Walter F. Smith Collection of Portraits, 1946-1949 and undated


Title: Walter F. Smith Collection of Portraits

Collection Number: Kingsport Community Manuscript Collection (KCMC) 428

Physical Description: 1 folder (7 photographs)

Creator: Walter F. Smith

Repository: Archives of the City of Kingsport



Provenance: The Walter F. Smith Collection of Portraits was donated to the Archives of the City of Kingsport by Judy and Ken Maness in March 2009.

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 April 2009.



This collection should be cited as:

Walter F. Smith Collection of Portraits, 1946-1949 and undated. KC Manuscript Collection 428, Archives of the City of Kingsport, Tennessee.


Biographical/ Historical Note

Walter F. Smith. Smith worked at the Kingsport Press beginning with the inception of the company in 1923. He served as vice president of the company from 1934 to 1953 when he became president. Smith served as president of the Kingsport Press from 1953-1961. Walter F. Smith also served as vice-president and director of the First National Bank of Kingsport and was an active member of the Kiwanis Club.



The collection consists of 7 portraits collected by Walter F. Smith. Several of the portraits are of prominent Kingsport citizens including E.W. Palmer and J. Fred Johnson. Most of the portraits are inscribed with a personal message to Mr. Smith. The portraits were found in the attic of 1118 Watauga Street, the previous home of Walter F. Smith.


1. J. Fred Johnson, undated

2. Samuel H. Kaufman, undated

3. Samuel H. Kaufman, 1943

4. E.W. Palmer, undated

5. Art ?, 1946

6. Harry ?, undated

7. Unidentified, undated