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    • Cabbage/Highlands, N.C.

    • Romanes, R. A. (Reinfried Armstrong), 1896-1978
    • Reinfried Armstrong Romanes (April 4, 1896-1978), more often known as R. A. Romanes or simply as Romanes, was born and raised in Europe. In 1919, he emigrated to America and, through family and political connections, wound up living in Alto,...
    • Western Carolina University Hunter Library;
    • Tannery, Sylva, North Carolina

    • unknown;
    • Early postcards illustrated life and scenery in western North Carolina. This card depicts a tannery in Sylva, North Carolina. Early industrial sites were featured on postcards to illustrate the modernity of a town.
    • Western Carolina University Hunter Library;
    • C.J. Harris Tannery, Sylva, N.C.   pre-publication card

    • unknown;
    • Early postcards illustrated life and scenery in western North Carolina. This card is labeled, “C.J. Harris Tannery, Sylva, N.C.” Early industrial sites were featured on postcards to illustrate the modernity of a town.
    • Western Carolina University Hunter Library;
    • C.J. Harris Tannery, Sylva, N.C.

    • Yoho, Melvin
    • Early postcards illustrating life and scenery in western North Carolina were published by several companies in and around the region. This postcard depicts C.J. Harris Tannery, once located in Sylva, North Carolina.
    • Western Carolina University Hunter Library;
    •  Portrait: Miners

    • Ensley, A. L. (Abraham Lincoln), 1865-1948
    • Abraham Lincoln Ensley (1865-1948) was one of the earliest commercial photographers in western North Carolina. He made images, mostly portraits, on 5” x 7” glass plates that he developed on his farm in Jackson County. Like most native residents,...
    • Western Carolina University Hunter Library;
    •  Landscape: unknown mine

    • Ensley, A. L. (Abraham Lincoln), 1865-1948
    • Abraham Lincoln Ensley (1865-1948) was one of the earliest commercial photographers in western North Carolina. He made images, mostly portraits, on 5” x 7” glass plates that he developed on his farm in Jackson County. Like most native residents,...
    • Western Carolina University Hunter Library;
    •  Workers at clay mine, Webster, N.C.

    • Ensley, A. L. (Abraham Lincoln), 1865-1948
    • Abraham Lincoln Ensley (1865-1948) was one of the earliest commercial photographers in western North Carolina. He made images, mostly portraits, on 5” x 7” glass plates that he developed on his farm in Jackson County. Like most native residents,...
    • Western Carolina University Hunter Library;
    • Ocona Lufty River, Bryson City, N.C.

    • Bryson City Drug Co.
    • Early postcards illustrated life and scenery in western North Carolina. This card depicts the beautiful Ocona Lufty (Oconaluftee) River, a well-used source of fresh water fish for residents of western North Carolina. Here two Cherokee residents...
    • Western Carolina University Hunter Library;
    •  Jackson Hardware Company, Sylva, N.C.

    • unknown;
    • It is rare to have a photograph taken of the interior of a store since such a place was not commonly thought to be of exceptional visual interest. Its rarity makes this 1918 image of Jackson Hardware Company all the more valuable. Located in...
    • Western Carolina University Hunter Library;
    • Old Fashion Grist Mill, Near Dillsboro, N.C.

    • Sherrill, George Dexter, 1879-1931
    • George Dexter Sherrill (1879–1931) was a commercial photographer in the first decades of the 20th century. Born in Dillsboro, North Carolina, Sherrill was related through marriage to glass-plate photographer, A.L. Ensley, a noted area portrait...
    • Western Carolina University Hunter Library;
    • Jackson County Fair Grounds, Sylva, N.C.

    • Sherrill, George Dexter, 1879-1931
    • George Dexter Sherrill (1879–1931) was a commercial photographer in the first decades of the 20th century. Born in Dillsboro, North Carolina, Sherrill was related through marriage to glass-plate photographer, A.L. Ensley, a noted area portrait...
    • Western Carolina University Hunter Library;
    •  Smoky Mountain Bridge

    • Romanes, R. A. (Reinfried Armstrong), 1896-1978
    • Reinfried Armstrong Romanes (April 4, 1896-1978), more often known as R. A. Romanes or simply as Romanes, was born and raised in Europe. In 1919, he emigrated to America and, through family and political connections, wound up living in Alto,...
    • Western Carolina University Hunter Library;
    •  Tallulah Falls Bridge, under construction, 1939

    • Romanes, R. A. (Reinfried Armstrong), 1896-1978
    • Reinfried Armstrong Romanes (April 4, 1896-1978), more often known as R. A. Romanes or simply as Romanes, was born and raised in Europe. In 1919, he emigrated to America and, through family and political connections, wound up living in Alto,...
    • Western Carolina University Hunter Library;
    •  Farrier shoeing a horse

    • Ensley, A. L. (Abraham Lincoln), 1865-1948;
    • Abraham Lincoln Ensley (1865-1948) was one of the earliest commercial photographers in western North Carolina. He made images, mostly portraits, on 5” x 7” glass plates that he developed on his farm in Jackson County. Like most native residents,...
    • Western Carolina University Hunter Library;
    •  Men and oxen team at saw mill

    • Ensley, A. L. (Abraham Lincoln), 1865-1948;
    • Abraham Lincoln Ensley (1865-1948) was one of the earliest commercial photographers in western North Carolina. He made images, mostly portraits, on 5” x 7” glass plates that he developed on his farm in Jackson County. Like most native residents,...
    • Western Carolina University Hunter Library;
    • George Masa / Cameraman

    • Masa, George, 1881-1933;
    • This business cards, titled "George Masa / Cameraman" documents Masa's work in Asheville, North Carolina. Born and raised in Japan, George Masa (1881-1933) was known by the name Masahara Iizuka. He emigrated to the U.S. when he was 20 years old...
    • Western Carolina University Hunter Library;
    •  Industrial building

    • Ensley, A. L. (Abraham Lincoln), 1865-1948
    • Abraham Lincoln Ensley (1865-1948) was one of the earliest commercial photographers in western North Carolina. He made images, mostly portraits, on 5” x 7” glass plates that he developed on his farm in Jackson County. Like most native residents,...
    • Western Carolina University Hunter Library;
    • Plateau Studios / Kodak Finishing Dept.

    • Plateau Studios (Asheville, N.C.)
    • This envelop once held three rolls of film that were processed at The Plateau Studios in Asheville, North Carolina. Born and raised in Japan, George Masa (1881-1933) was known by the name Masahara Iizuka. He emigrated to the U.S. when he was 20...
    • Western Carolina University Hunter Library;
    •  Hog Rock Mine, Harris Clay Company

    • Ensley, A. L. (Abraham Lincoln), 1865-1948;
    • Abraham Lincoln Ensley (1865-1948) was one of the earliest commercial photographers in western North Carolina. He made images, mostly portraits, on 5” x 7” glass plates that he developed on his farm in Jackson County. Like most native residents,...
    • Western Carolina University Hunter Library;
    •  Miners at mine entrance

    • Ensley, A. L. (Abraham Lincoln), 1865-1948;
    • Abraham Lincoln Ensley (1865-1948) was one of the earliest commercial photographers in western North Carolina. He made images, mostly portraits, on 5” x 7” glass plates that he developed on his farm in Jackson County. Like most native residents,...
    • Western Carolina University Hunter Library;

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