1st image: Gelatin silver print of Great Smoky Mountain Park by Jim Thompson, Knoxville, TN (1881-1976). Numbered and signed lower right. Image: 7-1/2" H x 9-1/4" W, Frame: 11-1/2" H x 13-3/8" W. 2nd image: Gelatin silver print on matte cardstock attributed to Jim Thompson (1881-1976) panoramic view of Great Smoky Mountain Park with figure seated at left, unmarked. Sight: 8-1/2" H x 34-1/2" W. Frame: 10" H x 36" W. 3rd item: Gelatin silver print, colored, of Sugarlands, Gatlinburg in Great Smoky Mountain Park titled "Tub Mill", by Jim Carr of Knoxville, TN. Frame: 23 3/4" H x 27 1/2" W. Biography (courtesy of Calvin M. McClung Historical Society, Knoxville, TN): Jim Thompson (1881-1976) and his younger brother Robin Thompson (1895-1977) were business partners in Knoxville from 1920 to 1926 as Thompson Brothers. Both men, individually and in partnership, were successful commercial photographers and avid hikers. Their photographs documenting the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains in the 1910s and 1920s helped gain public support for a campaign to create the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, particularly on the Tennessee side of the park. Provenance: Blount County, TN Living Estate. Condition: Two (2) photos with slight silvering, otherwise very good condition.
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