Roanoke Island Historical Exposition Photographs, AV.5181

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Roanoke Island Historical Exposition Photographs, AV.5181

Abstract

The photographs in this collection were created by the Roanoke Island Historical Association for the 1937 Roanoke Island Historical Exposition, which celebrated the 350th anniversary of the disappearance of the arrival of Sir Walter Raleigh's "lost" colony and the birth of Virginia Dare. This collection consists of 21 original 1.75" x 2.75" sepia souvenir photographs and 23 black and white enlarged prints of the photographs, which were produced by Outer Banks History Center staff around the 1990s or 2000s. Most of the images depict buildings and scenes around Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, including visitors and staff members, as well as the amphitheater constructed for the Lost Colony performance, the Mother Vine, the landing site of the Raleigh colony, and historical markers erected in honor of the Wright Brothers' first flight in Kill Devil Hills.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Roanoke Island Historical Exposition Photographs
Call Number
AV.5181
Creator
Roanoke Island Historical Association
Date
1937
Language
English English
Repository
Outer Banks History Center

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Restrictions on Access & Use

Access Restrictions

Available for research.

Use Restrictions

Copyright is retained by the authors of these materials, or their descendants, as stipulated by the United States copyright law (Title 17 US Code). Individual researchers are responsible for using these materials in conformance with copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying these materials.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AV.5181, Roanoke Island Historical Exposition Photographs, Outer Banks History Center, Manteo, NC, U.S.A.

Collection Overview

This collection consists of 1.75" x 2.75" sepia souvenir photographs created for the 1937 Roanoke Island Historical Exposition as well as black and white enlarged prints of the photographs, which were produced by Outer Banks History Center staff around the 1990s or 2000s. The collection is incomplete, with only 21 of the original souvenir photographs having survived; however, enlarged prints for an additional two photographs are present. The original photographs appear to have been removed from a scrapbook, and many are torn or fragile.

Biographical/Historical

The photographs in this collection were created by the Roanoke Island Historical Association for the 1937 Roanoke Island Historical Exposition, which celebrated the 350th anniversary of the disappearance of the arrival of Sir Walter Raleigh's "lost" colony and the birth of Virginia Dare. This exposition also marked the first performance of Paul Green's symphonic drama, The Lost Colony. The photographs were produced by the Grogan Photo Service, Inc. in Chicago, Illinois, and sold for $0.35 in a souvenir folder labeled "25 Genuine Photographs, 1587-1937." Most of the images depict buildings and scenes around Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, including visitors and staff members, as well as the amphitheater constructed for the Lost Colony performance, the Mother Vine, the landing site of the Raleigh colony, and historical markers erected in honor of the Wright Brothers' first flight in Kill Devil Hills.

Contents of the Collection

Collection Contents
Old Guard House, Fort Raleigh, Roanoke Island, N.C., 1937
AV.5181.01
Uncle Jeff Hayman, Caretaker, Fort Raleigh, Roanoke Island, N.C., 1937
AV.5181.02
Old Stockade, Fort Raleigh, Roanoke Island, N.C., 1937
AV.5181.03
Inside View, Fort Raleigh Museum, Roanoke Island, N.C., 1937
AV.5181.04
Block House Gates, Fort Raleigh, Roanoke Island, N.C., 1937
AV.5181.05
Scene Showing Spot Where First English Settlers Landed, Roanoke Island, N.C., 1937
AV.5181.06
Fort Raleigh Chapel, Roanoke Island, N.C., 1937
AV.5181.07
Virginia Dare Marker, Fort Raleigh, Roanoke Island, N.C., 1937
AV.5181.08
John White Cottage, Fort Raleigh, Roanoke Island, N.C., 1937
AV.5181.09
Fort Raleigh Museum, Roanoke Island, N.C., 1937
AV.5181.10
Croatoan, Only message Left by Lost Colony, Roanoke Island, N.C., 1937
AV.5181.11
Scene, Fort Raleigh, Roanoke Island, N.C., 1937
AV.5181.12
Trunk of 350 Years Old Mother Grape Vine, Roanoke Island, N.C., 1937
AV.5181.13
Amphitheater, Fort Raleigh, Roanoke Island, N.C., 1937
AV.5181.14
Palisade Surrounding, Fort Raleigh, Roanoke Island, N.C., 1937
AV.5181.15
Entrance to Old Fort Raleigh, Roanoke Island, N.C., 1937
AV.5181.16
Ralph Lane Log Hut, Fort Raleigh, Roanoke Island, N.C., 1937
AV.5181.17
Keepers Lodge, Fort Raleigh, Roanoke Island, N.C., 1937
AV.5181.18
Stage Where Lost Colony Drama Will Be Presented, Roanoke Island, N.C., 1937
AV.5181.19
Interior View, Fort Raleigh Chapel, Roanoke Island, N.C., 1937
AV.5181.20
Old Mother Vinyard [Vineyard], Roanoke Island, N.C., 1937
AV.5181.21
Wright Memorial, Kitty Hawk, N.C. [Enlargement Only], 1937
AV.5181.22
Wright's First Flight Made Here, Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, N.C. [Enlargement Only], 1937
AV.5181.23

Subject Headings

  • Fort Raleigh National Historic Site (N.C.)
  • Wright Brothers National Memorial (N.C.)
  • Roanoke Island (N.C.)--History
  • Acquisitions Information

    Immediate source of acquisition unknown.

    Processing Information

  • Processed by Samantha Crisp, June 2019.