Ruth Gamble Collins

My great-great-grandmother Ruth Gamble Collins ran a boarding house in Knoxville, Tennessee, for UT students.  The following photo comes to me from cousin Harry Coker via email about 10 years ago.  When I printed this, the printer was apparently low on ink, so the photo has these wonky horizontal lines on it which are not part of the original photo. 

This is an unidentified man on the steps, an unidentified woman on the left, Ivy Collin (Coker) in the center, and her mother Ruth Gamble Collins on the right.  This building looks to be the same one in yesterday’s post.  Was this the boarding house?  And where exactly was it? 

The next photo is simply a section of the above photo, zoomed in a bit closer.

My favorite part about the above photo?  Ruth is *KNITTING*!

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