Ethel May Burt's photograph album

Ethel May Burt's photograph album
Photograph album compiled by Ethel May Burt (ca. 1900). The 5" x 7" photograph album contains 117 photographic prints, original art, and a postcard of various sizes and uses 46 sheets of 59 sheets (118 pages). Ethel May Burt signed the margin of page 1 and wrote notes under each item. The album documents Edenton, Chowan County, N.C., but also includes views of various towns including Belhaven and Louisburg, N.C., and Claremont, Corbin Point, James River, and Portsmouth, Va., focusing on street and landscape scenes. The album includes photographs of families and friends; white and African-American residents; the sitting rooms of Mrs. C. B. Elliott and Mrs. R. L. Temple; and images of notable sites, including Chowan County Courthouse, Dr. Richard Dillard and his front yard, sailboat Elizabeth, Norfolk & Southern Railway Stations and Depots, Edenton Bay, U.S. “Fish Pond” and Fish Hatchery, Bank of Edenton, Edenton Cotton Mill interior and exterior views, Methodist church, C. B. Elliott residence, Magnolia Street, “Dr. Capehart’s Fishery" ; steamer Wagner of the Norfolk & Southern Railway Line, ship Boutwell and Captain W. S. Howland, Cherry’s Point, Holley’s Wharf, Tar River, and “Lover’s Leap.” Date approximated.
Original Format
17cm x 12cm
Local Identifier
Location of Original
East Carolina Manuscript Collection
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