Elizabeth Coleman Photograph Collection

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Elizabeth Coleman Photograph Collection


Architecture, Colonial - Virginia - Williamsburg
Architecture, Domestic - Virginia - Williamsburg
Black and white photographs
Architectural photographs - 1890-1910
Lost architecture - Virginia - Williamsburg


This collection was donated by the Coleman sisters: Cynthia (Mrs. Singleton Peabody Moorehead) and Janet (Mrs. Raymond Kimbrough), in 1950. Their relative, Miss Elizabeth Coleman, who lived in the Tayloe House at the beginning of the 20th century, was much interested in history and preservation and collected pictures during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. They were taken ca. 1890 - 1907. Some are annotated as made by Charles Washington Coleman and Robert Child; others were copied by local photographers: Frank Nivison, Clyde Holmes, and the Layton Studio in Richmond.

Albert Edwin Kendrew, the Foundation’s Resident Architect, wrote that: “As our work goes forward, I am sure we will often have occasion to refer to this collection . . . We will also often recall the splendid cooperation which we received from Miss Elizabeth, and we are deeply appreciative of the great care which she devoted to her records and the properties which were of interest to Colonial Williamsburg.”





Rights Holder

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

Collection Items

Cole-106 w.jpg

Unknown Circa 1926
Cole-108 w.jpg

Cole-107 w.jpg

Unknown 1926
Cole-109 w.jpg

Cole-110 w.jpg

Unknown Circa 1900

Unknown Circa 1904
Cole-104 w.jpg

Unknown Circa 1904
Cole-103 w.jpg

unknown Circa 1904
Cole-102 w.jpg

Unknown Circa 1904
Cole-101 w.jpg

unknown Circa 1904
Cole-100 w.jpg

Unknown Circa 1904
Cole-099 w.jpg

Unknown Circa 1904
Cole-098 w.jpg

Unknown circa 1889
Cole-095 w.jpg

Unknown circa 1904
Cole-092 w.jpg

Unknown Circa 1904
Cole-091 w.jpg

Unknown circa 1904
Cole-089 w.jpg

Unknown Circa 1894
Cole-087C w.jpg

Unknown Circa 1885
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