Guide to the Photograph of John Riddle's Children Standing on Tweetsie Engine, July 4, 1909

Summary Information

Title: Photograph of John Riddle's Children Standing on Tweetsie Engine, July 4, 1909
Collection: AC.472
Extent: 0.02 linear feet (1 oversize folder, and folder with CDs containing the scanned image)
Abstract:

The Photograph of John Riddle's Children Standing on Tweetsie Engine is a black and white 13 x 20 photo on cardstock of two girls standing on the engine of Tweetsie Railway, in either Boone or Linville, North Carolina.

Creator: Riddle, John

Biographical/Historical Note

The two children in the photograph are (left to right) Beth Bertha Riddle and Mabel Amanda Riddle, daughters of John and Mary Etta Greer Riddle. John Riddle was an engineer on trains owned by Ritter-Whitaker Lumber Company. There were logging trains that ran from Western North Carolina to Eastern Tennessee (Elizabethton and Johnson City). John Riddle was killed on a train in July of 1927 in Linville, North Carolina. There are also two sons of John and Mary Riddle living in Elizabethton, Tennessee.

Scope and Contents

This photograph a black and white 13 x 20 photo on cardstock of two girls standing on the engine of Tweetsie Railway, in either Boone or Linville, North Carolina on July 4, 1909. Children pictured are John Riddle's children, Mabel Amanda Riddle and Beth Bertha Burt Riddle. The collection also contains a digital image of the photograph on CD.

Arrangement

There is no formal arrangement in the 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

This collection was donated in 2009 by Veda Estes Woodward. Accession number AC.2009.003

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott, August 2013. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.472: Photograph of John Riddle's Children Standing on Tweetsie Engine, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA

Container List

Oversize Photograph, July 4, 1909 Oversize Folder 1
Copy of photograph and CD, undated ACSC_Box 22, Folder 1