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Collection Number: P0042

Collection Title: John Moran Frohock Photographic Collection, 1921-1929

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Image from the collection

Gimghoul Castle, Chapel Hill, N.C., May 1927; P0042_0051_0001, in the John Moran Frohock Photographic Collection #P0064, North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


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Size 242 items (1.3 linear feet)
Abstract John Moran Frohock attended the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C., from 1925 to 1929. He graduated in 1929. The collection consists of 242 black-and-white photographic prints, many of which were presumably made and/or collected by John Moran Frohock while he attended the University of North Carolina. A few images pre-date Frohock's tenure at UNC, and others appear to have been collected by an unidentified girlfriend of Frohock's. Many of the photographs were made in Chapel Hill and include views of the University of North Carolina campus. The images taken on campus include University buildings/grounds, UNC students (Frohock's classmates and friends), UNC sports (boxing and football), and views of Franklin Street in downtown Chapel Hill. Also included are photographs from Greensboro, Trenton, and other areas of North Carolina (including a fishing trip in the coastal region); Washington, D.C.; and the 1926 Sesqui-Centennial International Exposition in Philadelphia, Pa.
Creator Frohock, John Moran.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
For copyright and use restrictions contact the North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the John Moran Frohock Photographic Collection #P0042, North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
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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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John Moran Frohock attended the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C., from 1925 to 1929. He graduated in 1929.

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The collection consists of 242 black-and-white photographic prints, many of which were presumably made and/or collected by John Moran Frohock while he attended the University of North Carolina. A few images pre-date Frohock's tenure at UNC, and others appear to have been collected by an unidentified girlfriend of Frohock's. Many of the photographs were made in Chapel Hill and include views of the University of North Carolina campus. The images taken on campus include University buildings/grounds, UNC students (Frohock's classmates and friends), UNC sports (boxing and football), and views of Franklin Street in downtown Chapel Hill. Also included are photographs from Greensboro, Trenton, and other areas of North Carolina (including a fishing trip in the coastal region); Washington, D.C.; and the 1926 Sesqui-Centennial International Exposition in Philadelphia, Pa.

Many of the photographs are accompanied by descriptive captions, which are provided below in quotation marks. References to "Jack" are assumed to refer to John M. Frohock. Photograph album page numbering below excludes empty pages in the album (i.e., page 30 is the 30th page in the album with images on it).

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Contents list

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103 black-and-white prints in a 34-page, 7x12-inch, leather-bound album.
Flat Box 1

Photograph Album P0042/0001

Portraits, UNC campus: "Freshman Sandy; Ornaments?; Well?; Grandma Efird and Doc; Carterinski," circa 1925-1929 #P0042, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1925-1929" Flatbox 1, Photoalbum P0042/0001

Black-and-white prints

Page 01; 5 images

Photograph Album P0042/0002

Portraits, UNC campus: "Jack; Peg and Jake; Drumhead," 15 March 1927 #P0042, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1925-1929" Flatbox 1, Photoalbum P0042/0002

Black-and-white prints

Page 02; 3 images

Photograph Album P0042/0003

Men wading in stream, Spring 1926 #P0042, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1925-1929" Flatbox 1, Photoalbum P0042/0003

Black-and-white prints

Page 03; 3 images

Photograph Album P0042/0004

Men wading in stream, Spring 1926 #P0042, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1925-1929" Flatbox 1, Photoalbum P0042/0004

Black-and-white prints

Page 04; 3 images

Photograph Album P0042/0005

Portraits, UNC campus: "Peg and Peg; Probably I shouldn't have mentioned it," circa 1925-1929 #P0042, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1925-1929" Flatbox 1, Photoalbum P0042/0005

Black-and-white prints

Page 05; 3 images

Photograph Album P0042/0006

Portraits, UNC campus: "Manufacturers of cigar ashes; Two big hog men from Walla Walla; Sitting Bull," circa 1925-1929 #P0042, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1925-1929" Flatbox 1, Photoalbum P0042/0006

Black-and-white prints

Page 06; 3 images

Photograph Album P0042/0007

Portraits, UNC campus: "Plus me; Styers and Family; There's a Cradle in Carolin'," circa 1925-1929 #P0042, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1925-1929" Flatbox 1, Photoalbum P0042/0007

Black-and-white prints

Page 07; 3 images

Photograph Album P0042/0008

Portraits, UNC campus: "Old Flash himself, in Arboritum" (sic, Arboretum), circa 1925-1929 #P0042, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1925-1929" Flatbox 1, Photoalbum P0042/0008

Black-and-white prints

Page 08; 3 images

Photograph Album P0042/0009

Portraits, UNC campus: "Skirrul food; The 4 Horsemen," circa 1925-1929 #P0042, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1925-1929" Flatbox 1, Photoalbum P0042/0009

Black-and-white prints

Page 09; 3 images

Flat Box 1

Photograph Album P0042/0010

Portraits, UNC campus: "Jack Koontz; So this is Paris?," 15 March 1927 #P0042, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1925-1929" Flatbox 1, Photoalbum P0042/0010

Black-and-white prints

Page 10; 3 images

Photograph Album P0042/0011

UNC campus: "Davie Poplar; The Old Well; The Squirrel Hunter" (Silent Sam Confederate Monument), January 1927 #P0042, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1925-1929" Flatbox 1, Photoalbum P0042/0011

Black-and-white prints

Page 11; 3 images

Photograph Album P0042/0012

"Main Street (stem, drag), The Hill" (Franklin Street in deep snow, with snow plow), 3 March 1927 #P0042, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1925-1929" Flatbox 1, Photoalbum P0042/0012

Black-and-white prints

Page 12; 3 images

Photograph Album P0042/0013

Portraits: "-Ha!; Knee deep in daisies; Episcopal Church in distance," circa 1925-1929 #P0042, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1925-1929" Flatbox 1, Photoalbum P0042/0013

Black-and-white prints

Page 13; 3 images

Photograph Album P0042/0014

UNC campus in snow: "East Gate; Old Well; Davie Poplar; An entrance to Summer School" (Arboretum), Winter 1926 #P0042, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1925-1929" Flatbox 1, Photoalbum P0042/0014

Black-and-white prints

Page 14; 4 images

Photograph Album P0042/0015

UNC campus in snow: "Cameron Avenue; Lead Kindly Lite!; Skirul hunter again" (Confederate Memorial), "Arboritum" (sic, Arboretum), circa 1925-1929 #P0042, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1925-1929" Flatbox 1, Photoalbum P0042/0015

Black-and-white prints

Page 15; 4 images

Photograph Album P0042/0016

UNC campus in snow: "Ev.; Doc. Cotten's (?) Drug Garden; A Grubb House; Law Building (in background)," circa 1925-1929 #P0042, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1925-1929" Flatbox 1, Photoalbum P0042/0016

Black-and-white prints

Page 16; 4 images

Photograph Album P0042/0017

UNC campus/portraits in snow: "Spider Payne; It won't be long now; They shall not pass!" (at least one in Arboretum), circa 1925-1929 #P0042, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1925-1929" Flatbox 1, Photoalbum P0042/0017

Black-and-white prints

Page 17; 3 images

Photograph Album P0042/0018

UNC campus/portraits in snow: "Fire house (in rear)," circa 1925-1929 #P0042, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1925-1929" Flatbox 1, Photoalbum P0042/0018

Black-and-white prints

Page 18; 3 images

Photograph Album P0042/0019

"Summer School '27; Norine and Ruth" (portraits), Summer 1927 #P0042, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1925-1929" Flatbox 1, Photoalbum P0042/0019

Black-and-white prints

Page 19; 3 images

Flat Box 1

Photograph Album P0042/0020

"Age of Innocence" (portraits), circa 1927 #P0042, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1925-1929" Flatbox 1, Photoalbum P0042/0020

Black-and-white prints

Page 20; 3 images

Photograph Album P0042/0021

"Kenan Memorial Stadium; Bean; Seen from Club House; The Thinker" (Stadium under construction), 1927 #P0042, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1925-1929" Flatbox 1, Photoalbum P0042/0021

Black-and-white prints

Page 21; 4 images

Photograph Album P0042/0022

"Fishing Trip, Wedge Point, N.C.; George's Shad boat N.B. Isaih; Float," 2-7 September 1927 #P0042, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1925-1929" Flatbox 1, Photoalbum P0042/0022

Black-and-white prints

Page 22; 3 images

Photograph Album P0042/0023

"Fishing Trip, Wedge Point, N.C.: Shad boat, Six-in-all (3 Musketeers); The Four Horsemen," 2-7 September 1927 #P0042, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1925-1929" Flatbox 1, Photoalbum P0042/0023

Black-and-white prints

Page 23; 3 images

Photograph Album P0042/0024

"Fishing Trip, Wedge Point, N.C.: Us 4, no more; Men only; The Hopkins family" (portraits), 2-7 September 1927 #P0042, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1925-1929" Flatbox 1, Photoalbum P0042/0024

Black-and-white prints

Page 24; 3 images

Photograph Album P0042/0025

"Fishing Trip, Wedge Point, N.C.: Fred, Miss Burt, Murph and ____; Dan'l and Rhody; Six feet-one" (portraits), 2-7 September 1927 #P0042, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1925-1929" Flatbox 1, Photoalbum P0042/0025

Black-and-white prints

Page 25; 3 images

Photograph Album P0042/0026

"Fishing Trip, Wedge Point, N.C.: Four generations" (portraits), 2-7 September 1927 #P0042, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1925-1929" Flatbox 1, Photoalbum P0042/0026

Black-and-white prints

Page 26; 3 images

Photograph Album P0042/0027

"Greensboro: Young Drumhead; Roommates, Tenn.-Ala.-Texas; Frigidaire" (portraits), circa 1925-1929 #P0042, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1925-1929" Flatbox 1, Photoalbum P0042/0027

Black-and-white prints

Page 27; 3 images

Photograph Album P0042/0028

"Washington, D.C.: Pan American Building; Annex in rear; Washington Monument," circa 1925-1929 #P0042, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1925-1929" Flatbox 1, Photoalbum P0042/0028

Black-and-white prints

Page 28; 3 images

Photograph Album P0042/0029

"Patio, Miami Hotel; North Beach, Miami; On the Prado, Havana, Cuba" (captions only; photos not included in album), circa 1925-1929 #P0042, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1925-1929" Flatbox 1, Photoalbum P0042/0029

Page 29; no images

Flat Box 1

Photograph Album P0042/0030

"Washington, D.C.; Sesqui-Centennial, Philadelphia, '26; Marion, S.C., Thanksgiving '25," 1925-1926 #P0042, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1925-1929" Flatbox 1, Photoalbum P0042/0030

Black-and-white prints

Page 30; 3 images

Photograph Album P0042/0031

"Trenton, N.C.: What's in a name?" (woman with sign for "Little Hell"), "Lil and Leone; The better half" (images not included in album), circa 1925-1929 #P0042, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1925-1929" Flatbox 1, Photoalbum P0042/0031

Black-and-white prints

Page 31; 1 image

Photograph Album P0042/0032

"Columbia, N.C." (image not included in album); "Galveston, Texas; The Pond, Trenton, N.C.," circa 1925-1929 #P0042, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1925-1929" Flatbox 1, Photoalbum P0042/0032

Black-and-white prints

Page 32; 2 images

Photograph Album P0042/0033

"Together, We Two" (image not included in album); "The Girl Friend (original copy); Gimghoul Castle, Chapel Hill," May 1927 #P0042, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1925-1929" Flatbox 1, Photoalbum P0042/0033

Black-and-white prints

Page 33; 3 images

Photograph Album P0042/0034

UNC campus: "Gimghoul Castle, Chapel Hill; Memorial Hall; Carolina Inn; Ymsee Building" (YMCA Building), May 1927 #P0042, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1925-1929" Flatbox 1, Photoalbum P0042/0034

Black-and-white prints

Page 34; 4 images

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83 black-and-white prints, on 8 10x13-inch loose pages from a photographic album (front and back).

Pages appear to be from album kept by someone other than Frohock, but who knew some of the same people and went on the same trips (likely his girlfriend). This unknown woman was apparently a teacher at Charles B. Aycock School in Kannapolis, N.C. The album pages include many of the same images as the album in Series 1.

Flat Box 1

Photograph Album P0042/0035

"Visiting Lil's home at Columbia, N.C.: Bro Bill; Dan Pollock's grave, Trenton, 26 May 1926," circa May 1926 #P0042, Series: "2. Loose pages from photographic album, circa 1925-1929" Flatbox 1, Photoalbum P0042/0035

Black-and-white prints

Page 01; 5 images

Photograph Album P0042/0036

"The Shop; Interior; Furney Brock; and Little Hell under it, so he said!; Studies" (includes portraits of people with sign reading "Little Hell," near Trenton, N.C.), circa May 1926 #P0042, Series: "2. Loose pages from photographic album, circa 1925-1929" Flatbox 1, Photoalbum P0042/0036

Black-and-white prints

Page 02; 6 images

Photograph Album P0042/0037

"Trenton, N.C.; Spanish moss; The Old Mill; Views on the Pond; Cypress Trees," circa May 1926 #P0042, Series: "2. Loose pages from photographic album, circa 1925-1929" Flatbox 1, Photoalbum P0042/0037

Black-and-white prints

Page 03; 5 images

Photograph Album P0042/0038

"Holland, from Va.; Lil Owens; The Gang, any Sunday aft.; Mr. Thompson, Dr. Durr; Zena, E.Z.; In which I generally rode," circa May 1926 #P0042, Series: "2. Loose pages from photographic album, circa 1925-1929" Flatbox 1, Photoalbum P0042/0038

Black-and-white prints

Page 04; 5 images

Photograph Album P0042/0039

"My first domecile; Room mates (Grady, Petite, Leone); Keely's Institute across the St.; Ella Zena, Greensboro, N.C.; Bobbie Cole," circa 1925-1929 #P0042, Series: "2. Loose pages from photographic album, circa 1925-1929" Flatbox 1, Photoalbum P0042/0039

Black-and-white prints

Page 05; 6 images

Flat Box 1

Photograph Album P0042/0040

"After meeting me in G., Jack leaves for coast on a fishing trip for a week." (Wedge Point, N.C.), 2-7 September 1927 #P0042, Series: "2. Loose pages from photographic album, circa 1925-1929" Flatbox 1, Photoalbum P0042/0040

Black-and-white prints

Page 06; 6 images

Photograph Album P0042/0041

"Oysters" (2 additional images from fishing trip); "Shadow of the boy friend; Peg and Jack went wading one Sunday afternoon!," circa 1925-1929 #P0042, Series: "2. Loose pages from photographic album, circa 1925-1929" Flatbox 1, Photoalbum P0042/0041

Black-and-white prints

Page 07; 6 images

Photograph Album P0042/0042

UNC portraits: "Roommates at 213 E. Rosemary" (image not included in album); "Jack's pals at Carolina; Carter, Bean Styers; Jake Payne; Drumhead Wilson," circa 1925-1929 #P0042, Series: "2. Loose pages from photographic album, circa 1925-1929" Flatbox 1, Photoalbum P0042/0042

Black-and-white prints

Page 08; 5 images

Photograph Album P0042/0043

UNC campus: "Chapel Hill, N. Car. Main Street," (Franklin Street in deep snow, with snow plow); "Memorial Hall; The Y Hut; Carolina Inn; Snow in the Arboritum" (sic, Arboretum), circa 1925-1929 #P0042, Series: "2. Loose pages from photographic album, circa 1925-1929" Flatbox 1, Photoalbum P0042/0043

Black-and-white prints

Page 09; 6 images

Photograph Album P0042/0044

UNC campus: "Exit from Arboritum, Wisteria arbor entrance to the Arboritum," (sic, Arboretum); "The Old Well; The Kenan Stadium while under construction, capacity 24,000" (plus shot of Davie Poplar in snow), circa 1925-1929 #P0042, Series: "2. Loose pages from photographic album, circa 1925-1929" Flatbox 1, Photoalbum P0042/0044

Black-and-white prints

Page 10; 6 images

Photograph Album P0042/0045

UNC campus: "Gim Ghoul, a secret organization: Main entrance, left; the rear; main entrance, right; The rock over which rivals are said to have fought for their loved one," (Gimghoul Castle); "Formerly the Freshman Rock pile, now a huge chair-shaped seat; We two" (last two images not included in album), circa 1925-1929 #P0042, Series: "2. Loose pages from photographic album, circa 1925-1929" Flatbox 1, Photoalbum P0042/0045

Black-and-white prints

Page 11; 4 images

Photograph Album P0042/0046

"Sheba" (portrait); "On Carolina's campus; in the Arboritum in Spring" (sic, Arboretum, last two images not included in album), circa 1925-1929 #P0042, Series: "2. Loose pages from photographic album, circa 1925-1929" Flatbox 1, Photoalbum P0042/0046

Black-and-white prints

Page 12; 1 image

Photograph Album P0042/0047

UNC campus: "The Arboritum in Winter" (sic, Arboretum); "In the Stadium" (Kenan Memorial Stadium), circa 1925-1929 #P0042, Series: "2. Loose pages from photographic album, circa 1925-1929" Flatbox 1, Photoalbum P0042/0047

Black-and-white prints

Page 13; 6 images

Photograph Album P0042/0048

"The U.S. Capitol; Washington Monument; Pan American Bldg.; Annex at the rear; Entrance to Sesqui-Centennial at Philadelphia, 29 November 1926; Reggie, Ralph and I. On to New York for a day and half," circa November 1926 #P0042, Series: "2. Loose pages from photographic album, circa 1925-1929" Flatbox 1, Photoalbum P0042/0048

Black-and-white prints

Page 14; 5 images

Photograph Album P0042/0049

"The Teagues' home, 412 S. Edgeworth St.; on the driveway; J. and Mrs. Perdew; Cora; Charlie; The Teagues" (likely Greensboro, N.C.), circa 1925-1929 #P0042, Series: "2. Loose pages from photographic album, circa 1925-1929" Flatbox 1, Photoalbum P0042/0049

Black-and-white prints

Page 15; 7 images

Flat Box 1

Photograph Album P0042/0050

"Charles B. Aycock School; My Chillen; Betty, Puzzon's first mistress; in front of my room," (Kannapolis, N.C.), circa 1925-1929 #P0042, Series: "2. Loose pages from photographic album, circa 1925-1929" Flatbox 1, Photoalbum P0042/0050

Black-and-white prints

Page 16; 4 images

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56 black-and-white prints.
Flat Box 1

Black and White Photographic Print P0042/0051

UNC campus scenes (duplicate images from prints in photograph albums in Series 1 and 2), circa 1925-1929 #P0042, Series: "3. Loose photographic prints, circa 1921-1927" Flatbox 1, Bwpprint P0042/0051

11 images

Black and White Photographic Print P0042/0052

Fishing trip at Wedge Point, N.C. (duplicate images from prints in photograph albums in Series 1 and 2; most are copy prints created in February 1966), 2-7 September 1927 #P0042, Series: "3. Loose photographic prints, circa 1921-1927" Flatbox 1, Bwpprint P0042/0052

11 images

Black and White Photographic Print P0042/0053

Portrait of Boots Hunnicutt: "Son of Jack's Mrs. Hunnicutt who rented rooms at 213 E. Rosemary, Chapel Hill," circa 1925-1929 #P0042, Series: "3. Loose photographic prints, circa 1921-1927" Flatbox 1, Bwpprint P0042/0053

1 image

Black and White Photographic Print P0042/0054

Portrait of Jake Payne, circa 1925-1929 #P0042, Series: "3. Loose photographic prints, circa 1921-1927" Flatbox 1, Bwpprint P0042/0054

1 image

Black and White Photographic Print P0042/0055

Portraits, various (some duplicates/copies from prints in photograph albums in Series 1 and 2), circa 1925-1929 #P0042, Series: "3. Loose photographic prints, circa 1921-1927" Flatbox 1, Bwpprint P0042/0055

21 images

Black and White Photographic Print P0042/0056

Sports portraits (all UNC?): football players, 1926 portrait of UNC football coach Charles C. Collins, 1926 Carolina-Wake Forest game; 1921-1922 boxing portraits (some labeled "U of C," i.e. University of Carolina), 1921-1927 #P0042, Series: "3. Loose photographic prints, circa 1921-1927" Flatbox 1, Bwpprint P0042/0056

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Processing Information

Processed by: North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, 1997, 2010

Encoded by: Patrick Cullom, August 2010 and Elizabeth Hull, October 2010

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