Princess Anne County Photographs


Princess Anne County Photographs


Princess Anne County (Va.)


A collection of Princess Anne County photographs, including churches, families, plantation sites, and buildings. Collection includes various communities within Princess Anne County prior to the merger with Virginia Beach to form Virginia Beach City in 1963.


Virginia Wesleyan University

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Papa with logging steers, 1905
Logging using an ox team.

52nd Coast Artillery, Ft. Story
Coastal artillery drill, Ft. Story, May 17, 1929.

Railway gun, Fort Story, Virginia
Railway gun emplacement, Fort Story, Virginia, World War II.

Amphibious training
Amphibious training with landing craft at Ft. Story, Virginia.

Railway gun demonstration
Men in uniform stand at attention during a railway gun demonstration in Fort Story, Virginia in the 1940s.

DUKW vehicles on the beach
Soldiers inside several DUKW vehicles on the beach, likely in Fort Story, Virginia.

Soldiers in DUKW
Soliders aboard what appears to be a DUKW on a sand dune likely at Fort Story, Virginia.

Logging operation
Men standing at a logging operation in the Cape Henry "Desert" sometime in the early twentieth century.

DKUW training exercise
DUKW towing another DUKW on the beach at Fort Story, Virginia.

Cape Henry Pilgrimage, 1945
Men in uniform and other pilgrims gather at the Landing Cross site for the annual Care Henry Pilgrimage on April 26, 1945. During the early years of World War II, the annual pilgrimage had been transferred to local churches in Virginia Beach and…

Cape Henry Pilgrimage, 1926
Attendees gather at the cross next to the Cape Henry Lighthouse for the annual Cape Henry Pilgrimage in 1926.

Loblolly pine planting
A ceremonial planting of a loblolly pine took place on January 14, 1953, at 49th and Atlantic Avenue. Officials of Virginia Beach and the State Highway Commission joined members of the Council of Garden Clubs of Virginia Beach and Princess Anne…

Annual rose show
The annual Princess Anne Garden Club Rose Show in 1953.

London Bridge house
This London Bridge house was built approximately 1785 by John Forrest, whose daughter Sarah married Henry Barnes Woodhouse. Sarah died young, but Woodhouse continued to occupy the house until his death in 1879.

Henry Barnes Woodhouse
Henry Barnes Woodhouse, who lived in the London Bridge area in Princess Anne County where he farmed and operated a blacksmith shop. Woodhouse served as brigadier general of the Nineteenth Brigade, Fourth Division of the Virginia Militia in the 1840s…

Holland at the general merchandise store
Bernard P. Holland standing before the general merchandise store he opened on Seventeenth Street in Princess Anne County, Virginia, in 1910 and operated until the 1930s.

Garden club educational exhibit
An educational exhibit of Miss Evelyn Collins Hill, rosarian of the Princess Anne Garden Club, and past rosarian of the Garden Club of Virginia. The photograph suggests the flowers were cultivated on Sea Breeze Farm, Lynnhaven, Virginia.

Farm laborer, wagon, and barrel
A farm laborer stands near a wagon holding a basket over top of a barrel on a farm in Princess Anne County, Virginia.

Barrels on land
Barrels on unspecified land in Princess Anne County, Va.

Mule-drawn dusting device
A farm laborer leads a mule-drawn cart with a device that is dusting cantaloupes, a crop that Princess Anne farmers found a market for in Norfolk during the 1920s. This July 22 Experimental Station photograph was thematic to the 1920s when farmers…
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