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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

George Kossuth, Photographer, Photographs

Collection Number: A&M 2974
Overview Photographic prints and negatives from Wheeling, West Virginia, photographer George J. Kossuth. Collection contains approximately fifty prints and negatives, including color prints and oversize photographs taken by Kossuth between 1904 and 1959, though most of the items are undated. Subjects are chiefly of artists and musicians, including Pablo Casals, Carl Sandburg, John Phillip Sousa, Eleanor Steber, Richard Struass. Also included are photographs of Richard Nixon and George Kossuth...
Dates: 1904-1959 and undated

Gravely and Moore Studio, Photography Business in Charleston, Negatives

Collection Number: A&M 2523
Overview Negatives and other material from the Gravely and Moore Studio of Charleston, West Virginia. The majority of items within the collection are cellulose acetate negatives; the collection also includes glass plate negatives, prints, two photograph albums, and other material, as well as a card catalog documenting business transactions with customers. The collection is organized into customer project files as established by the Studio; the contents of these files are stored in envelopes usually...
Dates: 1860s-1960s; Majority of material found within 1930-1945

Jacob H. Gerbrick, Photographer, Records

Collection Number: A&M 2947
Overview The photographs and negatives of the Gerbrick Studio of Martinsburg whose most prominent proprietor was Jacob H. Gerbrick. There are group and individual portraits as well as pictures of business and industry, modes of transportation, schools, churches, residences, clubs and organizations, and social events. These photographs reflect life in Martinsburg and the extreme Eastern panhandle, including unique events such as strikes or floods, annual events such as festivals and parades, and...
Dates: 1857-1974

Ray Stoker, Artist and Photographer, Album of Portrait Photographs

Collection Number: A&M 3811

Album of 39 portraits (black and white, and color) taken by Ray Stoker (1895-1975), a resident of Fairmont, West Virginia. The majority of the photographs are portraits of Stoker's wife; other subjects include other women, children, animals, and the artist himself. Please see "Historical Note" for further information regarding Stoker.

Dates: 1920-1950

Robert E. Nichols, Collector, Glass Plate Negatives by Bruce Washburn of Harrison County

Collection Number: A&M 4113
Overview Glass plate negatives of a Harrison County photographer Bruce Washburn who lived in Good Hope on Midway Road, Harrison County. Some images are identified, most are not. Identified locations include Jane Lew in Lewis County; and West Milford and Lost Creek in Harrison County. There are many images documenting the timber industry (perhaps in Webster County), including a sawmill; and fewer images documenting oil and gas activity, and agricultural work. There are also photographs showing a...
Dates: ca. 1900-1920

Victorian Photo Album Photographs

Collection Number: A&M 3318
Overview Victorian photo album (with exterior of faded dark burgundy cloth and tarnished gold-toned bas-relief ornaments) with built-in music box containing cartes-de-visites, cabinet cards, postcards, tintypes, and two negatives. Includes individual and family group portraits. Subjects of photographs are unidentified, except for postcard portrait of Pastor J.O. Patterson of Main Street Church of Christ in Elkins, West Virginia. Photographers are identified on some of the card mounts, including Loar...
Dates: ca. 1890-1935

William Earle Rumsey, Entomologist and Photographer, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2935
Scope and Contents Papers of William Rumsey, WVU Agricultural Experiment Station entomologist and photographer. Initial acquisition includes correspondence from a friend at Cornell University, Rumsey's student essays and diaries (1880-1925) and family photographs. There are also glass plate negatives, and lantern slides of West Virginia University subjects, and other subjects as well.Addendum of 2017-07-19; boxes 13-14 and oversize folders 1 and 2; ca....
Dates: ca. 1806-1961; Majority of material found within 1880-1937

W.R. Loar and Son, Photographer, Records

Collection Number: A&M 2780

Studio registers and business records of W.R. Loar and Son, photographers of Grafton, West Virginia. The 25 volumes of studio registers cover the period 1918 to 1965. The 20 volumes of business records include cash books, 1940-1958; inventories, 1949-1955; invoices, 1939-1947; bank books, 1939-1940; and business expense accounts, 1943-1965.

Dates: 1918-1968