Est 1873: An Illustrated History of Martin, Tennessee
These illustrations are the key part of my University Scholars Project, Est. 1873: An Illustrated History of Martin, Tenn. The project was completed in the Spring of 2018 at the University of Tennessee at Martin. The illustrations address various areas of Martin, Tennessee history over a timespan of nearly 100 years.
Each of these illustrations were created from original photography or artifacts originating from between 1920-2017. While some imagery is dated and may be controversial, the artist’s intent is simply to depict historical artifacts and locations as they were without selection or censorship. Representation is the primary goal.
The project also included the creation of a 70-page book which featured research images, illustrations, and current documentary photography of Martin.