DOCUMERICA (1971-1977): Photographer – Jack Corn, Gruetli, Tennessee, USA.

MINERS AND THEIR FAMILIES GATHER TO TALK AND ENJOY THE OUTING AT THE TENNESSEE CONSOLIDATED COAL COMPANY FIRST ANNUAL PICNIC AT A TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY LAKE NEAR JASPER AND CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE. THEY ATE A BARBECUE LUNCH, PARTICIPATED IN SPORTS, WATCHED A GREASED PIG CONTEST AND HEARD THE COMPANY OFFICIALS EXPLAIN HEALTH AND RETIREMENT BENEFITS, 08/1974

DOCUMERICA (1971-1977): Photographer – Jack Corn, Gruetli, Tennessee, USA.

WAYNE GIPSON FAMILY WHICH LIVES ON A PLATEAU IN SOUTHEASTERN TENNESSEE NEAR GRUETLI, NEAR CHATTANOOGA. HE IS A CONVEYOR BELT OPERATOR IN A PROGRESSIVE NON-UNION MINE. ALSO A METHODIST MINISTER WITHOUT A REGULAR CHURCH, HE OFFICIATES AT WEDDINGS AND FUNERALS, AND PREACHES AT REVIVALS. BORN AND RAISED IN PALMER, TENNESSEE, GIPSON WENT NORTH TO WORK, […]