D.N. Davidson Photograph Collection

Title

D.N. Davidson Photograph Collection

Subject

Historic buildings - Virginia - Williamsburg
Architecture, Colonial - Virginia - Williamsburg
Black and white photographs
Architectural photographs - 1920-1930
Lost architecture - Virginia - Williamsburg

Description

In 1933, the Williamsburg Holding Corporation acquired a set of over one hundred photographs from Newport News photographer D.A. Davidson. Described in a January 3, 1933 letter by Dr. W.A.R. Goodwin as "...the most valuable photographs which we have...," it formed the nucleus of what would later become an extensive photo archive relating to Williamsburg's restoration. Taken in the Williamsburg, Virginia area, circa 1928, the images offer many pre-restoration views of the town just prior to the commencement of restoration work funded by John D. Rockefeller Jr. Many local businesses, residences, and even streets known to townspeople in the 1920s but demolished or relocated as part of the development of Colonial Williamsburg in the late 1920s and early 1930s are documented in Davidson's photographs. The collection also provides a visual record of the appearance of many of the surviving eighty-eight public and private buildings dating to the eighteenth-century.

Creator

Davidson, D.N.

Date

Circa 1928

Is Part Of

D.N. Davidson Photograph Collection

Rights Holder

Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Collection Items

D-50.jpg

Davidson, D. N. Circa 1928
D-48.jpg

Davidson, D. N. Circa 1928
D-47.jpg

Davidson, D. N. Circa 1928
D-46.jpg

Davidson, D. N. Circa 1928
D-45B.jpg

Davidson, D. N. Circa 1928
D-45A.jpg

Davidson, D. N. Circa 1928
D-7A.jpg

Davidson, D. N. Circa 1928
D-114.jpg

Davidson, D. N. Circa 1928
D-113.jpg

Davidson, D. N. Circa 1928
D-112.jpg

Davidson, D. N. Circa 1928
D-111.jpg

Davidson, D. N. Circa 1928
D-110.jpg

Davidson, D. N. Circa 1928
D-109.jpg

Davidson, D. N. Circa 1928
D-108.jpg

Davidson, D. N. Circa 1928
D-107.jpg

Davidson, D. N. Circa 1928
D-106.jpg

Davidson, D. N. Circa 1928
D-105.jpg

Davidson, D. N. Circa 1928
D-104.jpg

Davidson, D. N. Circa 1928
D-101-2.jpg

Davidson, D. N. Circa 1928
View all 130 items