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Virginia Dailey, Collector, Burchinal, Minear, Jackson, and Kemble Family Photographs

Collection Number: A&M 3773


Collection of two Victorian Era photograph albums containing cartes de visite, cabinet cards, tintypes, and prints. There are also six cased images including three ambrotypes and three tintypes, several mounted prints, loose prints, photo postcards, and illustrated postcards. More than half of the subjects of the photos are identified. Many of the subjects are members of the Minear (Menear), Burchinal, Kemble, and Jackson families from north-central West Virginia and southwestern Pennsylvania. Most of the photographers were located in the same region. Other items include 15 stamped and postmarked postcards made of leather addressed to "Miss Irene Burchinal" of Kingwood, West Virginia; a few pieces of advertising ephemera; and a photograph case containing a lock of hair woven into a heart, a very small print of two men, and a paper heart.


  • Creation: ca. 1860-1912
  • Creation: ca. 1865-1908


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1.3 Linear Feet (Summary: 1 ft. 3 1/2 in. (1 document case, 2 1/2 in.; 1 small flat storage box, 3 in.; 1 index card box [4 in. x 6 in. x 10 in.], 10 in.))

Physical Location

West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL:

Virginia Dailey, Collector Burchinal, Minear, Jackson, and Kemble Family Photographs, ca. 1860-1912
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Part of the West Virginia and Regional History Center Repository

1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US