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Chattanooga and Lookout Mountain postcards

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-100
The Chattanooga and Lookout Mountain postcards collection includes 14 color postcards of Chattanooga, Tennessee published by W. M. Cline.

Dates

  • circa 1938-1984

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection contains materials in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The Chattanooga and Lookout Mountain postcards collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Chattanooga and Lookout Mountain postcards collection is under copyright.

Extent

0.21 Linear Feet (1 Box)

Biographical / Historical

W. M. Cline, Co. was established in 1938 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The company was founded by Walter Matson Cline, Jr. (1914-1984) who had learned photographer from his father, Walter M. Cline, Sr. (1873-1941). The elder Cline came to Chattanooga in 1904 and, in 1910, established Cline Studios, producing commercial photographs for newspapers and advertisement. Cline is estimated to have taken more than 75,000 pictures and provided the Community Advertising Association with 3,000 images used to promote Chattanooga. It was W.M. Cline, Jr. who established the company that produced these postcards, many using images made by father and son. After running a black and white operation for several decades, in 1958, Cline opened a color plant that could print 6,000 postcards per hour from more than 30,000 stock negatives.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Dorothy Williams Potter donated the Chattanooga and Lookout Mountain postcards collection to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on 2006 September 28.

Creator

Title
Chattanooga and Lookout Mountain postcards
Status
completed
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Special Collections repository

Contact:
615 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga Tennessee 37403 USA