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    • 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;
    • 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;
    • Churning, A Mountain Woman at One of Her Chores

    • Asheville Post Card Co.;
    • This card was made by the Asheville Post Card Company, located in Asheville. The company was founded in the first decades of the 20th century by Lamar Campbell Le Compte, who ran the company until his death in 1977. At the time of its closing, the...
    • 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;
    •  Lumber Mill

    • unknown;
    • Early postcards illustrated life and scenery in western North Carolina. This card includes three men who are identified as Bruce M. Reager, William P. Marcus, and William L. Baity.
    • 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;
    • In the Smokeys

    • unknown;
    • Early postcards illustrated life and scenery in western North Carolina. This card is labeled “In the Smokeys” and includes a Cherokee man dressed in western style headdress. In the background is the Water Wheel Craft Shop.
    • 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;
    • Old Mill and Crystal Trout Water, near Sylva, N.C.

    • Asheville Post Card Co.;
    • This card was made by the Asheville Post Card Company, located in Asheville. The company was founded in the first decades of the 20th century by Lamar Campbell Le Compte, who ran the company until his death in 1977. At the time of its closing, the...
    • 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;
    •  Standing at the mouth of 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;
    •  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;

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