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Long-shot of Biltmore Estate, Biltmore, N.C., circa 1906; P0092_0006 (Page 6), in the Ernesto G. Fabbri Photographic Collection #P0092, North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
|Size||0.25 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 67 items)|
|Abstract||The collection of Italian linguist, Ernesto G. Fabbri (1874-1943), consists of a photographic album dated 1906 and a letter from Fabbri to a friend. The photographic album contains black-and-white prints that depict the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C., including the Biltmore house and gardens, Biltmore Farm, and Antler Hill Village. Also depicted are unidentified white individuals believed to be members of the Vanderbilt family who owned the estate.|
|Creator||Fabbri, Ernesto G., 1874-1943.|
|Curatorial Unit||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives.|
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Ernesto G. Fabbri (1874-1943) was an Italian linguist who spent a majority of his life in New York City, N.Y. His first wife, Edith Shepard, was the daughter of Margaret Louisa Vanderbilt and niece of George Washington Vanderbilt (1862-1914). Fabbri was a prominent member of the Society of Italian Immigrants and served as the organization's president early in the twentieth century.Back to Top
The collection consists of a photographic album and a letter from Ernesto G. Fabbri to his friend, Mr. Olin, for whom he had the album made. Fabbri took the photographs sometime in 1906 during a visit to Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C., the home of his wife's uncle George Washington Vanderbilt. Images include the Biltmore House and gardens, Biltmore Farm, Antler Hill Village, and grounds around the estate. Also included are images of unidentified people who are believed to include members of the Vanderbilt family. Several of the images of the Biltmore House and estate appear in Images of America: Biltmore Estate.Back to Top
Arrangement: Original order.
Photograph Album P0092/0001
"Biltmore: 1906, " 1906 #P0092, Series: "Ernesto G. Fabbri Photographic Collection, 1906." Flatbox 01, Photoalbum P0092/0001
Album includes a letter on the inside of front cover from Ernesto G. Fabbri to his friend, Mr. Olin, for whom the album was made.
Processed by: Patrick Cullom, 2013
Encoded by: Patrick Cullom, December 2013
Updated by: Rebecca Stubbs, July 2019; Nancy Kaiser, November 2020
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