Photo Record

Object Name Print, Photographic
Catalog Number 2014.004.035.a-c
Description a) Print photograph of the Buster Brown Hosiery Mills float in the Safety Parade of 1924 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. There are five women and a driver on the float. The float is decorated with white tissue paper, a red cross logo in the front, and says "Buster Brown Hosiery Mills" on the side. The location of the float is on Oak Street, the exact address is unknown. (c) The note on the back says: "Float {space} This was considered a fine float in the early twenties; we won first prize in the safety parade in Chattanooga. The blue ribbon and scepter is held by Mae Wolfe, third from left. The house in background, which is on Oak Street, is used as home for presidents of the University of Chattanooga. Left to right: Miss Gertrude Douglass (Company Nurse), Hazel Browder, Mae Wolfe, Ethel Marshell and Lucile Hollifield. Approximate date, 1924".

b) The black, cardboard stock frame around the photo has printed on it: "1st prize - Safety Parade 1924 -- Gertrude Douglass, United S Nurse -- Hazel Browder, Mae Wolfe Holding -- Blue Ribbon -- Ethel Marshell and Lucile Hollifield.

A sticker on the back of the frame, that was discarded, said Novis Paint Co., Inc. Picture Framing, Darien, Conn. The company started in 1947 and closed in 1980. The bottom of the photo (a) has "Cline Studios Ferger Building Chattanooga, Tenn" engraved in the bottom right corner. The Ferger Building was located on the southeast corner of Eighth and Cherry Street.

a,b -- Originally in a frame
c -- Taped on the back of the frame
Date 1924
Print size 11.00" x 9.00"
Dimension Details (a) 9.00" x 11.00"
(b) 13.50" x 11.00"
(c) 3.00" x 8.50"
Accession number 2014.004