Kingsport: Time to Say Goodbye

Working on the Business and Professional Women of Kingsport Records was a blast. It was a great way to remember the accomplishments of women during Women’s History Month. I’m going to miss the great photographs, political cartoons, and convention souvenirs that made this such an interesting collection.

But the finding aid is finished and online. The collection is now open to researchers and it is time to start the next collection (a real mystery, as it happens). So, as a way of saying goodbye to the BPW, I will leave you with a few more photos spanning three decades.

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The picture above and the following one were both taken circa 1940.

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Mimeo Shop Stamp

The above original photos were printed as 2×2″ squares. They were taken to a local Kingsport business for enlarging.

Even the stamp on the back of a photograph can provide a bit of history about the town and its business community.

Local BPW members took a 1948 trip to the theater in Cherokee, North Carolina to support cast members Ray and Trudy Hamby.

Local BPW members took a 1948 trip to the theater in Cherokee, North Carolina to support cast members Ray and Trudy Hamby.

Pictured above are Ray & Trudy, Margaret & Harrison Ketron, Valice Hawkins, Joan Lamberson, Luke Barr, Ruth Wexler, Martha Carmichael, and Zella Bellamy.

And lastly, from 1960…

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On to the next archiventure!

 

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3 Responses to Kingsport: Time to Say Goodbye

  1. Brianne says:

    The photos from Cherokee are just fabulous!

    • Kari says:

      They just might be my favorites. There are more in the collection..which is open for patron research, now, if you want to take a look!

  2. Peter Roueche says:

    Fun collection, especially the time capsule of clothing styles and hairdos. Now, I am curious about the mystery around the new mystery collection.

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