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Edward Bobal photograph album

Identifier: AC-245

Scope and Contents

This photograph album was kept by Edward Bobal and his wife, Madelyn, while he awaited reassignment in the Army, in Asheville, North Carolina, during World War II. The album shows their 10 day stay in Asheville. Their photographs depict each other posed around the city, tourist sites, and various landmarks. They visited Grove Park and stayed at the Grove Park Inn. The couple also visited the Biltmore House, which is labelled the "George W. Vanderbilt estate" in the album. The album's cover is leather with handpainted flowers and the title "Snap Shots Asheville N.C."


  • Creation: 1945 March-April


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Biographical / Historical

First Lieutenant Edward Bobal served with the United States Army's Cavalry Division in the Southwest Pacific for 18 months during World War II.


0.75 Linear Feet (1 box)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Between the Covers Rare Books, Inc., 2022.

Processing Information

Anna Smith, 2022.

Edward Bobal photograph album
Anna Smith
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository