Photograph of John Riddle's children standing on Tweetsie engine
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.
- July 4, 1909
All materials in this collection are in English.
This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room without restrictions.
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.
0.02 Linear Feet (1 oversize folder, and 1 folder with CDs containing the scanned image)
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.
There is no formal arrangement in the collection.
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.
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.
- AC.472: Photograph of John Riddle's Children Standing on Tweetsie Engine, July 4, 1909
- Processed by Anita Elliott
- August 1, 2013
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