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George William Smith Collection

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Title

George William Smith Collection

Subject

Smith, George William (1900-2000)
Woodstock (Va)

Description

Digitized photographs from the collection of George William Smith of Woodstock Virginia.

George William Smith (1900-2000) was an African American citizen of the town of Woodstock who was noted for his collections, including many items rescued from the trash. He lived on Water Street and attended Mt. Zion Methodist Church in Woodstock. Smith is buried at the Riverview Cemetery in Woodstock.

Two hundred and seventy nine of the rescued photographs that are part of this collection were taken and/or processed by Woodstock photographer Hugh Morrison.

An amateur photographer, George Smith took hundreds of photographs of the town during the 1980s and early 1990s for his amusement. These images are available at the Shenandoah County Library but have not yet been digitized.

Source

George William Smith Collection, Truban Archives, Shenandoah County Library, Edinburg, Virginia.

Publisher

Shenandoah County Library

Rights

Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC)

Collection Items

Photograph of a nativity play. The location of the performance and the identifity of the performers is unknown.

Unidentified Man and Woman
Photograph showing an unidentified man and woman. Both are in formal wear and the woman is wearing a crown.

Horses
Photograph showing two horses at the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds.

Chair
Photograph showing a chair and room furnishings. Unknown location.

Nurse Feeding a Baby
Photograph of a nurse bottle feeding a baby. Both are unidentified and are at an unknown location.

Baby
Photograph of an unidentified baby laying on a table.

Canning Peaches
Photograph of a group of women working to can peaches at a commercial establishment. The identies of the workers and their location is unknown.

Canning Peaches
Photograph of individuals working to can peaches at a commercial establishment. The identities of the workers and their location is unknown.

Nativity Play
Photograph of a nativity play. The location of the performance and the identifity of the performers is unknown.

Baby
Photograph of an unidentified baby laying on a table.

Fire
Photograph of a crowd and fire engines with salvaged possessions at an unidentified fire.

Peaches
Photograph of an unidentified man and woman standing with bushels of picked peaches. The photograph was taken at an unknown location.

Fire
Photograph of a crowd and fire engines with salvaged possessions at an unidentified fire.

Group of Students
Photograph of a group of student at Woodstock High School when the school was located at the north end of town in what is today the Shenandoah County Government Complex

Female Singer
Photograph showing a female singing with a band and unidentified man in the background. The photograph was taken inside the Woodstock High School Gymnasium when the school was located at the north end of town in what is today the Shenandoah County…

Unidentified Man and Woman
Photograph showing an unidentified man and woman. Both are in formal wear and the woman is wearing a crown.

Group of Students
Photograph of a group of student at Woodstock High School when the school was located at the north end of town in what is today the Shenandoah County Government Complex

May Day Festival
Photograph showing individuals at a May Day Festival held on the grounds of the Woodstock School on Court Street.

Tree
Photograph of a tree at an unknown location.

Female Singer
Photograph showing a female singing with a band in the background. The photograph was taken inside the Woodstock High School Gymnasium when the school was located at the north end of town in what is today the Shenandoah County Government Complex

Performing Band
Photograph showing a band performing in the gymnasium of the Woodstock High School. The photograph was taken when the school was located at the north end of town in what is today the Shenandoah County Government Complex

Crowning
Photograph of an unidentified woman wearing a crown, possibly as a result of a beauty pagent or school event.

School Dance
Photograph of individuals at a dance in the Woodstock High School Gymnasium.

School Dance
Photograph of individuals at a dance in the Woodstock High School Gymnasium.

Dancers
Photograph of two unidentified dancing couples.
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