CPP: Previously unknown photo album of Asheville in 1904 surfaces

Here’s an excerpt from the Carolina Public Press story. Click here to see the historic photos of Asheville as it was in 1904.

At first, the notebook-sized cardboard box that arrived in the mail was inconspicuous. But when it was opened, at Pack Memorial Library’s North Carolina Collection, local librarians’ jaws started dropping.

Inside were the delicate, partly frayed pages of a photo album prepared in 1904, with a handwritten title: “Asheville: The Mountain City in the Land of the Sky, Illustrated.” The album contained 34 mostly crisp black and white pictures that were new to the library’s staff. …

The pictures in the newly discovered album depict Asheville at one of its many historic turning points.

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