Bethel Collection

Title

Bethel Collection

Description

This large collection consists of numerous photographs, documents, and other materials associated with the Bethel Community and its residents.

This very large collection is being processed in stages. Information regarding various series in the collection will be updated as they are added online.

Series 9 consists of eight plate glass negatives likely photographed by James C. Shell, a local, amateur photographer who lived in the Bethel area.

A formal finding aid will be forthcoming when the collection is complete.

Contributor

J. P. Greene

Rights

J. P. Greene of Watauga County, NC, has generously agreed to share these images with Digital Watauga through a digital use rights deed of gift. Any reprinting, redistribution, or other use of these images outside of Digital Watauga requires written permission from J. P. Greene. Contact Digital Watauga for additional details.

Collection Items

Congregation Gathers at Bethel Church, Circa 1910
This image is from a rare, cyanotype, glass plate negative found in a barn in Bethel. It shows the Bethel Church congregation, probably just after services. At the center of the image is a widow dressed in mourning clothes and riding side saddle. The…

Class Photo, Bethel School, Circa 1910
This image from a glass plate negative found in a barn in Bethel shows numerous school children posing for a class portrait. The school is likely either Bethel School or Ivy Ridge School. This image was likely taken by James C. Shell, a local,…

Portrait of Two Women on the Front Porch of the James Shell House
This image from a glass plate negative found in a barn in Bethel shows two unknown women posing for a portrait on the front porch of the James C. Shell house in Bethel. A table with a flower arrangement is also in the shot. This image was likely…

Shell Family Members on the Front Porch of the James Shell House
This image from a glass plate negative found in a barn in Bethel shows, L to R, James E. "Sip" Shell seated, his sister Crathie Shell leaning against the post, and their mother Callista Thompson Greer ("Callie") Shell seated in a chair on the front…

Crathie Shell Standing on the Front Porch of the James Shell House
This image from a glass plate negative found in a barn in Bethel shows a young Crathie Shell standing on the front porch of the James Shell House in Bethel around 1905. A large backdrop is mounted behind her, and a handmade rug is visible on the…

James Shell Farm, Bethel Vicinity
This image from a glass plate negative found in a barn in Bethel shows the James Shell Farm in the Bethel vicinity about 1900. In the distance, the James Shell house is visible at left, with the Shell General Store visible at right. In the immediate…

Two Women and Child Seated for Portrait in Front of Map
Similar to Bet-Col-09-001, this image, which was taken from a glass plate negative found in a barn in Bethel, shows two women seated for a portrait in front of a large map of the United States hung outside against the wall of an unidentified…

Two Women Seated for Portrait in Front of Map
This image, which was taken from a broken, glass plate negative that was reassembled for this scan, shows two women seated for a portrait in front of a large map of the United States hung outside against the wall of an unidentified structure,…
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