J. C. Porter Photograph Album
Scope and Content
This collection contains a photograph album comprised of approximately 240 photographs (all c. 1890) of scenes in southwestern Virginia, particularly the counties of Bland, Craig, Giles, and Smyth. Locales featured within the collection are Bane, Broadford, Chatham Hill, Craig Creek, Dismal Creek, Doe Creek, Holston River, Kimberling Creek, Laurel Gap, Meadow Creek, Mountain Lake, New Castle, Newport, No Business Creek, Plasterburg, Rich Valley, Rocky Hollow, Saltville, Sinking Creek, Staffordsville, Wabash, Walkers Creek, and Wilderness Creek. The photographs include images of such structures as houses, railroad stations, Mountain Lake lodge and cottages, gristmills, and sawmills. The photographs include very few people and only one named individual: Arch L. Spessard. The name "J. C. Porter" appears on the back inside cover. Whether Porter created the photographs is unknown.
- c. 1890
- Porter, J. C. (Photographer, Person)
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
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0.4 Cubic Feet (1 box)
Photographic album containing approximately 240 photographs (all c. 1890) of structures and scenes in several southwestern Virginia counties, including Bland, Craig, Giles, and Smyth.
Source of Acquisition
The J. C. Porter Photograph Album was purchased by Special Collections and University Archives in 1990.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the J. C. Porter Photograph Album by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing and description of the J. C. Porter Photograph Album commenced and was completed in November, 2022.
- J. C. Porter Photograph Album, c. 1890
- John M. Jackson
- 2022 (CC0 1.0)
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- 2020-09-11: Finding aid notes updated to new department standards. juliags
- 2021-05-05: LM Rozema added missing notes for an unprocessed collection (abstract, source, processing, bio note), added FA title, added FA date from EAD, and added component with instances previously attached to collection level.
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