Guy and Carl DeVault Photographs,1907-1920 and undated

KC Manuscript Collection 305

The Guy and Carl DeVault photograph collection mostly consists of photographs of various modes of transportation including airplanes, cars, and trains.  Also there are miscellaneous pictures of homes, businesses, and parades. Guy DeVault and his son Carl shared an interest in photography; the collection contains photographs taken by each of them.  Anyone interested in duplicating these images must submit their request to the family (the rights were not conveyed to the Archives).

Guy DeVault worked with the U.S. Post Office in Kingsport for 47 years before retiring in 1950.  Among his interests was photography.  His son Carl shared the interest, and many of his images are included in this collection along with his father’s.

There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

This collection should be cited as:
Guy and Carl DeVault Photographs, 1907-1920 and undated.  KC Manuscript Collection 305, Archives of the City of Kingsport, Tennessee.

Carl DeVault, Sr., donated this collection in 1995.

Karen V. Ankabrandt, Archives Intern, developed the finding aid in January 2008.

DeVault family

Photograph Collections–Tennessee.


FOLDER LIST                                                                                                                          

1. American Airlines Mail Plane, one photograph, undated

2. “Night Flight Airline,” one photograph, undated

3. “July 4th Float on Broad Street” and front View of a 1911 Ford Model “T” Car Owned by Mr. and Mrs. Guy DeVault, two photographs, undated and c. 1912 respectively

4. Passenger Train Stopping at Kingsport, one photograph, undated

5. Entry to the American Legion Carnival, one photograph, undated

6. Train Boxcar, one photograph, undated

7. Unidentified Work on Rail Line and Unidentified Balloon, two photographs, both undated

8. Unidentified Train at Kingsport Station and Entrance to the Kingsport Pharmacy (located at Main and Broad Streets), two photographs, undated and c. 1920 respectively

9. Church Circle at Night During Christmas Season, one photograph, undated

10. Airplane Landing at Early Tri-Cities Airport McKellar Field, one photograph, 1930s or 1940s

11. The First Kingsport Railroad Station Boxcar and a reprint of the photograph in folder 6 (Train Boxcar), two photographs, c. 1908 and undated respectively

12. Mr. and Mrs. Guy E. DeVault in Model “T” Ford Automobile Alleged to be Kingsport’s First, one photograph, c. 1911

13. DeVault Home on Netherland Inn Roadand View of Rail Line Looking East Toward Kingsport from Howard Hill, two photographs, 1908 and c. 1908 respectively

14. Unidentified Train Engine and Reprint of photograph in folder 9 (Church Circle at Night During Christmas Season), two photographs, both undated

15. Unidentified Building, (possibly the Patton Home, which was Kingsport’s first Post Office) and Fire Engine in July 4th Parade, two photographs, c. 1908 and undated respectively

16. Construction of Rail Overpass and July 4th Parade Horse-Drawn Float, two photographs, undated and c. 1915 respectively

17. Night Christmas Scene Take at Allandale Mansion, one photograph, undated

18. The Kingsport Band and Excavating Crew for New Cement Plant, two photographs, undated and c. 1907 respectively

19. Enlargement of photograph in folder 15 (UnidentifiedBuilding, Possibly the Patton Home, which was Kingsport’s first post office), one photograph, c. 1908

20. Unidentified Bridge and Horse-Drawn Thrashing Machine at Livery Stable on Old Kingsport Highway, two photographs, undated and c. 1914 respectively