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[Women Packing Sandwiches]

Description: A photograph of two women wearing aprons in a kitchen as one helps another place sandwiches into a bag. There is another person standing on the right hand side of the photo. Handwritten on the back of the photo are the words, "Nutrition CNTR."
Date: unknown
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Home Economics]

Description: Photograph of two women and a man in home economics class. The man is on the left, tending to a pot on the stove. A woman crouches in the middle to check something in the oven. The woman on the right stirs something in a bowl at a table.
Date: 1942
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Sorghum Cane]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark in the summer of 2014 Sorghum cane stalks being brought to a mule drawn press where the stalks are ground, then the juice from the cane extracted and later poured into vats to be boiled down into molasses. Overall Background: Edit These Molasses Making Stir-off photos were shot by Joe Clark HBSS in the early to mid-1940s. Either on the farm of Fred Whitaker about four miles southwest of Cumberland Gap, or in Cumberland Gap on the farm of Baptist preacher the Rev. Hu… more
Date: 194X
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Grinding Cane]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark in the summer of 2014 Sorghum cane is fed into a mule drawn press where the juice is extracted and collected. Overall Background: These Molasses Making Stir-off photos were shot by Joe Clark HBSS in the early to mid-1940s. Either on the farm of Fred Whitaker about four miles southwest of Cumberland Gap, or in Cumberland Gap on the farm of Baptist preacher the Rev. Hugh Vancel. More information about these images can be found in scrapbooks in the Clark Family Collect… more
Date: 194X
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Straining the Cane]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark in the summer of 2014: "Straining the Cane" show community members actually straining the extracted juice from the sorghum cane before it goes into metal vats to be boiled down into molasses. Overall Background: These Molasses Making Stir-off photos were shot by Joe Clark HBSS in the early to mid-1940s. Either on the farm of Fred Whitaker about four miles southwest of Cumberland Gap, or in Cumberland Gap on the farm of Baptist preacher the Rev. Hugh Vancel. More inf… more
Date: 194X
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Arriving at the Stir-off]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark in the summer of 2014 Friends and neighbors come from miles around to participate in the Molasses Making Stir-off. Overall Background: These Molasses Making Stir-off photos were shot by Joe Clark HBSS in the early to mid-1940s. Either on the farm of Fred Whitaker about four miles southwest of Cumberland Gap, or in Cumberland Gap on the farm of Baptist preacher the Rev. Hugh Vancel. More information about these images can be found in scrapbooks in the Clark Family Co… more
Date: 194X
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Grinding Sorghum Cane]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark in the summer of 2014 Sorghum cane is fed into a press where the juice is extracted and collected latter to be boiled down in large vats to turn it into molasses. Overall Background: These Molasses Making Stir-off photos were shot by Joe Clark HBSS in the early to mid-1940s. Either on the farm of Fred Whitaker about four miles southwest of Cumberland Gap, or in Cumberland Gap on the farm of Baptist preacher the Rev. Hugh Vancel. More information about these images c… more
Date: 194X
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Stir-off Music and Dance]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark in the summer of 2014 As the night rolls on out come the musical instruments, guitars, banjos, fiddles and the people who have come from miles around begging to dance and sing. Overall Background: These Molasses Making Stir-off photos were shot by Joe Clark HBSS in the early to mid-1940s. Either on the farm of Fred Whitaker about four miles southwest of Cumberland Gap, or in Cumberland Gap on the farm of Baptist preacher the Rev. Hugh Vancel. More information about … more
Date: 194X
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Couple Sampling Molasses with Sop Sticks]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark in the summer of 2014 People watching the molasses syrup as it boils down use short pieces of sorghum cane stalk to make “sop sticks” used to dip into the molasses syrup for a taste. This was the height of the fall social season. Harvesting the sorghum, extracting the juice, boiling it down into molasses could take days and weeks going round the clock to finish. Overall Background: These Molasses Making Stir-off photos were shot by Joe Clark HBSS in the early to mi… more
Date: 194X
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[One Mule Power]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark in the summer of 2014 One mule powers this grinding mill where long into the night sorghum cane is pressed and the juice is extracted, then boiled down into molasses. Harvest time and the making of molasses runs 24/7 when the cane is ready. Overall Background: These Molasses Making Stir-off photos were shot by Joe Clark HBSS in the early to mid-1940s. Either on the farm of Fred Whitaker about four miles southwest of Cumberland Gap, or in Cumberland Gap on the farm o… more
Date: 194X
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Sorghum Candy]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark in the summer of 2014 Young boy finds himself a small piece of sorghum cane. It is sweet to suck on. Just like candy now, but even better when it will be boiled down and turned into molasses later. Overall Background: These Molasses Making Stir-off photos were shot by Joe Clark HBSS in the early to mid-1940s. Either on the farm of Fred Whitaker about four miles southwest of Cumberland Gap, or in Cumberland Gap on the farm of Baptist preacher the Rev. Hugh Vancel. M… more
Date: 194X
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Mule Power]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark in the summer of 2014 Sorghum cane is fed into a mule drawn press where the juice is extracted and collected latter to be boiled down in large vats to turn it into molasses. Overall Background: These Molasses Making Stir-off photos were shot by Joe Clark HBSS in the early to mid-1940s. Either on the farm of Fred Whitaker about four miles southwest of Cumberland Gap, or in Cumberland Gap on the farm of Baptist preacher the Rev. Hugh Vancel. More information about the… more
Date: 194X
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Grinding Sorghum]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark in the summer of 2014 Sorghum cane is fed into a mule drawn press where the juice is extracted and collected latter to be boiled down in large vats to turn it into molasses. Overall Background: These Molasses Making Stir-off photos were shot by Joe Clark HBSS in the early to mid-1940s. Either on the farm of Fred Whitaker about four miles southwest of Cumberland Gap, or in Cumberland Gap on the farm of Baptist preacher the Rev. Hugh Vancel. More information about the… more
Date: 194X
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Mule Power]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark in the summer of 2014 Sorghum cane is fed into a mule drawn press where the juice is extracted and collected latter to be boiled down in large vats to turn it into molasses. Overall Background: These Molasses Making Stir-off photos were shot by Joe Clark HBSS in the early to mid-1940s. Either on the farm of Fred Whitaker about four miles southwest of Cumberland Gap, or in Cumberland Gap on the farm of Baptist preacher the Rev. Hugh Vancel. More information about the… more
Date: 194X
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Fun Around the Molasses Kettle]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark in the summer of 2014: People watching the molasses syrup as it boils down use short pieces of sorghum cane stalk to make “sop sticks” which are used to dip into the molasses syrup for a taste. This was the height of the fall social season. Harvesting the sorghum, extracting the juice, boiling it down into molasses could take days and weeks going 'round the clock to finish. Overall Background: These Molasses Making Stir-off photos were shot by Joe Clark HBSS in the … more
Date: 194X
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Making Molasses]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark in the summer of 2014 Douglas Clark, age 7, watches Dolly Goins as she uses a ladle to siphon off impurities in the boiling sorghum juice as it is being turned into molasses. This photo was taken on the farm of the Rev. Hugh Vancel. It appears full page in LIFE Magazine, November 13, 1950, page 157. Overall Background:These Molasses Making Stir-off photos were shot by Joe Clark HBSS in the early to mid-1940s. Either on the farm of Fred Whitaker about four miles sout… more
Date: 194X
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Arriving at the Stir-off]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark in the summer of 2014 Friends and neighbors come from miles around to participate in the Molasses Making Stir-off. Overall Background: These Molasses Making Stir-off photos were shot by Joe Clark HBSS in the early to mid-1940s. Either on the farm of Fred Whitaker about four miles southwest of Cumberland Gap, or in Cumberland Gap on the farm of Baptist preacher the Rev. Hugh Vancel. More information about these images can be found in scrapbooks in the Clark Family Co… more
Date: 194X
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Straining the Cane]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark in the summer of 2014: "Straining the Cane" shows community members actually straining the extracted juice from the sorghum cane before it goes into metal vats to be boiled down into molasses. Overall Background: These Molasses Making Stir-off photos were shot by Joe Clark HBSS in the early to mid-1940s. Either on the farm of Fred Whitaker about four miles southwest of Cumberland Gap, or in Cumberland Gap on the farm of Baptist preacher the Rev. Hugh Vancel. More in… more
Date: 194X
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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