Callahan Photography Collection

Dora S. Callahan’s collection of Eastern Shore scenes in the 1890s.  The Callahan Collection features views of old houses and is frequently used by researchers involved in architectural history and preservation.  However, a careful study of the photographs also rewards the student with insights into land use, agriculture, livestock, fencing, transportation, costume, social mores, and other aspects of daily life. 

The original photographs are housed in the ESVA Heritage Center archives.  High-quality digital images are available upon request.  Please contact staff for permissions and credit language.

Digital images can be viewed online in the Library of Virginia’s Virginia Memory image collections.

A finding aid is available from the Library of Virginia.