Junaluska Heritage Collection

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Junaluska Heritage Collection

Description

The Junaluska Heritage Collection consists of 224 items, mainly images spanning the late nineteenth through the early twentieth centuries. Junaluska is Boone’s historically black community that has a unique and continuous history dating back to the mid-late 1800’s. Although this community, located near downtown Boone, dates from the nineteenth century, some Boone and Watauga County residents remain unaware of its presence.

Junaluska was settled by an estimated fifteen original black families, with many descendants of those families still residing in the neighborhood today. In earlier times, the Junaluska area was known simply as “The Hill” and “The Mountain.” The neighborhood, which shares a partial boundary with the Watauga County Public Library, was home to 103 people in the year 1900. In the early twentieth century, as the population grew so did the community. A consolidated school was established in Junaluska by the county, and the neighborhood had its own businesses, churches, social gathering places and school. It was quite literally, a “village within a village.”

Series 1 consists of 27 photographs mainly of the Jackson and Hagler families.

Series 2 consists of 47 color and black and white photographs. Featured in this series are several images of the Reverend Ronda Horton and the Reverend Morris Rockford Hatton at Boone Mennonite Brethren Church.

Series 3 consists of 164 items that were found behind the chimney in an original Junaluska community family home. These images are noted as the Harrison-Boone-Grimes Family Home Collection. Items to note are numerous images of soldiers and military related actions appearing to date to circa 1940s. Some of the images feature prominent landmarks in Paris, France.

(Source: https://junaluskaheritage.org/)

Rights Holder

The Junaluska Heritage Collection is shared with Digital Watauga under a digital use rights agreement. The Junaluska Heritage Association retains all other rights to these images. Any reprinting, redistribution, or other use of these images requires written permission from Digital Watauga and the Junaluska Heritage Association. Contact Digital Watauga for additional details.

Collection Items

Studio Portrait Of A Woman
This item is a black and white portrait of a woman standing in front of what appears to be a curtain. A partial image of this same woman can be seen in item 146 of this series. She is wearing a plaid jacket with a pin. This item is part of the…

Photograph of Margaret
This item is a black and white portrait photograph of a woman. It is possible the woman is named Margaret. This item is part of the Harrison-Boone-Grimes Family Home Collection of images.

Interior of Kelly And Green Photo Shop
This item is a black and white photograph of the interior of the Kelly and Green Photo Shop seen in item 161 of this series. Display cases of cameras are seen on both sides of the entrance. A sign for Kodak is displayed at the back. This item is part…

Kelly And Green Photo Shop
This item is a black and white photograph of a store front. The store appears to be a photo shop called "Kelly & Green." It boasts photographs, framing, and Kodaks. There is an interior view of the shop in item 162 of this series. It is possible this…

Portrait Of Margaret
This item is a black and white photograph of a woman. She appears to have part of her hair pulled back and be wearing long earrings. She is wearing a striped shirt with a jacket or vest. Handwritten in the bottom margin, partly cut off, it reads "all…

Portrait Of Young Boy
This item is a black and white photograph of a young boy, likely taken in a portrait studio based on the marbled backdrop. This item is part of the Harrison-Boone-Grimes Family Home Collection of images.

Young Girl In Wide Brimmed Hat
This item is a black and white photograph of a young girl in a wide brimmed hat. She appears to be also wearing a cape style jacket There are several creases and tears across the image. This item is part of the Harrison-Boone-Grimes Family Home…

Portrait Of Young Girl
This item is a black and white photograph of a young girl. She is wearing a dress with what appears to be a shawl tied at her neckline The girl has short bangs in the front that are cut in a blunt style. This item is part of the Harrison-Boone-Grimes…

Man On Front Porch
This item is a black and white photograph of a man in a white suit. He appears to be standing on the stairs of a front porch. His hand is holding a railing. This item is part of the Harrison-Boone-Grimes Family Home Collection of images.

Portrait Of Children
This item is a black and white photograph of two children. One of them is wearing what appears to be a white outfit with a sailor hat. This item is part of the Harrison-Boone-Grimes Family Home Collection of images.
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Comments

Digital Watauga

"I will be happy to help identify the people in the photos of Junaluska"

This comment was originally made by Sandra Hagler and appeared on digitalwatauga.omeka.net.

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Digital Watauga

"We would very much appreciate your help! If you'd like to post the names of people in the comments of the images that would be great! Thank you!"

This comment was originally made by Maria Hale and appeared on digitalwatauga.omeka.net.

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