Guide to the Western North Carolina Road Trip Photograph Album

Summary Information

Title: Western North Carolina Road Trip Photograph Album
Collection: AC.1032
Extent: 0.5 linear feet (1 medium flat box)

A photograph album detailing a road trip of two women made through western North Carolina circa 1920s. The tour started at Black Mountain proceeded to Mount Mitchell, Chimney Rock, and Lake Lure before returning back to Black Mountain. Scenes include farms, roadways, Mount Mitchell, Lake Lure, Chimney Rock, and the town of Black Mountain.

Creator: Unknown

Biographical/Historical Note

Mount Mitchell State Park in Yancey County, North Carolina was established in 1915.

The town of Black Mountain was incorporated in 1893 and has been a tourist destination throughout its history

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of one photograph album containing 52 black and white photographs chronicling a road trip through North Carolina, to points such as Mt. Mitchell, Lake Lure, and Chimney Rock back to Black Mountain, circa 1920s. The photographs document the trip, undertaken by two unidentified women, from Black Mountain, North Carolina.


This is a single item collection.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

The collection was purchased from L and T Respess in 2014.

Processing Information

Processed by Trevor McKenzie, August 2016

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.1032: Western North Carolina Road Trip Photograph Album, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608.