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Erlene Ledford Photographs

 Collection — other: Boxes 1-5
Identifier: AppMs-0310

Scope and Contents

The Erlene Ledford Photograph collection contains 137 black and white photographs which date from around 1890 through 1923. Many of the photographs were taken at Hull and Rankin photography studio in Greeneville, Tennessee. Other photographs were taken at studios in Denison, Texas; Okemah, Oklahoma; Norton, Virginia; Knoxville, Tennessee; Shelbyville, Indiana; Colorado Springs, Colorado; and Lebanon, Tennessee. A few photographs are dated, but most are undated. The collection consists overwhelmingly of studio portraits of individual men and women, children and young persons, and small groups of persons. Also included are group portraits of families taken at family picnics and reunions. Snapshots of individuals and groups, and photos of landscapes and structures, make up the remainder of the collection.


  • circa1890-1923


Conditions Governing Access

The photographs are open for research.


5.00 Boxes

Language of Materials



The collection is divided into three series: Series 1, Portraits, circa 1890-1920; Series 2, Snapshots, circa 1890-1923; and Series 3, Other Photographs, circa 1890-1920. The photographs are arranged according to the subject of the prints.

Method of Acquisition

The Erlene Ledford Photographs were donated to the archives on November 20, 1987 by Erlene Ledford.

Processing Information

Marie Tedesco completed processing of the collection in July 1993.

  • Children Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Men Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Photographs Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
  • Women Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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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