Asheville, N.C. Photograph Album

 

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Descriptive Summary

 

Repository: Western Carolina University Hunter Library Special Collections
Creator: unknown
Title: Asheville, N.C. Photograph Album, 1914 - 1925
Language of Material: Material in English
Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Hunter Library Special Collections.
Abstract: This photograph album contains three hundred and sixty-three (363) photographs from the vicinities of Asheville and Buncombe County in North Carolina, dating between 1914 and 1925.
Extent: .25 linear feet

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Administrative Information


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research during Hunter Library's Special Collections business hours, or by appointment.

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Copyright Notice

Copyright for materials resides with the creators of the items in question, unless otherwise designated.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Asheville, N.C. Photograph Album, Special Collections, Western Carolina University Hunter Library, Cullowhee, NC, USA.

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Acquisitions Information

Purchase from Another World Collectibles, Dillsboro, N.C. on 2003 March 21.

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Processing Information

Processed by George Frizzell, 2003 March
Encoded by Anna R. Craft, 2008 August

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Historical Note

The range of dates reflected in this photograph album covers the period of the United States' involvement in World War I (1917 - 1918), the establishment of the Oteen Veterans Administration Hospital, and a period before and after World War I of growth and prosperity for the Asheville, North Carolina, vicinity. Developments in transportation are reflected in the number of automobiles visible in the pictures, although horse-drawn carriages are also present.

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Content and Scope

This photograph album contains three hundred and sixty-three (363) photographs from the vicinities of Asheville and Buncombe County in North Carolina. Photographs with dates indicated range from 1914 to 1925. Most pictures are 2½ inches x 3 ½ inches in size. Among the featured or identified pictures are: baptisms; Bethel Church; Camp Meeting (1923); Cane Creek; Chimney Rock; family outings and picnics; Fletcher School (1921); French Broad River; group and individual pictures, which form the majority of the images in the album; Holsclaw Cabin; homes; Mt. Carmel High School class (1914); New Bridge, Swannanoa; Oteen (1920); Patties Chapel, Fletcher, N.C.; pig lot and chicken pen; railroad at Round Knob and Andrews Geyser; Slick Rock; soldiers in uniform; and the "Swannanoa M.E. Church S".

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Arrangement

The collection is in single-folder arrangement.

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Online Catalog Headings

Asheville (N.C.)--History--Photographs.
Baptism--Photographs.
Buncombe County (N.C.)--History--Photographs.
Photograph albums.
Round Knob (N.C.)--History--Photographs.
Swannanoa (N.C.)--History--Photographs.

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