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  • Working shots of the Thompson processing operation in East Knoxville, ca. 1930.
  • Working shots of the Thompson processing operation in East Knoxville, ca. 1930.
  • The 400 block of Gay Street, after the catastrophic fire of 1897. Thompson was only 16 when he took these photographs, but they're our best images of what remains the costliest fire in Knoxville's history.
  • Gay Street, from nearly the same perspective as his famous post-fire shot, but about 20 years earlier, during a World War I-era parad.
  • Two affluent ladies emerging from their chauffeured Renault limousine in the front of the Market House, ca. 1918, on a shopping jaunt.
  • Market Square, around 1900
  • An unusual night shot of Market Street and a public Christmas tree around 1930, taken from old Market House. The skyscraper in the background is the General Building (now First Bank).
  • Hostesses at an anniversary party at the S&W, probably 1938.
  • Returned doughboys, ca. 1919
  • Bert Thompson, Jim Thompson's son, posing in front of the old Lowry Street studio.
  • Knoxville policemen in front of Market Square's old City Hall, ca. 1920.
  • An unidentified 1920s UT football game, early in the Neyland ear.
  • Old Gray Cemetery on Broadway, and the 1912 funeral procession of Senator and former Governor Robert Taylor.

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