Guide to the Charles Town, West Virginia Photographs, undated

Summary Information

Title: Charles Town, West Virginia Photographs, undated
Collection: AC.416
Extent: 0.02 linear feet (2 folders)
Abstract:

Charles Town, West Virginia Photographs is a collection of twenty-nine mid-nineteenth century portraits of individuals believed to be from Charles Town in Jefferson County, West Virginia.

Creator: unknown

Biographical/Historical Note

Charles Town, West Virginia is located in Jefferson County, West Virginia in the northeastern panhandle. Charles Washington founded the town in 1786. In 1801, Jefferson County was formed from Berkeley County. Jefferson County contains 212 square miles, the Blue Ridge Mountains, and the Shenandoah River. Abolitionist John Brown was hanged in Charles Town in 1859.

Scope and Contents

Charles Town, West Virginia Photographs is a collection of twenty-nine mid-nineteenth century portraits of individuals believed to be from Charles Town in Jefferson County, West Virginia.

Arrangement

These photographs are arranged in one folder.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research without restrictions in the Dougherty Reading Room. The photographs are housed separately within a cold storage unit. Please allow additional time to allow the photograph to adjust to room temperature.

Acquisitions Information

The W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection purchased this collection in April 2008. Its accession number is AC.2008.023. It is not open to the public.

Processing Information

Processed by Kathryn Staley, June, 2008; Encoded by Kathryn Staley, June, 2008

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.416: Charles Town, West Virginia Photographs, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Document Series. (undated)
Photocopies of the Photograph Album. Folder 1
Photograph Series. (undated)
Mary Schofield. Folder 1
William Grantham and wife Maria Waugh. The woman is wearing a cap. Folder 1
Adam Rhilman. The photograph is of a girl, approximately 10 years old, sitting on a tassled chair. Folder 1
Helen Jessie Rosenburg. Moustached man standing in an overcoat. Folder 1
Wesley Wilson. Man in a goatee. Folder 1
Eddie Rosenburg. Girl approximately 5 years old. Folder 1
Jessie Rosenburg. Man with lighter colored hair in overcoat. Folder 1
McKendry Rieley. Folder 1
Willie Rieley. Man in his twenties. Folder 1
George Duke. Man in his twenties. Folder 1
Laura Lewis. Three year old girl. Folder 1
William Smith. Moustached man in his late thirties. Folder 1
Clifton LittleJohn, his sister Julia Johnson, and her baby. Child is about three years old; man is moustached. Folder 1
Charile and Woodward Johnson. Two boys between 5 and 10 years old. Folder 1
Young unnamed teenage girl with ringlets and rings. Folder 1
Two unnamed young girls, about seven years old. Folder 1
Neely Clifton. Moustached man in his early thirties. Folder 1
Annie Kirby. Twenty year old woman. Folder 2
Mrs. Potterfield. Woman in late teens or early twenties with necklace. Folder 2
Sherrie Brown. Woman in twenties. Folder 2
Unnamed woman in Civil War era dress. Folder 2
Cousin Elizabeth [Shilchison?]. Woman in Civil War dress. Folder 2
Frank Driscoe. Girl approximately 2 years old. Folder 2
Mrs. Mary Kerchival. Fifty year old Civil War era woman. Folder 2
John Kerchival. Sixty year old man. Folder 2
Eddie Rosenburg. Eight year old boy. Folder 2
Lee Johnson. Four year old blond boy with checked outfit. Folder 2
Lydia Moore Millar, mother of Fannie Moore, grandmother of Fannie and Emma Alkinson. Elderly woman in Civil War era dress and a cap. The photograph album labeled her as Thomas E. Smith. Folder 2