Solitude - Earl Palmer Appalachian Photograph and Artifact Collection (Ms1989-025)
The Earl Palmer Appalachian Photograph and Artifact Collection, Ms1989-025 (finding aid available online) primarily contains the photographs of Earl Palmer, a photographer from Cambria, Virginia, whose work depicted the landscape and traditional culture of rural Appalachia in Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. In addition, Palmer's donated collection contained a variety of objects and artifacts, many of which were on display in Solitude in the past. This section of the exhibit contains images of selected artifacts (see the finding aid for the complete list of items). The digital collection includes these images, as well as selected photographs digitized for a previous exhibit on women's history. Additional photographs not yet available in digital form, can be view by visiting Special Collecctions and University Archives (SCUA).
For ease of browsing, images are grouped to reflect their use (kitchen, farming, coal mining, audio/visual, etc.). Clicking on a thumbnail will take you additional information about the item. Some items have additional images (noted in the caption).