A couple with 3 of their daughters

Photographic Material

Identifier
pmc_0325
Date
circa 1945
Creator
Mullins, William R. (artist)
Format
Negative
Generation - General
Original/Master
Container
Item
Color
B&W
Description
Exterior of family in front of foliage. Parents are sitting and holding three young daughters on their laps.  The couple is Collins and Effie Hollyfield, and the daughters (L-R in birth order) are Odessa Hollyfield Hudson, Collene Hollyfield Combs, and Betty Joyce Hollyfield.

Collins and Effie Hollyfield
moved from Greensboro, Alabama to Dunham, Kentucky in 1934. Collins worked for Consolidation Coal Company. After injuries forced him to retire from mine work he created a business selling popcorn from a truck to local residents. The couple raised 12 children in Dunham, where they lived for the remainder of their lives. Appalshop conducted an oral history interview with the couple in 1991.

Daughters' names provided by Crystal Combs White, daughter of Collene (the only surviving of the 3 children in the photo, Feb 2020).