Asheville, N.C. Photograph Album


XML Version (Internet Explorer 6.0 and above)



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

Top of page

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

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

Top of page

Copyright Notice

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

Top of page

Preferred Citation

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

Top of page

Acquisitions Information

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

Top of page

Processing Information

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

Top of page

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.

Top of page

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".

Top of page


The collection is in single-folder arrangement.

Top of page

Online Catalog Headings

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

Top of page


Copyright by Western Carolina University      •      Cullowhee, NC 28723      •      828.227.7211      •      Contact WCU
Maintained by the Office of Web Services      •      Directions      •      Campus Map      •      Emergency Information      •      Text-Only

Office of Web Services