This glass plate negative labeled Ad McFadden at Ledbetter is part of the Frank Fry Collection and shows a woman standing on a rock in a river. Frank Emmett Fry (December 13, 1877-February 12, 1939), originally from Ohio, settled in western North Carolina around 1895. He was superintendent of the North Carolina Talc and Mining Company, located in Hewitt, NC (Swain County), and was also involved in the lumber industry. He married Martha Emerelda Pender (February 24, 1879-October 31, 1958), and the couple had seven children. Fry’s photography appears to date from the first decade of the 1900’s, and features images of Hewitt, Bryson City, and the surrounding area.