The first photograph in Louisa A. Evans’ album.
I love the little collar she is wearing! The photograph was taken at A.H. Blunt’s studio in Danville, Virginia.
Note: edited to correct punctuation error.
Whitmell, a small community in Pittsylvania County, is named for Whitmell Tunstall. It had been called Chestnut Grove prior to acquiring the name of Whitmell in 1853.
(Information from the Richmond Whig, Richmond, Virginia, January 14, 1853)
Mr. J. W. Whitehead: —
Please send me samples of your navy blue tafatta [sic], width & price. Please send them at once.
Mrs. Almeyda Shelton
R.F.D. #1. Gretna Va.
Mr. J.W. Whitehead & Son,
Date of postcard cancellation unclear, perhaps Gretna, Jun? 23? 1919 or 1915?
Postcard printed by J.P. Bell Company, Lynchburg, VA.
The picture on the front of the postcard is of the Monroe School in Lynchburg, Virginia. If one looks closely, children can be seen in the schoolyard.
From the J.W. Whitehead & Son Collection, the Pittsylvania Historical Society (www.pittsylvaniahistoricalsociety.org ), Chatham, Virginia.
In the early 1900s, B.L. Dearing was a photographer in Chatham, Virginia. His studio was located in his house on Reid Street (behind the present-day post office on Main Street).
It is believed that this photograph was taken in his studio in Chatham. Mr. Dearing was looking into a mirror when he took this shot.
From the Dearing Family Collection, courtesy the Virginia/North Carolina Piedmont Genealogical Society (http://www.vancpgs.org/contents/index.php ), Danville, Virginia.