Guide to the Doug Snellgrove Collection, 1909 – 1997
Record Group 099

Extent:  4768 photographic slides, negatives, positives, and prints.

Biographical Sketch:  Joseph Douglas "Doug" Snellgrove (April 4, 1919 – September 7, 1990) was a semi-professional photographer who created a visual record of Southeast Alabama and Southwest Georgia in the 1960s through 1980s. He was particularly interested in color photography of flowers and black-and-white photography of rural lifeways.  He made many photographs of rural tourist attractions, such as Westville in Lumpkin, Georgia, and Landmark Park near Dothan, Alabama.

Mr. Snellgrove was a World War II Army veteran, and worked for the US Postal Service from 1958 until his retirement in 1978. Born in Chancellor, AL, Snellgrove was a lifelong resident of Dothan, AL, and a member of the Cloverdale United Methodist Church.  His immediate family included wife Cathlene Napier Snellgrove, son Steve Snellgrove (d. 1973), and daughter Jennifer Snellgrove Buie.

Scope / Content: Collection contains black & white(B&W) and color negatives, unmounted color transparencies (positive film), standard sized prints are 8 in x10 in and smaller, mounted color transparencies (slides) are 1.5 in. x 1.5 in. and 2.75 in. x 2.75 in., and oversized (O/S) prints are 11 in x14 in and larger. Topics include nature scenes such as animals, birds, insects, reptiles, flowers, landscapes, trees and waterways; various locales such as parks and museums; historical sites such as old barns, homesteads, outbuildings and storefronts; people in various roles, posed and not posed; and miscellaneous images covering agriculture, airplanes, architecture, postcards, railroads, antique cars, buildings, graves, and similar topics.  Slides and oversized items are housed separately.

Organization: Organized into 5 series:

Series: Historical/Pioneer [428 photographs]: explores old homesteads and barns.  Arranged by format.

Series: People [406 photographs]: Explores different views of people, focusing on hands, posed shots, and people in everyday life.  Arranged alphabetically by topic, then by image format.

Series: Places [1144 photographs]: covers Alabama (particularly Dothan), Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, other states, and Switzerland. Arranged alphabetically by topic, then by image format.

Series: Nature [1973 photographs]: this series explores animals, birds, insects, reptiles, plants, landscapes, trees, waterways, swamps, and similar topics. Arranged alphabetically by topic, then by image format.

Series: Miscellaneous [793 photographs]: Covers agriculture, antique cars, buildings & houses, forms & shapes, NASA/airplanes, railroad, and other similar topics. Arranged alphabetically by topic, then by image format.

Processing Notes: Slides were removed from slide carousels and arranged by topic as determined by WA staff. Slides noted as "Judy" or "Cathlene" were left separate from the rest of the slides in the accession.  Prints were sorted into three sizes for housing: letter size (8.5 in. x 11 in. and smaller), large prints (approx. 9.5 in. x 12 in.) and oversize prints (12 in. x 13 in. and larger).

Preferred Citation: Doug Snellgrove Collection, RG099, Wiregrass Archives, Troy University Dothan Campus, Dothan, AL.

Acquisition Method: Gift

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Historical / Pioneer:  [428 images plus 7 oversized prints, total 435 images.]  Explores old homesteads and barns.  Arranged by format

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099 10-0130 004 009 Historical / Pioneer  [10 slides]

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Historical / Pioneer  [13 slides]

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Historical / Pioneer  [39 slides]

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Historical / Pioneer  [15 slides]

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Historical / Pioneer  [25 slides]

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Historical / Pioneer  [10 slides]

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Historical / Pioneer  [127 negatives]

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Historical / Pioneer  [40 negatives]

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Historical / Pioneer  [65 prints]

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Historical / Pioneer  [37 prints]

People:  [406 images.]  Explores different views of people, focusing on hands, posed shots, and people in everyday life.  Arranged alphabetically by topic, then by image format.

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Hands at Work  [2 slides]

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Hands at Work  [5 slides]

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Hands at Work  [27 negatives, positives, prints]

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Hands at Work  [8 negatives, prints]

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Katie [25 slides]

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Katie [25 slides]

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Katie [26 slides]

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Misc. People [14 prints]

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People Living Life  [25 slides]

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People Living Life  [7 slides]

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People Living Life  [12 slides]

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People Living Life  [25 slides]

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People Living Life  [23 slides]

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People Living Life  [15 negatives, prints]

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People Living Life  [18 negatives, positives, prints]

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Portraits  [20 slides]

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Portraits  [7 slides]

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Portraits & Snapshots  [25 slides]

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Portraits & Snapshots  [18 slides]

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Portraits & Snapshots  [Posed]  [53 negatives, positives, prints]

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Portraits & Snapshots  [26 negatives, prints]

Places:  [1144 images plus 1 oversized print, total 1145 images.]  Covers Alabama (particularly Dothan), Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, other states, and Switzerland. Arranged alphabetically by topic, then by image format.

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099 10-0130 005 009 Alabama - Dothan  [2 slides]

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Alabama - Dothan  [3 slides]

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Alabama - Dothan - George S. Houston Memorial Library  
[19 negatives, positives, prints]

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Alabama - Dothan  Landmark Park  [8 slides]

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Alabama - Dothan  Landmark Park  [9 slides]

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Alabama - Dothan - Negatives, 1952-1989  
[116 negatives, positives, prints]

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Alabama - Dothan - Photos / Prints  [67 negatives, positives, prints]

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Alabama - Dothan (Civic Center)  [4 slides]

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Alabama - Dothan  [5 slides]

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Alabama - Dothan Landmark Park  [106 negatives, positives, prints]

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Alabama - Ft. Morgan - Jasmine Hill Gardens - Pike Museum  
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Alabama - Pike County Museum  [8 negatives, positives, prints]

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Alabama - Florida – Georgia  [25 slides]

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Alabama - Florida – Georgia  [25 slides]

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Alabama - Florida – Georgia  [25 slides]

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Alabama - Florida – Georgia  [26 slides]

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Alabama - Florida – Georgia  [26 slides]

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C C Bess Store  [20 slides]

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Florida - Okeefenokee  [25 slides]

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Florida – Okeefenokee  [25 slides]

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Florida - Okeefenokee  [26 slides]

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Florida - Tallahassee & Pensacola  [22 negatives, positives, prints]

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Georgia  [17 negatives, positives, prints]

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Georgia - Providence Canyon State Park / Westville
[110 negatives, positives, prints]

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Georgia - Westville  [2 slides]

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Louisiana  [15 slides]

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Misc. Places  [4 slides]

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Misc. Places  [4 prints]

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Other States / Negatives  [58 negatives, positives, prints]

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Switzerland  [12 slides]

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Switzerland  [25 slides]

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Switzerland  [25 slides]

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Switzerland  [25 slides]

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Switzerland  [23 slides]

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Switzerland-Liechtenstein-Austria  [26 slides]

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Switzerland-Liechtenstein-Austria  [26 slides]

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Switzerland-Liechtenstein-Austria  [26 slides]

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Switzerland-Liechtenstein-Austria  [27 slides]

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Tennessee - Lookout Mountain  [17 slides]

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Tennessee - Opryland  [23 slides]

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Tennessee - Opryland  [7 slides]

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Texas-Arizona  [25 slides]

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Texas-Arizona  [27 slides]

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Texas-Arizona  [27 slides]

Nature:  [1973 images plus 4 oversized prints, total 1977 images.]  Explores animals, plants, landscapes, trees, waterways, swamps, and similar topics.  Arranged alphabetically by topic.

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Animals   [19 slides]

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Animals  [14 slides]

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Animals   [20 slides]

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Animals [25 slides]

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Animals  [25 slides]

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Animals  [8 slides]

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Animals  [3 slides]

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Animals  [18 prints]

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Animals  [171 negatives, positives, prints]

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Birds  [25 slides]

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Birds  [25 slides]

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Birds  [25 slides]

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Birds  [25 slides]

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Birds  [25 slides]

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Birds  [25 slides]

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Birds  [22 slides]

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Birds  [1 slide]

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Birds  [6 prints]

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Flowers / Plants  [21 slides]

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Flowers / Plants  [5 slides]

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Flowers / Plants  [32 slide]

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Flowers / Plants  [49 slides]

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Flowers / Plants  [25 slides]

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Flowers / Plants  [25 slides]

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Flowers / Plants  [25 slides]

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Flowers / Plants  [25 slides]

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Flowers / Plants  [25 slides]

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Flowers / Plants  [25 slides]

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Flowers / Plants  [25 slides]

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Flowers / Plants  [25 slides]

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Flowers / Plants  [25 slides]

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Flowers / Plants  [25 slides]

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Flowers / Plants  [25 slides]

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Flowers / Plants  [25 slides]

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Flowers / Plants  [25 slides]

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Flowers / Plants  [11 slides]

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Flowers / Plants  [57 slides]

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Flowers / Plants  [46 negatives, positives, prints]

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Flowers / Plants  [16 negatives, positives, prints]

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Insects & Arachnids  [25 slides]

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Insects & Arachnids  [25 slides]

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Insects & Arachnids  [9 slides]

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Insects & Arachnids  [1 positive]

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Landscapes  [22 slides]

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Landscapes  [29 slides]

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Landscapes  [8 slides]

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Landscapes  [3 slides]

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Landscapes  [16 negatives, positives, prints]

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Other  [25 slides]

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Other  [16 slides]

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Other  [6 prints]

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Other  [72 negatives, positives, prints]

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Reptiles & Amphibians  [25 slides]

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Reptiles & Amphibians  [11 slides]

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Trees  [14 slides]

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Trees  [17 slides]

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Trees  [25 slides]

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Trees  [25 slides]

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Trees  [6 slides]

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Trees  [17 slides]

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Trees  [102 negatives, positives, prints]

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Trees  [6 positives, prints]

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Waterways  [20 slides]

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Waterways  [25 slides]

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Waterways  [25 slides]

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Waterways  [19 slides]

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Waterways  [34 negatives, positives, prints]

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Waterways  [11 negatives, positives, prints]

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Waterways: Boats [18 slides]

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Waterways: Boats [2 slides]

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Waterways: Boats [6 prints]

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Waterways: Boats  [9 negatives, positives, prints]

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Waterways: Chipola River  [4 negatives, positives, prints]

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Waterways: Dams [3 slides]

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Waterways: Dams  [5 negatives, positives, prints]

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Waterways: Dams - Ft. Gaines   [8 negatives, positives, prints]

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Waterways: Swamps  [14 slides]

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Waterways: Swamps  [11 slides]

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Waterways: Swamps  [10 slides]

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Waterways: Swamps  [34 negatives, positives, prints]

Miscellaneous:  [793 images plus 12 oversized prints, total 805 images.]  Includes photographs on Agriculture, Antique Cars, Buildings/Churches & Houses, Forms & Shapes, Grave Sites, NASA/Airplanes, Postcards, Railroad, and similar topics.  Arranged alphabetically by topic, then photograph format.

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Agriculture  [14 slides]

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Agriculture  [19 slides]

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Agriculture  [60 negatives, positives, prints]

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Agriculture  [1 print]

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Antique Cars  [7 slides]

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Antique Cars  [8 slides]

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Antique Cars  [16 negatives, positives, prints]

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Antique Cars  [1 print]

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Buildings & Houses [25 slides]

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Buildings & Houses [25 slides]

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Buildings & Houses [10 slides]

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Buildings & Houses [7 slides]

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Buildings & Houses [53 negatives, positives, prints]

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Buildings & Houses [23 positives, prints]

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Cathlene's  [25 slides]

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Cathlene's  [25 slides]

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Cathlene's  [25 slides]

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Cathlene's  [26 slides]

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Forms / Shapes  [21 slides]

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Forms / Shapes  [12 slides]

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Forms / Shapes  [22 slides]

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Forms / Shapes  [14 slides]

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Forms / Shapes  [61 negatives, positives, prints]

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Grave Sites  [1 negatives, positives, prints]

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Grave Sites  [2 slides]

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Grave Sites  [3 slides]

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Houses  [14 slides]

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Houses  [9 slides]

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Houses  [9 slides]

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NASA / Airplanes  [17 slides]

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NASA / Airplanes  [11 slides]

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NASA / Airplanes  [15 slides]

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NASA / Airplanes  [2 slides]

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NASA / Airplanes  [8 negatives, positives, prints]

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Other  [23 slides]

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Other  [7 slides]

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Other  [3 slides]

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Other  [42 negatives, positives, prints]

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Other  [6 negatives, prints]

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Other  [11 prints]

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Postcards  [3 negatives, positives, prints]

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Railroad  [2 slides]

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Railroad  [7 slides]

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Railroad  [11 slides]

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Railroad  [7 negatives, positives, prints]

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Railroad  [4 prints]

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Studio / Judy  [25 slides]

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Studio / Judy  [25 slides]

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Studio / Judy  [26 slides]

Oversized – Mixed Series.  24 prints of varying sizes.  Title of series and subseries to which each belongs follow print label, in brackets.

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O/S 7

MD-9

Five prints, 11in. x 14in.

- Peanut Harvester  [color]  [Misc: Agriculture]
- Hay Rolls  [B & W]  [Misc: Agriculture]
- Old Barn  [B & W]  [Historical/Pioneer]
- Broken Wagon Wheel  [B & W]  [Misc: Forms/Shapes]
- Farm Tools  [B & W]  [Misc: Agriculture]

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O/S 8

MD-9

Eight prints, 11in. x 14in.

- man with fawn  [color]  [Nature: Animals]
- tractor in field  [B & W]  [Misc: Agriculture]
- old barn & hay rake  [B & W]  [Historical/Pioneer]
- tools on the side of house  [B & W]  [Historical/Pioneer]
- old house - dirt driveway  [color] [Historical/Pioneer]
- butter churn, chair on porch  [B & W]  [Misc: Forms & Shapes]
- tools, hay fork, buckets, coop ramp  [B & W]  [Misc: Agriculture]
- fluted concrete columns - Jasmine Hill Park Wetumpka, AL  [B & W]  [Misc: Forms/Shapes] 

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MD-9

Five prints, 16in. x 20in.

- old shed  [B & W]  [Historical/Pioneer]
- mule & barnyard  [B & W] ] [Nature: Animals]
- old shed, trees, tools  [B & W] [Historical/Pioneer]
- Claybank Church (Ozark)  [B & W]  [Historical/Pioneer]
- old house  [B & W]  [campershell left side]  [Misc: Buildings & Houses]

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Six images

- Roses Growing on Fence, matted [Color] [Nature]
- "The Fisherman," matted [B&W] [Nature]
- Civic Center - Dothan, AL, backed [B&W] [Places]
- American flags, matted [Color] [Misc.: Cathlene Snellgrove]
- Harvester, matted [B&W] [Miscellaneous]
- St. Michaels by the Sea, backed [B&W] [Miscellaneous]

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