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Photograph of John Riddle's children standing on Tweetsie engine

 Collection
Identifier: AC-472

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.

Dates

  • July 4, 1909

Language

All materials in this collection are in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room without restrictions.

Biographical 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.

Extent

0.02 Linear Feet (1 oversize folder, and 1 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.

Arrangement

There is no formal arrangement in the collection.

Acquisitions Information

This collection was donated in 2009 by Veda Estes Woodward, daughter of Mabel Amanda Riddle Estes (the older child pictured in the photograph). It was accessioned as 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.
Title
AC.472: Photograph of John Riddle's Children Standing on Tweetsie Engine, July 4, 1909
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by Anita Elliott
Date
August 1, 2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Appalachian State University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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Boone U.S.A. - North Carolina 28608-2026 United States
8282624975
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