Virginia Beach Photographs


Virginia Beach Photographs


Virginia Beach (Va.)


A collection of Virginia Beach photographs.


Virginia Wesleyan University

Collection Items

Pocahontas Hotel, 1924
The Pocahontas Hotel from the ocean side, 1924, in Virginia Beach.

Pocahontas hotel entryway, 1924
The entry to the Pocahontas hotel, 1924, in Virginia Beach.

Flume at Thirteenth Street, 1911
The flume at Thirteenth Street was constructed in 1890 to convey water to Lake Holly to allow saltwater fishing for guests.

Couples lounging
Couples lounging on the cottage line on March 7, 1896, during the Virginia Beach "winter season."

Sam Griggs
Sam Griggs, visitor to the oceanfront, poses for a photograph ca. 1910, before a photographer's backdrop.

Virginia Beach oceanfront, aerial view
An aerial photo on a winter's day of the Virginia Beach oceanfront looking north showing modern hotels sometime in the 1980s.

Vacationers and boardwalk
Vacationers sitting along the boardwalk at the Virginia Beach oceanfront sometime in the early 1900s.

Vacationers pose with car
Alvah Clark, Emmett and Mary Hogan, and Helen Anderson pose with the Hogan's car at the Virginia Beach oceanfront in the 1920s.

Raleigh Hotel and Bar sign
A sign advertising the Raleigh Hotel and Bar in Virginia Beach, 1911.

Pocahontas pavilion
The Pocahontas Pavilion at the Virginia Beach oceanfront, shown in 1924.

New Princess Anne Hotel rendering, Virginia Beach
Rendering of the new Princess Anne Hotel in the local newspaper in 1915, to replace the hotel destroyed by fire in 1907. This hotel was never built.

Cottage line, Virginia Beach
Cottage line, Virginia Beach, ca 1920, Twenty-Fifth and Twenty-Fourth Streets. House on right is the cottage built by Norfolk businessman J. C. Tait in 1906. Beyond is the Breakers Hotel, with the 1903 Life-Saving Station.

Beach vacationers, Virginia Beach
Vacationers at the beach in Virginia Beach on an unspecified date.

Boardwalk, Virginia Beach
Picture postcard featuring activity on the Virginia Beach boardwalk, 1909.

Mayflower Apartments, under construction, 1950
Mayflower Apartments under construction, Virginia Beach Oceanfront, 1950. Tallest apartment building in Virginia when it opened in 1951.

Virginia Beach, Arlington Hotel, 1911
Arlington Hotel, located on the right in the photograph, in 1911.

Hotel signage, The Arlington, Virginia Beach
"Ask anybody anywhere anything about the Arlington" on side of building, Virginia Beach, 1911.

Guests, Ferebee Hotel, Virginia Beach ca. 1900-1910
Guests gathered on the porch of the Ferebee Hotel on Fourteenth Street, Virginia Beach.

General Hospital of Virginia Beach
A photograph of the General Hospital of Virginia Beach, formerly located on Arctic Avenue and 25th Street.

Produce stand
An individually run produce stand operated by Jack Fentress on land south of Pungo, Virginia Beach.
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