Photograph of Kingsport Silk Mills, May 1935

KC Manuscript Collection 543


Title: Photograph of Kingsport Silk Mills

Collection Number: Kingsport Community Manuscript Collection (KCMC) 543

Physical Description: 1 folder

Creator: Paul J. Greene

Repository: Archives of the City of Kingsport


Provenance: The photograph of Kingsport Silk Mills was donated to the Archives of the City of Kingsport by Paul J. Greene in August 2012.

Access/Restrictions: 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.

Processed by: This collection was processed by Brianne Wright and opened for research in August 2013.


This collection should be cited as:

Photograph of Kingsport Silk Mills, May 1935. KC Manuscript Collection 543, Archives of the City of Kingsport, Tennessee.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Kingsport Silk Mill began operation in Kingsport in the late 1920s. The name was eventually changed to the Smoky Mountain Hosiery Mill. Paul J. Greene’s aunt, Pauline “Polly” Woods Horner was an employee of the mill and is in the photograph.


The collection contains one framed panoramic photograph of the Kingsport Silk Mills taken in May 1935. The frame was handmade by Paul J. Greene.