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A Collection of historic and current photos mostly covering the upper New River area of southwestern Virginia and northwestern North Carolina.

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Mystery PhotosA collection of unidentified photos.
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Mystery Photos


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A collection of unknown images.

12 files, last one added on Sep 19, 2013
Album viewed 9853 times

 

1 albums on 1 page(s)

New River Notes Photographs and ImagesThis category is for photos and images associated with pages on NRN.
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Agriculture


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[Note this article appeared in an 1874 issue of Harper's Montly Magazine]

There is no apology needed for beginning our review with farming implements. However disinclinded a citizen my be to blister his hands by chopping fire wood or mauling rails, he freely admits the respectability of the employment and its ancient fame. Admitting then, the precedence of the husbandman, we will first look at the principal agricultural tool--the plow.

This tool has never outgrown its resemblance to the forked limb which was first used as a hoe and then as a plow. With such tools as they could muster, men shaped the tough limbs and crotches of trees into implements. The forked piece (A) was trimed and became the hoe (B), a thong binding the handle and blade portions to prevent their splitting apart. We give pictures ) of two ancient Egyptian hoes now in the Berlin Musuem. A similiar one may be seen in the Abbott Musuem, New York. Two suitable sticks (D) were notched and lashed together. Two other resources of a people desititute of metal are shown (E, F), one, of the South Sea Islanders, the blade of a scapula, the other made of a walrus tooth on a handle. It is show (G, H, I) how men made plows from similar materials, one limb formed the share, the other the beam; or (as in I) one the beam and the other the handle and sole, with a point which forms the share.

14 files, last one added on Mar 14, 2013
Album viewed 11715 times

Maps


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1 files, last one added on Sep 16, 2013
Album viewed 987 times

Portraits of the Founders of America


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These images were published in The Journal of American History in 1910.

38 files, last one added on Jan 06, 2014
Album viewed 2580 times

 

3 albums on 1 page(s)

New River Valley PeoplePeople of the Upper New River Valley of North Carolina and Virginia
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Alleghany County, NC People


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29 files, last one added on Oct 20, 2007
Album viewed 8809 times

Ashe County, NC People


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268 files, last one added on Apr 15, 2008
Album viewed 12513 times

Carroll County, VA People


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16 files, last one added on Oct 08, 2007
Album viewed 3477 times

Grayson County, Flatridge Area


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2 files, last one added on Jul 22, 2020
Album viewed 3045 times

Giles County, VA People


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4 files, last one added on Feb 14, 2007
Album viewed 1561 times

Grayson County and City of Galax, VA People


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Photos of people who live or lived in Grayson County, VA or the City of Galax, Virginia.

339 files, last one added on Sep 18, 2013
Album viewed 27078 times

Montgomery County, VA People


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2 files, last one added on Jul 23, 2007
Album viewed 1934 times

Pulaski County, VA People


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35 files, last one added on Feb 18, 2013
Album viewed 2246 times

Smyth County, VA People


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102 files, last one added on Nov 10, 2010
Album viewed 9965 times

Surry County, NC People


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5 files, last one added on Apr 01, 2006
Album viewed 2705 times

Tazewell County, VA People


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8 files, last one added on Sep 26, 2006
Album viewed 2619 times

Washington County, VA People


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64 files, last one added on Mar 24, 2008
Album viewed 3016 times

15 albums on 2 page(s) 1

Family AlbumsThis category contains collections of photos from families of the upper New River Valley area.
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Anderson


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5 files, last one added on Sep 11, 2013
Album viewed 853 times

Cantor - Whittaker Families


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21 files, last one added on Sep 11, 2013
Album viewed 4095 times

Cornett


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2 files, last one added on Mar 14, 2022
Album viewed 59 times

Matney


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Miscellaneous Matney Family Photographs

The following photographs are courtesy of Victoria Stewart, and are of unknown individuals believed to be members of the Matney Family of Watauga County, North Carolina. If you are able to identify any of these individuals, please contact Victoria Stewart. Many thanks.

6 files, last one added on Sep 18, 2013
Album viewed 471 times

Sexton


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5 files, last one added on Sep 11, 2013
Album viewed 702 times

Smitteel


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The following photographs were provided by the Bookhouse, 805 N. Emerson St., Arlington, Virginia 22205. Phone 703-527-7797 Natalie Hughes, Proprietor. - Many thanks

Only four of these photos are identified. Most are 1/9th plate tin types, although a few are cart-de- visitie type (paper) photographs. One of the unidentified photos has a backmark stating that it was made by "Wilson & Welsh, Photographers, Summerfield, Grayson Co., Va."

21 files, last one added on Sep 18, 2013
Album viewed 379 times

Warren


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4 files, last one added on Sep 11, 2013
Album viewed 585 times

Andrew Weaver Family Photo Album



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Welsh


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Courtesy of Roderick Coats

2 files, last one added on Sep 18, 2013
Album viewed 684 times

Young



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10 albums on 1 page(s)

North Carolina CountiesContains images from the North Carolina Counties of the Upper New River Valley
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Alleghany County, NC


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110 files, last one added on Apr 15, 2008
Album viewed 953 times

Ashe County, NC


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386 files, last one added on Sep 18, 2013
Album viewed 5195 times

Caldwell County, NC


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17 files, last one added on Sep 19, 2013
Album viewed 9361 times

Surry County, NC


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44 files, last one added on Oct 15, 2007
Album viewed 1957 times

Watauga County, NC


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116 files, last one added on Apr 16, 2008
Album viewed 1718 times

Wilkes County, NC


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67 files, last one added on Sep 18, 2013
Album viewed 3310 times

6 albums on 1 page(s)

Tennessee Counties & PeopleImages of neighboring Tennessee Counties
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Carter County, TN


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18 files, last one added on Nov 12, 2007
Album viewed 552 times

Johnson County, TN


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56 files, last one added on Jun 20, 2007
Album viewed 691 times

Sullivan County, TN


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48 files, last one added on Nov 10, 2010
Album viewed 746 times

Sullivan County, TN People


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14 files, last one added on Feb 06, 2007
Album viewed 1615 times

Washington County, TN


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53 files, last one added on Nov 12, 2007
Album viewed 646 times

 

5 albums on 1 page(s)

User GalleriesThis category contains albums that belong to and uploaded by New River Notes Photo Gallery users.
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Virginia CountiesContains images from the Virginia Counties of the Upper New River Valley
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Bland County, VA


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12 files, last one added on Feb 20, 2007
Album viewed 1053 times

Carroll County, VA


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52 files, last one added on Feb 19, 2008
Album viewed 2460 times

Dickenson County, VA


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9 files, last one added on Sep 19, 2013
Album viewed 537 times

Grayson County, VA, Western Communities


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4 files, last one added on Feb 16, 2013
Album viewed 1538 times

Floyd County, VA


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12 files, last one added on Jul 28, 2007
Album viewed 925 times

Giles County, VA


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26 files, last one added on Oct 09, 2007
Album viewed 837 times

Grayson County and City of Galax, VA


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Photos of physical features from Grayson County, and the City of Galax, Virginia.

631 files, last one added on Mar 28, 2015
Album viewed 4207 times

Montgomery County, VA


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109 files, last one added on Mar 08, 2008
Album viewed 1516 times

Pulaski County, VA


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48 files, last one added on Mar 08, 2008
Album viewed 8267 times

Smyth County, VA


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948 files, last one added on Nov 17, 2010
Album viewed 48296 times

Tazewell County, VA


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56 files, last one added on Nov 17, 2010
Album viewed 1709 times

Washington County, VA


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269 files, last one added on Nov 17, 2010
Album viewed 2731 times

14 albums on 2 page(s) 1

4,754 files in 72 albums and 8 categories with 4 comments viewed 2,529,456 times

Alexandria/Arlington County, VA


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40 files, last one added on Sep 13, 2007
Album viewed 306 times

Avery County, NC


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40 files, last one added on Jul 23, 2007
Album viewed 562 times

Bristol, VA


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49 files, last one added on Nov 17, 2010
Album viewed 980 times

Caldwell County, NC


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24 files, last one added on Sep 18, 2007
Album viewed 257 times

Exiles and Emigres


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29 files, last one added on Dec 27, 2007
Album viewed 744 times

Iredell County, NC


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34 files, last one added on Feb 15, 2007
Album viewed 286 times

Iredell County, NC People


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3 files, last one added on Mar 08, 2008
Album viewed 281 times

Orange County, VA


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14 files, last one added on Nov 06, 2007
Album viewed 4995 times

Roanoke City and County, VA


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134 files, last one added on Dec 15, 2007
Album viewed 595 times

Roanoke City and County, VA People


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1 files, last one added on May 18, 2006
Album viewed 244 times

Russell County, VA


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32 files, last one added on Nov 12, 2007
Album viewed 5376 times

Russell County, VA People


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13 files, last one added on Mar 06, 2008
Album viewed 953 times

13 albums on 2 page(s) 1

Random files
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phippsjh.jpg1261 viewsJames Harvey Phipps (1818-1884) son of John Phipps and Ruth Worth of Bridle Creek, Grayson County, VA; Evaline Weaver Phipps (1828-1881) daughter of Joshua Weaver and Sallie Ashley of Whitetop, Grayson County, VA. Lived on Old Field Creek, Ashe County, NC.
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bristolcityhall~0.jpg427 viewsThis is from a 1910-20 era postcard
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thomasabijah1.jpg513 viewsPhoto by Scott Trent
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hardinhall.jpg407 viewsFrom a circa 1940 linen postcard.
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heltonpbc.jpg619 viewsThis church was organized in 1840 in Grayson County, VA. It moved in 1853 to Sturgill's, Ashe County, NC. Photo by Jeff Weaver June 1978
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Rocky Hollow - Barn and Silo325 viewsOnce common, many are in disrepair. Note the tree growing out of the silo. Photo by Jeff Weaver, June 8, 2007.
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Plows 1780-1814361 views
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PICT0374.JPG223 viewsPhoto May 12, 2006 by Jeff Weaver.

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Emily Frances (Scott) Cornett visiting Galveston, TX - 192128 viewsEmily (William Washington Cornett's 2nd wife) came from Alton, KS a few years after William's death to stay the winter with her Son, John Winton Cornett and his sons in El Campo, TX. Here she is seen with William Delany Cornett and his girlfriend in front of the Galveston seawall, built after the 1900 storm that ravaged the town.Mar 14, 2022
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William WashingtonCornett visiting Grayson in 191228 viewsWilliam Washington Cornett, along with his daughter from his first marriage, Leona Mitchell Cornett (left), her daughter Bertha Nuckolls (right), and Bertha’s nephew (William’s great grandson) Glen Pless, taken in Grayson County 1912. William was living in Fairport, Kansas at the time. William had enlisted with the Confederate army and fought at the first battle of the war, at Manassas, aka Bull Run.Mar 14, 2022
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Grayson County Places446 viewsMar 28, 2015
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Bridle Creek School441 viewsDec 16, 2014
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John Jay501 viewsJohn Jay (1745-1829) First Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, Life Engraving by Leney, 1814Jan 06, 2014
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Benjamin Rush, M.D.482 viewsBenjamin Rush, M.D. (1745-1813) Life Engraving by Edwin, 1813Jan 06, 2014