The NC State Archives and Library recently mounted a new digital collection of photographs called, “Views from Variety Vacationland: Historic North Carolina Travel and Tourism Photos.” The project description notes:
The initial pilot project contains 1130 images from the North Carolina Conservation and Development Department, Travel and Tourism Division Photo Files pertaining to six popular topics: cotton, Cherokee Indians, galax, jugtown pottery, Plott hounds and textiles. More images surrounding other topics will be added over time.
And just a reminder – the NCC has an online exhibit that displays the official postcards created in 1939 to publicize Variety Vacationland in 1939. Below is a postcard showing spectators on a golf course.