Whitaker Family Collection


Whitaker Family Collection


This collection consists of two photographic images shared with Digital Watauga by Dave Barker. One image is a portrait of King David Whitaker, likely taken in the 1870s, while the other is a photograph showing workers at the construction of the Watauga County Bank (including Larkin Beech).




Dave Barker

Rights Holder

Dave Barker 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 Dave Barker. Contact Digital Watauga for additional details.

Collection Items

Construction Workers Outside Watauga County Bank Building, circa 1923
Modern reprint of image showing construction workers and carpenters outside of the Watauga County Bank Building and Boone Hardware, circa 1923. One of the individuals is believed to be Larkin Beech.

Portrait of King David Whitaker
Modern reprint of portrait of King David Whitaker (1832-1904), with text on reverse indicating "Victoria's father."
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