Jamestown Exposition Collection, 1907
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Brief Description:

This collection consists of 22 photographs, 14 mounted for exhibit purposes, that depict the Jamestown Exposition of 1907, the tercentennial of the settlement at Jamestown, Virginia in 1607. The tercentennial took place in Norfolk, Virginia on land that is now part of Naval Station Norfolk.

The collection includes photographs of a painting of Sir Walter Raleigh and a statue of Pocahontas and depict such scenes as the Arch of Government Pier, the Grand Basin, the Auditorium, Willoughby Boulevard West, The Pennsylvania Building, Machinery and Transportation Building, Pocahontas Street,  the Virginia Building, and Raleigh Square.  Also, includes photographs of various exhibits, including the Formosa Tea Garden, the Japanese Exhibit, and the Miller Brothers 101 Ranch of Fort Bliss, Oklahoma.  The latter was a wild west show featuring cowboys, cowgirls, Indians, Mexicans, and buffaloes and was one of the most popular attractions.

Held at:
Special Collections and University Archives
Email: pbruce [at] odu.edu
Record Series Number: 00/MG 68
Volume: 0.8 Linear Feet
Access Restrictions: Open to researchers without restrictions.
Subject Index
Hampton Roads (Va.)--Photographs
Jamestown Ter-centennial Exposition (1907)
Norfolk (Va.)--History--20th century
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from Special Collections and University Archives, and the holder of the copyright, if not Old Dominion University Libraries.
Acquisition Notes: Unknown provenance  The collection was given to Special Collections and University Archives sometime prior to 1999.
Related Materials: 907 Jamestown Exposition, St. Paul's Episcopal Church Papers (MG 89). Other material related to the 1907 Jamestown Exposition are housed at the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond and the Sargeant Memorial Room in the Slover branch of the Norfolk Public Library.
Related Publications: The Official Blue Book of the Jamestown Ter-Centennial Exposition, 1907 (Call Number: T648.B1 A5).