist preacher. His store, cannery, and farm together with his push cart makes it a lively center. The Methodist Episcopal Church has a circuit covering this village and furnishes the only preaching available.


H6035 Cabin, Sevier County, Tennessee.


H6037 Methodist Episcopal Church. Sevierville, Tennessee.


H6105 A street showing the milling District on the right. Tennessee.

H6106 Lonely cabin, which shows some of the advantages of a mission school. Sevier County, Tennessee.

H6107 Woman churning milk to make butter. Tennessee.

H6108 Scene on Middle Pigeon River. Sevier County, Tennessee.

H6109 This woman has come down to the road to see if any mail has been left by the passing carrier. Tennessee.

H6110 A monument in Watauga Valley, Carter County, Tennessee.

H6111 Scene in the Market in Knoxville, Tennessee.

H6112 Cattle coming home at milking time. Tennessee.

H6113 On his way to the store, with a chicken for sale. Tennessee.

H6114 Monument marking the resting place of Colonel John Sevier. Knoxville, Tennessee.

H6115 One of the larger log houses. East Tennessee.

H6116 Midwives exchanging notes in a remote village. East. Tennessee.


H6118 Child playing with a calf.

H6119 Twenty-eight boarders besides the family which runs the boarding house. All use this little out building which is close up against the wall of the house and seemingly as unsanitary as can be made.

H6120 Wasps at home.

H6121 Scene on the Market Square, Knoxville, Tennessee.

H6122 Scene on the Market Square, Knoxville, Tennessee.

H6123 Man splitting boards. Tennessee.

H6124 A mountain farmer, whose lot in life is cast along lines of privation. Tennessee.

H6125 One of the old fashioned fire places.

H6126 A row of houses for factory employees who work in a cotton mill in a Tennessee town.

H6127 A broom maker on upper Pigeon River. East Tennessee.

H6128 A mountain cabin.

H6129 A monument erected to mark the spot where the backwoodsmen gathered to march against Colonel Ferguson at Kings Mountain in 1780.


H6131 Part of the Court House Campus, showing large guns which were used during the Civil War. Knoxville, Tennessee.


H6133 Girls and young women from the factories. Tennessee.

H6134 Young men off duty. Tennessee.

H6135 A disabled moonshine distillery. Tennessee.

H6136 Bridge from which a negro suspect was lynched. Soddy, Tennessee.

H6137 A section of the National Cemetery. Chattanooga, Tennessee.

H6138 Market scene. Tennessee.

H6139 A few who lie here were unknown in the haste which was necessary when they were buried. Chattanooga, Tennessee.

H6140 An isolated cabin in Sevier County, Tennessee.

H6141 Giving advice to a mother concerning proper care and feeding of her emaciated baby. Indian Creek, Sevier County, Tennessee.

H6142 Churning milk to make butter. Tennessee.

H6143 A broom maker on upper Pigeon River. Tennessee.


H6145 Part of the Court House Campus, showing large guns which were used during the Civil War. Knoxville, Tennessee.

H6146 Lonely cabin, which shows some of the advantages of a Mission school. Sevier County, Tennessee.

H6147 The Mountaineer believes in using everything some good purpose.


H6149 Field of corn from which sorghum is made by crushing the stalks and boiling the juice so obtained until it makes a thick golden syrup.

H6150 Mule day, showing off their paces. September 1918. Sevierville, Tennessee.

H6151 An old forge hammer which was used before the Civil War. Tennessee.

H6152 This little fellow is out with his mother while she does the family washing.

H6157 These stacks of lumber were cut by an itinerant saw mill.

H6158 Children of a young Methodist convert - a Southern mountaineer. His children will never know life as he knew it when he was scorned and disowned.

H6159 No animal that is swapped is ever supposed to be over nine years of age, many ingenious tricks are resorted to concealing their real age. Mule day. September.

H6160 The Methodist Preacher is the central figure in every important occasion in the Methodist Mountaineer's life.

H6161 Corn grown to be ten or more feet in height.

H7003 Southern corn bread.

H7004 Southern corn bread.

H7005 The Methodist circuit rider meets the boy.

H7007 Growing corn on a steep hillside. Tennessee.

H7008 A settler's cabin home. Tennessee.

H7013 Moving by pack horse. Tennessee.

H7014 Moving in a schooner wagon. Tennessee.

H7015 One of the better type of log houses. Tennessee.

H7016 Drafted men, waiting to be called. Tennessee.

H7503 A haunted house. Bay's Mountain, Tennessee.

H7504 Grinding cane for molasses. Tennessee.

H7505 Cotton begins opening at the bottom of the staff and ripens at the top last.

H7506 One way to help out a preacher's income.

H7507 Long leaf pine burs.

H7508 Long leaf pine bush.

H7509 Home on a visit and the family in to welcome the soldier brother.

H7510 Making a stirrup of his hand so the lady can mount. Tennessee.

H7511 - Helping a lady mount her horse. Tennessee.

H7512 -"Holding his own", a mountaineer and his baby. Tennessee.

H7513 - Sign in Knoxville War First. Tennessee.

H7514 - Left behind when his master sailed away.

H7515 A double log cabin. Tennessee.

H7516 Horseback riding is usual with our mountaineers. Tennessee.

H7517 Riding "aside" Tennessee Mountain.

H7518 Another view of horseback riding. Tennessee.

H7519 On her way to aid the stork. Tennessee Mountains.

H7520 Spinning on big wheel. Tennessee.

H7521 President Andrew Johnson's old tailor shop. Greenville, Tennessee.

H7522 President Andrew Johnson's old talor shop as it still stands in Greenville, Tennessee. Negative sold to Mrs. Wetz

H7523 A mountaineer's child. "Dressed up".

H7524 Ferry on Tennessee River. Tennessee.

H7525 Ferry on Tennessee River. Tennessee.

H7526 Sucking up juice from Sorghum stalks. Tennessee.

H7527 A buggy for baby in the Tennessee Mountains.

H7528 Drying Fruit in the sun. Tennessee.

H7529 Returning from mill. Tennessee.

H7530 The second generation of the "Georgia Cracker".

H7532 Another picture children washing.

H7535 Learning to wash- not playing but working. Tennessee.

H7537 How does anybody reach a mill like this? They do. Tennessee Mountains.

H7538 A Tennessee mountaineer carrying his muzzle loaded rifle.

H7546 Traveling by Pack horse.

H7548 A home-made cart in Tennessee Mountains.

H7556 At the entrance to Mountain "Cove".

H7558 In search of a new home traveling by "Schooner" wagon.

H7559 Another pattern of quilt. Tennessee.

H7560 One of the home-made quilts. Tennessee.

H7561 A coverlet. Tennessee.

H7562 Still other quilt patterns. Tennessee.

H7563 A cyclone passed this way in Georgia.

H7564 Methodist Episcopal Church. King's Mountain, North Carolina.

H7565 Bringing home the bear.

H7568 Alone with the rough mountains. Tennessee.

H7569 Grinding cane for molasses. Tennessee.

H7570 Another Long-leaf Pine picture. North Carolina.

H7571 Long leaf Pine. North Carolina.

H7572 A country school in Sevier County Tennessee.

H7573 A new top of an old log house. Tennessee Mountains.

H7574 Mountain Girl. Tennessee.

H7575 A mountaineer and his family at home. Tennessee.

H7576 An old log house with a new frame top. Tennessee.

H7579 The third generation of mountain folks often build home like this in the upper valley. Tennessee.

H7580 A North Carolina dug-out where lumbermen make their homes while cutting timer.

H7898 Connistee Falls. North Carolina.

H7899 Lake. North Carolina.

H7900 Valley near Hot Springs, North Carolina.

H7901 In the mountains. North Carolina.

H7902 Mountaineers home. North Carolina.

H7903 Water mill. North Carolina.

H7904 Home of the better class. North Carolina.

H7905 "Hardshell" Baptist Church. North Carolina.

H7906 Mountaineers home. North Carolina.

H7907 Man plowing with oxen. North Carolina.

H7908 Mountaineers home. North Carolina.

H7909 Mountaineers home and water mill. North Carolina.

H7910 Nothing of the home left but the chimney. North Carolina.

H7911 Mountaineers home. North Carolina.

H7912 Home of the poorer class. North Carolina.

H7913 Oxen with lumber. North Carolina.

H7914 Little girl with dog in the Lumber District. North Carolina.

H7915 Trying to take bull home. North Carolina.

H7916 Plowing. North Carolina.

H7917 Plowing. North Carolina.

H7918 Plowing with calf. North Carolina.

H7919 Plowing. North Carolina.

H7920 Woman with calf. North Carolina.

H7921 Woman with calf and dog. North Carolina
H7922 Woman working on farm. North Carolina.

H7937 Boy of the poorer type. North Carolina.

H7938 Bashful. North Carolina.

H7939 Baby of the poorer type. North Carolina.

H7940 Children posing. North Carolina.

H7941 Child with dog. North Carolina.

H7942 Girl with baby. North Carolina.

H7943 Girl with baby North Carolina

H7944 Posing North Carolina

H7945 One building Brevard Institute. North Carolina.

H7946 Dorlan Institute. Hot Springs. North Carolina.

H7947 Brevard Institute. Mixing concrete. North Carolina.

H7948 Brevard Institute. North Carolina.

H7949 Brevard Institute. Mixing concrete. North Carolina.

H7950 Brevard Institute Pruning Trees. North Carolina.
H7951 Pruning fruit trees. Brevard Institute. North Carolina.
H7952 Brevard Institute Class in Stock judging. North Carolina.

H7953 Brevard Institute How old is Maude? North Carolina.
H7954 Brevard Institute North Carolina
H7955 Brevard Institute. Class in stock judging. North Carolina.

H7956 Brevard Institute Students. North Carolina.
H7957 Brevard Institute. Students building a new workshop.
North Carolina.
H7988 Hiking across the mountains to a lumber camp. North Carolina.

H7989 Family on Pine Mountain. Tennessee.
H7990 Leaving the church in Wear's Cove Tennessee.
H7991 Part of the family. "Little Cove". Tennessee.

H7992 Terrace hillside. Dry valley north of Chattanooga. Tennessee.
H7993 Land ruined by poor farming near London Tennessee.

H7994 Splitting rails. Tennessee.
H7995 Old time hunter with muzzle loading rifle. Pigeon Forge. Tennessee.

H8005 Young women in the Athens School. Tennessee

H8006 Students and some of the buildings. Athens School. Tennessee.

H8007 On the retired list of Milling district. Cleveland, Tennessee.

H8008 A promised citizen. Ware's Valley, Tennessee.

H8009 Mountain view Methodist Episcopal Church. Dayton, Tennessee.

H8010 Circuit rider Daisy. Tennessee.

H8011 The forest turning to red, brown and gold. Racoon Mountain. Tennessee.

H8012 Going to mill. Sevier County. Tennessee.

H8013 Pan of biscuits. Tennessee.

H8014 On her way to the store.

H8058 A Smoky Mountains Creek. East Tennessee. Sevier County.

H8059 Teacher's Cottage at Pi Phi School. East Tennessee. Sevier County.

H8061 Little girls in Wear's Valley. East Tennessee. Sevier County.

H8060 Film of Wrecked Train. East Tennessee. Sevier County.

H8062 Same caption as H8061

H8063 Two school girls. East Tennessee. Sevier County.

H8064 Recess time. East Tennessee. Sevier County.

H8065 Close up of school girls. East Tennessee. Sevier County.

H8066 Mattie Ogle teaching her pupils a new game. East Tennessee. Sevier County.

H8067 Near Sevierville East Tennessee. Sevier County.

H8068 Robert's School House, East Tennessee Sevier County

H8069 Copeland Creek, Tennessee Sevier County

H8070 In town for Monday's shopping. East Tennessee Sevier County.

H8071 Hand made chair. Robert's School House. East Tennessee Sevier County

H8072 Canning by "cold pack" method. East Tennessee Sevier County

H8141 A street of Sevierville East Tennessee. Sevier County

H8142 Going toward the river Sevierville East Tennessee. Sevier County

H8143 Sevierville, Tennessee.

H8144 The Restaurant. Sevierville, Tennessee.

H8145 The grocery store. East Tennessee Sevier County.

H8146 The other Grocery store. East Tennessee. Sevier County.

H8147 The blacksmith shop. East Tennessee. Sevier County.

H8148 House on Copeland Creek. East Tennessee. Sevier County.

H8149 Up Copeland Creek. East Tennessee Sevier County

H8150 Path from hotel to school house. East Tennessee Sevier County

H8151 Farm house at Middle Creek. East Tennessee Sevier County

H8152 Children of Mrs. Hugh.

H8153 Still playing at pioneer. East Tennessee Sevier County

H8154 Pioneer instincts. East Tennessee Sevier County

H8155 Playing Indian. East Tennessee

H8156 Typical mountain homes. East Tennessee Sevier County

H8157 The new cabin with the window. East Tennessee Sevier County

H8158 Wash day up Baskins' Creek. East Tennessee Sevier County

H8159 Cabin in which people once lived. East Tennessee Sevier County

H8160 A house with a road-side spring. East Tennessee Sevier County

H8161 Fashions in hair cut. East Tennessee Sevier County

H8162 A mountain creek. East Tennessee Sevier County

H8163 Vain(?) regrets. East Tennessee Sevier County

H8164 A valley farm under the blue wall. East Tennessee Sevier County

H8165 "What's that air box?" East Tennessee Sevier County

H8166 Murphy College. The Methodist School. East Tennessee Sevier County

H8167 Home of one Soldier lad. East Tennessee Sevier County

H8168 Service flag for a sailor. East Tennessee. Sevier County.

H8169 Typical mountain wagon. East Tennessee. Sevier County

H8170 Swinging. East Tennessee. Sevier County.

H8171 Methodist Episcopal Church Sevierville. Tennessee.

H8172 Typical East Tennessee Valley.

H8173 Home protection. East Tennessee Sevier County.

H8174 Where the trail ends. East Tennessee. Sevier County

H8175 Ridin' adown the creek to town. East Tennessee. Sevier County.

H8176 The early morning fire. East Tennessee. Sevier County.

H8177 General washing and the great unwashed. East Tennessee. Sevier County.

H8267 The old class leader used in Life Story of J.H. Copeland, "Among Lincoln's Talks." This is George Hartman class leader over 40 years. Tennessee.

H8268 The old class leader used in Life Story of J.H. Copeland, "Among Lincoln's Talks." This is George Hartman class leader over 40 years. Tennessee.

H8269 Shining shoes. Tennessee.

H8270 Boyhood home of the young minister mentioned near the close of "Southern Mountains." Tennessee.

H8271 Modern school building North St. Elmo Grammar School. Tennessee.

H8272 Mountain congregation. Tennessee.

H8273 Eating watermelon. Tennessee.

H8274 Moonshine distillery Tennessee mountains.

H8276 Ritter Industrial Home. Athens School. Tennessee.

H8275 Falling water. Cumberland Mountains. Tennessee.

H8419 A "holy Roller's" Church. Cleveland, Tennessee.

H8420 A country graveyard. Tennessee.

H8421 Drying fruit jars before refilling. Blount?) County, Tennessee.

H8422 One of the younger business men among the Tennessee Hills. Sevier County, Tennessee.

H8423 A young gentleman of Georgia.

H8424 Falling Water Church school house. Tennessee.

H8425 On their way to the store. South of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

H8426 An alley in the Milling District, Cleveland, Tennessee.

H3947 Interior of a frame house, shows a homemade chair bottomed with cords and the wall papered with current newspapers, but the floor is bare of carpet. Two pictures in a frame, showing two old people, probably the father and mother adorn the wall. This is what we would call a well kept house. Tennessee.

H3948 Exterior of a frame house, one of the humbler frame houses. The universal chimney stands at the end, for heating purposes, while part of the porch has been utilized with water and is filled from the trough under the eaves of the lean-to. Tennessee.

H3949 Log cabin house near Hixon, Tennessee.

H3950 Log cabin typical of poorer kind. Hamilton County, twelve miles from Chattanooga, Tennessee.

H7017 Returning from the chase after having bagged a black bear. Tennessee.

H7018 Mountain peaks above the clouds. Tennessee.

H7066 View from Point Lookout near Chattanooga, Tennessee.

H7500 Watching mother card the wool. Tennessee.

H7501 Carding wool for spinning on hand wheel. Tennessee.

H7502 Making molasses.

H4570 Carrying straw bed home on woman's head.

H4571 Filling bed with straw to take the place of mattress on bed.

H4572 "Dentist" who pulls teeth. No filling or "tinkering" - out they come.

H4573 This is the doctor for sore mouth in infants. Her charm was given her by a man and he lost his power at once. She also stops blood.

H4562 On their honeymoon, both using tobacco, he in a pipe and she with snuff.

H4563 Community corn mill. The miller grinds for a toll of 1/8.

H4564 Using peach tree or drod wood stick to locate water underground and tell its depth.

H4565 Drawing out fire by charm.

H7929 An old mountaineer. North Carolina.

H7930 An old mountaineer. North Carolina..

H7931 An old mountaineer. North Carolina.

H7932 Mountaineers. North Carolina.

H7933 Girl with children. North Carolina.

H7936 Boy with dog. North Carolina.