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New River Notes Photo Gallery

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 10087 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 11766 times

Maps


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1 files, last one added on Sep 16, 2013
Album viewed 1025 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 2686 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 8896 times

Ashe County, NC People


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268 files, last one added on Apr 15, 2008
Album viewed 12708 times

Carroll County, VA People


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16 files, last one added on Oct 08, 2007
Album viewed 3641 times

Grayson County, Flatridge Area


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2 files, last one added on Jul 22, 2020
Album viewed 3122 times

Giles County, VA People


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4 files, last one added on Feb 14, 2007
Album viewed 1601 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 27231 times

Montgomery County, VA People


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2 files, last one added on Jul 23, 2007
Album viewed 1986 times

Pulaski County, VA People


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35 files, last one added on Feb 18, 2013
Album viewed 2297 times

Smyth County, VA People


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102 files, last one added on Nov 10, 2010
Album viewed 10087 times

Surry County, NC People


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5 files, last one added on Apr 01, 2006
Album viewed 2758 times

Tazewell County, VA People


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8 files, last one added on Sep 26, 2006
Album viewed 2681 times

Washington County, VA People


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64 files, last one added on Mar 24, 2008
Album viewed 3079 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 907 times

Cantor - Whittaker Families


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21 files, last one added on Sep 11, 2013
Album viewed 4120 times

Cornett


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2 files, last one added on Mar 14, 2022
Album viewed 95 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 478 times

Sexton


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5 files, last one added on Sep 11, 2013
Album viewed 737 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 389 times

Warren


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4 files, last one added on Sep 11, 2013
Album viewed 597 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 700 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 980 times

Ashe County, NC


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386 files, last one added on Sep 18, 2013
Album viewed 5263 times

Caldwell County, NC


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17 files, last one added on Sep 19, 2013
Album viewed 9366 times

Surry County, NC


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44 files, last one added on Oct 15, 2007
Album viewed 1981 times

Watauga County, NC


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116 files, last one added on Apr 16, 2008
Album viewed 1742 times

Wilkes County, NC


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67 files, last one added on Sep 18, 2013
Album viewed 3349 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 564 times

Johnson County, TN


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56 files, last one added on Jun 20, 2007
Album viewed 707 times

Sullivan County, TN


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48 files, last one added on Nov 10, 2010
Album viewed 765 times

Sullivan County, TN People


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14 files, last one added on Feb 06, 2007
Album viewed 1632 times

Washington County, TN


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53 files, last one added on Nov 12, 2007
Album viewed 667 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 1063 times

Carroll County, VA


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52 files, last one added on Feb 19, 2008
Album viewed 2494 times

Dickenson County, VA


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9 files, last one added on Sep 19, 2013
Album viewed 556 times

Grayson County, VA, Western Communities


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4 files, last one added on Feb 16, 2013
Album viewed 1575 times

Floyd County, VA


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12 files, last one added on Jul 28, 2007
Album viewed 948 times

Giles County, VA


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26 files, last one added on Oct 09, 2007
Album viewed 854 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 4311 times

Montgomery County, VA


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109 files, last one added on Mar 08, 2008
Album viewed 1539 times

Pulaski County, VA


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48 files, last one added on Mar 08, 2008
Album viewed 8295 times

Smyth County, VA


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948 files, last one added on Nov 17, 2010
Album viewed 48380 times

Tazewell County, VA


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56 files, last one added on Nov 17, 2010
Album viewed 1736 times

Washington County, VA


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269 files, last one added on Nov 17, 2010
Album viewed 2775 times

14 albums on 2 page(s) 1

4,754 files in 72 albums and 8 categories with 4 comments viewed 2,557,196 times

Alexandria/Arlington County, VA


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40 files, last one added on Sep 13, 2007
Album viewed 320 times

Avery County, NC


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40 files, last one added on Jul 23, 2007
Album viewed 579 times

Bristol, VA


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49 files, last one added on Nov 17, 2010
Album viewed 1000 times

Caldwell County, NC


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24 files, last one added on Sep 18, 2007
Album viewed 277 times

Exiles and Emigres


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29 files, last one added on Dec 27, 2007
Album viewed 766 times

Iredell County, NC


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34 files, last one added on Feb 15, 2007
Album viewed 301 times

Iredell County, NC People


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3 files, last one added on Mar 08, 2008
Album viewed 299 times

Orange County, VA


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14 files, last one added on Nov 06, 2007
Album viewed 5019 times

Roanoke City and County, VA


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134 files, last one added on Dec 15, 2007
Album viewed 616 times

Roanoke City and County, VA People


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1 files, last one added on May 18, 2006
Album viewed 262 times

Russell County, VA


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32 files, last one added on Nov 12, 2007
Album viewed 5402 times

Russell County, VA People


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13 files, last one added on Mar 06, 2008
Album viewed 992 times

13 albums on 2 page(s) 1

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Emily Frances (Scott) Cornett visiting Galveston, TX - 192152 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 191254 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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