On a July day in 1935, Richard Claude Shacklett walked into Leo Ferrell's Photography shop and asked if there was anything he could do. Mr. Ferrell offered him a job processing roll film. Sometime between 1936 and 37, at the age of 16, Shacklett became a local photographer creating and documenting some of the most memorable images of Rutherford County of the 1930's and 1940's.
Shacklett's Photography will be celebrating their 80th birthday this Friday and Saturday in Murfreesboro. Gloria Christy, the daughter of the late Richard Claude Shacklett, talks about her fathers' impact on the community...
The late Shacklett also had an impact across the country with his photographs... one of which won national awards world wide...
In the 1940's, he once again recorded history with the snap of a shutter...
I guess you could say, the rest is history.
Shacklett's Photography will be celebrating their 80th birthday this Friday and Saturday in Murfreesboro.
Thom and Gloria Christy talk more about that famous trout photo - 1 Min and 40 Sec:
A black and white version of the photo later appeared in LIFE Magazine in May of 1952:
Join Shacklett's Photography at the 80th Birthday celebration at the studio, 105 South Church Street, on the Square, Friday evening, September 1st at Friday Night Live, 5-9:30pm and Saturday morning at the Main Street Market, September 2nd, from 9-12pm. Both days, Shacklett's will feature artifacts in a special exhibit honoring the life and legacy of Richard C. Shackeltt. Music by Frank and Nancy List, "Music through the Decades" will be performed on the balcony at Uptown Talk for the birthday celebration.
For more information about Shacklett's Photography go to: www.shacklettsphotography,com or a Facebook/shacklettsphotography or call (615)893-2369