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Name Krutch, Charles C.
Other names Charles Christopher Krutch
Life Dates 1849-1934
Born: Tennessee
Died: Knoxville, Tennessee
Nationality American
Geographic location(s) Knoxville, Tennessee
Atlanta, Georgia
Occupation painting
photography
cartes-de-visite
Notes C. Christopher Krutch was born near Knoxville in 1849; lived a few years in Atlanta; painted mountain scenery in Tennessee exclusively for more thatn 30 years. Earned a living as a portrait photographer in Knoxville; was a self taught artist, did oils and watercolors, spent most of his life in mountain areas of East Tennessee. Commissioned by Chief Justice E. T. Sanford of U.S. Supreme Court to paint mountain landscape scene c. 1922; was first artist to be commissioned by U.S. government under new Public Works of Art Project in 1934, the results of which were property of U.S. Government but loaned to local public buildings. Died Knoxville in 1934. Won first premium at the Knoxville Exposition, 1923; painting bought at that time by Charles J. McClung. References: Knoxville Journal, July 5, 1934.
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Associated Records

Image of Photograph Collection - 1957.3.168.35

Photograph Collection - 1957.3.168.35

"Miss Annie Booth," September 1874, carte de visite, photograph by Charles C. Krutch. Printed below image, in gold ink: C. Krutch, Knoxville. On reverse, handwritten in ink (faded): Sept. 1874 Carte de visite was inserted in album 1957.3.168, a photograph album that belonged to Frank H. McClung, Jr. Handwritten on album page below image, in pencil: Miss Annie Booth

Image of Photograph Collection - 1957.3.168.21

Photograph Collection - 1957.3.168.21

"Mary Park," May 1876, cabinet card, photograph by C. C. Krutch. Printed below image, in gold ink: C. C. Krutch, (CCK monogram) Knoxville. On reverse, handwritten in black ink: May 1876 Cabinet card was inserted in album 1957.3.168, a photograph album that belonged to Frank H. McClung, Jr. Handwritten on album page below image, in pencil: Mary Park

Image of Photograph Collection - 1957.3.168.28

Photograph Collection - 1957.3.168.28

"Frank H. McClung, Jr.," January 1877, cabinet card, photograph by C. C. Krutch. Printed below image, in gold ink: C.C. Krutch (CCK monogram) Knoxville On reverse, handwritten in black ink: - 1877 - / Jan. / F. H. McClung, Jr. Cabinet card was inserted in album 1957.3.168, a photograph album that belonged to Frank H. McClung, Jr. Handwritten on album page below image, in pencil: F. H. McClung, Jr. 1877

Image of Photograph Collection - 1957.3.168.37

Photograph Collection - 1957.3.168.37

"Margie McGhee," September 1873, carte de visite, photograph by Charles C. Krutch. Printed on reverse, in black: C. C. Krutch, / Knoxville, / Tenn. Handwritten on reverse, in pencil: Margie McGhee Sept. 1873 Carte de visite was inserted in album 1957.3.168, a photograph album that belonged to Frank H. McClung, Jr. Handwritten on album page below image, in pencil: Margie McGhee

Image of Photograph Collection - 1957.3.168.40

Photograph Collection - 1957.3.168.40

"Mary Pleas McClung," 1874, carte de visite, photograph by Charles C. Krutch. Printed below image, in gold ink on black background: C. Krutch, Knoxville, Tenn. On reverse, handwritten in pencil: 1874 Carte de visite was inserted in album 1957.3.168, a photograph album that belonged to Frank H. McClung, Jr. Handwritten on album page below image, in pencil: Mary Pleas McClung

Image of Photograph Collection - 1957.3.168.42

Photograph Collection - 1957.3.168.42

"Jennie Morgan," 1874, carte de visite, photograph by Charles C. Krutch. Printed below image, in gold ink on black background: C. Krutch, Knoxville, Tenn. On reverse, handwritten in pencil: 1874 Carte de visite was inserted in album 1957.3.168, a photograph album that belonged to Frank H. McClung, Jr. Handwritten on album page below image, in pencil: Jennie Morgan, Columbia, T.

Image of Photograph Collection - 1957.3.168.46

Photograph Collection - 1957.3.168.46

"Charles S. Wyly," 1876, carte de visite, photograph by Charles C. Krutch. Printed below image, in gold ink: C. C. Krutch (CCK monogram) Knoxville On reverse, handwritten in black ink: '76 / (Lieut. "D" Co) / Chas. S. Wyly Carte de visite was inserted in album 1957.3.168, a photograph album that belonged to Frank H. McClung, Jr. Handwritten on album page below image, in pencil: Chas S Wyly

Image of Photograph Collection - 1957.3.168.47

Photograph Collection - 1957.3.168.47

"Thomas J. McLemon," c. 1876, carte de visite, photograph by Charles C. Krutch. Printed below image, in gold ink: C. C. Krutch (CCK monogram) Knoxville On reverse, handwritten in pencil: Your friend & Classmate, Thos. J. McLemon. Carte de visite was inserted in album 1957.3.168, a photograph album that belonged to Frank H. McClung, Jr. Handwritten on album page below image, in pencil: Thos. J. McLemon

Image of Photograph Collection - 1957.3.168.51

Photograph Collection - 1957.3.168.51

"John DeBow," 1873-1874, carte de visite, photograph by Charles C. Krutch. Printed below image, in gold ink on black background: Krutch Knoxville, Tenn. Carte de visite was inserted in album 1957.3.168, a photograph album that belonged to Frank H. McClung, Jr. Handwritten on album page below image, in pencil: John DeBow

Image of Photograph Collection - 1957.3.168.57

Photograph Collection - 1957.3.168.57

"James N. Mitchell, Joe S. Rayl, and Frank H. McClung, Jr.," March 15, 1873, carte de visite, photograph by Charles C. Krutch. Printed on reverse, in black: C. C. Krutch, / Knoxville, / Tenn. On reverse, handwritten in pencil: March 15, 1873 / Jos. S. Rayl / left to right: J. N. Mitchell / Joe S. Rayl - / F. H. McClung Carte de visite was inserted in album 1957.3.168, a photograph album that belonged to Frank H. McClung, Jr. Handwritten on album page below image, in pencil: Left to right - / J. N. Mitchell, Joe S. Rayl, Frank H. McClung / March 15, 1873

Image of Photograph Collection - 1957.3.170.3

Photograph Collection - 1957.3.170.3

"Margaret Cowan McClung," carte-de-visite, photograph by C. C. Krutch. Print mounted on black cardstock Printed below image, in gold: Knoxville "Krutch" Tenn. Carte-de-visite was inserted in album 1957.3.170. Handwritten on album page below image, in pencil: Margaret Cowan McClung

Image of Photograph Collection - 1957.3.170.8

Photograph Collection - 1957.3.170.8

"Robert Gardner McClung," cabinet card, c. 1872-1899, photograph by C. C. Krutch. Printed below image, in gold: C.C. Krutch (CCK monogram) Knoxville On back, handwritten in pencil: Robt. Gardner McClung Cabinet card was inserted in album 1957.3.170. Handwritten on album page below image, in pencil: Robert Gardner McClung

Image of Photograph Collection - 1957.3.170.11

Photograph Collection - 1957.3.170.11

"C. M. McClung," c. 1850-1899, photograph by C. C. Krutch. Printed below image, in gold: C. C. Krutch (CCK monogram) Knoxville Carte-de-visite was inserted in album 1957.3.170. Handwritten on album page below image, in pencil: C. M. McClung, "Cal"

Image of Photograph Collection - 1957.3.170.30

Photograph Collection - 1957.3.170.30

"Jeannie Morgan," carte-de-visite, c. 1850-1899, photograph by C. C. Krutch. Printed below image, in gold: Knoxville C. Krutch Tenn. Carte-de-visite was inserted in album 1957.3.170. Handwritten on album page below image, in pencil: Jeannie Morgan / Daughter of Calvin Morgan / Columbia, Tenn / Dress was Mrs. C. J. McClung's

Image of Photograph Collection - 1957.3.170.32

Photograph Collection - 1957.3.170.32

"Lizzie Bevin," carte-de-visite, 1874, photograph by C. C. Krutch. Printed below image: C. Krutch (CCK monogram) Knoxville. Handwritten on back: For Pattie / with / Miss Lizzie's best / love. Sept. 1874 Carte-de-visite was inserted in album 1957.3.170. Handwritten on album page below image, in pencil: Miss Lizzie Bevin / Baltimore

Image of Photograph Collection - 1957.3.170.33

Photograph Collection - 1957.3.170.33

"Dr. Bevin," carte-de-visite, c. 1874, photograph by C. C. Krutch. Printed below image: Knoxville "Krutch" Tenn Carte-de-visite was inserted in album 1957.3.170. Handwritten on album page below image, in pencil: Dr. Bevin / Resident Physician at / Montvale Springs

Image of Photograph Collection - 1957.3.170.39

Photograph Collection - 1957.3.170.39

Unidentified man, "Preacher," carte-de-visite, c. 1850-1899, photograph by C. C. Krutch. Unidentified gentleman identified only as a preacher; friend or relative of the McClung family. Printed below image: C. C. Krutch (CCK monogram) Knoxville. Carte-de-visite was inserted in album 1957.3.170. Handwritten on album page below image, in pencil: Preacher

Image of Photograph Collection - 1957.3.170.41

Photograph Collection - 1957.3.170.41

"Ellie McClung (Green)," cabinet card, c. 1872, photograph by C. C. Krutch. Printed below image: Krutch (CCK monogram) Knoxville Cabinet card was inserted in album 1957.3.170. Handwritten on album page below image, in pencil: E. McClung Green - b. May 23, 1872

Image of Photograph Collection - 1957.3.170.42

Photograph Collection - 1957.3.170.42

"Mrs. Matthew McClung," cabinet card, c. 1850-1899, photograph by C. C. Krutch. Printed below image: Knoxville, C. Krutch Tenn. Cabinet card was inserted in album 1957.3.170. Handwritten on album page below image, in pencil: Mrs. Matt McClung

Image of Photograph Collection - 1957.3.170.60

Photograph Collection - 1957.3.170.60

"Noble Hardie Kirkland," carte-de-visite, c. 1850-1899, photograph by C. C. Krutch. He is wearing a light-colored suit with buttons (brass?) on collar, sides, and center, possibly a child's military outfit. Below image, printed in gold: C. C. Krutch (CCK monogram) Knoxville Carte-de-visite was inserted in album 1957.3.170. Handwritten on album page below image, in pencil: Noble Hardie Kirkland