Swan Island Club Photographs

Here is another finding aid that I added recently to the Non-Textual Materials finding aids page:

Swan Island Club Photograph Collection, 1890-1900 – Swan Island is located in Currituck County, NC, in Currituck Sound, near the more well known Knott’s Island. In the nineteenth century, northern businessmen discovered the wealth of wild birds in this area and began buying up tracts of the marshes and small islands in the sound to construct hunt clubs. Hunters from New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey would come in the winter months down to Currituck to these clubs to hunt and fish. Local residents served as caretakers, servants, and guides, providing them with a sorely needed source of income. The Swan Island Club is a guided duck hunting club and was established in 1872. Card photographs of the Swan Island Club, docks and surrounding buildings, Currituck County, NC, c. 1890-1900. 4 items.