• C.C.C. workers from Co. 1473 splitting logs at Camp Evan Shelby

    Pickens, James H

    Two Civilian Conservation Corps workers, from Co. 1473, one smoking a cigarette, work with small axes splitting wood at Camp Evan Shelby in Bristol, Tennessee in 1933. this photograph was donated by J…

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  • Thanks for the Memories

    Mitchener, Hardy A., 1919-1957

    This page in Mitchener's POW diary from World War II shows a song along with a tiny illustration of a soldier in prison. The song is called "Thanks for the Memories" and is attributed to L. G. Young,…

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  • Beautiful Jim Key promotional entranceway

    Jim Key was a talented horse who was able to perform numerous tricks that showcased his intelligence and unique personality. His trainer, Dr. William Key, was an ex-slave who championed patience and k…

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  • Tennessee Facts for Home Seekers

    Ten-page pamphlet isuued by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture with the purpose of encouraging emigration to the state by focusing on the agricultural advantages of Tennessee.

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  • Confederate $50 bill

    Confederate currency, #3518.

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  • Photograph of Bishop's Cumberland Minstrel Show

    Bishop's Cumberland Minstrel Show photograph. Inscription on the back reads: "Bishops Cumberland Minstrels, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 1864." Thomas Brigham Bishop was born June 29, 1835, in Wayne, Maine…

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  • John Rhea portrait

    Harrison, W

    John Rhea (1753-1832).

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  • Photograph of Confederate veteran, Judge Napoleon Bonaparte Young

    Napoleon Bonaparte Young (1843-1915), 1st Musician, 8th Tenn. Inf. Regt., CSA, served as a drummer in the Civil War. He was wounded at Perryville, Ky. in October 1862. He later became a lawyer, judge…

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  • Mine crater

    United States. Army. Signal Corps

    Huge crater caused by the explosion of mine planted and exploded by the Germans in their retreat before the American troops.

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  • Scene from "Wild River" shows "Garth Island"

    Photograph of a ferry (at left) on the bank of a bend in the river. Two wires attached to an overhead guide are for towing the ferry across the river. At the right side of the photo is an island.

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  • Political cartoon, "The Tailor and Rail-Splitter Mending the Union"

    Political cartoon depicting Andrew Johnson seated on a world globe, stitching together a map of the United States, with Abraham Lincoln using a "rail-splitter" to reposition it.

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  • American Ambulance Service with the French Army

    Image of the American Ambulance Service, as well as a group of soldiers.

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  • Statement of Robert A. Degen

    Degen, Robert A

    Typed, four-page statement by Robert A. Degen of Sewanee (Tenn.) supporting Highlander Folk School and comending its programs and activities. Degen frequently visited the school and discusses his posi…

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  • Morris-Jumel Mansion

    Photograph of the Morris-Jumel Mansion

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  • T.E.C. Bulletin, Monday, August 27, 1945

    Issue of the T.E.C. Bulletin, a restricted, interoffice newsletter of the Tennessee Eastman Corporation during its wartime operation as part of the Manhattan Project. Of special note are the "Whereish…

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  • Artillery, Infantry, Rifle, Dragoon, Cadet (1813-1816)

    This color plate is part of a series of plates created by the artist H.A. Ogden for the US Army to document the uniforms of the American soldier from the Revolution to 1888. Ogden completed most of hi…

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  • Photograph of Benjamin Franklin Sheppard

    Post-war photograph of Pvt. Benjamin Franklin Sheppard of Monroe, La. He enlisted in the 4th La. Inf. Battn., CSA and was discharged in 1861. He enlisted in the 13th La. Partisan Ranger Battn., CSA an…

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  • Davy Crockett portrait

    Portrait of Davy Crockett (1786-1836) by S.S. Osgood. Protrait from the waist up. He wears a dark suit, vest and necktie with a white shirt collar that meets his jawline. He wears sideburns facial hai…

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  • Commission of James Davis Porter

    The commission of James Davis Porter into the Confederate Provisional Army of Tennessee dated May 9, 1861 and signed by Governor Isham G. Harris. Porter served on the staff of Confederate General Benj…

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  • General Andrew Jackson quelling a mutiny

    By December 1813, after the victories won by the Tennessee Volunteer armies at the Battle of Talladega in November 1813, General Andrew Jackson faced a mutiny by his volunteers regarding their enlistm…

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