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Collection Number: P0041

Collection Title: Mary Grace Canfield Photographic Collection, circa 1920s

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Image from the collection

Board 3, image 6: "McNeely home, north of Buffalo Church. Built before Revolution. North Greensboro"; P0041/0001_03_06, in the Mary Grace Canfield Photographic Collection (P0041), North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


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Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 250 items)
Abstract Mary Grace Canfield (1864-1946) was a native of Vermont and the wife of the Reverend Harry Lee Canfield (1860-1942), a Universalist minister working in North Carolina. The Canfields came to North Carolina in the 1920s. The collection consists of 246 black-and-white photographic prints that appear to date from the 1920s and are probably the work of Mary Canfield. The images show historic homes, farm buildings, churches, street scenes, Confederate veterans, gristmills, and monuments throughout North Carolina.
Creator Canfield, Mary Grace, 1864-1946.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these materials, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Mary Grace Canfield Photographic Collection (P0041), North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Unknown, however, they may have been given to the North Carolina Collection in the 1960s by Mrs. Tempe (S.R.) Prince of High Rock Farm in Rockingham County, N.C. (source: William S. Powell).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Mary Grace Canfield (1864-1946) was a native of Vermont and the wife of the Reverend Harry Lee Canfield (1860-1942), a Universalist minister working in North Carolina. The Canfields came to North Carolina in the 1920s.

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The Canfield Collection consists of 246 black-and-white prints, most of which are mounted on boards. The photographs appear to date from the 1920s and are probably the work of Mary Canfield. The images show historic homes, farm buildings, churches, street scenes, Confederate veterans, gristmills, and monuments throughout North Carolina.

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Approximately 250
2 Flat Boxes and 1 black-and-white film box

Arrangement: Original order.

The Canfield Collection consists of 246 black and white prints, most of which are mounted on board and several negatives. The photographs appear to date from the 1920s and are probably the work of Mary Canfield. The images show historic homes, farm buildings, churches, street scenes, Confederate veterans, gristmills, and monuments throughout North Carolina.

Flat Box 01

Boards 1-19 (Originally bound as album), circa 1920-1929 #P0041, Series: "Mary Canfield Photographic Collection, 1920s." 01

Mounted Black-and-White Prints

Multiple images

Includes images of locations across North Carolina.

Flat Box 02

Boards 20-39 (Originally bound as album), circa 1920-1929 #P0041, Series: "Mary Canfield Photographic Collection, 1920s." 02

Mounted Black-and-White Prints

Multiple images

Includes images of locations across North Carolina.

Black and White Film Box 01

Original negatives, circa 1920-1929 #P0041, Series: "Mary Canfield Photographic Collection, 1920s." 01

Black-and-White Sheet Film

Multiple images

Includes images from all across North Carolina.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Patrick Cullom, July 2011

Encoded by: Patrick Cullom, July 2011

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