Vardy, Tennessee Lantern Slides, 1920-1938 and undated


Vardy, Tennessee Lantern Slides, 1920-1938 and undated


The Vardy, Tennessee Lantern Slides, held by the Archives of Appalachia at East Tennessee State University, consists of 72 hand-tinted glass plate positives accompanied by 5x7 color prints of each slide. The photographs were taken in the 1920s and 1930s by the Reverend Chester Leonard. They depict scenes from the Vardy Community in Hancock County, Tennessee.


Leonard, Chester (b. 1892)


Vardy, Tennessee Lantern Slides, 1920-1938 and undated, Archives of Appalachia, East Tennessee State University


1920-1938 and undated


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Collection Items

Capt. Jarvis
Capt. Lewis M. Jarvis, Company E, 8th Tenn Union Cavalry September 1863- March 1865

Vardy, TN- Mens Prayer Band, Manse in background
Left to right, Back: Leamon Collins, Bud (Rand) Collins, Chester F. Leonard, William (Kell) Collins; 2nd row: Young Kaney Collins, Vardy Vincent Collins, Clay Miser, Noah Collins, Frank Miser, James (Jeems) Henry Goins, Logan Miser

Suckie, Carrie, and Katie Lee Collins

Store & Group
Bill Grohse store building; William Gibson holding watermelons in front of store; Bill Grohse in doorway, Frank Miser on the other side with face not showing; Gilbert Gibson standing on store porch; Roy Miser in back of truck; Cobba Gibson facing…

Mr. & Mrs. W.H. Leonard
"Mother and Father" Leonard; Parents of Rev. Chester F. Leonard

Grandma Cynthia Collin
Grandma Cynthia Collins (wife of Baty) making apple butter

Manse, Church, and Road
Vardy Presbyterian Church and Miss Rankin house

Home-Making Class, Mrs. W.H. Leonard-Teacher
"Mother" Leonard and Gladys (Miser) Feegle

Junior Room, M.J. Rankin-Teacher
Mary J. Rankin, Cardell Mullins, Isabelle Collins, Willard Davidson, Eva Sexton

All Ride
Horse back riders in Vardy

Log School-Vardy, before 1900
First school house ever built in Vardy

Sizemore-Williams Group
Charles Sizemore, Charlotte Williams, Dan Williams, Jean Sizemore, Margaret Williams, Leona Moore
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