Carol Cronk Cole Photographs, AV.5138

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Carol Cronk Cole Photographs, AV.5138

Abstract

Corydon Pirnie Cronk began his career in the U.S. Signal Corps and was later stationed at the U.S. Weather Bureau at Cape Henry, Virginia around the turn of the 20th century. One of Cronk's duties was to inspect the telegraph poles that ran between government offices. In so doing, he travelled to the Weather Bureau stations at Kitty Hawk and Cape Hatteras. Many of the photographs in this collection show the destruction after the San Ciriaco Hurricane of 1899. Some of the photos are also in the H.H. Brimley Collection. It is not known whether Cronk obtained the images from Brimley or vice versa. This collection consists of 34 digital scans at 300 dpi, stored on a disc and hard drive, and 34 black and white prints.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Carol Cronk Cole Photographs
Call Number
AV.5138
Creator
Cronk, Corydon Pirnie, 1859-1903
Date
1897-1901
Language
English
Repository
Outer Banks History Center

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Restrictions on Access & Use

Access Restrictions

Available for research.

Use Restrictions

Copyright is retained by the authors of these materials, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law (Title 17 US Code). Individual researchers are responsible for using these materials in conformance with copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AV.5138, Carol Cronk Cole Photograph Collection, Outer Banks History Center, Manteo, NC, USA.

Collection Overview

The photographs in this collection were printed from scans. The original photographs, which were loaned for scanning in July 2010 by Carol Cronk Cole of Ohio, were in an album belonging to Cole's grandparents, Carrie Patten Cronk (1860s-1947) and Corydon Pirnie Cronk (1859-1903). Corydon Pirnie Cronk began his career in the U.S. Signal Corps and was later stationed at the U.S. Weather Bureau at Cape Henry, Virginia around the turn of the 20th century. One of Cronk's duties was to inspect the telegraph poles that ran between government offices. In so doing, he travelled to the Weather Bureau stations at Kitty Hawk and Cape Hatteras. Many of the photographs in this collection show the destruction after the San Ciriaco Hurricane of 1899. Some of the photographs are duplicated in photographer H.H. Brimley's photographs. It is not known whether Cronk obtained the images from Brimley or vice versa.

Biographical/Historical

Corydon Pirnie Cronk began his career in the U.S. Signal Corps and was later stationed at the U.S. Weather Bureau at Cape Henry, Virginia around the turn of the 20th century. One of Cronk's duties was to inspect the telegraph poles that ran between government offices. In so doing, he travelled to the Weather Bureau stations at Kitty Hawk and Cape Hatteras.

Contents of the Collection

Collection Contents
Carol Cronk Cole Photographs, 1897-1901
Image Box 1

Subject Headings

  • Weather Bureau Station
  • Bodie Island Lighthouse (N.C.)
  • Diamond Shoals Lightship
  • E.S. Newman (Schooner)
  • San Ciriaco Hurricane, 1899
  • African American schools
  • Storm Damages
  • Shipwrecks
  • Lifesaving stations
  • Fishing huts
  • Herring fisheries
  • Shad boats
  • Livestock
  • African American farmers
  • Bridges
  • African American students
  • Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
  • Hatteras Island (N.C.)
  • Dismal Swamp Canal (N.C. and Va.)
  • Pasquotank County (N.C.)
  • Elizabeth City (N.C.)
  • South Mills
  • Manteo (N.C.)
  • Nags Head (N.C.)
  • Rodanthe
  • Gull Shoal
  • Perquimans River
  • Kitty Hawk (N.C.)
  • Acquisitions Information

    Original loaned to us for copying, Donated by Carol Cronk Cole, July 2010.

    Processing Information

  • Processed by Stuart Parks II, July 2010.