Johnston, Frances Benjamin,, 1864-1952,, photographer.
Sherrill Inn interior, Hickory Nut Gap, Buncombe County, North Carolina
1 negative : safety film ; 8 x 10 in.
Building identified by Flickr Commons Project, 2014. Location from photographer's inventory.
Corresponding reference print in LOT 11839-11.
Forms part of: Carnegie Survey of the Architecture of the South (Library of Congress).
Rooms & spaces.
United States--North Carolina--Buncombe County--Hickory Nut Gap.
Safety film negatives.
No known restrictions on publication.
Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/csas.02236
Owner: The Library of Congress
Source: Flickr Commons
www.carolinabb.com/2010/04/hickory-nut-gap-farm-in-ashevi... shows some of these murals in part 2 of a description of a visit to Hickory Nut Gap Farm in Asheville NC. Part 1 says "Recently we were fortunate enough to be invited out to Hickory Nut Gap Farm just outside of Asheville. The farm is a fifth generation farm, owned and operated by the family of our friend Dumont. The original house was built in 1834 and was operated as Sherrill’s Inn, a stopover for the stage coach and drovers coming through the gap. Dumont has a home overlooking the farm and he was kind enough to take us on a hike up to the original farmhouse (still lived in by his sister and her family). Here we are setting off across the stream."
Picture 21 of 58 at www.citizen-times.com/apps/pbcs.dll/gallery?Avis=B0&D... shows these murals. Other pictures in this slideshow correspond to neighboring "unidentified interiors." So this seems to pinpoint the property. The Inn is documented by HABS; see www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/hh/item/nc0010/
The Library of Congress
Fantastic! How did you make the connection? (Here's a link to the outdoor views Miss Johnston shot at the Inn in 1938, www.loc.gov/pictures/search/?q=sherrill%20inn%20hickory%2... -- Helena (LOC)
I did a Google search on "Hickory Nut Gap" and looked at the image results. Then found the newspaper feature by a search on Sherrill's Inn.