Gravely and Moore Studio, Photography Business in Charleston. Negatives 1860s-1960s
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Title: Gravely and Moore Studio, Photography Business in Charleston. Negatives
Creator: Gravely and Moore Studio
Inclusive dates: 1860s-1960s
Bulk dates: 1930-1945
Extent: 14 ft. 7 in. (32 document cases, 5 in. each; 1 index card box, 15 in.)
Abstract:
Negatives and other material from the Gravely and Moore Studio of Charleston, West Virginia. The majority of items within the collection are cellulose acetate negatives; the collection also includes glass plate negatives, prints, two photograph albums, and other material, as well as a card catalog documenting business transactions with customers. The collection is organized into customer project files as established by the Studio; the contents of these files are stored in envelopes usually containing one or two negatives, but they can contain up to a dozen or more. There are approximately 3,500 customer project files containing an estimated 11,000 items, most of which are negatives. The majority of photographs within the collection are portraits of individual adults. Other subjects include portraits of children; group photographs; businesses and advertising; members of the military; civil servants; civic organizations; missionaries; and aerial photographs, among others. For photographs related to this collection, go to wvhistoryonview.org and search for this collection's four digit call number (otherwise known as an a&m number).

Call number: A&M No.: 2523
Language: The materials are in English
Repository: West Virginia & Regional History Collection