Dates: 2019

Collection Number: MS 715

Physical Location: Archive Room File Cabinet

Extent: 8 folders.

Creators/Collectors: Jefferson African American Heritage Center (Charlottesville, Va.)

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

User Restrictions: No restrictions.

Preferred Citation: Family Photo Day Flip Books, MS 715, Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society, Charlottesville, Va.

Acquisition Information: Unknown.

Biographical/Historical Information: The Jefferson African American Heritage Center hosted Family Photo Day in March 2019, where local residents could view photos in the Holsinger collection and identify and provide more information about the people in the photos. The photographs in the flip books are of African Americans taken by photographer Rufus W. Holsinger of Charlottesville.

Scope and Content:

Vol. 1: C.S. Allen – A.Z. Carrol

Vol. 2: Alice Carter – Andrew Givens

Vol. 3: Lucy Givens – Mattie Jones

Vol. 4: Nellie Jones – Edna Monroe

Vol. 5: Lillie Monroe – Cynthia Slaughter

Vol. 6: Frank Slaughter – Nannie Williams

Vol. 7: Eudora Willis – Untitled & Locations

Vol. 8: Post-mortem Images

Arrangement: The order of photographs is based on Holsinger's business ledgers for payment. The name, therefore, may not necessarily be the name of the subject in the photograph, rather just who paid for the photograph.

Corporate Names:

  • Holsinger's Studio (Charlottesville, Va.)
  • Jefferson African American Heritage Center (Charlottesville, Va.)

Subjects: African Americans--Virginia--Charlottesville--Photographs

Record Types: Photographs.