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Guide to the Cedric N. Chatterley Photographs, 1983-2008 and undated

Abstract

Documentary photographer based in South Dakota.

The photographs of Cedric N. Chatterley span the years 1983-2008, and follow his career as a documentary photographer. The photographs are primarily gelatin silver black-and-white prints ranging in size from 8x10 to 18x24 inches. Although Chatterley's areas of interest are broad, the most prominent themes in his work are labor, community, and religious expression. Chatterley has photographed chicken slaughterhouse workers in Maine, Cambodian immigrants in North Carolina, blues musicians in Mississippi, and tornado survivors in South Dakota. The collection is comprised of nine series titled thematically: a Career Retrospective, with nine sub-series including Social Events, Religious Iconography, Labor, Southern Landscapes, Travel, Family, Maine Folklife, TROSA, and Downeast North Carolina; Holy Land, USA; MFA Thesis; Penobscot Poultry; David "Honeyboy" Edwards; Spencer, South Dakota; Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers (TROSA);Other Images; and Other Materials.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Chatterley, Cedric N., 1956-
Title
Cedric N. Chatterley Photographs, 1983-2008 and undated
Language of Material
English
Extent
11.6 Linear Feet, 719 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The photographs of Cedric N. Chatterley span the years 1983-2008, and follow his career as a documentary photographer. The photographs are primarily gelatin silver black and white prints ranging in size from 8x10 to 18x24 inches. Although Chatterley's areas of interest are broad, the most prominent themes in his work are community, labor, and religious expression. The collection is comprised of eight photographic works series titled thematically: Career Retrospective, with nine sub-series including Social Events, Religious Iconography, Labor, Southern Landscapes, Travel, Family, Maine Folklife, TROSA, and Downeast North Carolina; Holy Land, USA, an abandoned religious theme park in Connecticut; MFA Thesis, consisting of the body of work for Chatterley's Fine Arts thesis, "Ambivalent Ecstasies/Converging Energies" ; Penobscot Poultry, a project during which Chatterley also interviewed Maine poultry worker Linda Lord; David "Honeyboy" Edwards, images of an African-American blues musician from Mississippi; Spencer, South Dakota, on a small town devastated by a tornado and then rebuilt; Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers (TROSA), a project documenting communities in Durham, North Carolina undertaken with Barbara Lau of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University; and Other Images, several miscellaneous black and white prints, some of which were shot with Chatterley's home-built cameras.

A final series entitled Other Materials consists of publication materials relating to From Cambodia to Greensboro, a documentary work on Cambodian immigrants in North Carolina that includes images taken by Chatterley, and five audio cassette tapes containing an interview with Chatterley about his career as a documentary photographer. The cassettes have been converted to digital files and use copies are available for access. Original recordings are closed to use.

The bulk of the collection is comprised of the series Penobscot Poultry and David "Honeyboy" Edwards, and Spencer, South Dakota. Series are arranged in rough chronological order; prints are in original order as received.

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Collection is open for research. However, all reproduction requires permission of the photographer who retains the copyrights.

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Original audiovisual materials are closed to patron use. Some use copies are available.

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Contents of the Collection

Consists of nine sub-series spanning Chatterley's career as a documentary photographer: Social Events, Religious Iconography, Labor, Southern Landscapes, Travel, Family, Maine Folklife, TROSA, and Downeast North Carolina, with the bulk of the series made up of Social Events and Labor. Original captions taken from back of prints. Subseries are arranged chronologically. Prints are in original order as received.

Thirty-nine 11x14 selenium-toned gelatin silver prints depicting social events at various locations around the United States.

Female oil wrestlers and participant from the crowd. The Bermuda Triangle Bar, Reno, Nevada, 1983 Summer
Box 1
Oil wrestler "Cat Woman." Reno, Nevada, 1983 Summer
Box 1
Man at carnival. Elko, Nevada, 1983 Summer
Box 1
Wedding party, Las Vegas, Nevada - Thanksgiving weekend, 1983
Box 1
Wedding agent, Las Vegas, Nevada (western edge), 1983
Box 1
Las Vegas, Nevada, New Year's Eve, 1983
Box 1
Archie, dressed in service uniform, posing near photograph of his deceased wife. Hotel Logan, Logan, Utah, 1983
Box 1
Mother with her children at a roller rink in Logan, Utah, 1983
Box 1
Wet T-shirt contest at the Ban Dar, Ventura, California, 1983
Box 1
Whip cream wrestling contestant conversing prior to match. Ventura County Fairgrounds, 1984
Box 1
Square dance caller. Ventura County, California, 1984
Box 1
Square dance caller. Ventura County, California, 1984
Box 1
Square dancers. Ventura County, California, 1984
Box 1
Full Gospel Church, Ventura, California, 1984
Box 1
Christmas Parade, Camarillo, California, 1984
Box 1
Boys with guns and flying kites. Lake Michigan shore, near Evanston, Illinois, 1985 Winter
Box 1
St. Patrick's Day Parade - Chicago, Illinois, 1985
Box 1
Middle school spring dance - near Olmstead/Grand Chain, Illinois, 1985
Box 1
Young boxer. Houston, Texas, 1985 Summer
Box 1
South Philadelphia, 1985
Box 1
Preparing for the Rose Parade. Pasadena, California, New Year's Day, 1986
Box 1
Semipro (amateur) wrestlers. National Guard Armory, Kennett, Missouri, 1986 Spring
Box 1
Carnival, Mounds, Illinois, 1986 Fall
Box 1
Cairo, Illinois (looking toward Commercial Street), 1986
Box 1
King Coal Festival (Local military recruiters were on hand). West Frankfort, Illinois, 1986
Box 1
Young man sitting with his brother's car parts. A.K.A. Car enthusiast. West Frankfort, Illinois, 1986
Box 1
Amateur boxing match. Murphysboro, Illinois, 1986
Box 1
Amateur boxer. Murphysboro, Illinois, 1986
Box 1
(God Loves You) Du Quoin State Fair. Du Quoin, Illinois, 1986
Box 1
KKK march, Staunton, Virginia, 1986
Box 1
Zoo, Houston, Texas, 1997
Box 1
Wedding trade show - the entrance to the Provo High School gymnasium, Provo, Utah, 1997
Box 1
Wedding trade show, Provo High School gymnasium, Provo, Utah, 1997
Box 1
Passion play by local high school students. Del Rapids, South Dakota, Good Friday, 1998.
Box 1
Carson and Barnes Circus, Mitchell, South Dakota, 1998 Summer
Box 1
Rodeo contestant, Mitchell, South Dakota, 1998
Box 1
College radio, Kingsville, Texas, 1999 Fall
Box 1
David Grey taking a break while skating the Eastport, Maine waterfront - on the last night it was legal, 2001 Aug.
Box 1
Memorial Day, 2002 (the first Memorial Day following the 9-11-01 tragedy) Fulton Ferry, looking toward Manhattan, New York City
Box 1

Ten 11x14 selenium-toned gelatin silver prints depicting religious imagery found across the United States.

Under a bridge near the entrance at Camarillo State Hospital. Camarillo, CA, 1983
Box 1
Churchyard, Moorpark, California, 1984
Box 1
Gift shop - Holy Land, U.S.A., Bedford, Virginia, 1985 Summer
Box 1
Healing. Marion, Illinois, 1985
Box 1
Broken grave marker. Laredo, Texas, 1997 Summer
Box 1
Passing a cross made of PVC plastic, Rt. 82. Cameron Parish, Louisiana, 1997
Box 1
Boy riding the Brooklyn Carousel, 1999 Oct.
Box 1
Street preacher taking a break before starting up again. Mt. Airy, North Carolina, 2000 Oct.
Box 1
Baptism. Ashe County, North Carolina, 2000 Fall
Box 1
Pioneer Village at the Castle Valley Pageant. Emery County, Utah, 2007 Aug.
Box 1

Labor, 1984-2004

(2 folders)

Thirty-two 11x14 selenium-toned gelatin silver prints depicting work at various locations around the United States.

Las Vegas, Nevada, 1984
Box 2
Man cleaning bricks. Cairo, Illinois, 1986
Box 2
Tretorn Etonic shoe plant - one week before closing. Belfast, Maine, 1989 Oct.
Box 2
Tretorn Etonic shoe plant worker (shortly before closing completely). Belfast, Maine, 1989 Oct.
Box 2
Moving machinery from Tretorn Etonic Shoe, Belfast, Maine. Closed fall, 1989.
Box 2
Tretorn Etonic shoe plant (shortly before closing completely). Belfast, Maine, 1989
Box 2
Tretorn Etonic shoe plant. Belfast, Maine, 1989
Box 2
Bates Fabric Mill (operating @ 10% capacity). Lewiston, Maine, 1989 Fall and 1989
(8 prints)
Box 2
Oil field workers on a drilling rig. Western Kansas, 1997 Summer
Box 2
Sugarcane processing plant. Jeanerette, Louisiana, 1997 Oct.
Box 2
Sugarcane processing plant-furnaces in the basement. Jeanerette, Louisiana, 1997 Oct.
Box 2
Stoking the furnace inside a sugarcane processing plant. Jeanerette, Louisiana, 1997 Oct.
Box 2
White Woman Creek, western Kansas, 1997 Fall
Box 2
Cotton weigh station, Tallulah, Louisiana, 1997. (Archivally processed, printed winter 2002)
Box 2
Jimmy Cox holding the knife he used for 20 years to cut open boxes of cans. Stinson's Sardine Cannery (a few weeks after closing). Lubec, Maine, 1999
Box 2
Parking lot attendant. Salt Lake City, Utah, 2000
Box 2
Raising the largest circus tent in the world. Carson and Barnes 5 Ring Circus, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 2001 Summer
Box 2
Men raising the largest circus tent in the world-Carson and Barnes Circus. Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 2001 Summer
Box 2
Carson and Barnes Circus worker setting up for evening's performance. Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 2001 Summer
Box 2
Carson and Barnes Circus - father and son team practicing before performance. Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 2001
Box 2
Road construction worker. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2002 Oct.
Box 2
Sue (far left), construction worker. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2002 Oct.
Box 2
Hot tar roofer, on top of Aberdeen Municipal Building. Aberdeen, South Dakota, 2002 Nov.
Box 2
Marcus, working on the "Phillips to the Falls" project. Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 2004 Summer
Box 2
Participant in Pachy Burn's "Jam to Lamb" event. Greenough, Montana, 2004
Box 2

Six 11x14 selenium-toned gelatin silver prints of scenes from across the American South and Midwest.

$16 hotel room, Vicksburg, Mississippi, 1985 Summer
Box 3
Sign shop, Louisville, Kentucky, 1986
Box 3
George. Cairo, Illinois, 1986
Box 3
Women tying tobacco, southern Virginia, 1994
Box 3
New Orleans, Louisiana, 1995
Box 3
Burnt car, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1995
Box 3

One folder containing 22 11x14 selenium-toned gelatin silver prints depicting Chatterley's travels in Mexico, England, Ireland, and Italy.

Tijuana, Mexico, Christmas Eve, 1985
Box 3
Mexicali, Mexico, New Year's Eve, 1985
Box 3
School children visiting the Open Air Museum near Iron Bridge. England, 1996 Sept.
Box 3
Young man on double-decker bus, west of Liverpool, England, 1996 Sept.
Box 3
Commuters on a train from Liverpool to London express, 1996 Oct.
Box 3
Belfast, Northern Ireland. 1996 Oct.
Box 3
John showing me the self-inflicted razor wounds on his neck. Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1996 Oct.
Box 3
Young man jumping from one rock to another. Housing projects, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1996 Oct.
Box 3
Londonderry, Northern Ireland, 1996 Oct.
Box 3
Dublin, Ireland, 1996 Oct.
Box 3
Passing William Butler Yeats' grave, western Ireland, 1996 Oct.
Box 3
Basilica of San Francesco, Assisi, Italy, 2000 Nov.
Box 3
Basilica of San Francesco, Assisi, Italy, 2000 Nov.
Box 3
Genoa, Italy - looking west, 2000 Nov.
Box 3
Verona, Italy, 2000 Nov.
Box 3
Catholic Church official in back seat of limousine. Rome, Italy, 2000 Fall
Box 3
Man securing his license to "perform" for tourist. Rome, Italy, 2000
Box 3
Rome, Italy, 2000
Box 3
Dorf Tyrol, Italy, 2000
Box 3
Perugia, Italy, 2000
Box 3
Man boarding a bus in a small town in Northern Italy, 2001 Nov.
Box 3
Young visitors at Riseria di San Saba, Italy's only WWII concentration camp - now a museum/memorial, 2001
Box 3

Nine 11x14 selenium-toned gelatin silver prints depicting members of Chatterley's family, including two self-portraits.

Betsy. Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1988 Summer
Box 4
My sister, Nancy Jane, receiving treatment for cancer (she died two weeks later). Ventura, California, 1989 Summer
Box 4
Self portrait - Ebb Tide Motel. Brewer, Maine, 1991 Winter.
Box 4
Boy playing on the same street corner in Salford, England that was once the site of my great, great grandfather's wheelsmith shop (Joseph Chatterley), 1996 Summer
Box 4
Twins with dolls - negative found in a trash dumpster in Oklahoma City (sometime in the mid 1990s).
Box 4
My father preparing for my mother's funeral, Sioux Falls, South Dakota (she would be buried in Ventura, California next to my sister, Nancy Jane), 1998 Feb. 22 Sunday.
Box 4
My nephew, Sgt. Timothy Hamilton, standing among a grove of trees planted in memory of the servicemen who died in a plane accident near Greenland in 1986. Fort Campbell, Kentucky, 2004 Apr.
Box 4
Self portrait. Swimming in the ocean a few hours after my father's funeral. Ventura, California, 2004 Sept. 11
Box 4
Street musician playing "Come, come ye saints" on his harmonica. Temple Square, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2007 Aug.
Box 4

Three 11x14 selenium-toned gelatin silver prints depicting basket-making in Maine.

Richard Sillabay searching for Brown Ash to make baskets. Aroostook County, Maine, 1990
Box 4
Joseph Tomah, basket maker. Houlton, Maine, 1990
Box 4
Joseph Tomah's kitchen table. Houlton, Maine, 1990
Box 4

TROSA, 2002

(1 folder)

One 11x14 selenium-toned gelatin silver print. See also the main series in this collection entitled Triangle Residence Options for Substance Abusers.

Man cleaning hallway at "T-North" (TROSA's building that was once a school). Durham, North Carolina, 2002
Box 4

Five 11x14 selenium-toned gelatin silver prints of images taken by Chatterley during the summer of 1994 in Halifax County, North Carolina.

Hog kill, 4th of July weekend, Halifax County, North Carolina, 2004
Box 4
Hog killing, July 4th weekend, Halifax County, North Carolina, 2004
Box 4
Scotland Neck, North Carolina, 2004 July 4
Box 4
Ahoskie, North Carolina, 2004 Summer
Box 4
Golden Corral Restaurant, Ahoskie, North Carolina, 2004
Box 4

Consists of 50 8x10 selenium-toned gelatin silver prints and one larger laminated color placemat. Built in 1958, Holy Land USA was a religious roadside attraction in Waterbury, Connecticut. The images document the condition of the park, which closed in 1984 after 26 years of operation. Original captions taken from back of prints. Many of the images were printed in 2001. Prints are in original order as received.

Entrance at front gate. Holy Land, USA, Waterbury, CT, 1985
Box 5
Display at front entrance. Holy Land, USA, Waterbury, CT, 1985
Box 5
Front entrance. Holy Land, USA, Waterbury, CT, 1985
Box 5
Near front entrance. Holy Land, USA, Waterbury, CT, 1985
Box 5
Display inside Catacombs. Holy Land, USA, Waterbury, CT, 1985
Box 5
Adam and Eve at the Garden of Eden (printed 2001). Holy Land, USA, Waterbury, CT, 1985
Box 5
Far end of the Garden of Eden (printed 2001). Holy Land, USA, Waterbury, CT, 1985
Box 5
Vandalized Garden of Eden (printed 2001). Holy Land, USA, Waterbury, CT, 1985
Box 5
Entrance to Catacombs (printed 2001). Holy Land, USA, Waterbury, CT, 1985
Box 5
Vandalized/weathered display inside Catacombs (printed 2001). Holy Land, USA, Waterbury, CT, 1985
Box 5
Display inside Catacombs (printed 2001). Holy Land, USA, Waterbury, CT, 1985
Box 5
Vandalized crucifix inside the Catacombs (printed 2001). Holy Land, USA, Waterbury, CT 1985
Box 5
Replica tomb (printed 2001). Holy Land, USA, Waterbury, CT, 1985
Box 5
Hillside at night. Holy Land, USA, Waterbury, CT, 1986
Box 5
Front gate/entrance. Holy Land, USA, Waterbury, CT, 1986
Box 5
Canteen - to the left of the main gate. Holy Land, USA, Waterbury, CT, 1986
Box 5
One of several pathways. Holy Land, USA, Waterbury, CT, 1986
Box 5
Near the top of the hill. Holy Land, USA, Waterbury, CT, 1986
Box 5
Detail of Mt. Transfiguration. Holy Land, USA, Waterbury, CT, 1986
Box 5
Display on far hillside. Holy Land, USA, Waterbury, CT, 1986
Box 5
Display near chapel. Holy Land, USA, Waterbury, CT, 1986
Box 5
Display near chapel. Holy Land, USA, Waterbury, CT, 1986
Box 5
Pathway to Catacombs. Holy Land, USA, Waterbury, CT, 1986
Box 5
Wall along the side of the Catacombs. Holy Land, USA, Waterbury, CT, 1986
Box 5
Display near the Catacomb entrance. Holy Land, USA, Waterbury, CT, 1986
Box 5
Display inside Catacombs. Holy Land, USA, Waterbury, CT, 1986
Box 6
Sums everything up doesn't it? Holy Land, USA, Waterbury, CT, 1986
Box 6
Display near the Catacombs (printed 1995). Holy Land, USA, Waterbury, CT, 1986
Box 6
Small tombstones, near front entrance (printed 2001). Holy Land, USA, Waterbury, CT, 1986
Box 6
The Garden of Eden (printed 2001). Holy Land, USA, Waterbury, CT, 1986
Box 6
Display on far hillside (printed 2001). Holy Land, USA, Waterbury, CT, 1986
Box 6
Vandalized display of Mary and Joseph (printed 2001). Holy Land, USA, Waterbury, CT, 1986
Box 6
Jesus says "Begone Satan." (printed 2001) Holy Land, USA, Waterbury, CT, 1986
Box 6
Near the highest point of Holy Land, USA (printed 2001). Holy Land, USA, Waterbury, CT, 1986
Box 6
Statue on hillside (printed 2001). Holy Land, USA, Waterbury, CT, 1986
Box 6
Display on far hillside (printed 2001). Holy Land, USA, Waterbury, CT, 1986
Box 6
Display on far hillside (printed 2001). Holy Land, USA, Waterbury, CT, 1986
Box 6
Display on far hillside (printed 2001). Holy Land, USA, Waterbury, CT, 1986
Box 6
Display on far hillside (printed 2001). Holy Land, USA, Waterbury, CT, 1986
Box 6
Display by hillside, near the chapel (printed 2001). Holy Land, USA, Waterbury, CT, 1986
Box 6
Weathered display near chapel (printed 2001). Holy Land, USA, Waterbury, CT, 1986
Box 6
Wall near chapel (printed 2001). Holy Land, USA, Waterbury, CT, 1986
Box 6
Top of the hill, overlooking Waterbury (printed 2001). Holy Land, USA, Waterbury, CT, 1986
Box 6
Glass display case (printed 2001). Holy Land, USA, Waterbury, CT, 1986
Box 6
Display on hillside (printed 2001). Holy Land, USA, Waterbury, CT, 1986
Box 6
Display near Catacombs (printed 2001). Holy Land, USA, Waterbury, CT, 1986
Box 6
Inside the Catacombs (printed 2001). Holy Land, USA, Waterbury, CT, 1986
Box 6
Display inside the Catacombs (printed 2001). Holy Land, USA, Waterbury, CT, 1986
Box 6
Display inside Catacombs (printed 2001). Holy Land, USA, Waterbury, CT, 1986
Box 6
Holy Land, USA, Waterbury, CT. Photographed 1986, printed 2001. Archivally processed. Original Oriental Seagull paper.
Box 6
Holy Land Replica. Waterbury, Conn. - 11.25x17.5 color placemat
Box 14

Consists of three 11x14 and 40 18x24 gelatin silver prints for Chatterley's Master of Fine Arts thesis at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, entitled "Ambivalent Ecstasies/Converging Energies." This body of work explores religious ecstatic experience. The three 11x14 prints offer a panoramic shot of the thesis exhibit, while the forty 18x24 prints form the body of work for the thesis project. The prints have no captions but are numbered sequentially, with information included that indicates their positions in the exhibit, and the date of the exhibit, May 6, 1987.

11x14 print titled MFA thesis exhibit, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, 1987 May 6
Box 7
MFA thesis exhibit, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
Box 7
MFA thesis exhibit (self-portrait), Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
Box 7
MFA thesis #1
Box 7
MFA thesis #2
Box 7
MFA thesis #3 (small cross dangling from hand-held Bible)
Box 7
MFA thesis #4 top (above #5, bottom)
Box 7
MFA thesis #5 bottom (below #4, top)
Box 7
MFA thesis #6 top (above #7, bottom)
Box 7
MFA thesis #7 bottom (below #6, top)
Box 7
MFA thesis #8 top (above #9, bottom)
Box 7
MFA thesis #9 bottom (below #8, top)
Box 7
MFA thesis #10 top (above #11, bottom)
Box 7
MFA thesis #11 bottom (below #10, top)
Box 7
MFA thesis #12 top (above #13, bottom)
Box 7
MFA thesis #13 bottom (below #12, top)
Box 7
MFA thesis #14 top (above #15, bottom)
Box 7
MFA thesis #15 bottom (below #14, top)
Box 7
MFA thesis #16 top (above #17, bottom)
Box 7
MFA thesis #17 bottom (below #16, top)
Box 7
MFA thesis #18 top (above #19, bottom) with open Bible
Box 7
MFA thesis #19 bottom (below #18, top)
Box 7
MFA thesis #20 top (above #21, bottom) Bible/pulpit
Box 8
MFA thesis #21 bottom (below #20, top)
Box 8
MFA thesis #22 top (above #23, bottom)
Box 8
MFA thesis #23 bottom (below #22, top)
Box 8
MFA thesis #24 top (above #25, bottom)
Box 8
MFA thesis #25 bottom (below #24, top)
Box 8
MFA thesis #26 top (above #27, bottom)
Box 8
MFA thesis #27 bottom (below #26, top)
Box 8
MFA thesis #28 top (above #29, bottom)
Box 8
MFA thesis #29 bottom (below #28, top)
Box 8
MFA thesis #30 top (above #31, bottom)
Box 8
MFA thesis #31 bottom (below #30, top)
Box 8
MFA thesis #32 top (above #33, bottom)
Box 8
MFA thesis #33 bottom (below #32, top)
Box 8
MFA thesis #34 top (above #35, bottom)
Box 8
MFA thesis #35 bottom (below #34, top)
Box 8
MFA thesis #36 top (above #37, bottom)
Box 8
MFA thesis #37 bottom (below #36, top)
Box 8
MFA thesis #38
Box 8
MFA thesis #39
Box 8
MFA thesis #40
Box 8

Consists of 91 11x14 and ten 16x20 gelatin silver prints. On February 24, 1988, Penobscot Poultry in Belfast, Maine closed down. Chatterley documented the final days of the last chicken processing plant in the state and followed former employee Linda Lord as she sought new employment afterwards. The plant became the subject of the book, I Was Content and Not Content: The Story of Linda Lord and the Closing of Penobscot Poultry by Alicia J. Rouverol and Stephen A. Cole, with Chatterley contributing the photographs. Original captions, with Chatterley's contextual side comments, taken from back of prints. Arranged chronologically.

Linda Lord at work in the "blood tunnel" (I did not know she was there when I made this photograph during the first tour in mid-February, 1988). Penobscot Poultry, Belfast, Maine, 1988 Feb.
Box 9
Workers taking a break inside Penobscot Poultry, Belfast, Maine, (final day) 1988 Feb. 24
Box 9
Two workers in the break room not far from the "blood tunnel" on Penobscot Poultry's final day, 1988 Feb. 24. Belfast, Maine.
Box 9
Linda Lord and co-workers in the break room nearest the "blood tunnel" on Penobscot Poultry's closing day, Feb. 24, 1988. Belfast, Maine. (This was before I saw Linda at work inside the blood tunnel. I had not spoken to her yet or introduced myself.)
Box 9
Workers turning in their smocks on the final day of Penobscot Poultry, Belfast, Maine, 1988 Feb. 24
Box 9
Line worker and foreman embrace on the final day of Penobscot Poultry, Belfast, Maine, 1988 Feb. 24
Box 9
Poultry barn near Brooks, Maine, 1988 Feb.
Box 9
Poultry barn near Brooks, Maine, 1988 Feb.
Box 9
Hatchery in Waldo County, Maine, 1988 Feb.
Box 9
Worker at Bayside Industries Hatchery, Unity, Maine, 1988 Feb.
Box 9
Husband and wife team "sexing" young chicks at Bayside Industries Hatchery near Unity, Maine, 1988 Feb.
Box 9
Clean-up time, first visit to Penobscot Poultry, Belfast, Maine, 1988 Feb.
Box 9
Trucks with live chickens entering Penobscot Poultry, Belfast, Maine, 1988 Feb.
Box 9
Trucks with empty crates exiting Penobscot Poultry's loading dock-from the second story window. Belfast, Maine, 1988 Feb.
Box 9
Workers ("hangers") outside on the loading dock at Penobscot Poultry, Belfast, Maine, 1988 Feb.
Box 9
Workers ("hangers") outside on the loading dock at Penobscot Poultry, Belfast, Maine, 1988 Feb.
Box 10
Workers ("hangers") outside on the loading dock at Penobscot Poultry, Belfast, Maine, 1988 Feb.
Box 10
Dead chickens, expired before exiting their crates, loading dock at Penobscot Poultry, Belfast, Maine, 1988 Feb.
Box 10
Workers, boxes, ice, scale, roller conveyor inside Penobscot Poultry, Belfast, Maine, 1988 Feb.
Box 10
Poultry, after being hung, move toward Penobscot Poultry's interior. Belfast, Maine, 1988 Feb.
Box 10
Workers transferring poultry from conveyor to another. Penobscot Poultry, Belfast, Maine, 1988 Feb.
Box 10
Poultry after being run through the scalder and about to go into the de-feathering machine in Penobscot Poultry, Belfast, Maine, 1988 Feb.
Box 10
Poultry exiting the de-feathering machine in Penobscot Poultry, Belfast, Maine, 1988 Feb.
Box 10
Poultry coming out of the de-feathering machine. Penobscot Poultry, Belfast, Maine, 1988 Feb.
Box 10
Coming and going from the de-feathering machine. Penobscot Poultry, Belfast, Maine, 1988 Feb.
Box 10
One of several open flames to singe pinfeathers/hair. Penobscot Poultry, Belfast, Maine, 1988 Feb.
Box 10
Poultry shackled on a moving conveyor, passing a gas flame to remove hair, pinfeathers. Penobscot Poultry, Belfast, Maine, 1988 Feb.
Box 10
Poultry passing over gas-lit flame to remove pin-hairs/feathers. Inspector stands and inspects. Penobscot Poultry, Belfast, Maine, 1988 Feb.
Box 10
Inspector cutting away bruised parts. Penobscot Poultry, Belfast, Maine, 1988 Feb.
Box 10
Inspector cutting away bruised parts. Penobscot Poultry, Belfast, Maine, 1988 Feb.
Box 10
Inspectors at a conveyor belt inside Penobscot Poultry, Belfast, Maine, 1988 Feb.
Box 10
Inspector standing near window inside Penobscot Poultry-overlooking Penobscot Bay. Belfast, Maine, 1988 Feb.
Box 11
Workers on "Line One" inside Penobscot Poultry, Belfast, Maine, 1988 Feb.
Box 11
The "neck puller." Penobscot Poultry, Belfast, Maine, 1988 Feb.
Box 11
Necks in a holding tank. Penobscot Poultry, Belfast, Maine, 1988 Feb.
Box 11
The eviscerating line. Penobscot Poultry, Belfast, Maine, 1988 Feb.
Box 11
The eviscerating line. Penobscot Poultry, Belfast, Maine, 1988 Feb.
Box 11
Worker reaching in to pull intestines on the eviscerating line inside Penobscot Poultry, Belfast, Maine, 1988 Feb.
Box 11
Workers on the "cut up line" inside Penobscot Poultry, Belfast, Maine, 1988 Feb.
Box 11
Upstairs in "Further processing" inside Penobscot Poultry, Belfast, Maine, 1988 Feb.
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Upstairs in "Further processing" inside Penobscot Poultry, Belfast, Maine, 1988 Feb.
Box 11
Workers upstairs in "Further processing." Penobscot Poultry, Belfast, Maine, 1988 Feb.
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Workers upstairs in "Further processing." Penobscot Poultry, Belfast, Maine, 1988 Feb.
Box 11
Worker at machine that manages chicken hearts (and possibly gizzards) inside Penobscot Poultry, Belfast, Maine, 1988 Feb.
Box 11
Rendering room, Penobscot Poultry, Belfast, Maine, 1988 Feb.
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Penobscot Poultry, Belfast, Maine, 1988 Feb.
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Penobscot Poultry, Belfast, Maine, 1988 Feb.
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Penobscot Poultry, Belfast, Maine, 1988 Feb.
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Stacking ready to ship packages of chicken to be shipped. Penobscot Poultry, Belfast, Maine, 1988 Feb.
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Automatic neck-cutting device in the "blood tunnel" inside Penobscot Poultry, Belfast, Maine, 1988 Feb.
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Penobscot Poultry, Belfast, Maine, 1988 Feb.
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Penobscot Poultry, Belfast, Maine, 1988 Feb.
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Workers at the Cry-o-vac (bagging) machine. Penobscot Poultry, Belfast, Maine, 1988 Feb.
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Man with bagged sandwich watches a friend at the box machine. Penobscot Poultry, Belfast, Maine, 1988 Feb.
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Freezer lockers, Penobscot Poultry, Belfast, Maine, 1988 Feb.
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Break area, Penobscot Poultry, Belfast, Maine, 1988 Feb.
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Workers taking a break. Penobscot Poultry, Belfast, Maine, 1988 Feb.
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Worker looking for pocket change to put in the vending machine at Penobscot Poultry, Belfast, Maine, 1988 Feb.
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Hallway near lunchroom. Penobscot Poultry, Belfast, Maine, 1988 Feb.
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Announcement board inside Penobscot Poultry, Belfast, Maine, 1988 Feb.
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Hosing down - clean up time at Penobscot Poultry, Belfast, Maine, 1988 Feb.
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Penobscot Poultry, center of image. Belfast, Maine, 1988 Mar.
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Penobscot Poultry a few weeks after it closed. Belfast, Maine, 1988 Mar.
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Linda Lord hanging clothes on her front porch. There is a plastic barrier to keep out winter winds. 1988, Mar.
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Linda Lord helping her friend, Roxie, catch and slaughter a half-dozen chickens. Near Brooks, Maine, 1988 Mar.
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Linda Lord in Roxie's yard-catching and slaughtering chickens. Near Brooks, Maine, 1988 Mar.
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Linda Lord and her friend, Roxie, cutting up chickens. Near Brooks, Maine, 1988 Mar.
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Linda Lord backing a truck into the Brooks Volunteer Fire Dept. building. Brooks, Maine, 1988 Mar.
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Linda Lord backing a truck into the Brooks Volunteer Fire Dept. garage. Brooks, Maine, 1988 Mar.
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Linda Lord (on top of truck) during routine fire drill. Brooks City Park, Brooks, Maine, 1988 Mar.
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Linda Lord at a resume writing workshop inside the Belfast Curling Club, Belfast, Maine, 1988 Mar.
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Two photographs of Linda Lord. On the back of one, her father, Philip, wrote: My sleepy time girl and her first deer. (The photographs are on Linda's kitchen table.) Brooks, Maine, 1988 Apr.
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Linda Lord and others taking a test for Champion Paper Co. at the Coastal Economic Development Office. Belfast, Maine, 1988 Apr.
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Linda Lord serving food at the Brooks Volunteer Fire Dept. Benefit Supper. Brooks, Maine, 1988 Apr.
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Linda Lord at the Brooks Volunteer Fire Department Supper. Brooks, Maine, 1988 Apr.
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Entering Brooks, Maine (from the south) on Rt. 7. 1988 Apr.
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Chickens entering Penobscot Poultry, Belfast, Maine, 1988 June
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Linda Lord crossing her front yard. (The house once belonged to her grandmother). Brooks, Maine, 1988 June
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Linda Lord learning computer skills at the Coastal Economic Development Office. Belfast, Maine, 1988 June
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Linda Lord checking the job announcement board at the Coastal Economic Development Office. Belfast, Maine, 1988 June
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Linda Lord playing drums with the Golden Nuggets at a campground in Dixmont, Maine, 1988 June
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Linda Lord playing drums with the Golden Nuggets at a campground in Dixmont, Maine, 1988 June
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Linda Lord in the Brooks Volunteer Fire Dept. truck on her way to participate in a 4th of July parade in Unity, Maine, 1988.
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Untitled print depicting Linda Lord affixing American flags to the Brooks Volunteer Fire Dept. truck on the July 4, 1988.
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Belfast, Maine from Rt. 1. 1988 Summer.
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Linda Lord looking into a rope-making machine inside Belfast Rope. Belfast, Maine, 1988 Sept.
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Linda Lord untangling small material inside Belfast Rope during her first week. Belfast, Maine, 1988 Sept.
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Phillip Lord (Linda's father), Linda, and Bandit in the garden behind their house in Brooks, Maine, 1992 Summer
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Bandit giving Linda Lord a kiss in front of her home (where she was born) in Brooks, Maine, 1994 Summer
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Linda Lord on her three-wheeled motorcycle in downtown Brooks, Maine, 1994 Summer
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Downtown Belfast, Maine, 1994 Summer
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16x20 print of Linda Lord at work in the "blood tunnel" on Penobscot Poultry's final day of production, February 24, 1988.
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16x20 print of Linda Lord at work in the "blood tunnel" inside Penobscot Poultry on its final day of production, February 24, 1988. Belfast, Maine.
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16x20 print of Linda Lord at work in the "blood tunnel" inside Penobscot Poultry on its final day of production, February 24, 1988. Belfast, Maine.
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16x20 print of Linda Lord at work in the "blood tunnel" inside Penobscot Poultry on its last day of production, February 24, 1988. Belfast, Maine.
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16x20 print of Linda Lord at work in the "blood tunnel" inside Penobscot Poultry on its final day of production, February 24, 1988. Belfast, Maine.
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16x20 print of Linda Lord applying for unemployment benefits for the first time in her life. The American Legion Hall, Post 43, Belfast, Maine. 1988 Mar. 1
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16x20 print of Linda Lord showing her high school senior portrait. Rollie's Cafe, Belfast, Maine, 1988 Mar. 15
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16x20 print of Linda Lord at work in Belfast Rope. 1988 Sept. 12
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16x20 print of Linda Lord at work. Belfast Rope, 1988 Sept.
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16x20 print of Linda Lord at work inside Belfast Rope. Belfast, Maine, 1988 Sept.
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Consists of 107 11x14 selenium-toned gelatin silver prints documenting Mississippi Delta blues guitarist David "Honeyboy" Edwards. Images were taken between 1990 and 1996 and typically feature Honeyboy and the places he visited while touring the southern and midwestern United States. In some shots, fellow blues musicians appear with Honeyboy in concerts and recording sessions. Original captions with Chatterley's contextual side comments were taken from back of prints. Arranged chronologically.

David "Honeyboy" Edwards just outside the back door at Rosa's Lounge on the 4th of July weekend, 1990, Chicago, Illinois (This was my first photo session with Honeyboy)
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(Contact negative) David "Honeyboy" Edwards with newly made friend, Chicago Blues Festival, 1991 June
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Dvaid "Honeyboy" Edwards in the recording studio on New Year's Eve, 1991. Recording "Delta Bluesman" for Earwig Records. Chicago, Illinois
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Sunnyland Slim (Albert Luandrew) in the recording studio for Honeyboy's "Delta Bluesman.' New Year's Eve, 1991
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Sunnyland Slim (Albert Luandrew) in the recording studio helping Honeyboy record "Delta Bluesman." Chicago, Illinois, New Year's Eve, 1991
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Carey Bell blowing harp for Honeyboy's "Delta Bluesman" recording in Chicago, Illinois, New Year's Eve, 1991
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David "Honeyboy" Edwards outside recording studio, Belmont Street, Chicago, Illinois (after recording for "Delta Bluesman." New Year's Eve, 1991
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David "Honeyboy" Edwards performing at the first Robert Johnson Memorial Blues Festival in Greenwood, Mississippi, June 1992. Perhaps the most spirited performance I ever saw him give.
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(Two negatives printed consecutively) David "Honeyboy" Edwards and John Hammond, Jr. at the 1st Annual Robert Johnson Blues Festival, Greenwood, Mississippi, 1992 June
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Hallway bathroom in the Riverside Hotel, Clarksdale, Mississippi, 1992 June
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David "Honeyboy" Edwards in the Riverside Hotel, Clarksdale, Mississippi, 1992 June
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David "Honeyboy" Edwards showing dice tricks he learned from Big Joe Williams. The Riverside Hotel, Clarksdale, Mississippi, 1992 June
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The David Lyndsay Band performing on a June Sunday morning near Maxwell Street, Chicago, Illinois, 1992.
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Lonnie Pitchford and David "Honeyboy" Edwards backstage at the Chicago Blues Festival, 1992 June
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Rosedale, Mississippi, 1992 June
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Passing Parchman's Farm-Mississippi State Penitentiary, south of Tutwiler, 1992 July
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David "Honeyboy" Edwards inside a small grocery store in Shaw, Mississippi-his hometown, 1992 July
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David "Honeyboy" Edwards talking with some local folks on Johnson Street, Greenwood, Mississippi, 1992 July
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(Contact negatives) David "Honeyboy" Edwards, live at Blind Willie's in Atlanta, Georgia, 1992 Aug.
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Issaquena Street, downtown Clarksdale, Mississippi, 1992, Summer
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Small grocer on Issaquena St., downtown Clarksdale, Mississippi, 1992 Summer
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(Two 35mm negatives printed consecutively) David "Honeyboy" Edwards purchasing a new wallet in a drug store in downtown Clarksdale, Mississippi. Two blocks away in the Delta Blues Museum at the Muddy Waters display, 1992 Summer
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(Contact negatives) Left: Honeyboy visiting an old friend behind his cousin's repair shop, Shaw, Mississippi. Right: Honeyboy searching for his mother's unmarked gravesite, just outside Shaw, 1992 Summer
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David "Honeyboy" Edwards and another man sharing stories of people they both knew many years prior. Chris' Cafe, Greenwood, Mississippi, 1992 Summer
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Men folding the state flag, Leflore County Courthouse, Greenwood, Mississippi, 1992 Summer
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Storage building for Shellmound Plantation, outside Greenwood, Mississippi. This was once a county store and Honeyboy met Sonny Boy Williamson (Rice Miller) at this location. Honeyboy was 14 years old at the time, 1992 Summer
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Bridge over the Tallahatchie River, outside Greenwood, Mississippi. Honeyboy walked this bridge countless times as a youth, 1992 Summer
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David "Honeyboy" Edwards signing a copy of White Windows for Sonny Payne, Director of the radio station's King Biscuit Blues Hour in Helena, Arkansas. (Michael Frank, left), 1992 Summer
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West Helena, Arkansas. For Honeyboy's "West Helena Blues" - the song with which he begins nearly every live performance, 1992 Summer
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Eddie's Tavern, Helena, Arkansas, 1992 Summer
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Helena, Arkansas, 1992 Summer
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S. Rampart Street, New Orleans, Louisiana. Honeyboy said he lived on this block for a short time, 1992 Summer
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New Orleans, Louisiana - from the I90 Bridge (Gentilly Blvd) looking toward the Interstate 10 Bridge, 1992 Sept.
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The location where Honeyboy Edwards met Robert Johnson (the lot just behind this young man) on Johnson Street, Greenwood, Mississippi, 1992 Sept.
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Seven contacts of the acreage where David "Honeyboy" Edwards birthplace home once stood 1 mile outside Shaw. The final two contacts are downtown Shaw, Mississippi, 1992 Sept.
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Contact negative of abandoned house in Lula, north of Clarksdale, Mississippi, where Honeyboy lived for a short period of time in the 1940s, 1992 Oct.
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Abandoned bar near the Mississippi/Alabama border (east of Philadelphia, MS), 1992 Fall
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Men burning the plastic off copper wire to salvage the contents for cash. Chicago's south side, 1992
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Wildwood Plantation near Money, Mississippi, where Honeyboy lived as a child. - The building, which was once a store, on Shellmound Plantation near Greenwood, Mississippi, where Honeyboy met Sonny Boy Williamson (Rice Miller). - The boyhood Missionary Baptist Church (Sweet Home M.B.C.) near Money, Mississippi. All 1992
(3 contact prints)
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Man standing in downtown Tutwiler, Mississippi, across from where the train depot had been, and where W.C. Handy had his famous encounter with an old man playing the blues (when Handy woke from a nap) - Abandoned church near the burial place of Sonny Boy Williamson (Rice Miller) - Downtown Tutwiler again (same street, looking toward the train depot spot), 1992
(3 contact prints)
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From the Martin Luther King Bridge (crosses the Mississippi River), East St. Louis, Illinois. One of my two favorite landscape images in the entire body of work, 1993 Mar.
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Kentucky side of the Ohio/Mississippi River confluence - just south of Cairo, Illinois. High water, 1993 Mar.
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Honeyboy preparing for evening concert (we were snowed in). Scottish Inn, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 1993 Mar.
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Tuning up prior to performance. Chattanooga, Tennessee, 1993 Mar.
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Fish store, Clarksdale, Mississippi, 1993 Mar.
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Vicksburg, Mississippi, 1993 Mar.
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Civil War monument, Vicksburg, Mississippi, 1993 Mar.
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Bridge connecting Mississippi and Louisiana. Vicksburg, Miss, 1993 Mar.
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Downtown Shaw, Mississippi, hometown of David Honeyboy Edwards, 1993 Mar.
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Bridge over Tallahatchie River, near Ft. Loring (south of Greenwood), Mississippi, 1993 Mar.
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Beginning of a snow/sleet storm in Greenwood, Mississippi, 1993 Mar.
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Cemetery where Charlie Patton is buried, just outside Holly Ridge, Mississippi. Snow/sleet in March, 1993.
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Elijah Newsome inside his World of Music (Blues shack). Itta Bena, Mississippi, 1993 Mar.
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Contact sheet of Elijah Newsome's Blues shack, Itta Bena, Mississippi, 1993 Mar.
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Bay St. Louis, Mississippi - near the location where Honeyboy and Big Joe Williams parted ways in the 1930s. One of my two favorite landscape images in the entire body of work, 1993 Mar.
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Fire, Erath, Louisiana, 1993 Mar.
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New Orleans, Louisiana, 1993 Mar. (Street scene of telephone pole with "Thou Shalt Not Kill" sign.)
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S. Rampart Street (the apartments where Honeyboy lived for a short time are now gone - they were just the other side of the two-story building). New Orleans, Louisiana, 1993 Mar.
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Holding room in Avoyelles Parish Courthouse, Marksville, Louisiana (birthplace of Honeyboy's good friend "Little Walter" or Marion Jacobs, 1993 Mar.
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David "Honeyboy" Edwards after performing at the Chicago Blues Festival, June 1993
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David "Honeyboy" Edwards at his 78th birthday party - Rosa's Lounge, Chicago, Illinois - 4th of July weekend, 1993.
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Stairwell, Aberdeen, Mississippi, 1993 Oct.
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Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church (Honeyboy's childhood church) near Money, Mississippi, 1993 Oct.
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Closed department store, downtown Helena, Arkansas, 1993 Oct.
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Alley outside the Hole in the Wall bar in downtown Helena, Arkansas. This is where Honeyboy and his future wife, Bessie, had their first conversation. 1993 Oct.
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Watching Honeyboy from inside his front room window on S. Wells Street. (Honeyboy's Lincoln is in the frame.) Near 43rd, Southside Chicago, 1994 Winter
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Alice Edwards, Honeyboy's sister-in-law, holding the only existing photograph of Honeyboy's mother, Pearl Edwards. Chicago, Illinois, 1994 Winter
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David "Honeyboy" Edwards (seated) surrounded by his extended family (at his sister-in-law's house - Alice Edwards). Chicago, Illinois, 1994 Winter
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Parting ways after the family portrait session, in front of Honeyboy's sister-in-law's place (Alice Edwards). Honeyboy's son, David, is waving. He would pass away two years later. Chicago, Illinois, 1994 Winter
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Man walking, Southside Chicago (47th Street), 1994 Winter
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Wig store, Southside Chicago (Halstead Street), 1994 Winter
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Parking lot for fish store on Chicago's Southside. The truck comes up from Mississippi and other states with live fish, 1994 Winter
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Mississippi River, Memphis, Tennessee, 1994 Winter
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Just south of Houston's downtown (5th ward), Texas, 1994 Spring
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David "Honeyboy" Edwards holding a t-shirt - to be signed for a fan - for Albert "Sunnyland Slim" Luandrew at the the Chicago Blues Festival, 1994 June
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David "Honeyboy" Edwards at Chicago Blues Festival, 1994 June
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David "Honeyboy" Edwards cousin, Willie Mae Powell, for whom Robert Johnson wrote "Love in Vain." She and Robert Johnson dated off and on before his death. Her front yard, outside Tunica, Mississippi, 1994 Oct.
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Honeyboy's cousin, Willie Mae Powell, laughing in her front yard. She dated Robert Johnson for a period of time. Outside Tunica, Mississippi, 1994 Oct.
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Child's tomb next to Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church near Money, Mississippi, 1994 Oct.
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Cotton harvest near Money, Mississippi, 1994 Oct.
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Cotton harvest near Money, Mississippi, 1994 Oct.
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Just outside the long-closed Hole in the Wall bar, downtown Helena, Arkansas, 1994 Oct.
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Honeyboy at the King Biscuit Blues Festival. Helena, Arkansas, 1994 Oct.
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Big Bad Smitty (John H. Smith) playing guitar in Eddie's Tavern, downtown Helena, Arkansas, about an hour following the closing of the King Biscuit Blues Festival, 1994 Oct.
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Looking through glass of cafe on Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans, Louisiana, 1994 Oct.
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Abandoned church, Memphis, Tennessee, 1994
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Near Barlow, Kentucky, heading towards Cairo, Illinois, 1995 Winter
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Heading north on Highway 51 - leaving Mounds, Illinois, 1995 Winter
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Apparatus used to engrave stone gravesite memorials. Bell Monuments, Cairo, Illinois, 1995 Winter
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Abandoned meat packing plant, Southside Chicago, 1995 Winter
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Amtrak passing through Chicago's Southside, heading north, 1995 Winter
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Friends jamming. South 47th Street storefront, Chicago, Illinois, 1995 Winter
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Man selling cassette tapes, South 47th Street, Chicago, Illinois, 1995 Winter
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(Image of Jesus) Southside Chicago, 1995 Winter
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Honeyboy's young friend, Charles, whom he often watched after, sitting in the kitchen with a guitar Honeyboy had given him. On Wells Street, near 43rd, Southside Chicago, 1995 Winter
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Man mowing, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1995 Spring
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Birthplace of David "Honeyboy" Edwards. His childhood home, long ago destroyed and plowed under, once stood in this field outside Shaw, Mississippi, 1995 Spring
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Warehouse District - just south of downtown Memphis, Tennessee, 1995 May
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Memphis - from atop the train station, looking north/northwest, 1995 May
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Memphis train station, long closed, 1995 May
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Painting, downtown Caruthersville, Missouri, 1995 May
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David "Honeyboy" Edwards descending staircase of a bed and breakfast in Derby, England, 1996 Fall
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David "Honeyboy" Edwards backstage in the Wakefield Theatre, Wakefield, England, 1996 Fall
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Untitled/undated print of David "Honeyboy" Edwards with another man. Honeyboy is holding a RC Cola bottle
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Untitled/undated print of David "Honeyboy" Edwards laughing with another man while leaning on the hood of a car
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Five untitled/undated contact prints of David "Honeyboy" Edwards
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Untitled/undated print of David "Honeyboy" Edwards with family at Alice Edwards' house
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Images depict the nearly total destruction of Spencer, McCook County, South Dakota by a tornado on May 30, 1998, as well as the following reconstruction of the town, and the tenth anniversary of the tornado. Chatterly is a resident of South Dakota. Original captions taken from back of prints. Prints arranged in original order as received, with some gaps in numbering present.

Jenny Phillips with her cat who was miraculously saved after the tornado, May 1998

This is one of the very first photographs I made when I arrived a half a mile north of Spencer on May 31, 1998. People were gethering on the corner of South Dakota Highway 38 and County Road 431. A state police barricade would stop many people from entering, including residents. I entered easier than most with my Press Pass. Governor Bill Janklow was there giving the "go ahead" to anybody wanting to board the bus.

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Entering Spencer by way of Department of Corrections bus the day following the tornado, May 1998
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Christ figure atop the remains of St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Spencer, May 1998

F-4 tornado hit the town around 8:30 pm, May 30, 1998.

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Department of Corrections inmate gathering remains of Evelyn's Antiques the day following the tornado in Spencer, May 1998
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Apartments (left) where elderly people died in the tornado & across the street from the apartments (right), Spencer, May 1998

This print was made from two negatives printed consecutively.

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Crews removing damaged trees in the aftermath of the F-4, May 30th tornado, Spencer, June 1998
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Scattered clothing found on the east side of Spencer two days following the tornado, June 1998
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Men standing where there had been a water tower (left) and rolling down the road headed north on a four-wheeler just outside of Spencer, June 1998

A kid on a four-wheeler wanted to show Chatterley where a circular saw blade had stuck itself into a tree. This print was made from two negatives printed consecutively.

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Newscaster at live broadcast in Spencer, June 1998
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Kara Arends and Danny Stone looking at a few of their recovered belongings three days after the F-4 tornado. Danny's pickup is upside down on the right side of the image. Both of them were at home at the time with one month old Brandon, their son, June 1998
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Jenna Webb and Cliff Carlin in the house in Spencer where Jenna's grandmother lived at the time of her passing, June 1998

Cliff had lived in this house for six months and had considered buying it from the Webbs. The mud on the walls of the house was caused by the water tower falling to the ground during the tornado.

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Before the big news conference held on June 3, 1998 in Spencer

Among those present are Governor Bill Janklow, Senator Tom Daschle, Senator Tim Johnson, FEMA Director James Lee Witt, and Vice President Al Gore.

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Milford Hickman, Division Commander for the Salvation Army, being congradulated by Vice President Al Gore in Spencer, July 1998
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Boy running in downtown Spencer, July 1998
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Donated bread and clothing for tornado survivors at the National Guard Armory in Salem, South Dakota, July 1998

This print was made from two negatives printed consecutively.

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June 4, 1998 - the day nearly 5,000 volunteers came to Spencer to help "comb" the entire town for valuables, clothing, tools, and anything that had not already been picked up

Governor Bill Janklow asked for 500 volunteers through media outlets just days prior to this event. A F-4 tornado came through Spencer around 8:30 on May 30, 1998, destroying nearly 75% of a town with 325 people. Only six people were killed.

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June 4, 1998 - the day 5-6 thousand people volunteered to "comb" Spencer, South Dakota for valuables, etc

This print was made from two negatives printed consecutively.

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Tables of donated desserts (sandwiches are on other tables) to feed the 5-6 thousand volunteers who showed up to "comb" Spencer on June 4, 1998
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Lloyd Webb unloading furniture that had been in storage in a friend's barn at the Webb's farmhouse, McCook County, South Dakota, January 1999
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Workers rebuilding the tornado-destroyed bank in Spencer, January 1999

It was snowing and the windchill was around 25 degrees below zero.

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Mary Twedt painting trim in the second bathroom at the corner of South Dakota Highway 38 and County Road 431, McCook County, South Dakota (about 1/2 mile south of Spencer), January 1999
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Lloyd Webb about to load hay into his pickup in the north pasture not far from the farm house (3 miles north of Spencer) and me in my studio darkroom in downtown Sioux Falls, South Dakota, January 1999

I rented this studio space from August 1997 to March 2007. This print was made from two negatives printed consecutively.

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Mary Twedt in the passenger seat of the Dodge van, with Dave and me on the way to Mitchell, South Dakota to pick up building materials, South Dakota Highway 38, February 1999
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Danny Stone attaching a canvas to his house in Spencer, February 1999

Danny is the main canvas sewing employee at Spencer Canvas in Mitchell, South Dakota. He designed and made all the awning for his house.

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Lloyd Webb and me looking for a lost calf about three miles north of Spencer, February 1999

This print was made from two negatives printed consecutively.

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Lloyd Webb putting down a cow that had major problems following the still-birth of a calf the night before, Valentine's Day, 2000

This was the day (ironically) that we rounded up the last of the cattle on Webb's farm, putting an end to three generations of having cattle on this land. The dead calf was close by and the mother cow was nearly dead at the time of this shooting. It was 15 degrees and windy.

This print was made from three negatives printed consecutively.

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Mother cow after Lloyd Webb put her down (hole in skull).

Her calf is twelve feet away (left). Complications arose the night before while giving birth in the north pasture. Ironically, this was the day Lloyd and I rounded up the remaining cattle for market, leaving the Webb's land free of beef -- only about twenty horses remained. Valentine's Day, February 14, 2000. McCook County, South Dakota.

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Lloyd Webb (right) and a neighbor herd the very last cows to a trailer to take to market, three miles north of Spencer, Valentine's Day, 2000

They were among the 25 or 30 that remained on Lloyd and Nancy Webb's farm, thus ending the bovine legacy that began with her father. Nancy refused to help because she was too emotional about this event.

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The west side of Lloyd and Nancy Webb's farmhouse that is part of a new addition, McCook County, South Dakota, 3 miles north of Spencer, March 1999
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Lloyd Webb storing a rock-hard (frozen) roll of Linoleum in the barn, McCook County, South Dakota, 3 miles north of Spencer at the family farm, February 1999
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Lloyd and Suzy Webb filling the 1950 Chevy with gas in Spencer, March 1999

Lloyd will buy a 1952 Chevy later in the year. He had a 1953 Chevy heavily damaged in the tornado and regrettably let Bernie Opland crush it and haul it off.

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Lloyd Webb loading corn to feed the horses while Richard Nixon, the little dog, watches at the barn across from the farmhouse, McCook County, 3 miles north of Spencer, March 1999
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Tim DeWitt motioning to Steve Tillotson (below, Nancy Webb's brother) while he and Lloyd Webb (hand at right) set roofing joyces on Steve's house in West Spencer, March 1999
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Danny Stone being interviewed by local television crew in McCook County, South Dakota, March 1999

This was pertaining to his contractor abandoning the Stone's home construction in Spencer and leaving them $35,000 in debt. A court settlement was finally reached but the Stones filed for bankruptcy a few years later.

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Dave and Mary Twedt out by the barn pile with their new pet, Sasha, near the intersection of South Dakota Highway 38 and County Road 431, McCook County, South Dakota, March 1999
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Dave Twedt laying carpet in the living room, about 1/2 mile North of Spencer, April, 1999

This building had once been the Golden Pheasant Restaurant and it was connected to several motor lodges. Dave bought their home in Spencer around 1990.

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Mary Twedt with a quilt she made in anticipation of the birth of her first grandchild (Kaitlyn Ann), May, 1999
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Nancy Stone and Richard Stone planting trees near Danny's house in Spencer, May 1999

Richard had been living with friends or relatives and coming and ging from Spencer. He is now 17 and thinking of leaving school.

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Danny Stone (left) and Richard Stone putting up a clothes line not long after celebrating Brandon's 1st birthday, Spencer, May 1999
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Lloyd Webb setting up two mailboxes in front of the farmhouse on 249th street, McCook County, South Dakota, May 1999

One box was for him and Nancy and the other was for their daughter Jenna. The mail carrier could not come down this road unless there was more than one mailbox, although Jenna only lived part-time at the farm.

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Local priests, Catholic officials and altar boys prepare to dedicate the Catholic Parish Center in Spencer on May 30, 1999

This had been the location of St. Mary's Catholic Church, which was destroyed by the May 30 tornado.

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Suzy Webb watching Nancy Webb demonstrate standing on one's head one year and one day following the tornado, May 1999

Bridgette looks on. They are in the north pasture about 1/4 mile from their farmhouse. Nancy's grandfather homesteaded this acreage.

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Brandon Stone and his father Danny, one year and one day after the Spencer tornado, May 1999
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Danny and Brandon Stone preparing to pour concrete for the front walk and steps one year and one day after the F-4 tornado took their home, Spencer, May 1999
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Opening of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Spencer, June 1999

The church was rebuilt during the years that followed the tornado. The woman in the right image is holding an Argus Leader newsprint, published the day after the May 30 tornado.

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Richard Stone (right) and his friend Wendy hanging out in front of the Word of Life Church in Mitchell, South Dakota, June 1999

The youth minister at this church would let kids come and go and Richard was basically a runaway at this time.

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Danny Stone and Brandon taking a cruise through Spencer shortly after the water tower was completed, July 1999
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Richard Stone mowing his dad's yard (Danny Stone), Spencer, July 1999

Richard has returned home after being away for several weeks living on the streets and staying with friends in Mitchell, South Dakota.

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Mary Twedt (left) and her daughter, Jessica, out behind the commercial property they are building into a home about a half mile south of Spencer on the corner of South Dakota Highway 38 and County Road 431, June 1999

Jessica is nearly 9 months pregnant with her first born Kaitlyn Ann.

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Mary Twedt in the garden she and Dave planted on the corner of South Dakota Highway 38 and County Road 431, McCook County, South Dakota, June 1999

This is directly in front of the closed motor lodge rooms on the commercial property they are making into a home. Dave is planning to start a herb and vegetable business called "Asphalt Gardens."

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Tim Dewitt (with hanging sunglasses) and Richard Stone viewing the "Spencer" exhibit at the Washington Pavillion of Arts and Science in Sioux Falls, South Dakota less than one block from my studio darkroom, June 1999
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Richard Stone watches while Tim Dewitt cut a hole for car speakers in his 1968 Ford Maverick, behind Richard's uncle's house in Spencer, June 1999
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Richard Stone and Tim Dewitt on Country Road 431 heading south towards Spencer, McCook County, South Dakota, June 1999
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Jayson Fredricks holding Kaitlyn Ann the day she was born in Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, July 19, 1999
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Lloyd Webb and me riding in the north pasture about 1/2 mile from the farmhouse, McCook County, South Dakota, 3 miles north of Spencer, August 1999
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Tim Dewitt (standing) and Lloyd Webb about to remove an axle from a truck rear end, near the barn at the Webb's farmhouse, 3 miles north of Spencer, Labor Day Weekend, 1998
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Isaac Carlin, son of Jenna Webb Carlin and Cliff Carlin, playing on the floor at Lloyd and Nancy's, 3 mies north of Spencer, McCook County, South Dakota, Labor Day Weekend, 1999

There were several birthdays in the Webb/Tilotson clan celebrated that day (Suzy, Jenna, and Myrta).

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Tim Dewitt and Richard Stone working late on a Chevrolet Chevette in front of Steve Tillotson's place in West Spencer, South Dakota, late summer 1999

Steve is Nancy Webb's brother.

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Tim Dewitt pulling a transmission from an early 1980s Chevy in Steve Tillotson's "junkyard" in West Spencer, October 1999

Steve is Nancy Webb's brother and the boyfriend of Maggie, Tim's mother.

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Lloyd Webb in his truck with Nancy's dog Richard Nixon perched on his favorite riding place, at the north pasture on the Webbs' farm, November 1999

Nixon got his name because he was born in a milkhouse. At first, he was called Milkhouse, which quickly turned to Millhouse, which quickly turned into Richard Nixon. I ran over Richard Nixon when the dog came running out to greet me at Lloyd's birthday party in late March 1999. Lloyd and I took him to the vet in Salem, got him fixed up and returned to the farm to finish the party. They made a pen in the house to keep Richard Nixon from running.

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Richard Stone out behind the Webbs' barn moving old farm machinery and doing some general clean-up, McCook County, 3 miles north of Spencer, late fall 1999
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Suzy and Lloyd Webb in the 1952 Chevy heading north on County Road 431, passing an abandoned farmhouse between Spencer and the Webbs' farm, December 1999
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Lloyd Webb showing Nancy his custom gift-wrapping of a cat-like figure about one week before Christmas, McCook County, 3 miles north of Spencer in the family farmhouse, December 1999

The gift was for Myrta, Nancy's sister. Mama cat is in the bottom center.

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Lloyd, Suzy and Nancy Webb examining the new gun/rifle safe, McCook County, 3 miles north of Spencer, Christmas Day, 1999
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Suzy Webb with make-up kit at the family farmhouse, McCook County, 3 mies north of Spencer, Christmas Day, 1999
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Richard Stone talking on the phone with a girlfriend, Western Avenue, near 10th street, January 2000

He is staying part-time with his cousin in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

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Richard Stone and his father Danny Stone during a brief visit in Spencer, January 2000

Richard is currently living with his aunt, Danny's sister, in Baltic, South Dakota.

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Scattered jigsaw puzzle on the ground following the May 30 F-4 tornado, Spencer, June 1998
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Workers salvaging grain from destroyed bins, Spencer, June 1998
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National Guard and Department of Corrections personel working together gathering bags filled by the 5 thousand volunteers the day before, Spencer, June 1998

This print was made from two negatives printed consecutively.

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Crews (left) pushing and dumping razed buildings and homes from the tornado aftermath into one of two large pits. Bags (right) of itemes gathered by volunteers the day before that will be cleaned and taken to the McCook Central High School, June 1998

The hogsed planter belonged to Dave and Mary Twedt. Ironically, this was before I met them. Weeks later, after meeting them, I went with them to McCook Central High School to retrieve items. They gave me the planter and I ended up giving it to my sister, Jolea.

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Piled up household and domestic toxic material in downtown Spencer, June 1998

Inmates from the South Dakota Department of Corrections were bussed out there every day to help with the clean-up.

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Governor Bill Janklow talking to the media in downtown Spencer, June 1998
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Broken crucifix from the tornado on a table atop the floor of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Spencer, June 1998
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During the opening prayer at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Spencer, July 1998

The chruch was destroyed by a tornado on May 30, 1998. This was the last service before a complete razing took place, preparing the way for a new chapel to be built. South Dakota Department of Corrections inmates gather. They had been instrumental in helping clean up efforts from the very beginning a week earlier.

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Parishoner holding pieces of stained glass window found after the Trinity Lutheran Church was destroyed by the May 30, 1998 tornado, Spencer, after Sunday services had ended on what remained of the church, June 1998
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Organized volunteers (who stayed for several days) preparing baked beans for workers and volunteers in a tent on Sunday, downtown Spencer, June 1998
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Orrie Townsend standing on the second story of his house and pointing to the foundation where his house stood the day before the May 30th tornado, June 1998

He and his wife were not home at the time. Their house was built in the 1980s.

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Self-portrait in abandoned chair in front of Orrie Townsend's house, Spencer, June 1998

(Henry operating equipment nearby did not allow me to hear the timer on my camera, thus causing the awkward moment.)

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Nancy Webb watching the razing of her and Lloyd's house following the May 30, 1998 tornado, Spencer, June 1998

Nancy was the only person I knew who stood and witnessed their home being razed. I introduced myself shortly after making this image.

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Volunteers from the Federated Church of God in Des Moines, Iowa placing donated clothing in a drive-away storage bin, in the parking lot of the National Guard Armory in Salem, South Dakota, June 1998

Donated items streamed in for days following the May 30, 1998 tornado. Most of the items were not taken.

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Downtown Spencer facing south, June 1998

The pile of rubble in the distance is one of two such heaps, increasing by the day. Near the end of June, both piles will be set on fire.

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Abandoned engine, Spencer, June 1999
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Spencer from the top of the heavily damaged grain elevator that was knocked down and razed weeks later, June 1998
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Riding with Bernie Opland, heading south on Interstate 29 towards Sioux City, Iowa, just south of Sioux Falls, June 1998

His truck was loaded with cars he had crushed after the Spencer tornado.

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Bernie Opland un-chaining cars he crushed in Spencer, June 1998

Opland and I were leaving the crushed cars at a recycling yard in Sioux City, Iowa. Bernie lived near Baltic, South Dakota.

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Worker pulling cars off Bernie Opland's flat bed truck at a metal recycling business in Sioux City, Iowa, June 1998

Bernie crushed these cars in Spencer following the May 30, 1998 tornado. This load was one of several loads.

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Downtown Spencer through rain on my car window, June 1998

The dog is fake.

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Part of the urban planning meeting held for Spencer residents in the McCook County High School gymnasium, June 1998

The books on the left were being sold by Salvation Army Volunteers. The display board on the right listed all the families and home sites affected by the May 30th tornado. Urban planners from Sioux Falls had suggested that those who rebuild in Spencer try and do so by possibly trading their property and building closer together. Believing that not everybody in Spencer would rebuild, they wanted to avoid large gaps between homes. The idea was roundly rejected by those who planned to stay.

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Urban planners from Sioux Falls unveiling plans to rebuild Spencer, McCook County High School gymnasium, June 1998

This was the very last image I made with the original Ilford HP5 from the 100 foot bulk rolls.

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Hallway at the National Guard Amory, Salem, South Dakota, June 1998

The six brothers and sisters are in reference to the six deaths during the tornado in Spencer on May 30, 1998.

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Bernie Opland (who contracted with Spencer to crush cars after the tornado) having a lunch prepared and distributed by the Red Cross, Spencer, June 1998
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From the back window of my father's 1981 Volkswagen pickup, June 1998

I would park at the corner of South Dakota Highway 38 and County Rd 431 and work or hitchhike into Spencer during the first 10 days or so following the May 30th tornado. I did not know at the time that Dave and Mary Twedt owned this property, having only met them briefly a few days after the tornado destroyed their home in Spencer. The driver is an unidentified Spencer resident with a truckload of furniture salvaged during the thunderstorm.

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A small part of the clothing that had been recovered by volunteers in Spencer piled up in the Springfield State Corrections Center near Yankton, South Dakota, June 1998

Inmates will launder and fold the clothing and it will be offered to Spencer residents in July.

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Crews digging one of two pits to "bury" Spencer, June 1998

This was the West pit.

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One of two massive piles of what was razed in Spencer following the May 30 tornado, June 1998

The pile was at the southeast edge of town and made from the top of the grain elevator.

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Volunteers working in the Natinal Guard Armory in Salem, South Dakota, June 1998

Donated items streamed in for days following the F-4 tornado that hit Spencer 10 miles west. Most items were not used and they were eventually sent to various organizations like the Slavation Army.

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Dave and Mary Twedt, Independence Day, 1998

After having their home in Spencer destroyed by a F-4 tornado, they have decided to rebuild their commercial property into a home 1/2 mile south of town. This was once the Golden Pheasant Restaurant and Lounge. Legend has it that an artist traveling through sometime in the 1950s painted the scenic mural on the wall in exchange for several days stay in the adjoining motel. I tried to talk Dave into letting the mural remain in what would become their living room. Consideration was given but the mural fell to the Twedts' hammers the following week. Over the month of July, the Twedts and I filled several dumpster loads in the gutting process of this property.

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Mary and Dave Twedt taking a break during the construction of their home, McCook County, South Dakota, at the intersection of Highway 38 and County Road 431, July 1998

Dave is watchful of gathering storm clouds.

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Mary and Dave Twedt, Gilbert Schuchardt and Danny Stone in front of Gilbert's home currently under construction in central Spencer, facing southwest, July 1998

The Twedts and I used to take a daily cruise through town as a way to take a break from working on their home. Dave called these little rides into town as "dress codes" or "inspecting the dress code" out of a tongue-in-cheek poke at the recent building code enforcements that followed the tornado. Dave was very vocal about the local politics.

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Mary Twedt soon after finding a cushion for her patio furniture that had been missing since the tornado, July 1998

They had been cruising around Spencer one day in mid-July and saw it laying near the monument that had been placed to remember the Spencer School.

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Dave Twedt taking a break and Mary Twedt sweeping in what will be the kitchen of their new home, the corner of South Dakota Highway 38 and County Road 431, McCook County, South Dakota, July 1998

The Twedts are rebuilding what once was the Golden Pheasant Restaurant and Lounge. Dave bought this property less than one mile south of Spencer in 1986, several years before they bought a home in Spencer Proper.

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Dave Twedt at work in the basement of what was once the Golden Pheasant Restaurant and Lounge, the corner of South Dakota Highway 38 and County Road 431, McCook County, South Dakota, July 1998
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Dave and Mary Twedt visiting the building site of their friends' Gilbert and JoAnne (right image) and the vacant lot where their house had been just a few blocks away (left image), Spencer 1998

This print was made from two negatives printed consecutively.

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Mary Twedt riding on the pickup tailgate while Dave drives, 1/2 mile outside of Spencer, July 1998

The Twedts and I were on our way to burn trash at the end of the property. Mary is looking north towards Spencer.

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Mary and Dave Twedt surveying the items recovered by the 5,000 volunteers who had combed Spencer, July 1998

5 days after a F-4 tornado destroyed 75% of the town organized volunteers then cleaned recovered items and set them on tables in the McCook County High School gym. The clothes that had been recovered were taken to the Springfield State Prison near Yankton where they were laundered in 200 pound capacity machines. Other items were cleaned and sorted by local organizations. I saw several people, including Dave and Mary, pick up and examine items that had been theirs prior to the tornado, then return them to the table. Dave said, "Some things are better left alone..." Upon walking into the gym for the first time, Nancy Webb said, "This is worse than the tornado." Many folks stood over the tables that had been covered with photographs from a period of at least 100 years and wept openly. It was the most powerful photo exhibit I had ever witnessed.

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Mary Twedt holding three family photographs: Jessica (her and Dave's daughter) as a toddler in a high chair, Dave Twedt at age 4, and Mary at about 18 months, July 1998

Mary is wrapped in a quilt made by her grandmother. The Twedts and I were in the McCook Central High School gym where all the items recovered after the tornado by volunteers had been set out. There were 7-8 tables of nothing but photographs. The quilt and these photographs were among the many items that filled the gymnasium.

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Mary and Dave Twedt in the McCook Cental High School gymnasium, July 1998

Clothing and objects that had been picked up by volunteers after the tornado were stacked on tables for Spencer residents. Over 5,000 volunteers combed Spencer on June 5, filling plastic bags with clothing, kitchen appliances, utensils, and many personal items. More than 7 tables were completely covered with carefully cleaned photographs. Mary is holding a quilt made by her grandmother.

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Mary Twedt holding photographs that had been recovered by volunteers who combed Spencer following the March 30th tornado, McCook County High School gymnasium, July 1998

There were 7 tables of photographs laid edge to edge.

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Mary Twedt holding up a can of beer to celebrate flowing water from the well, July 1998

The Twedts had been without running water for 45 days following the tornado. The Twedts are now rebuilding commercial property into a home. The property was once the Golden Pheasant Restaurant and Lounge with several hotel rooms. Dave Twedt bought this property in 1986, several years before they bought their home in Spencer about 1/2 mile to the north. The Twedts and I filled the dumpster (right) more than 3 times with material during the "gutting" process. The Twedts lived in the camper trailer for 6 months while working on their home.

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Delphia Stuby with her granddaughter, Kallie Kennedy Rogers, on Delphia's lot in northwest Spencer, July 30, 1998

Kallie's father, Ed Rogers, dressed in white. Delphia's new home was built by South Dakota State Penitentiary inmates on site at the Springfield prison yard near Yankton. The interior is 768 sq ft, two bedrooms, one bath. Applicants must be 62 or older, or 18 with disability. The cost was $19,400, including delivery. Five of these homes were purchased in 1998/99 by families displaced by the tornado, three of which were placed in Spencer. Although Kallie and her parents moved to Michigan, Delphia said later, "Kallie is fifth generation Spencer."

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Lloyd Webb during a break while working to re-hab Nancy Webb's childhood farmhouse, three miles north of Spencer, South Dakota, July, 1998

The Webb's house in Spencer proper was destroyed after receiving heavy tornado damage on May 30, 1998. They decided to use the insurance money to rebuild the farmhouse.

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Suzy Webb with bag of candy, Bridgette watches. Near the family farmhouse, July 1998

McCook County, South Dakota--three miles north of Spencer.

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Lloyd, Suzy and Nancy Webb inspect an antique farm wagon at an auction a few miles west of Spencer, South Dakota, September, 1999.

They bought the wagon and later towed it home. I followed. The steel wheels made a wonderful noise rolling on the asphalt.

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Lloyd Webb and I digging post-holes to put up barbed wire fencing. Horse bones at center and right of image, the north pasture on the family farm, McCook County, South Dakota--three miles north of Spencer, September, 1998
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Dave Twedt covered with insulation during the rebuilding of their commercial property at the corner of Highway 38 and County Road 431. About 1/2 mile south of Spencer, South Dakota, September, 1998
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Mary Twedt sitting in the front passenger seat of their car, September, 1998

She and Dave passing the vacant lot where their house had been just a few months earlier in Spencer, South Dakota.

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Mary Twedt rolling out insulation in what will be her and Dave's room, September, 1998

They are rebuilding commercial property to make their home about 1/2 mile south of Spencer, South Dakota. (Their home in Spencer was destroyed 5-30-98). This property was once "The Golden Pheasant", a restaurant/bar connected to several small hotel rooms.

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Danny Stone propping up the under-side insulation of a mobile home his aunt owned, early September, 1998

She let him and Kara and Brandon (4 mo.) stay in the mobile home in Salem, South Dakota, while the Stones had their new home begin construction in Spencer.

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Danny Stone preparing the canvas for his and Kara's wedding the following day. Veterans Park, Mitchell, South Dakota, September 18, 1998

Danny was the main canvas worker at Spencer Canvas in Mitchell.

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The wedding of Danny Stone and Kara Arends, Mitchell, South Dakota, September 19, 1998

Officiating is the Reverend Ward Satterly of Spencer, South Dakota. He lost his wife in the May 30th tornado. She ran upstairs to try and save their dog as the tornado approached. The dog survived, but she perished... Kara's twin sister, Sara, pictured at right (Maid of honor).

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Brandon Stone being prepared for his parent's wedding (Danny Stone/Kara Arends), Mitchell, South Dakota, September 19, 1998

He was only one month old when the tornado hit. His mother, Kara Arends, hovered over him in the basement and looked up to see the house beginning to life off the foundation. Minutes later, the entire house was gone.

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After the wedding of Jenna Webb and Cliff Carlin, in the basement of the Church of the Nazarene, Mitchell, South Dakota, October 2, 1998

Lloyd Webb, left, and Nancy Webb holding Alexa Roth, the daughter of Vicki and Tony Roth... Vicky was a foster child who lived with the Webbs for many years.

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Lloyd Webb power-chiseling through the concrete foundation of the farmhouse in preparation of installing a septic tank, McCook County, South Dakota--three miles north of Spencer, October, 1998
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Interior wall on the first floor of the Webb's farmhouse, McCook County, three miles north of Spencer, South Dakota, October, 1998

While Nancy's parents were still living in the farmhouse, a small fire broke out. The smoke from the fire blackened the wall, leaving ghost images from ceramic birds that had been hung. Her parents left the farmhouse not long after the incident.

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Steve, a friend of Lloyd and Nancy Webb's, constructing an addition to the back of the original family farmhouse where Nancy and her brother, Steve, and sister, Myrta, were all raised, McCook County, South Dakota--three miles norht of Spencer, October, 1998

Lloyd, Nancy and Suzy lived in the camper trailer for several months, during construction.

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Inside the Webb's farmhouse, McCook County, three miles north of Spencer, South Dakota, October, 1998

The image on the left is a new downstairs bathroom/shower under construction. The image on the right is from an upstairs bedroom. The bookcase still holds books and toys from when Nancy, Myrta and Steve were children.

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Richard Stone, during the process of installing an amplifier in his Chevy--a few miles north of Spencer at a friend's farm, McCook County, South Dakota, October, 1998

He was basically a runaway at this point, staying with friends, cutting school.

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A photographer from People Magazine, making images of Dave and Mary Twedt walking where their house once stood in Spencer, South Dakota before the tornado hit on 5-30-98

(He did a page spread on the Twedts for the June, 1998 issue, visiting them just days after the tornado hit.)

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A photographer from People Magazine, making images of Dave and Mary Twedt in front of the old Golden Pheasant Restaurant--where they are rebuilding the commercial property into a home, October 16, 1998

The intersection of South Dakota Highway 38 and County Road 431.

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Mary Twedt, left, and her friend, Laura, planing hardwood floor pieces in the Twedt's basement, October, 1998

The hardwood flooring pieces were purchased at an auction that had featured many salvaged items from the closed Spencer School (several years prior).

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Lloyd Webb on top of the farmhouse--the day several friends from his and Nancy's church came out to help clean up, McCook County--three miles north of Spencer, South Dakota, November, 1998
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From the rooftop of Lloyd and Nancy Webb's farmhouse, McCook County, South Dakota, three miles north of Spencer, mid-November, 1998

A group of people from their church came to help do clean-up around the property.

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Lloyd Webb grilling hamburgers and hot dogs for friends from the Church of the Nazarene (Mitchell, South Dakota) who are at the farmhouse to help with general clean-up and carpentry work, McCook County, three miles north of Spencer, November, 1998
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A free Thanksgiving dinner for the residents of Spencer, South Dakota. McCook County High School gymnasium in Salem, South Dakota

This dinner was sponsored by local businesses a few days before Thanksgiving Day, 1998.

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Danny Stone working on his house, Thanksgiving Day, 1998

The home builder he hired abandoned the project completely the month before, leaving the Stones with more than $35,000 debt. In other words, essentially taking $35,000 from their pockets.

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Danny Stone with various insurance papers, Small Business Administration paperwork, building permits, etc, Spencer, South Dakota (following the 5-30-98 tornado), December 2, 1998

The Stone's original contractor abandoned him, leaving them with about $35,000 debt. Danny had to finish the house himself.

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Danny Stone sanding the walls and ceilings in his home, Spencer, South Dakota, December 2, 1998

The builder he hired abandoned the job, leaving the Stones with more than $30,000 debt.

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Lloyd Webb shoveling refuse from the newly re-built entry to the farmhouse, McCook County, three miles north of Spencer, South Dakota, the day before Thanksgiving, 1998

He taught me how to operate the backhoe and I got pretty good at it. However, two weeks later I accidently pulled up and severed the main power lines that had recently been buried (near the center of this image). I was digging a phone line and the hired electrician was the only other person there at the time. He said folks get killed doing that sort of thing. When Nancy came home later, I admitted my mistake. She laughed and said, "Don't worry about it! Lloyd does that sort of thing all the time." I held a flashlight late into the night while the electrician repaired it.

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Dave Twedt making his famous sign of protest

It eventually read: THE BIBLE SAYS ASK AND YOU SHALL RECEIVE SARIN SAYS BE BROKE, BE HUMILIATED, BEG, AND MAYBE WE'LL HELP WITH DONATED MONEY. SARIN (Spencer Area Recovery and Interfaith Network) was a faith-based organization headed by the Rev. Mark Dickson, pastor of the Sun Prairie Baptist Church near Salem, South Dakota. Nearly 1 million dollars was collected in donations and SARIN was responsible for distributing the funds--which they did mainly to those who were under (or not) insured. The Twedts felt this was unfair. Dave made this sign in December, 1998 and it was stolen from his property on Christmas Eve, 1998.

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Dave Twedt applying a band-aid to his finger, Mary Twedt watching, December, 1998

They are living in the garage area of the commercial property currently under re-construction. The "home" part of the building process will not be ready for several more weeks. They were nearly to their wit's end.

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Mary Twedt tossing a sheet while making the bed, November 6, 1998

She and Dave are living in the garage area of the commercial property they are remaking into a home. The "home" part of the building is under construction. Here, they were surrounded by tools Dave used to rebuild cars. The sheet makes me think of a tornado.

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Dave Twedt being interviewed by a television reporter from Sioux City, Iowa, about his sign (on the Jeep) protesting SARIN's method of spreading money donated by the public, McCook County, South Dakota, December, 1998

In front of his and Mary's home on the corner of South Dakota Highway 38 and County Road 431.

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(Left) Mary Twedt holding a photograph of the house in Spencer, South Dakota where she and her husband, Dave, lived at the time of the May 30, 1998 tornado. They were in the basement at the time. (Right) Dave Twedt holding a photograph of an 8 foot square sign he made to protest SARIN (Spencer Area Recovery and Interfaith Network), a faith based organization put in charge of allocating nearly 1 million dollars of donated money to help Spencer residents, February, 1999

Because the Twedts were well insured, like many others, SARIN helped those who were not insured--from the very beginning. Dave felt the money should have been distributed evenly. His sign was stolen on Christmas Eve, 1998. Two negatives printed consecutively.

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Richard Stone applying the front window license to his aunt's mobile home in Salem, South Dakota, December, 1998

She has loaned out the use of the mobile home to Danny, Kara and their toddler, Brandon, and Richard while their new home in Spencer is under construction ten miles away.

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Nancy Webb (far right) giving her husband, Lloyd, a ceramic figure of a man pushing his car out of a bank of snow, McCook County, South Dakota, three miles north of Spencer, Christmas Day, 1998

She was teasing him for all the times he got farm and family vehicles stuck in the mud and snow. Nancy's sister, Myrta, is center--Christmas tree in background. The stairwell in the farmhouse.

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Lloyd Webb working to thaw a water line in the north pasture, McCook County, South Dakota, the week between Christmas and New Year, 1998

A dead and frozen cow carcass, lower right.

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Richard Stone looking into the basement bathroom that is under construction, Spencer, South Dakota, New Years Day, 1999

Behind him is the temporary cardboard door that closes onto the nails (right).

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Richard Stone showing the ring he will give to his girlfriend. In a temporary room made for him in the southwest corner of the basement, Spencer, South Dakota, New Years Day, 1999
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On Interstate 90, heading east towards Sioux Fall, South Dakota after visiting Spencer on New Year's Day, 1999

My father's 1981 VW pickup. I found the doll head on the ground at the Webb's.

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Suzy Webb sleeping, Lloyd driving, near Epiphany, South Dakota, January 9, 1999

We were going back to the Webb's farm after getting some furniture out of storage on a farm northeast of Spencer--some friends of the Webb's.

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Nancy Webb stepping across the newly installed kitchen floor tiles, McCook County, South Dakota--three miles north of Spencer, April, 2000

Heating elements were placed beneath. The farmhouse is on the land that her grandfather homesteaded.

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Nancy Webb wiping up the newly installed tiles in the farmhouse kitchen floor, McCook County, South Dakota--three miles north of Spencer, April, 2000

Heating elements were placed beneath.

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Lloyd Webb working on the starter for his 1952 Chevy. Nancy's dog, Richard Nixon, nearby, McCook County, South Dakota--three miles north of Spencer, April, 2000

Suzy and Bridgette by the propane tank. At the farmhouse.

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Powder and Suzy Webb running near the farmhouse, McCook County, South Dakota, April, 2000

The concrete foundation (left) was part of the barn that had been destroyed by a tornado in 1969. The barn, Lloyd said, could be seen from Highway 38 nearly 4 miles away.

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Kara and Brandon Stone during his 2nd birthday party, Spencer, South Dakota, May 1, 2000
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Jason Fredricks and Jessica Twedt after vows were exchanged. First Lutheran Church in downtown, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, September 30, 2000
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Lloyd Webb and his dog, Powder (one of several farm pets), on Lloyd's 45th birthday, McCook County, South Dakota--three miles north of Spencer, March 23, 2002

Out in the barn, on the farm. It was around 25 to 30 degrees that day in the barn.

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Dave Twedt with his granddaughter, Kaitlyn, on his 47th birthday. In the kitchen at home, Spencer, South Dakota, May 4, 2002
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Danny Stone in the northwest corner of his yard the day he turned 42 years old, Spencer, South Dakota, June 11, 2002
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Nancy and Lloyd Webb preparing to shoot at targets in the north pasture (Lloyd as a sergeant at the South Dakota State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls, July, 2002

Their marriage would begin to dissolve the following year. Three negatives printed consecutively.

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Richard Stone in his basement apartment, the corner of South Dakota Avenue and 18th Street, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, July, 2002

The building no longer exists--it was condemned and razed the following year.

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Richard Stone in his basement apartment in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, late July, 2002

Unemployed and behind in his rent.

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Nancy Webb making pizza dough at the farmhouse, 3 miles north of Spencer, South Dakota, May 17, 2003

We were celebrating Nancy's 47th birthday (May 16).

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Nancy Webb helping her grandson, Isaac, with his pedal car, McCook County, South Dakota--three miles north of Spencer at the family farm, May 17, 2003

This was Saturday, May 17, 2003 and we were celebrating Nancy's 47th birthday (May 16). The sink, to the left, was at one time down the hall from my Sioux Falls studio space. I used it when washing prints.

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Lloyd Webb and his grandson, Issac, at the barn entrance, McCook County--three miles north of Spencer, South Dakota, May 17, 2003 (Nancy's birthday party)

Lloyd was pulling ticks off Powder (the white dog) and Issac was smashing them. Richard Nixon, Nancy's dog, watches.

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Kaitlyn Ann (Peanut) at her dance school's dress rehearsal, on stage at the Riad Shrine Auditorium in downtown Sioux Falls, South Dakota, May 17, 2003
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With Dave and Mary Twedt's home to my back--facing east/southeast, corner of Highway 38 and County Road 431, May 30, 2003

Five years to the day when a F-4 tornado destroyed most of Spencer, South Dakota (about 1/2 mile north of this location). Winds to 50 mph were reported in Sioux Falls on the day this photograph was made.

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Paityn, the smallest, and Kaitlyn, Jessica (left), Doris Westerman (the kids' great-grandmother/Mary's mother) and Mary Twedt (right), 1512 S. Olive Drive, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, July 19, 2003

Katie's 4th birthday. In Al and Doris Westerman's backyard.

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Kaitlyn Anne Fredricks ("Peanut") at a party for her 4th birthday, July 19, 2003

We are at Al and Doris Westerman's in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The Westermans are Mary Twedt's parents, making them Peanut's great-grandparents. Mary is left, with Paityn over her shoulder.

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Kaitlyn Anne (Peanut) and Paityn, right, running in Dave and Mary Twedt's front area, the corner of County Road 431 and South Dakota Hwy 38, McCook County, South Dakota, May 30, 2004

Six years to the day from the Spencer tornado.

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Kaitlyn with her dolls, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, July 19, 2004

We were celebrating Peanut's 5th birthday (July 19). This was the same year Jessica divorced Kaitlyn's father, Jayson Fredricks.

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Jessica, shortly before marrying Tony Byre in Brandon, South Dakota, May 14, 2005

Jessica is the only child of Dave and Mary Twedt.

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Kaitlyn, with arms outstretched, at Jessica and Tony's wedding reception. (Her mother's second marriage.) Near Beaver Creek, Minnesota, May 17, 2005

Jessica and Tony Byre were married earlier that day in Brandon, South Dakota.

Box 23 Print 183
Mary Twedt sweeping up after 100 mph straight line winds blew the roof off their home the night before (August 2), McCook County, South Dakota, August 4, 2004
Box 23 Print 184
Kaitlyn Fredricks and Mary Twedt (Kaitlyn's grandmother) atop the Twedt's home, June, 2005

Dave and Mary were in the process of rebuilding a part of their roof that had been blown off the year before (Spencer can be seen in the distance).

Box 23 Print 185
Paityn (with braid) and Kaitlyn (Katy, or Peanut) at their grandmother's, Betty Twedt, 801 West Avenue, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, July 19, 2005

Katy is looking out the window of what was once their grandfather's bedroom (Dave Twedt). Katy's 6th birthday.

Box 23 Print 186
Mary and Dave Twedt sharing a laugh with Reverend Ward Satterly, who is visiting from North Dakota during Spencer's 125th Anniversary celebration (we were in the Catholic Parish Center), July 18, 2005

The Reverend's wife was one of six deaths during the May 30, 1998 tornado... He married Kara and Danny Stone in September, 1998... A sign on the Parish Center's door advertised free lots to those who would build in Spencer.

Box 23 Print 187
Spencer, South Dakota celebrating 125 years of existence, June 18, 2005

The local firemen are competing with one another to see who can spray the barrel to the opposite end of the suspended rope.

Box 23 Print 188
Local celebrating the 125th anniversary of Spencer, South Dakota, June 18, 2005
Box 23 Print 189
Danny Stone working on his lawn mower, Spencer, South Dakota, June 18, 2005--the 125th anniversary of Spencer
Box 23 Print 190
Kaitlyn ("Peanut") at work in Dave and Mary Twedt's garden (her grandparents), Memorial Day Weekend, 2006 (8 years since the May 30, 1998 tornado)

About 1/2 mile south of Spencer, South Dakota, the intersection of South Dakota Highway 38 and McCook County Road 431.

Box 23 Print 191
Kaitlyn, holding her dance outfit, and her sister, Paityn, with their great-grandmother, Betty Twedt, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, June, 2006

(June Thompson and I lived 3 blocks away.)

Box 23 Print 192
Breyton, Paityn, Mary Twedt and Katie playing "hillbilly golf" in front of Dave and Mary's home south of Spencer, South Dakota, June, 2008

Hillbilly golf is a game played with two golf balls attached by a string of 18 inch rope. Each player has a set of three, and they toss them one at a time to one of two "gates" set about 20 feet apart. When a flopping string of golf balls catches a rung and stays on or wraps itself around, points are awarded: 3 points for the top, 2 for the middle, 1 for the bottom. The player who gets 21 points first wins.

Box 23 Print 193
Kaitlyn Ann Fredricks ("Peanut") rounding third base, Spencer, South Dakota, July 2, 2008
Box 23 Print 194
Kaitlyn and Paityn in the swimming pool behind Dave and Mary Twedt's, the weekend before school started, August 16, 2008 (8x10 contact print)

The pool had been part of the Golden Pheasant Restaurant and Lounge. The building Dave and Mary made into a home following the Spencer tornado on May 30, 1998. Image made with a handbuilt 8x10 camera, fitted with a 100 year old lens.

Box 23 Print 195
Kaitlyn ("Peanut", center) and her friend Brooklin from Spencer (left) helping Mary Twedt prepare her Home and Garden Party Brochures. At Dave and Mary Twedt's home, corner of Highway 38 and County Road 431, McCook County, South Dakota, August 16, 2008

Mary has been hosting Home and Garden Parties in private homes, school fundraisers, etc, for a second income. 5x7 contact print from handmade, handheld camera.

Box 23 Print 196
Craig Leach (neighbor) and Jenna Webb behind her home in Spencer, South Dakota, August, 2008 (8x10 print)
Box 23 Print 197
Brandon Stone listening to the after-game speech given by his coach, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, August 23, 2008

His Junior League football team from Salem, South Dakota had just played their first competitive game of the season. The opposing, more experienced team won... Four years earlier, Brandon, his mother, Kara and his two younger sisters, Rebecca and Tiffany, were involved in a rollover accident about a mile from Spencer. He kicked out the window of the minivan and ran a 1/4 mile in stocking feet through the snow and ice to get help, essentially saving her life.

Box 23 Print 198
Suzy Webb being escorted down the aisle of St Mary's Catholic Church in Salem, South Dakota, by her mother, Nancy Webb, September 27, 2008

(Daughter, mother, Virgin Mary.)

Box 23 Print 199
Suzy Webb's wedding reception, the National Guard Armory in Salem, South Dakota, September 27, 2008

Her father, Lloyd Webb, is in the doorway. (Suzy was adopted by the Webb's when she was a child. Lloyd and Nancy had several foster children come and go from their home. Jenna--not pictured--was their only biological child.)

Box 23 Print 200
Alexa Roth (the daughter of Vicki, a foster child Lloyd and Nancy raised) by the water tank in the north pasture, 200 yards from the farmhouse, McCook County, three miles north of Spencer, South Dakota, September 29, 2008

We were taking a break between Suzy Webb's wedding and the reception to be held later that evening. This is the first time Nancy had seen Lloyd in two and a half years.

Box 23 Print 201
The enigmatic Lloyd Webb (Vicki and Nancy in the background, the north pasture), McCook County, South Dakota, September 27, 2008

I had not seen Lloyd in nearly four years--about the time he and Nancy divorced. When this image was made, he was living in Sheldon, Iowa, an hour and a half from Sioux Falls and working in an ethanol plant. I once thought of him as my closest friend in South Dakota... Many people thought the tornado had hardly fazed Lloyd, and they were probably correct. But nobody in his family called and asked how he was in the weeks that followed the storm... This image was made the day Suzy Webb married her high school boyfriend, Mike... Lloyd had not been out to the farm in nearly three years. It was hard to know what he was thinking.

Box 23 Print 202
Lloyd and Nancy Webb following the horses back to the farmhouse, McCook County, South Dakota, September 27, 2008

Later that evening they will attend Suzy and Mike's wedding reception in Salem, ten miles east. Nancy's grandfather, Tillotson, homesteaded this land shortly before South Dakota became a state in 1889.

Box 23 Print 203
Nancy Webb returning one of her two doves to its cage, September, 2008

We were in the stairwell landing of the farmhouse, about an hour after Suzy Webb's wedding.

Box 23 Print 204
Most of Suzy Webb and Mike's wedding party, the National Guard Armory, Salem, South Dakota, September 27, 2008

From left to right: Jenna Webb and Craig; Nancy and Lloyd Webb; Alexa and DJ (Vicki's children); Mike and Suzy; Isaac (Jenna's son); Vicki and her husband; Derrick; and Myrta Wold, Nancy Webb's sister.

Box 23 Print 205
My god-daughter, Kaitlyn Ann Fredricks (Peanut), riding in the passenger seat of my 1993 Toyota Camry, heading west on 33rd Street, approaching Minnesota Avenue, on our way back to Grandma Betty's (Dave Twedt's mother) where Peanut spends the night on dance nights, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, September, 2008

(I've been taking Peanut to and from her dance lessons since she was five years old.)

Box 23 Print 206
The doors to the National Guard Armory, Salem, South Dakota (10 miles East of Spencer), June 1998
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A backhoe operator from California picking up rubble across from the grain elevator in Spencer, June 1998
Box 25 Print 42
South Dakota Department of Corrections inmates working to clean up Spencer from the May 30, 1998 F-4 tornado, June 1998
Box 25 Print 33
Rain, wipers on the windshield of my 1981 VW pickup, heading East on SD Highway 38 between Spencer and Salem, June, 1998
Box 25 Print 34
Reverend Thomas Christopher standing on what is left at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Spencer, June 1998

Thomas (in center with horn) has momentarily borrowed the horn from the boy standing next to him. This was about an hour before a church service was held on this floor to celebrate the old church and to plan a new one on the same location. The banner reads: On Him Alone We Build.

Box 25 Print 26
Inside the fallen water tower in Spencer (from the May 30 tornado), June 1998
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Bernie Opland (seated inside the skip loader) and a friend who came out for the day gathering tornado damaged vehicles to crush in Bernie's portable car crusher, June 1998

Close to 200 vehicles were crushed and hauled away by Bernie following the May 30 tornado.

Box 25 Print 210
Spencer, South Dakota's Cardinals -- the PeeWee League, July 2008

The kids Chatterley knows are Rebecca Stone (far left), Paityn Fredricks (fourth from left), Kaitlyn Fredricks (eighth from left), Breyton Fredricks (next to Kaitlyn, front). Chad Mentle is the coach (wearing sunglasses). This image was shot at Spencer's ballfield is in the Northeast part of town.

Box 25 Print 209
Standing in Dave and Mary Twedt's backyard area and looking toward Spencer on the 10 year anniversary of Spencer's tornado, May 2008.

This photograph was made with Chatterley's hand-made camera fitted with a 100 mm lens removed from a plastic camera.

Box 25 Print 208
Men taking down a VFW flag in the back at a pickup truck following a parade to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Spencer, June 2005.
Box 25 Print 207
Riding with Lloyd Webb in the North pasture (3 miles North of Spencer), passing a frozen pond, March 1999
Box 25 Print 121
Standing on the platform where the old Spencer water tower stood, facing Southeast, New Year's Day, 1999

The home in the center of the photograph belongs to Cookie Mentle. Her son Troy once owned the car in the driveway. Troy, Richard Stone, and another boy were fishing during the day of the May 30, 1998 tornado. They were in Troy's garage cleaning fish when Troy saw the tornado coming into town. He managed to get himself, Richard and the other boy into a storm cellar just seconds before the tornado passed over them. Richard Stone credits Troy for saving his life. Troy died the following Halloween weekend from liver failure due to excessive drinking. He was living an apartment in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. I spoke to him on the phone just a few days before. His name is present on the tornado memorial in town along with the six others who passed on May 30, 1998. The Stones' house is in the distance to the left.

Box 25 Print 108
Burning discarded buiding material and rubbish in front of Lloyd and Nancy Webb's farm house, 3 miles north of Spencer, the day before Thanksgiving, 1998
Box 25 Print 93
A few spot "test" fires that have been lit in the rubble following the razing of most of Spencer, June 1998

This is one of two large trenches dug to accept the tornado damaged town following the May 30, 1998 tornado, June 1998

Box 25 Print 54
Spencer, South Dakota Series, 11x14 gelatin silver work prints, untitled and undated
(62 prints)
Box 25 Print 54

Consists of one 11x14 print, two 6x20 prints, and eleven 16x20 prints, all selenium-toned gelatin silver prints. Founded in 1994, the Durham, North Carolina based Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers (TROSA) is a multi-year residential program that enables substance abusers to be productive, recovering individuals by providing comprehensive treatment, work-based vocational training, education, and continuing care. Chatterley's photographs document the program and its residents in the spring and summer of 2002. Original captions taken from back of prints. Arranged in original order as received.

11x14 print of William Mack or "Mr. Mac." Head of the TROSA brick laying crew (staff) at his home in Durham, North Carolina, 2002
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6x20 panorama print of New TROSA resident trying on clothes in the TROSA warehouse. Durham, North Carolina, 2002 Spring (3 negatives printed consecutively)
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6x20 panorama print of TROSA resident prior to graduation ceremony (2 year program). National Guard Armory, Durham, North Carolina, 2002 Spring
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16x20 print of the TROSA band during rehearsal. ("T-West") Durham, North Carolina, 2002 Spring
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16x20 print of TROSA staff and residents (Kevin McDonald, Director, is closest to camera). Durham, North Carolina, 2002 Aug.
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16x20 print of TROSA residents gathering before graduation ceremony. National Guard Armory, Durham, North Carolina, 2002 Aug.
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16x20 print of TROSA graduates. National Guard Armory, Durham, North Carolina, 2002 Aug.
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16x20 print of TROSA garage and donated cars to residents who are about to graduate from the program. "T-West" Durham, North Carolina, 2002
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16x20 print of Learning to make biscuits. T-North (TROSA) Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers, Durham, NC, 2002
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16x20 print of TROSA resident with One Year Medal-"T-North" Durham, North Carolina, undated
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16x20 print of TROSA moving crew at Duke University
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16x20 print of Mr. Mac
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16x20 print of TROSA kitchen staff
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Untitled and undated 16x20 print of a group of workers sitting on a stoop
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Two prints that are not related to other series in this collection.

6x20 print, Looking west, under the Mississippi River Bridge, Memphis, Tennessee. After a rare snowstorm. Holga plastic "panoramic" camera, 2006 Feb.
The godhead statue from behind (god the father, son, holy ghost). Salt Lake City, Utah, August 2007

Photograph made with Chatterley's 1st handmade camera, a 5x7 aluminium camera painted red.

Consists of a publication on Asian migrant communities in N.C. containing Chatterley's work on Cambodian Americans, and five audio cassette tapes with interviews of Chatterley discussing his career as a documentary photographer. The interviews have been digitized and stored on a library server; listening copies must be made for access. Please consult with a reference archivist before coming to use this material.

Lau, Barbara. From Cambodia to Greensboro: Tracing the Journeys of New North Carolinians. [Exhibit catalogue.] With contributions by Thomas A. Tweed and Sally Peterson, and photographs by Cedric N. Chatterley. Greensboro, NC: Greensboro Historical Museum, 2004.

The Greensboro Historical Museum mounted an exhibition from December 2003 to December 2005 entitled "From Cambodia to Greensboro: Tracing the Journeys of New North Carolinians." 2003 marked the twentieth anniversary of the Cambodian community in Greensboro, North Carolina, and the exhibition and book traced the community's growth and the experiences of its population.

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Five audiocassettes containing an interview with Chatterley describing his life and career as a documentary photographer. Titles transcribed from cassette labels.

[Original audiovisual materials are closed to patron use. Digital files of these recordings are available, but listening copy must be made before contents can be accessed. Please consult with a reference archivist before coming to use these materials.]

Cedric, tape 1, 2008 Apr. 18
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Cedric, tape 2, 2008 Apr. 18
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Cedric, tape 1 of 2, 2008 Apr. 20
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Lesley Williams/Cedric N. Chatterley, 2008 Apr. 22
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Lesley Williams/Cedric N. Chatterley, 2008 Apr. 23
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Historical Note

Chronology List

DateEvent(s)
1956 May 6Born in Massena, New York
1987 MayMaster of Fine Arts thesis, Ambivalent Ecstasies/Converging Energies, exhibited at the University of Southern Illinois, Carbondale
1988-1989In collaboration with Steven Cole, conducted six interviews with Linda Lord about her work at Penobscot Poultry in Maine
1999Publication of I Was Content and Not Content: the Story of Linda Lord and the Closing of Penobscot Poultry, authors Alicia Rouverol and Steven Cole, photographs by Chatterley (Southern Illinois Press)
2002 JulyProduction completed of Honeboy, a film documentary on bluesman David "Honeyboy" Edwards, with photographs contributed by Chatterley, directed by Scott L. Taradash
2003"Each One, Teach One" exhibit on the Durham, N.C. Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers (TROSA) program, featuring materials from ethnographic research conducted by Barbara Lau and Chatterley through the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University
2003-2005From Cambodia to Greensboro: Tracing the Journeys of New North Carolinians, curated by Barbara Lau, photographs by Chatterley; organized by the Greensboro Historical Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina
2006Began making his own large format cameras

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • MF 045, One Year Later: The Closing of Penobscot Poultry and the Transition of a Veteran Employee (interviews with Linda Lord, 1988-1989 and traveling exhibit materials and recordings of forums, 1989) (University of Maine, Maine Folklife Center)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Cedric N. Chatterley Photographs, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Cedric N. Chatterley Photographs were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2008 and 2009.

Processing Information

Processed by Tanner Capps, Kenneth Dasher, Kathryn Terrell, October 2009

Encoded by Tanner Capps, Kenneth Dasher, Paula Jeannet Mangiafico, Kathryn Terrell, October 2009

Accessions 2008-0008, 2008-0153, 2008-0167, 2008-0240, 2009-0143, 2009-0218, and 2009-0228 were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.