Shull's Mill Photographs


Shull's Mill began around 1835. It started as a gristmill owned and operated by Phillip Shull. Many of the deeds in this collection have his name on them. The town of Shull's Mill was a small farming community and stopping place on the toll road from Valle Crucis to Blowing Rock, North Carolina. Boom times for Shull's Mill was around 1919 after the railroad made it more easily accessible. This collection contains documents, photos, land deeds, ledgers and such as provide primary sources for those researching Shull's Mill. Several land deeds are intact which show the number of acres and amounts paid for land bought by the Shull family. All of the legal documents are dated in the 1800s. There are also several survey accounts, family photos, and postcards.

Picture Postcard to Mrs. R. S. Shull from Lucy

Postcard of a "Bird's Eye View of Fall Branch." Lucy describes recent travels to Mrs. Shull.
Group Photo of Members of the Shulls, Hardins, Isaacs, Gragg, and Browns Families

Group Photo of Jessie Shull, Ben Hardin, Bessie Isaacs, Russel Gragg, Addie Isaacs, Ernest Lineback, Robey Shull, Mamie Shull, and Jim Brown. The names of the people in this image are listed on the back of the photo from right to left, rather than the expected left to right. Some musical instruments are also featured in the photo.
Group of Men, Some in Military Uniforms, in Front of Large, Neoclassical Building
Group of Men, Some in Military Uniforms, Sitting on Steps of Large, Ornate Building
Group of Young Men and Young Women in Graduation Regalia

Stamped on reverse. Printed by Texas Studio, Elizabethton, Tennessee
Girl Feeding Apple to Pony, Inscribed "Take a Bite"
Portrait of Young Child Standing in Wicker Chair
Portrait of Three Young Men
Portrait of Young Man and Young Woman
Portrait of Uniformed Man Including Sash, Decorative Maltese Cross and Pins, Decorated Hat, and Saber

Man is possibly wearing Knights of Columbus regalia. Photo taken at Boys Elite Studio, 407-1/2 State St., Bristol, Tennessee.
Woman Sitting Side-Saddle on Horse
Portrait of Man and Woman
Railroad Cars and Locomotive on Small Trestle's Damaged Tracks
Portrait of Young Man and Young Woman

Clarke's Studio, Charleston, South Carolina
Photograph of Two Men

Handwritten on reverse: "Back: A.C. Junior 1930, Made by Texas Studio, Elizabethton, TN"
Portrait of Young Woman

On Reverse: "Made by Hutcheson, Bristol, VA."
Portrait Photograph of Family
Portrait of Young Man and Young Woman

On Reverse: "Made at the Charley Cargille Studio, Johnson City, TN"
Uniformed Men Firing Rifles with Other Uniformed Men Observing
Military Band and Uniformed Men

Photograph of military ban and uniformed men at attention around automobiles in front of a building with the sign, "Outpost No. 1 Military Police."
Photo of Men in Uniform

Photograph of men in uniform standing in front of a building near a can marked "Hd. Qrs."
Men in Uniforms and With Rifles In Front of Military Tents
Tintype of Man and Woman
View of 1940 Flood Devastation in Deep Gap, N.C.

Photograph of 1940 flood that devastated Deep Gap, North Carolina.
Photo of Bridge Railing (Double Exposure)
Photo of Bridge Railing (Double Exposure)
One-Story Frame House
Frame Building with Snow on Ground
Inn with People on Porch
Side View of House with Severe Roof Damage
Front View of House with Severe Roof Damage
Frame or Log House with Picket Fence
Frame Building
Two Women Standing in Front of "Shulls Mills" Train Station
Cow Standing in Front of Barn
Two-Story Frame House
Hotel with Automobile in Foreground
Frame House with Flood-Damaged Yard
Grave with Burial Flowers
Scenic View of Shull's Mill Community
Scenic View of Farm
Waterfall Amidst Boulders
River Scene with Wooden Bridge and People

Photograph of a river scene with wooden bridge and people in Clyde, North Carolina.
River Scene
Waterfall Scene
Split-Rail Fence Enclosing Field
Boone Fork Lumber Company Band Mill
Band Mill
Logging Operation - Picture Postcard
Logging Operation: Spraying Water on Mountain