Winyah Sanitarium (Asheville, N.C.) photograph album
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of photographs taken at Winyah Sanitarium, located in Asheville, N.C., circa 1920s. Subjects of the photograph include the exterior of the hospital, the grounds, and both staff and patients. A couple of the photographs include a car and most of the individuals are posed (some in the snow). There is one image of a street car and two of different buildings (unidentified). The photographed staff are primarily nurses wearing their uniforms and an African American woman wearing a maid's uniform.
- circa 1920s
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Winyah Sanitarium was founded by Dr. Karl Von Ruck in 1888. It was located below Sunset Mountain in Asheville, North Carolina and was one of the first private facilities in the United States established to treat tuberculosis. The facility featured in this photograph album was built in 1900.
0.01 Linear Feet (1 folder)
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Purchased in 2016
Processed by Kim Sims, April 2022
- African Americans Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Asheville (N.C.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Tuberculosis--Hospitals--North Carolina Subject Source: Local sources
- Winyah Sanitarium
- Winyah Sanitarium (Asheville, N.C.) photograph album
- Kim Sims
- April 2022
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