A look at Knox County’s unpublished past

Dora Farmer Web

Museum Corner a Weekly Advocate Feature

My story last week was the last in this series for the summer.  However, stories on more outstanding women of Knox County will return in September.  During July and August, be sure to look for the Knox Historical Museum Corner which will feature rare unpublished photographs from our county’s past.

This vintage photograph, the first in a series for the months of July and August, shows an unidentified woman standing and waving on top of the overpass on Manchester Street.  This is a very timely image since the underpass or one lane tunnel is currently being demolished.  This unique part of Barbourville’s history will soon be gone forever.  Please note the graveled road and the style of the woman’s clothing especially her hat and length of her skirt.  Look closely and you can see a man who has passed through the underpass.  Also notice the insulators at the top of the pole, probably a telephone pole.  Clothing style indicates the photograph was probably taken during the 1920’s.
This vintage photograph, the first in a series for the months of July and August, shows an unidentified woman standing and waving on top of the overpass on Manchester Street. This is a very timely image since the underpass or one lane tunnel is currently being demolished. This unique part of Barbourville’s history will soon be gone forever.
Please note the graveled road and the style of the woman’s clothing especially her hat and length of her skirt. Look closely and you can see a man who has passed through the underpass. Also notice the insulators at the top of the pole, probably a telephone pole. Clothing style indicates the photograph was probably taken during the 1920’s.