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Inventory of Historic Photographs

A large number of photographs of the Tullie Smith House were taken between October 1969, when preparations were underway for its move from its original site, and 1972, when restoration was largely complete. These photographs are indispensable for understanding the building’s original construction and subsequent evolution. Currently, a few of these images are uncatalogued but the bulk of them are included with a variety of other modern images in two “in-house” boxes (marked “1-53" and “1-54") and in the “in-house” slide collection.  Because of their importance to the site, they should be seperated from the other images, sorted, sleeved and compiled into a single collection.

In-House Box 1 (labeled “1-53").  Only four of the two dozen or  so folders in this box contain images that pre-date 1972. Most are repeated in the more extensive collection in Box 2, below.

Folder 1. Modern prints of 1870s and 1920s images.

Folder 2. Prints of house during restoration.

Folder 3. Prints of house during restoration.

Folder 15. Miscellaneous restoration photographs.

In-House Box 2 (labeled “1-54").The following is not an exhaustive catalog of the images in this box but does try to reference the most significant groups of images.  Photocopies of a selection of these images follows.

Folder 1. Folder entitled “Tullie Smith House--Move.”  Color prints of house at original site, five dated August 1969 and six dated March 1970.

Folder 2. a.  Twenty-eight b/w prints, contact sheets and negatives, dated 2 March 1970; many are annotated in pencil on the reverse side.

b.  Seven color prints dated November 1971 also annotated. 

c.  One polaroid dated 21 June 1971 of front of house before final painting.

d.  One 8 x 10 print, view from backdoor through to front door; dated 2 March 1970 and annotated with comment “shows position of stairs before restoration.”

e.  Twenty-nine b/w copies of color polaroids in Folder 3 & 4, below.

Folder 3      Forty-five color polaroids of house at original site, 1969.  Many are of front porch being dismantled.  No interior shots.

Folder 4. Twenty-four color polaroids of house at original site, 1969; especially good of dismantlement of front porch.  

Folder 5. Eleven more polaroids of exterior.  Also Kenneth Rogers’ photograph of Louise Allen and Mrs. Johnson at closet door inside the house, which with the photograph of the closet’s interior are apparently the only interior photographs that were taken prior to the house being moved.

Folder 6-17  (Folder 10, empty); miscellaneous photographs since 1972.

In-House Slide Collection Pre-1972. images are scattered through the several folders in the Tullie Smith collection.  Most of the photographic documentation for the outbuildings that were moved to the site after 1972 is in these slides.

Folder 1-A     One of house at original site.

Folder 1-E      Forty-two of various stages of house restoration.

Folder 1-F      Barn on its original site.

Folder 2-A     Smoke house and dairy, before and after, 1979.

Folder 2-B     Corn crib on its original site in 1972.

Folder 2-C     Smoke house and slave cabin, before and after restoration.

Folder 5-A     Site work at History Center site after restoration.

Folder 8-A     Duplicate numbers on two folders.  Both include dairy, Hill House in Sparta, smokehouse and Treadwell House.