A Guide to the Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia Cabinet Cards, c.1880s-1890s Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia Cabinet Cards Ms2011-024

A Guide to the Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia Cabinet Cards, c.1880s-1890s

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2011-024


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Processed by: Sarah R. Olney, Student Assistant Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2011-024
Title
Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia Cabinet Cards, c.1880s-1890s
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Language
English
Abstract
The collection consists of 23 cabinet cards featuring individuals, couples, children, and adults. Images were taken by photographers and photographic studios in Bristol, TN/VA, Bluefield, West Virginia., and several towns in Southwest Virginia.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia Cabinet Cards, must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia Cabinet Cards, Ms 2011-024, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia Cabinet Cards were purchased by Special Collections in 2011.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia Cabinet Cards was completed in March 2011.


Historical Note

The albumen print, also called albumen silver print, was invented in 1850 by Louis Desire Blanquart-Evard. It was the first commercially exploitable method of producing a photographic print on a paper base from a negative. Using the albumen found in egg whites to bind the photographic chemicals to the paper, the process became the dominate form of photographic positives from 1855 to the turn of the 20th century. During the mid-19th century, the carte de visite became one of the most popular uses of the process.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of 23 cabinet cards featuring individuals, couples, children, and adults. Photographers and photographic studios are in Bristol, TN/VA, Bluefield, WV, and Roanoke, Lynchburg, Christiansburg, Richmond, Radford, and Pulaski, VA.

Arrangement

The images are arranged in alphabetical order by the photographer/photography studio.


Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Darnell, Photographer; Radford, Va
  • Jewel, W. H., Photographer
  • Miller, A. E., Photographer, Pulaski, Va
  • Woolwine, C. W. C., Photographer, Roanoke, Va
  • Corporate Names:

  • A. H. Plecker Photographic Art Studio. (Lynchburg, Va)
  • A. M. Slushers Artistic Photography. (Bluefield, WV)
  • C. Campbell's Photographic Gallery. (Richmond, Va)
  • Davis [Photography]. (Richmond, Va)
  • E. Hunt's Photographic and Fine Art Gallery. (Bristol, Tn)
  • G. B. Smith & Co. (Bristol, Tn)
  • Hodges Art Gallery. (Bristol, Tn)
  • Landes Photographer. (Roanoke, Va)
  • Maury Bros. Artistic Photographers. (Roanoke & Salem, Va)
  • Subjects:

  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South

Contents List

Folder 1
Cabinet cards.

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Darnell, Photographer; Radford, Va
  • Jewel, W. H., Photographer
  • Miller, A. E., Photographer, Pulaski, Va
  • Woolwine, C. W. C., Photographer, Roanoke, Va