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Photo, Print, Drawing Mary Hufford interviewing Felix Mollett

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  • Mary Hufford interviewing Felix Mollett


  • Hufford, Mary (Depicted)
  • Mollett, Felix (Depicted)
  • Mollett, Billy Ray (Depicted)
  • Eiler, Terry (Photographer)

Created / Published

  • 1996/05


  • -  Shumate's Branch
  • -  Community events
  • -  Cemeteries
  • -  Community space
  • -  Spring
  • -  Graveyard Hill (Shumate's Branch, W. Va.)
  • -  May
  • -  National holidays
  • -  Grave tending
  • -  Photographs
  • -  Ethnography
  • -  West Virginia -- Raleigh County -- Sundial
  • -  West Virginia -- Shumate's Branch


  • Photographs
  • Ethnography


  • -  Event: Memorial Day Weekend on Graveyard Hill.
  • -  "Graveyard Hill is the site of an African American cemetery on the hillside above the sludge pond ("coal refuse impoundment") now filling Shumate's Branch. Each year former residents of the African American settlement at the mining town of Edwight return with their children and grandchildren to tend the graves of their relatives and hold a family reunion at the former home of Belle Wilson, a family ancestor.
  • -  This is the one weekend of the year that Performance Coal Company (a subsidiary of A.T. Massey) opens the road into the mountains around Shumate's Branch to allow public access to this cemetery."


  • 35 mm Color Slide

Call Number/Physical Location

  • AFC 1999/008: CRF-TE-C031-10

Source Collection

  • Coal River Folklife Collection (AFC 1999/008)


  • American Folklife Center

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Online Format

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Coal River Folklife Project collection (AFC 1999/008), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Hufford, Mary, Felix Mollett, Billy Ray Mollett, and Terry Eiler. Mary Hufford interviewing Felix Mollett. Shumate's Branch West Virginia Raleigh County Sundial, 1996. /05. Photograph.

APA citation style:

Hufford, M., Mollett, F., Mollett, B. R. & Eiler, T. (1996) Mary Hufford interviewing Felix Mollett. Shumate's Branch West Virginia Raleigh County Sundial, 1996. /05. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Hufford, Mary, et al. Mary Hufford interviewing Felix Mollett. /05. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.