Historical Photograph Collection

Title

Historical Photograph Collection

Subject

Agricultural extension work
Blacksburg (Va.)
Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
Montgomery County (Va.)
University History
Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College
Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute
Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Corps of Cadets

Description

The photograph collection at Special Collections consists primarily of historical photographs of Virginia Tech, dating back to the 1890s. Subjects include, but are not limited to: athletics, the Corps of Cadets, campus views and buildings, events and celebrations, Agricultural Extension sites/work, and candid images of students and campus groups. A alphabetically organized photograph collection of faculty and staff from the university is maintained separately.

The collection is also home to historic images of Blacksburg, Montgomery County, the New River Valley, and Southwest Virginia in general. Subjects include, but are not limited to: historic sites and buildings, Blacksburg views and buildings, scenes from surrounding towns/cities/counties, agriculture activities, and candid images of people.

Date

1890s-present

Type

Photographs

Identifier

Photographs_001

Bibliographic Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [image], Historical Photograph Collection, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Rights Holder

Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech

Collection Tree

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Flower garden at Blacksburg Station.
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Flower garden at the Huckleberry station.
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Flower garden at the Huckleberry station.
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Last run of the Huckleberry train.
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Blacksburg Station, showing Huckleberry Line.
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Earl Palmer photograph of the front of a train on the Huckleberry line.
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The back of the Huckleberry Train, stuck in the snow.
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The Huckleberry Train stuck in snow.
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Dr. Gardner's building (early 1900's) and building once occupied by Kroger and Tech Drug.
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Log house at Smithfield Plantation, Blacksburg, VA.
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Preston family burying ground at Smithfield Plantation, Blacksburg, VA.
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Cupboard at Smithfield Plantation, Blacksburg, VA.
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Piece of furniture at Smithfield Plantation, Blacksburg, VA.
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Interior of a bedroom at Smithfield Plantation, Blacksburg, VA.
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Exterior of Smithfield Plantation in Blacksburg, VA, covered in snow.
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Exterior of Smithfield Plantation in Blacksburg, VA.
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Merrimac Mines in Blacksburg, VA.
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Tipple at the Merrimac Mine, Fall of 1910.
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Main Street, Blacksburg, VA, circa 1940-1959.
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Looking south on Main Street, Blacksburg, VA. Even in 1925, parking space was at a premium.
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Main Street Blacksburg, VA, circa 1925, prominently featuring Corner Drug Store.
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Postcard of a street scene in Blacksburg, image circa 1920s-1930s.
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Main Street Blacksburg, VA, looking south, taken at about the North Main St. entrance to mall circa 1920s-1930s.
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Main Street Blacksburg, VA, circa 1900-1919.
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Main Street Blacksburg, VA, looking toward Machine Shops around 1900-1904.
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The VPI Corps of Cadets lines up on the Huckleberry Trestle.
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Alternate view of the new Huckleberry Station/Depot, built in 1911-1912.
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Huckleberry Station in Blacksburg, VA, built in 1911-1912.
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First depot for the Huckleberry Railroad in Blacksburg, VA.
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Huckleberry Rails in Blacksburg, Virginia.
AG001-Leich-EntranceofCampus.jpg

Oil painting of the entrance to Virginia Tech's campus by Chester Leich in 1931.
Back Cover.jpg

Graphic of a student sitting cross-legged; back cover of the booklet.
Red English.jpg

Red English, a football player, crouches while wearing his football helmet.
Flinky Piland.jpg

Flinky Piland, a football player, rushes the camera in his football gear.
Edwin R. Gaines.jpg

Edwin R. Gaines, a football player, poses for a photograph.
Unidentified player Graham.jpg

An unidentified player, "Graham," poses for a photograph in his football gear.
The Day after VAMC Beat VMI Football Team 1895.jpg

Photograph of the [VAMC] football team the day after they beat VMI at the Thanksgiving game in 1895.
HistPhot_CampusMap_2022.pdf

This map from 2022 shows the Virginia Tech's campus, including academic buildings, athletic facilities, dormitories, and support buildings.
HistPhot_CampusMap_2015.jpg

This map from 2015 shows the Virginia Tech's campus, including academic buildings, athletic facilities, dormitories, and support buildings.
HistPhot_CampusMap_2007.jpg

This map from 2007 shows the Virginia Tech's campus, including academic buildings, athletic facilities, dormitories, and support buildings.
HistPhot_CampusMap_1995.jpg

This map from 1995 shows the Virginia Tech's campus, including academic buildings, athletic facilities, dormitories, and support buildings.
HistPhot_CampusMap_1986_002.jpg

This map from 1986 shows the Virginia Tech's campus, including academic buildings, athletic facilities, dormitories, and support buildings.
Library_Neg2609.jpg

Photograph of the Old Library building interior in 1915
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Photograph of athletes in the interior of the Old Field House.
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Photograph of the Old Field House.
HistPhot_McBrydeBuilding_017.jpg

Photograph of the McBryde Building under construction, 1915.
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Architecural drawings of the old McBryde Building by Carneal and Johnston (Richmond, Va.), an architectural and engineering firm that often worked on…
HistPhot_Squires_776-6.jpg

Photograph of Squires Hall soda fountain, ca. 1930s
HistPhot_OwensHall_001a.jpg

Photograph of Owens Hall, December 1952.
HistPhot_NewmanLibrary_088a.jpg

Photograph of Newman Library addition under construction, with surrounding buildings, in 1979

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