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Kenny Fannon Photograph Collection

Identifier: AppMs-0478

Scope and Contents

The Kenny Fannon Photograph Collection consists of copy prints of photographs of the trains and scenery along the Interstate Railroad and Southern Railway in Southwest Virginia as well as images of people, especially school groups. Thirty of the images were originally photographed with a panoramic camera. According to Fannon, the panoramas were made by a photographer surnamed Jenkins who was active circa 1920 to 1940. The other images appear to be from various sources.


  • Creation: 1893-1946, undated


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply.


1.8 linear feet (43 photographs in 1 flat box)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Kenny Fannon of Duffield, Virginia allowed the archives to copy 30 negatives from his collection in 1996, accession 1996-004. Thirteen photographs stamped "Collection of Kenny Fannon" were removed from the Appalachian Photographic Collection and added to this collection in November 2013. The orginal source of those photographs is unknown.

Existence and Location of Originals

Location of originals unknown.

Processing Information

Ned Irwin completed processing, and the collection was opened to researchers in March 1997. Sarah Brackins revised the finding aid in November 2013. Jen Bingham updated the photograph descriptions in June 2019.

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Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

PO Box 70295
344 J.L. Seehorn Jr. Rd.
Johnson City TN 37614 USA