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Collection Number: P0064

Collection Title: Elizabeth Tannahill Bain Photographic Collection, circa 1890-1933

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University Day, University of North Carolina, 1917; P0064_0032_0001, in the Elizabeth Tannahill Bain Photographic Collection #P0064, North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


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Size 0.25 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 240 items)
Abstract Elizabeth Tannahill Bain (1893-1967?) lived at Chapel Hill, N.C., and Virginia Beach, Va. She was the daughter of Charles Wesley Bain (1864-1915), professor of Greek and Latin at the University of North Carolina, and Isabel Plummer Bain, a native of Petersburg, Va. As an adult, Bain served as department secretary to the Department of Romance Languages at the University of North Carolina. The collection consists of one photographic album and loose photographic prints, circa 1890 through 1933. The album, circa 1914 to 1933, has views of Chapel Hill, N.C., and the University of North Carolina campus. Included are photographs of Coker Arboretum, Commons Hall, the University Inn, Battle Park, a 1914 football game, Chapel Hill houses, students training on the campus during World War I, University Day in 1917, and miscellaneous social activities. Also included are shots from Norfolk, Va.; Lancing, Morgan County, Tenn.; and Durant Island, Dare County, N.C. The loose photographic prints consist primarily of portraits of the family and friends of Elizabeth Tannahill Bain.
Creator Bain, Elizabeth Tannahill, 1893-1967?
Language English
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Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Elizabeth Tannahill Bain Photographic Collection #P0064, North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Given in 1999 by Rebecca Warren of Chapel Hill, N.C. Accession no. 30901.
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Elizabeth Tannahill Bain (1893-circa 1967) lived at Chapel Hill, N.C. (407 East Rosemary Street, which later became the Delta Upsilon Fraternity House) and Virginia Beach, Va. She was the daughter of Charles Wesley Bain (1864-1915), professor of Greek and Latin at the University of North Carolina, and Isabel Plummer Bain, a native of Petersburg, Va. As an adult, Elizabeth Bain served as department secretary to the Department of Romance Languages at the University of North Carolina. A biographical/historical sketch about the Bain family provided by the donor is included in the box with the photographs.

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The collection consists of one photographic album and loose photographic prints, circa 1890 through 1933. The album, circa 1914 to 1933, has views of Chapel Hill, N.C., and the University of North Carolina campus. Included are photographs of Coker Arboretum, Commons Hall, the University Inn, Battle Park, a 1914 football game, Chapel Hill houses, students training on the campus during World War I, University Day in 1917, and miscellaneous social activities. Also included are shots from Norfolk, Va.; Lancing, Morgan County, Tenn.; and Durant Island, Dare County, N.C.

When captions were provided, they are included in quotation marks below. Photo 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).

Subject matter of the loose photographic prints is primarily the family and friends of Elizabeth Tannahill Bain. The collection includes images of Charles Wesley Bain and Isabel Plummer Bain and their children, Elizabeth Tannahill Bain, Charles Wortley Bain, and Henry Plummer Bain.

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Contents list

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221 black-and-white photographic prints (180 in a 63-page album, plus 41 loose, removed from album).
Print Box 1

Photograph Album P0064/0001

"The Arboretum," circa 1914-1923 #P0064, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1914-1933." Printbox 1, Photoalbum P0064/0001

Black-and-white prints

Page 01; 2 images

Photograph Album P0064/0002

"The Arboretum," circa 1914-1923 #P0064, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1914-1933." Printbox 1, Photoalbum P0064/0002

Black-and-white prints

Page 02; 1 image

Photograph Album P0064/0003

"The Arboretum," circa 1914-1923 #P0064, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1914-1933." Printbox 1, Photoalbum P0064/0003

Black-and-white prints

Page 03; 3 images

Photograph Album P0064/0004

"The Arboretum" (with campus buildings visible), circa 1914-1923 #P0064, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1914-1933." Printbox 1, Photoalbum P0064/0004

Black-and-white prints

Page 04; 3 images

Photograph Album P0064/0005

"The Arboretum," circa 1914-1923 #P0064, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1914-1933." Printbox 1, Photoalbum P0064/0005

Black-and-white prints

Page 05; 3 images

Photograph Album P0064/0006

"The Arboretum," circa 1914-1923 #P0064, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1914-1933." Printbox 1, Photoalbum P0064/0006

Black-and-white prints

Page 06; 3 images

Photograph Album P0064/0007

Old Well and South Building (1), another campus well (2), circa 1914-1923 #P0064, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1914-1933." Printbox 1, Photoalbum P0064/0007

Black-and-white prints

Page 07; 2 images

Photograph Album P0064/0008

"Commons; The Inn, erected to receive President Polk when he re-visited his alma mater; The Two Monuments," circa 1914-1923 #P0064, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1914-1933." Printbox 1, Photoalbum P0064/0008

Black-and-white prints

Page 08; 3 images

Photograph Album P0064/0009

Chapel of the Cross?, Chapel Hill, N.C., circa 1914-1923 #P0064, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1914-1933." Printbox 1, Photoalbum P0064/0009

Black-and-white prints

Page 09; 1 image

Print Box 1

Photograph Album P0064/0010

"Across the Street," (Franklin Street), circa 1914-1923 #P0064, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1914-1933." Printbox 1, Photoalbum P0064/0010

Black-and-white prints

Page 10; 1 image

Photograph Album P0064/0011

"Fishing, taken by J. M. B.," (portraits of young couple), circa 1914-1923 #P0064, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1914-1933." Printbox 1, Photoalbum P0064/0011

Black-and-white prints

Page 11; 3 images

Photograph Album P0064/0012

"Pete," (portrait of young man), "War Dope," (group reading newspapers on porch), circa 1914-1923 #P0064, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1914-1933." Printbox 1, Photoalbum P0064/0012

Black-and-white prints

Page 12; 2 images

Photograph Album P0064/0013

Portraits of young people, circa 1914-1923 #P0064, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1914-1933." Printbox 1, Photoalbum P0064/0013

Black-and-white prints

Page 13; 3 images

Photograph Album P0064/0014

Portraits of young people, circa 1914-1923 #P0064, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1914-1933." Printbox 1, Photoalbum P0064/0014

Black-and-white prints

Page 14; 3 images

Photograph Album P0064/0015

"Battles Park," circa 1914-1923 #P0064, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1914-1933." Printbox 1, Photoalbum P0064/0015

Black-and-white prints

Page 15; 3 images

Photograph Album P0064/0016

Waterfall (looks like Linville Falls in Burke County, N.C.), circa 1914-1923 #P0064, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1914-1933." Printbox 1, Photoalbum P0064/0016

Black-and-white prints

Page 16; 1 image

Photograph Album P0064/0017

Trees/wooded area, circa 1914-1923 #P0064, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1914-1933." Printbox 1, Photoalbum P0064/0017

Black-and-white prints

Page 17; 2 images

Photograph Album P0064/0018

Group gatherings, May 1915 #P0064, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1914-1933." Printbox 1, Photoalbum P0064/0018

Black-and-white prints

Page 18; 3 images

Photograph Album P0064/0019

"Billy Steele," circa 1914-1923 #P0064, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1914-1933." Printbox 1, Photoalbum P0064/0019

Black-and-white prints

Page 19; 2 images

Print Box 1

Photograph Album P0064/0020

"Bruce, Theo, and Wort, John Huke," 1915 #P0064, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1914-1933." Printbox 1, Photoalbum P0064/0020

Black-and-white prints

Page 20; 3 images

Photograph Album P0064/0021

"The Old Observatory; The Campus; The Meeting of the Waters," circa 1914-1923 #P0064, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1914-1933." Printbox 1, Photoalbum P0064/0021

Black-and-white prints

Page 21; 3 images

Photograph Album P0064/0022

"Mr. and Mrs. Thornton, Summer School," 1917 #P0064, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1914-1933." Printbox 1, Photoalbum P0064/0022

Black-and-white prints

Page 22; 1 image

Photograph Album P0064/0023

"UNC vs. USC" (football), "NC 48, SC 0," 12 October 1914 #P0064, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1914-1933." Printbox 1, Photoalbum P0064/0023

Black-and-white prints

Page 23; 3 images

Photograph Album P0064/0024

Portraits, several of Elizabeth Bain, circa 1914-1923 #P0064, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1914-1933." Printbox 1, Photoalbum P0064/0024

Black-and-white prints

Page 24; 5 images

Photograph Album P0064/0025

"Tommy Campbell, Head Coach; Ross Cowan, Asst. Coach; Ross and Tommy; Plymouth, Mass.," (UNC football coaches), 1916 #P0064, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1914-1933." Printbox 1, Photoalbum P0064/0025

Black-and-white prints

Page 25; 7 images

Photograph Album P0064/0026

"____ Dorong" (?, illegible), "Taken at 6th and B, Washington," (Elizabeth Bain?, with dog), 1918-1919 #P0064, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1914-1933." Printbox 1, Photoalbum P0064/0026

Black-and-white prints

Page 26; 3 images

Photograph Album P0064/0027

"French Sailors, Norfolk, Virginia," (parade/procession, photos by P. W. Thomas), April 1917 #P0064, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1914-1933." Printbox 1, Photoalbum P0064/0027

Black-and-white prints

Page 27; 5 images

Photograph Album P0064/0028

"French Sailors, Norfolk, Virginia," (parade/procession, photos by P. W. Thomas), April 1917 #P0064, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1914-1933." Printbox 1, Photoalbum P0064/0028

Black-and-white prints

Page 28; 4 images

Photograph Album P0064/0029

World War I soldier portraits: "Henry Johnson, killed on daylight patrol, at 10 o'clock on the morning the Armistice was signed at 12 noon; Phil Woolcott; Wort in camp; Keysie; Mr. Leonard" (Wort is Elizabeth Bain's brother Charles Wortley), September 1917 #P0064, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1914-1933." Printbox 1, Photoalbum P0064/0029

Black-and-white prints

Page 29; 6 images

Print Box 1

Photograph Album P0064/0030

"University Day 1917," one image of "Capt. J. Stuart Allen of Princess Pat's," October 1917 #P0064, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1914-1933." Printbox 1, Photoalbum P0064/0030

Black-and-white prints

Page 30; 5 images

Photograph Album P0064/0031

World War I: "Students in training" (drilling, digging trenches), 1917-1918 #P0064, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1914-1933." Printbox 1, Photoalbum P0064/0031

Black-and-white prints

Page 31; 9 images

Photograph Album P0064/0032

World War I student drills, University Day, 1917-1918 #P0064, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1914-1933." Printbox 1, Photoalbum P0064/0032

Black-and-white prints

Page 32; 4 images

Photograph Album P0064/0033

"Peyton this work" (sic?), "Rock Creek Bridge" (Lancing, Tenn.), Sunbright railroad station, 1917-1919 #P0064, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1914-1933." Printbox 1, Photoalbum P0064/0033

Black-and-white prints

Page 33; 3 images

Photograph Album P0064/0034

"Rock Creek Bridge" (Lancing, Tenn.), portrait of man, 1917-1919 #P0064, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1914-1933." Printbox 1, Photoalbum P0064/0034

Black-and-white prints

Page 34; 2 images

Photograph Album P0064/0035

"Margaret Mustard; Dodie; Charles; Me, in Richmond; Keysie and his stick-and-dirt cabin; Dorothy Herty; Mr. Howell's half-century" (various portraits), 1916-1919 #P0064, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1914-1933." Printbox 1, Photoalbum P0064/0035

Black-and-white prints

Page 35; 9 images

Photograph Album P0064/0036

"Easter" (group portrait on porch steps), 1920 #P0064, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1914-1933." Printbox 1, Photoalbum P0064/0036

Black-and-white prints

Page 36; 2 images

Photograph Album P0064/0037

"John Huke," circa 1914-1923 #P0064, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1914-1933." Printbox 1, Photoalbum P0064/0037

Black-and-white prints

Page 37; 1 image

Photograph Album P0064/0038

Scenes at/near UNC campus (arboretum?), circa 1914-1923 #P0064, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1914-1933." Printbox 1, Photoalbum P0064/0038

Black-and-white prints

Page 38; 3 images

Photograph Album P0064/0039

"Dora Taylor," group on porch steps, 1921 #P0064, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1914-1933." Printbox 1, Photoalbum P0064/0039

Black-and-white prints

Page 39; 2 images

Print Box 1

Photograph Album P0064/0040

"Katherine Farmer, me and H.T.," "Our Little Girls" (portraits), circa 1914-1923 #P0064, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1914-1933." Printbox 1, Photoalbum P0064/0040

Black-and-white prints

Page 40; 3 images

Photograph Album P0064/0041

"Haw River, Summer School," (swimming), 1921 #P0064, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1914-1933." Printbox 1, Photoalbum P0064/0041

Black-and-white prints

Page 41; 2 images

Photograph Album P0064/0042

"Bain Villa," (group portrait), Spring 1923 #P0064, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1914-1933." Printbox 1, Photoalbum P0064/0042

Black-and-white prints

Page 42; 1 image

Photograph Album P0064/0043

"Mardi Gras Ball," (costume party), 1923 #P0064, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1914-1933." Printbox 1, Photoalbum P0064/0043

Black-and-white prints

Page 43; 1 image

Photograph Album P0064/0044

"Mardi Gras Ball," (costume party), 1923 #P0064, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1914-1933." Printbox 1, Photoalbum P0064/0044

Black-and-white prints

Page 44; 1 image

Photograph Album P0064/0045

"Mardi Gras Ball," (costume party), 1923 #P0064, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1914-1933." Printbox 1, Photoalbum P0064/0045

Black-and-white prints

Page 45; 1 image

Photograph Album P0064/0046

Portraits: "Bain Villa; Lillie, mother and Wort in Raleigh, UNC 14-State College 0; Grandpa," 1923 #P0064, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1914-1933." Printbox 1, Photoalbum P0064/0046

Black-and-white prints

Page 46; 8 images

Photograph Album P0064/0047

Portraits: "Summer School 1923; Esther Newberry, George McGehee, Evalina Beckwith; ____, Bill Polk, Vida See and Jim Kirkman," circa 1923 #P0064, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1914-1933." Printbox 1, Photoalbum P0064/0047

Black-and-white prints

Page 47; 4 images

Photograph Album P0064/0048

Portraits: "Summer School 1923; Esther Newberry, George McGehee, Evalina Beckwith; ____, Bill Polk, Vida See and Jim Kirkman," circa 1923 #P0064, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1914-1933." Printbox 1, Photoalbum P0064/0048

Black-and-white prints

Page 48; 4 images

Photograph Album P0064/0049

"Durants' Island" (Dare County, N.C.), September 1923 #P0064, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1914-1933." Printbox 1, Photoalbum P0064/0049

Black-and-white prints

Page 49; 3 images

Print Box 1

Photograph Album P0064/0050

"Durants' Island" (Dare County, N.C.), September 1923 #P0064, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1914-1933." Printbox 1, Photoalbum P0064/0050

Black-and-white prints

Page 50; 4 images

Photograph Album P0064/0051

"Durants' Island" (Dare County, N.C.), September 1923 #P0064, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1914-1933." Printbox 1, Photoalbum P0064/0051

Black-and-white prints

Page 51; 2 images

Photograph Album P0064/0052

"Durants' Island" (Dare County, N.C.), September 1923 #P0064, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1914-1933." Printbox 1, Photoalbum P0064/0052

Black-and-white prints

Page 52; 2 images

Photograph Album P0064/0053

"Durants' Island" (Dare County, N.C.), September 1923 #P0064, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1914-1933." Printbox 1, Photoalbum P0064/0053

Black-and-white prints

Page 53; 2 images

Photograph Album P0064/0054

"Durants' Island" (Dare County, N.C.), September 1923 #P0064, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1914-1933." Printbox 1, Photoalbum P0064/0054

Black-and-white prints

Page 54; 3 images

Photograph Album P0064/0055

"Durants' Island" (Dare County, N.C.), September 1923 #P0064, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1914-1933." Printbox 1, Photoalbum P0064/0055

Black-and-white prints

Page 55; 2 images

Photograph Album P0064/0056

Group portrait, circa 1914-1923 #P0064, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1914-1933." Printbox 1, Photoalbum P0064/0056

Black-and-white prints

Page 56; 1 image

Photograph Album P0064/0057

"Florida" (house, golfer), circa 1914-1923 #P0064, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1914-1933." Printbox 1, Photoalbum P0064/0057

Black-and-white prints

Page 57; 2 images

Photograph Album P0064/0058

"Jamie Fassett; The Colonel and Brother Bill (really a Col., later a Gen.)" circa 1914-1923 #P0064, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1914-1933." Printbox 1, Photoalbum P0064/0058

Black-and-white prints

Page 58; 2 images

Photograph Album P0064/0059

Group portrait: "Wortley, Me, Mrs. Durham and Eliz., Mother, Josephine Winston," circa 1914-1923 #P0064, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1914-1933." Printbox 1, Photoalbum P0064/0059

Black-and-white prints

Page 59; 1 image

Print Box 1

Photograph Album P0064/0060

"Elizabeth Durham," (in front of house), circa 1914-1923 #P0064, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1914-1933." Printbox 1, Photoalbum P0064/0060

Black-and-white prints

Page 60; 1 image

Photograph Album P0064/0061

"Mrs. Durham and Elizabeth at Bain Villa," circa 1914-1923 #P0064, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1914-1933." Printbox 1, Photoalbum P0064/0061

Black-and-white prints

Page 61; 1 image

Photograph Album P0064/0062

Group portrait: "Clara, Peakie, Gerald Mac McCarthy, Me, Elizabeth Durham, Mother, Short Change," circa 1914-1923 #P0064, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1914-1933." Printbox 1, Photoalbum P0064/0062

Black-and-white prints

Page 62; 1 image

Photograph Album P0064/0063

Dirt road, on/near UNC campus?, circa 1914-1923 #P0064, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1914-1933." Printbox 1, Photoalbum P0064/0063

Black-and-white prints

Page 63; 1 image

Black and White Photographic Print P0064/0064

Loose photographs and drawing removed from photo album: groups/social events, UNC campus scenes and events, World War I soldiers/training, Kemp Battle house, interior of unknown house, one pen-and-ink drawing of child, circa 1923-1933 #P0064, Series: "1. Photographic Album, circa 1914-1933." Printbox 1, Bwpprint P0064/0064

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Processing Information

Processed by: North Carolina Collection, 1997, 2010

Encoded by: Tracy M. Jackson, August 2010; Elizabeth Hull, October 2010

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