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Aunt China and Uncle Harv

Description: Photograph of Aunt China and Uncle Harv Sparks in their home living room. Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. Narrative by Junebug Clark. China and Harv spent their lives together in this two room log cabin. No electricity. No Central Heat. No indoor plumbing, but all together they had a lot. Joe Clark’s wife, Bernice, would often tell the story of her first trip outside of Michigan, her honeymoon with Joe, and the day and night they spent with Aunt China and Uncle Harv. “It was getting late and Joe and I retired to the spare room,” Bernice would start. “Aunt Chinahanded me a coal oil lantern and a feather down quilt. As I started to close the door to their spare room, Aunt China, sensing that I fet a long way from home, bent toward me and whispered, “Now Bernice, if there is anything you need while you are here, do not hesitate to ask. Because Harv and I can show you how to get along without it.” Jb. Photo by: Joe Clark, HBSS. Signed by: Joe Clark, HBSS Clark PhotoFile: 7305-11p
Date: 1941
Creator: Clark, Joe

[Aunt Tilda]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: "Photograph is of Aunt Tilda from 1941 taken in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. Not an aunt related by blood, but one earned by age and respect." Aunt Tilda was 87 years old in this photograph. On the envelope containing the negative Russell T. Forte notes that in March of 1962 the photo was used for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Photography Division Centennial photo exhibit.
Date: 1941
Creator: Clark, Joe

[Aunt Tilda]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: "Photograph is of Aunt Tilda from 1941 taken in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. Not an aunt related by blood, but one earned by age and respect." Aunt Tilda was 87 years old in this photograph. On the envelope containing the negative Russell T. Forte notes that in March of 1962 the photo was used for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Photography Division Centennial photo exhibit.
Date: 1941
Creator: Clark, Joe

[Aunt Tilda]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: "Photograph is of Aunt Tilda from 1941 taken in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. Not an aunt related by blood, but one earned by age and respect." Aunt Tilda was 87 years old in this photograph. On the envelope containing the negative Russell T. Forte notes that in March of 1962 the photo was used for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Photography Division Centennial photo exhibit.
Date: 1941
Creator: Clark, Joe

[Aunt Tilda]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: "Photograph is of Aunt Tilda from 1941 taken in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. Not an aunt related by blood, but one earned by age and respect." Aunt Tilda was 87 years old in this photograph. On the envelope containing the negative Russell T. Forte notes that in March of 1962 the photo was used for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Photography Division Centennial photo exhibit.
Date: 1941
Creator: Clark, Joe

[The bridal party enters]

Description: Photograph of the bridal party, beginning with the flower girl Dixie Rhinehart, entering down the aisle of the Sunny View Methodist Church for the wedding ceremony of Gilbert Dove and Hazel Petrey. The Dixie is followed by Gerry Petrey, with Mabel Henderson visible behind her. Hazel's father and brother, A.D., are seated in the first row on the left side of the photo. Narrative by Junebug Clark: More images and information can be found in the July 28, 1941 issue of Life Magazine, pages 82-85 in the story “Life Magazine Goes to a Kentucky Wedding.” Also in the Joe Clark, HBSS book “Country Wedding," published in 1974. Additionally, a 1982 photo of Hazel and Gilbert can be found in Joe’s Tennessee Scrapbook. All are in the Clark Family Photography Collection. Additional photos and information can be forund in the pdf document "Joe Clark HBSS Scrapbook" pgs 39-41
Date: June 15, 1941
Creator: Clark, Joe