TVA Director Lilienthal watching water spill from Wilson Dam, Sept. 1934

Throwback Thursday: TVA’s earliest photos

Aug 4, 2022

These photos are some of the earliest recorded by a TVA photographer. 

Wilson Dam was built between 1918 and 1925 by the U.S. War Department before being acquired by TVA. To learn more about Wilson and to take a tour never-before seen areas, click here. Wilson (

Generators, interior of Wilson Dam, Jan. 1934

Boat going through Wilson Lock, April 1935

Wilson Dam spilling, 1934


Single generator, Wilson Dam, 1934