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J. C. Porter Photograph Album

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1990-079

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.

Dates

  • c. 1890

Creator

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

The copyright status of this collection is unknown. Copyright restrictions may apply. Contact Special Collections and University Archives for assistance in determining the use of these materials.

Reproduction or digitization of materials for personal or research use can be requested using our reproduction/digitization form: http://bit.ly/scuareproduction. Reproduction or digitization of materials for publication or exhibit use can be requested using our publication/exhibition form: http://bit.ly/scuapublication. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives (specref@vt.edu or 540-231-6308) if you need assistance with forms or to submit a completed form.

Extent

0.4 Cubic Feet (1 box)

Abstract

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.

Existence and Location of Copies

Reproductions of the images in this album are available in the Historical Photograph Collection at VT Special Collections and University Archives. Digital images are available on Virginia Tech's Imagebase in the Porter Photograph Album folio.

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/).

Processing Information

The processing and description of the J. C. Porter Photograph Album commenced and was completed in November, 2022.

Creator

Title
J. C. Porter Photograph Album, c. 1890
Status
Completed
Author
John M. Jackson
Date
2022 (CC0 1.0)
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 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.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech Repository

Contact:
Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US
540-231-6308