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Photos, Prints, Drawings James Dickens and Rev. Larry Brown prepare to baptize Vicky Jarrell in Coal River.

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Title
James Dickens and Rev. Larry Brown prepare to baptize Vicky Jarrell in Coal River.
Contributor Names
Brown, Larry (Depicted)
Dickens, James (Depicted)
Jarrell, Vicky (Depicted)
Eiler, Lyntha Scott (Photographer)
Created / Published
April 14, 1996
Subject Headings
-  Swimming holes
-  Community events
-  April
-  Spring
-  Crane Hole (W. Va.)
-  Fishing holes
-  Bar museums
-  Ritual immersion
-  Photographs
-  Ethnography
-  West Virginia -- Raleigh County -- Arnett
-  West Virginia -- Coal River
Genre
Photographs
Ethnography
Notes
-  The deeper holes of the Coal River have long supported the ritual of baptism by immersion in living waters. At the Crane Hole in Arnett, the bank slopes gently enough to allow wading into deep water. Here the congregation of the Arnett Chapel gathers behind the Arnett Fire Hall on a chilly April morning for the baptism of Vicky Jarrell. Reverend Larry Brown faces his congregation, singing "Shall We Gather at the River." The hymn may be heard on an audio clip in this collection.
-  Event: River baptism of Vicky Jarrell.
Medium
35 mm Color Slide
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1999/008: CRF-LE-C080-14
Source Collection
Coal River Folklife Collection (AFC 1999/008)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afccmns.lec08014
Online Format
image

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Chicago citation style:

Brown, Larry, James Dickens, Vicky Jarrell, and Lyntha Scott Eiler. James Dickens and Rev. Larry Brown prepare to baptize Vicky Jarrell in Coal River. 1996. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/cmns000463/. (Accessed September 28, 2016.)

APA citation style:

Brown, L., Dickens, J., Jarrell, V. & Eiler, L. S. (1996) James Dickens and Rev. Larry Brown prepare to baptize Vicky Jarrell in Coal River. [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/cmns000463/.

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Brown, Larry, et al. James Dickens and Rev. Larry Brown prepare to baptize Vicky Jarrell in Coal River. 1996. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/cmns000463/>.