The Transylvania Times -

By Marcy Thompson
Picturing The Past 

Photographer Scadin Helped Boost Tourism And Business


The family of David and Rachel Louisa Henderson Miller at their new house. Left to right: David, Ethel, Noah, Alvin (born 1898) and Louisa.

Brevard and Transylvania County have been fortunate to have several professional photographers through the years. In the late 1800s and early 1900s R. Henry Scadin and E. Hiram Glover began photographing the area. In 1916, Joe Wilde came to Transylvania County and began photographing people and scenes connected to the logging and lumber industry. Then in 1925, William Austin moved to Brevard and set up a photography shop.

The next four columns of “Picturing the Past” will feature each of these photographers who provide us a historical glimpse back at life in Brevard and Transylvan...

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